11 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.

 

35_Bluffs

3403 Bluffs Lane | Parker | $1,725,000

1_4612Beverly

4612 Beverly Drive | Highland Park | $1,300,000

647 LAKE POINT

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

715LoveHenry

715 Love Henry Court | Southlake | $1,099,000

10473-rogers

10473 Rogers Road | Frisco | $850,000

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2209 Montgomerie Avenue | Trophy Club | $740,000

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3787 Duchess Trail | Dallas | $699,900

8704 PINE VALLEY

8704 Pine Valley Drive | McKinney | $675,000

2706 THROCK

2706 Throckmorton Street D | Dallas | $565,000

238-suzanne

238 Suzanne Way | Coppell | $460,000

1606 VERSAILLES

1606 Versailles Drive | Richardson | $299,900

 

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

Royal Wedding Weekend


Vintage Blue Bird Tea Cups and Saucers on embroidered bluebird tablecloth with gold teaspoons - high tea party

The much-anticipated union of American actress Meghan Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry will unfold Saturday, May 19, at  Windsor Castle. Although the royal event takes place midday in England, viewers in North Texas will be tuning in at 6 a.m. Central Standard Time to take part in the celebration — yes, you read that correctly.

 

Whether hosting a watch party, attending a viewing event or tuning in from the sofa, we’ve gathered all the royal wedding essentials for wherever you choose to hold court.

 

Host a Royal Wedding Watch Party

If you weren’t one of 600 guests to receive an invitation (think George and Amal Clooney, Priyanka Chopra, Markle’s ‘Suits’ costars, The Spice Girls!), hosting a royal wedding watch party may be the best way to celebrate from this side of the pond. Check out the Pinterest board we curated especially for the occasion.

 

Delicious scones, cream and jam on a wooden table

Munch Menu – Classic English bites like scones, sausage rolls and cucumber sandwiches are perfect for passing or serving buffet style. Offer guests an array of options; brekky foods are a bonus for this early-morning affair.

 

gin tonic cocktail

Bevvy Service – What better way to fete the almost-newlyweds than toasting quintessentially British cocktails? Follow the lead of mixologists across the U.S. by creating a special his-and-hers cocktail menu — His: Elderflower-Scotch Sour, Hers: Elderflower Sparkler. (Inspired by the bride and groom’s organic lemon and elderflower wedding cake.)

 

Lady's Veiled Hat

Décor – From English roses and poppies to the bride’s favorite peonies, fresh flowers add a magnificent touch to your royal festivities. And it wouldn’t be a British wedding without the hats. See a simple how-to on creating your own fascinator, and make a few extra for your guests who may have forgotten theirs in a half-asleep rush out the door.

 

Vintage ornate silver tea set on tray with tea cups - formal afternoon high tea party

Tea Time – Wrap up the festivities (and maybe catch the replay) with a traditionally British afternoon tea. Channel your inner monarch with fancy teacups and saucers, and of course, the clotted cream. Even the Queen would be impressed. Remember, ladies: no slurping and pinkies out.

 

Attend a Viewing Event in D-FW

Union Jack bunting.

Since it’s a little too far to attend one of the estimated 8,000 street parties honoring the royal couple, we’ve found a few closer options.

 

Grapevine – Dress in your favorite attire, grab a comfy chair and head to Historic Downtown Grapevine’s British Emporium for an authentic Royal Wedding Watch Party experience. The British Emporium will host a watch party in the car park (Texan translation: parking lot) beginning at 5 a.m., serving tea and light refreshments. Guests are encouraged to wear their best wedding hat to be considered for contest favorite.

 

Dallas – Celebrate in stately style at The Rustic’s Royal Wedding Brunch. The Rustic will host a special version of its jam and toast brunch at 10 a.m., where guests may enjoy $1 mimosas for either wearing an old bridesmaid dress or donating one for students who can’t afford a prom dress.

 

Theaters – Perhaps you personally ban alarm clocks on Saturday mornings — not a problem. Take in the encore at select movie theaters around town. NorthPark Center 15, Cinemark 17 with IMAX and Tinseltown USA Plano will be showing Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding at 10 a.m.

