Love This Listing: Coppell Contemporary


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This three-story, industrial-contemporary home is truly one-of-a-kind and features a first-floor master suite, custom smart lighting and a four-car garage. Interior amenities include an island kitchen with Mennonite cherrywood cabinetry and concrete countertops, a corrugated-metal and wood-beam ceiling in the family room, three glass-rock fireplaces, two laundry rooms, surround sound, a walkout basement and built-in storm shelter — to name a few. Situated in Coppell’s North Lake Woodlands community, the backyard paradise is sure to delight with an outdoor dining area, diving pool with raised-glass fountains and lush landscaping. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 413 E Bethel School Road
• $1,995,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 full baths, 1 half bath
• 6,148 square feet

10 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

6631 LAKEHURST AVENUE

6631 Lakehurst Avenue | Dallas | $2,185,000

2_22 stonecourt

22 Stonecourt Circle | Dallas | $1,725,000

3_5206 edgewater

5206 Edgewater Court | Parker | $1,150,000

10018 Coppedge Lane | Dallas | $949,500

5_8930 CRESTVIEW DRIVE

8930 Crestview Drive | Frisco | $899,000

6_5016 Spyglass

5016 Spyglass Drive | Dallas | $799,500

7_120 Winsley

120 Winsley Circle | McKinney | $749,900

8_808 CROSS TIMBERS DRIVE

808 Cross Timbers Drive | Keller | $675,000

9_2323 Idlewild

2323 Idlewild Drive | Frisco | $579,900

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9352 Briarhurst Drive | Dallas | $400,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

9 Outdoor Paradises


With more sunny days and warm evenings ahead, the opportunities for outdoor entertaining are endless. Especially when your paradise is worthy of sharing.

 

Whether you’re hosting a backyard soiree or dining alfresco with family, these nine listings are sure to cause outdoor-space envy.

 

14 Via Contrada Isola

14 Via Contrada Isola | Rome | $6,000,000

5700 Imperial Ct

5700 Imperial Court | Plano | $2,750,000

400 Windwood

400 Windwood Court | McKinney | $1,395,000

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2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool | $1,250,000

809 silverton st

809 Silverton Street | Southlake | $1,129,000

922 Independence Parkway

922 Independence Parkway | Southlake | $999,999

5616 Gillum

5616 Gillum Drive | Plano | $899,900

1014 Creekwood4

1014 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $725,000

1848-trinidad

1848 Trinidad Lane | Allen | $614,900

 

To view all the stunning outdoor spaces available across North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

House of DIFFA Celebrates Fashion, Design, Philanthropy


House of DIFFA Celebrates Fashion, Design, Philanthropy

 

DIFFA/Dallas’ black-tie gala, House of DIFFA: Alter Ego, takes place Saturday, May 12, at the Omni Dallas. This extraordinary fashion experience includes the Ebby Halliday Silent and Live Auctions, a seated dinner, an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and DIFFA/Dallas’ legendary runway production for close to 2,000 patrons enabling grants for HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas.

 

DIFFA/Dallas, formed in 1984, is the only HIV/AIDS organization in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS service organizations within our community. Highlighting the design community, the nonprofit hosts multiple events throughout the season including Burgers & Burgundy, DIFFA/Dallas Wreath Collection and House of DIFFA. Through your support and generosity, DIFFA/Dallas is able to make a significant impact in our community.

 

For more information and tickets, visit diffadallas.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage Lingo Made Easy


Mortgage Lingo Made Easy

 

Buying a home can feel overwhelming, especially when you add in the loan lingo used by lenders and real estate agents, according to Alex Parker, sales manager at Home Team Mortgage – Ebby Halliday Realtors’ affiliated mortgage source. To help alleviate some of the confusion, below are some common terms frequently used in the mortgage process:

 

FHA Mortgage

FHA is a type of mortgage that offers lower down payments, lower credit and less income to qualify. These mortgages are government backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

 

VA Mortgage

VA mortgages are loans catered to qualified veterans, active-duty military personnel and reservists. These loans require no down payment and are guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

Conventional Mortgage

Conventional mortgages are loans offering a wide range of options for borrowers. Some features may include monthly or single premium mortgage insurance, second liens, and higher loan amounts.

 

Fixed Rate Mortgage

This is a mortgage loan for which the interest rate is fixed for the life of the loan. The principal and interest payment does not vary. As with every loan, the escrowed portion of the payment may fluctuate up or down depending on the tax or homeowner’s insurance changes.

 

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)

This is a mortgage loan for which the interest rate may change annually, often after a set number of years. ARMs are tied to indexes which are used to determine changing rates to align with the current market. The principal and interest payment may vary up or down, along with the escrowed portion of the payment.

 

Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

The APR illustrates the annual cost of financing, including interest rate, fees and charges and is expressed as an annual interest rate. Because you may be paying loan discount points and other prepaid finance charges at closing, the APR disclosed is often higher than the interest rate on your loan. This APR can be compared to the APR on other loan programs to give you a consistent means of comparing rates and programs.

 

Pre-Qualification

A process by which a lender assesses whether a borrower qualifies for a mortgage based on information provided by the customer. Typically, a prequalification is an informal review as a preemptive to pre-approval and full loan approval.

 

Pre-Approval

A process by which a lender verifies information including credit, income and asset information to assure the borrowers qualify for the mortgage. A pre-approval is much more powerful in negotiating as it provides peace of mind for buyers, sellers and agents.

 

To learn more about the mortgage process and to determine how much you qualify to borrow for a home purchase, contact Home Team Mortgage at 972-665-1900 or customerserviceyhtm@yhtm.com.

 

7 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

6215 Lupton

6215 Lupton Drive | Dallas | $1,450,000

647 lake point

647 Lake Point Drive | Irving | $1,175,000

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3657 Whitehall Drive | Dallas | $849,990

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3313 Lochside | The Colony | $775,000

Big horn

2518 Big Horn Lane | Richardson | $624,000

1633-glen-springs

1633 Glen Springs Drive | Plano | $549,900

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4211 Green Meadow Street E | Colleyville | $475,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Love This Listing: Enchanting Barndominium


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This five-bedroom custom barndominium features an open floor plan, abundant space and a tin roof. Interior amenities include rustic barn wood, granite countertops, designer lighting and plenty of storage. Situated on 10 acres, the property includes an outdoor bath and shower, a large partially covered deck and gorgeous views. Watch the video below to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 192 McClain Lane
• $749,900
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 full baths, 2 half baths
• 5,293 square feet

Curious About Your Home’s Value?


 

Homeowners are often surprised when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.
 
Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”
 
The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.
 
The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.
 
Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market.
 
To get started, contact an Ebby Associate today. To find the right agent for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.
 
Heads up, the property tax protest deadline is earlier this year than in previous years. Those wishing to protest, must do so by May 15, 2018, or 30 days after a tax notice is delivered, whichever is later.

Grand Vie Spotlights Luxury Home Market


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The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, an Ebby Halliday brand.

 

As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight: The Trend,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought an increase in luxury home sales. In the past year, 18.8 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 19.9 percent in Dallas County, 16.3 percent in Collin County, and 18.5 percent in Tarrant County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 25th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com.

Love This Listing: Vickery Place Gem


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Situated in sought-after Vickery Place, this historically inspired new home features an open floor plan, abundant closet space and a large backyard. From its true front porch to the backyard deck, there is plenty of space for relaxing outdoors or entertaining family and friends. With proximity to shopping, dining and nightlife, this is an exciting East Dallas find. Watch the video below to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

5647 Richard Avenue
• $899,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 full baths
• 3,873 square feet