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 exceptional properties.

 

2109 CANYON PARK DRIVE 1

2109 Canyon Park Drive | Southlake | $1,095,000

3100 BLUFFS LANE

3100 Bluffs Lane | Parker | $995,000

1821 BLUE FOREST DRIVE

1821 Blue Forest Drive | Prosper | $800,000

2605 CHAMBERS LANE 1

2605 Chambers Lane  | Plano | $795,000

1201 HURON DRIVE 4

1201 Huron Drive | Grapevine | $699,999

169 FALCON POINT DRIVE

169 Falcon Point Drive | Heath | $685,500

325 WINDING SHORE DRIVE

325 Winding Shore Drive | Tool | $625,000

1522 WINTHROP DRIVE

1522 Winthrop Drive | Allen | $555,000

1003 ESTES PARK DRIVE

1003 Estes Park Drive | Allen | $535,000

2664 ALLENDALE

2664 Allendale Drive | Frisco | $525,000

1408 STEEPLEVIEW LANE 1

1408 Steepleview Lane | McKinney | $399,000

 

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

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


 

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2018 is underway. And, if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties in such categories as Curb Appeal, Amazing Kitchens, Homes with History and Modern Masterpieces, and click the VOTE button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday Companies listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Curb Appeal

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville – Listed with Kimberly Holt of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this spectacular estate home is ideally situated on nearly 2 acres with gracious gardens and a stocked pond. Dramatic and grand, this home is a masterpiece of intricate architecture and detailed design elements.

 

Amazing Kitchens

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

6168 Beverly Drive | Frisco – Listed with The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this home on just under 1 acre overlooking a serene lake offers a dream kitchen with two islands, Renalto pizza oven, LaCornue range, reclaimed terra cotta flooring, custom armoire Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and built-in coffee zone.

 

Homes with History

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

 

6220 Worth St. | Old East Dallas – Listed with Henda Salmeron of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this Spanish Mission-style home with a grand curving staircase, boxed ceilings, inlaid hardwoods and intricate wood detailing throughout features a masterful renovation with the finest modern amenities.

 

Modern Masterpieces

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

 

1 Vanguard Way | Dallas – Listed with Charlotte Thompson of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this extraordinary residence is located in Urban Reserve, an enclave of 50 modern homes on a mission to bridge the gap between man and nature. This premier property features regionally sourced materials and is sited for maximum enjoyment of the wooded surroundings along White Rock Creek and Trail.

 

This is the fifth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

Click here to vote for your favorites now. HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt ends July 17.

 

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide


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Dads are the best. So celebrate this Father’s Day by giving thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts to show your love and appreciation to all the dads, fathers, pops and papas in your life.

 

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Art of Shaving Gift Card

Now dad can appreciate a barber spa and relax while getting a fresh, new Royal or Traditional Shave at any The Art of Shaving location.

 

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Boardroom Salon Membership

No more excuses to avoid a haircut. With this annual membership, your dad will enjoy unlimited personal consultations, precision neck shaving, energizing shampoo and conditioner, tailored cuts and finishing-touch styling.

 

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Temperature Control Travel Mug

Now dad can enjoy his coffee or tea at the perfect temperature all the time. This travel-friendly mug allows dad to set his preferred drink temperature, then maintains it, so his coffee or tea tastes perfect from first sip to last drop.

 

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Fizzics Waytap Beer System

For beer-loving dads, this is the most compact and portable way to discover the magic behind every variety of beer by improving the body, texture and concentration of aromatics.

 

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Smart Watch

The classic gift with top-of-the-line technology. Get your dad up to speed with the latest trend and keep him connected with ease.

 

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Wood Burning CampStove

Camping with dad will never be the same with this fantastic Wood Burning CampStove that helps cook meals faster, is simple to set up and creates energy to charge your phone or any USB device at the same time.

 

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Hybrid Kamado Grill 

Best dads deserve the best grill. This ceramic model from Icon allows for cooking with charcoal or gas and its domed shape creates an ideal environment for grilling, searing, baking, smoking and slow cooking — so dad always enjoys perfectly delicious barbecue.

 

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Outside the Box

And for dads who already have everything, why not gift him a truly incredible experience? From beach getaways and concert tickets to sporting events, any dad would love a unique gift that maybe doesn’t fit in the average box.

 

If we failed to hit the spot, hopefully we’ve inspired some creative gift ideas for that special man in your life. But you better hurry, dad’s special day is just around the corner.

Home Sales, Prices Set Record in May


Home Sales, Prices Set Record in May

 

North Texas home sales surged in May, setting new records, according to Steve Brown, real estate editor at The Dallas Morning News.

 

Real estate agents sold 11,302 preowned single-family homes in May — the largest number of home sales ever in a single month in North Texas.

 

May’s home sales were 9 percent higher than the same month in 2017, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.

 

The median sales price for a North Texas home was $266,500 — the highest ever recorded. That’s up 5 percent from May 2017, and is half the gain seen at the same time the prior year.

 

The greatest increase in home purchases this year has been for houses priced between $200,000 and $500,000. Overall home sales in North Texas were 4 percent higher in the first five months of 2018 compared with the same period last year.