 

Tune in From Anywhere

Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Royal Wedding London

If leaving the house before sunrise on the weekends is not your jam, cable TV has your back. Plenty of channels will be airing the regal event, so dress to the nines (formal gown, fascinator, silk gloves), grab your cup of tea and join an estimated 3 billion viewers across the globe tuning in to watch the royal nuptials.

 

And when even that sounds like too much for a Saturday morning, don your pajamas, grab the remote and cue Lorde’s hit ‘Royals’ with a box of tissues nearby.

Connect With Ebby, Wherever You Are


Connect With Ebby, Wherever You Are

Different people consume media in different ways.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors – the No. 1 independent residential real estate firm in Texas by sales volume – we’re proud to have a talented team of marketing, advertising and public relations experts who believe strongly in this principle, and we’re equally proud to support our agents and their marketing efforts in a broad range of media.

 

“Simply put, Ebby agents and their listings enjoy unmatched marketing resources,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing.

 

The department Graham leads is housed in the new, 15,000-square-foot Ebby Halliday Education and Marketing Center, and includes seasoned full-time marketing, advertising and public relations experts, graphic artists and designers, writers and editors, digital specialists, and a videographer.

 

In addition to time-tested, traditional marketing efforts, Ebby agents and their listings benefit from robust social media content, including frequent blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and Twitter posts. Ebby’s Facebook page has gained more than 17,000 followers and the Ebby Blog is one of the most popular real estate blogs in Texas.

 

Ebby.com is one of the most-visited residential real estate sites in America. Offering a responsive, mobile-first approach, the site was built with mobility in mind. Among its features are real-time property alerts, allowing users to be the first to know when properties become available. In addition, each home listed with Ebby Halliday benefits from its own, free Individual Property Website.  Ebby agents also enjoy branded websites, which harness the power of ebby.com, yet offer many options for agent customization.

 

Many North Texans are aware that the award-winning ebby.com offers state-of-the-art features for buying or selling a home, but did you know it’s also one of the area’s best sources for information well beyond homes and housing?

 

The Ebby Blog offers such categories as DFW Daily, profiling events in the D-FW area; Fabulous Finds, highlighting great homes available in North Texas; and Helpful Hints, offering everything from insight on the latest paint colors to apps that help around the house.

 

Named the Best Real Estate App in America by the Web Marketing Association, the Ebby Halliday Realtors app provides information in a natural way – starting with a map, not a menu. Featuring the latest in augmented reality, it’s perfect for buyers on the go.

 

“While we offer a plethora of innovative marketing and advertising for our agents and their listings, we firmly believe that in real estate it all comes down to agents,” Graham says. “And Ebby Halliday Realtors has a remarkable group of agents who are ready to serve.”

 

Ready to learn more? Visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

Love This Listing: Deep-Water Retreat


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Situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Cedar Creek Lake’s west side, this home is a deep-water, move-in ready retreat. Enjoy lakeside entertaining year-round with three outdoor living areas, including the spacious boathouse with a party deck and lifts. Inside this waterside paradise are hardwood flooring, granite countertops, a wet bar and woodburning fireplace. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

325 Winding Shore Drive
• $625,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,894 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.

 

6034 LAKEHURST

6034 Lakehurst | Dallas | $1,495,000

3837 Fairfax

3837 Fairfax Avenue | Dallas | $1,175,000

922 INDEPENDENCE

922 Independence Parkway | Southlake | $974,900

7230 KENTWOOD

7230 Kentwood Drive | Frisco | $869,900

5809 YEARY

5809 Yeary Road | Plano | $689,000

971-condor

971 Condor Drive | Coppell | $675,000

8100 CORINTH

8100 Corinth Drive | McKinney | $525,000

9111-leland

9111 Leland Drive | Lantana | $414,900

604 Bel Air 2

604 Bel Air Drive | Allen | $307,000

2333-inadale

2333 Inadale Avenue | Dallas | $249,900

 

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

Statement Décor is Blooming


In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring/summer 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Go for Bold,” which features a sampling of our favorite bold décor pieces from shops around Dallas-Fort Worth.
 

Go for Bold

The home-trends forecast is looking bright this season with vibrant colors, timeless texture and standout style wildly in bloom. Designers are swapping the all-white palette for warm wood and jewel tones, adding depth through lush velvets, floral prints and brass accents.
 
Looking for inspiration? Here is a chic selection of on-trend pieces to boldly transform any space.
 
Dutch Tulips ZGal

Dutch Blooms I by Jackie Von Tobel

West Elm Sofa

Lola Sofa in Plush Velvet Wasabi

Red Driftwood

Todd Smith Driftwood Sculpture

Metro Pillow ZGal

Metro Pillow

Mecox Lamp

Emerald Green Penshell Table Lamp

Maven SB2

Noir Jones 2-Door Sideboard

Maven Zanadoo

Arteriors Zanadoo Large Chandelier

WS Tulip Table

Tulip Pedestal Dining Table, Black Marble

Draper James Howdy Mat

Draper James Howdy Door Mat

Mecox Chair

Caden Peacock Upholstered Chair

IBB Leaf

Tacca Orchid Leaf

WS Rustic Tray

Rustic Tray with Leather Handles

 

For more luxury design and décor content , visit grandviemagazine.com.

5 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in North Texas


Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria- July 25, 2015: Mexican men and women from a folklore group for traditional dances kneeling on street in final position during a parade of "International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo", Bulgaria. The festival is a prestigious folklore event which became significant and traditional part of the cultural life of the ancient capital of Bulgaria. A real long – expected holiday for habitants and guests of the city in the hot summer days. Today, Veliko Tarnovo is the center of one of the largest urban areas in Bulgaria.

 

Cinco de Mayo — widely celebrated in the United States, although it’s a minor holiday in Mexico — honors the Mexican army’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War’s Battle of Puebla.

 

Make your Cinco de Mayo memorable this year with one of these events in North Texas.

 

Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

Presented by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, this family-friendly celebration includes marching bands, dancers, decorated floats and DJs. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center with a kickoff ceremony at 9 a.m.

 

Downtown Dallas Movie Series: Coco

Catch a free screening of the Oscar award-winning animated film, Coco. The Dallas Farmers Market will be showing Pixar’s Coco at 7:45 p.m.

 

McKinney’s Cultural Music Series

Bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Old Settler’s Park and Recreation Center in McKinney for a free concert. Beginning at 9 a.m., performances include the Mariachi Caporales, Alma Salvaje Argentina and Folkloric Dancing. A dance workshop will also be offered at 8 a.m.

 

Fiesta Tecaliso: A Cinco de Mayo Celebration Concert

Enjoy a mariachi-classical music mashup from world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos and the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Led by Maestro Hector Guzman, the concert is produced by the United States-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation in collaboration with the City of Irving and Live Nation.

 

Mindfulness and Margaritas

Start your Cinco de Mayo with yoga and meditation at the terrace at Mockingbird Station. The class begins at 9 a.m., but stick around for henna, braid bar and Cinco de Mayo specials throughout the Station all afternoon.

Love This Listing: Flawless French Custom


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Situated on a corner lot amidst the bluffs of Winding Creek, this flawless French-style home in McKinney features exquisite details and unbelievable finishes. Interior amenities include hardwood flooring, designer lighting, high-end appliances, a downstairs guest suite, wine room with built-ins and a safe room. Enjoy relaxed entertaining on the second-floor balcony or take in the fabulous backyard from the outdoor living area, complete with a stone fireplace, flat-screen wiring, a sink and built-in grill. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

1204 Trail Ridge Drive
• $1,289,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 baths, 3 half-baths
• 5,742 square feet

13 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.

 

6251 Bristol

6251 Bristol Place | Frisco | $1,490,000

1505 N COTTONWOOD

1505 N Cottonwood Valley Circle | Irving | $1,350,000

2624 SUMMIT

2624 Summit Ridge Drive | Southlake | $1,150,000

7307 WINDING WAY DRIVE

7307 Winding Way Drive | Arlington | $832,500

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2349 Wingsong Lane | Allen | $829,900

1207-baird-way

1207 Baird Way | Celina | $799,900

17423 TAMARON DRIVE

17423 Tamaron Drive | Dallas | $799,000

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3900 Estelleine Drive | Celina | $689,000

1227 WOODLAWN

1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas | $686,500

641 SUNBURY

641 Sunbury Lane | Prosper | $599,000

4908 Junius

4908 Junius Street | Dallas | $585,000

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1220 Briscoe Drive | Celina | $554,000

6827 KINGSBURY

6827 Kingsbury Drive | Dallas | $499,000

 

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