 

More than 22,000 homes were listed for sale through the real estate agents’ multiple listing service in May. That’s up 13 percent from a year earlier.

 

To find just the right agent for your North Texas residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

 

 

Love This Listing: Oak Lawn Townhome


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Situated in an 8-unit townhome project, this three-story, modern walk-up features clean lines and upgraded amenities. The contemporary-style residence offers a non-traditional layout and an attached garage with ample storage. From shopping and dining to nightlife and entertainment, enjoy a pedestrian lifestyle in the Oak Lawn area. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2706 Throckmorton St. D
• $549,000
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 1,919 square feet

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.

 

612-scenic-dr

612 Scenic Drive | Irving | $1,050,000

911 WESTMORE LANE 1

911 Westmore Lane | Lucas | $914,000

3417 BUCKINGHAM

3417 Buckingham Lane | Highland Village | $699,000

1014 CREEKWOOD

1014 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $699,000

16101 RED CEDAR TRAIL

16101 Red Cedar Trail | Dallas | $679,000

3951 VENETO DRIVE 1

3951 Veneto Drive | Frisco | $675,000

3723 BUFFALO

3723 Buffalo Way | Celina | $540,000

6109 HERON BAY LANE

6109 Heron Bay Lane | McKinney | $499,950

7517-vista-ridge

7517 Vista Ridge Court | Garland | $388,500

1513 MILSAP ROAD 1

1513 Milsap Road McKinney | $368,000

3511 VAN ZANDT ROAD 2

3511 Van Zandt Road | Melissa | $269,900

 

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

Get Your Home in Shape


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Now is the perfect time of year to get your home in shape. See IBB Design Fine Furnishings owner and designer Shay Geyer’s helpful tips to ensure it’s well-designed in the process.

 

Laundry Room

Let’s face it, no one likes to do laundry. However, if you had a fabulous space in which to tackle this chore, life would be much easier.

 

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Fun, bold color

Wallpaper in a large-scale or graphic pattern and bold color really transforms a space. The wallpaper I selected for my laundry room makes it so cheerful. A happy color palette also helps make the chore of doing laundry a bit less mundane.

 

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Accessorize

Utilize accessories for storage and to add style to a space. I use a blue lacquered tray to organize containers holding detergent pods and clothespins. A blue lacquered box hides essentials like Tide pens, scissors, safety pins, a sewing kit and lint brush. I keep my dryer sheets in a yellow lacquered box.

 

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Think durability

I opted for an outdoor rug to bring in a touch of pink. It can be hosed off any time, which is great because this room gets a lot of use.

 

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Lighting

If you don’t have a lot of natural light, make sure the room is well-lit. I added a chandelier as another source of light and a beautiful design element. While a chandelier is certainly not necessary in a laundry room, it definitely adds a wow-factor to the space.

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

 

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 the full story with more tips from Shay to get your home in shape.

 

Ebby Halliday Companies Joins HomeServices of America


Ebby Halliday Companies Joins HomeServices of America

 

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced it has acquired the Ebby Halliday Companies, the largest private residential real estate company in Texas by sales volume. The acquisition includes Ebby Halliday’s three real estate brands—Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate along with Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate—and their affiliated mortgage and title companies. Ebby Halliday’s portfolio of companies will continue to operate under their current brand names. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Headquartered in Dallas, Ebby Halliday Companies serves metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding communities with approximately 1,800 sales associates and staff operating in 35 offices across 12,000 square miles in North Texas. Ebby Halliday is the 12th largest residential real estate company in the United States by sales volume and the 17th largest by transaction sides, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500 report. In 2017, the company closed $8.0 billion of sales volume.

 

Founded in 1945 as a one-woman, one-office firm by industry visionary Ebby Halliday, the firm has grown to become one of the nation’s foremost full-service real estate companies. The Ebby Halliday name is synonymous with providing clients the highest level of customer service, local expertise and resources, all delivered by a team of knowledgeable agents using the firm’s innovative technologies. Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO, and Ron Burgert, the company’s chief financial officer, will continue to lead the firm’s strategic growth initiatives and manage day-to-day operations together with their sales management teams.

 

Also announced today is the formation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. Building on a lifetime of service by the foundation’s namesake and the simple saying she lived by, “Do something for someone every day,” the nonprofit organization will continue Ebby’s legacy of service to North Texas.

 

“Among Ebby’s greatest passions was service to the community she proudly called home,” says Burleson. “A tireless volunteer, her philanthropic impact on North Texas cannot be overstated. Through the Ebby Halliday Foundation, her legacy will be felt in our community and beyond for many years to come.”

 

“Finding the right partner to maintain the legacy, culture and integrity of the Ebby Halliday Companies was of upmost importance,” said Burleson. “We are joining an organization known for its strength and stability – and for its impeccable reputation and commitment to protecting brands. Joining with HomeServices ensures that our history of market leadership and industry service continues.”

 

“The Ebby Halliday brand and its legacy of integrity and service to our clients, industry and community will continue as it has for the past 73 years,” said Burgert. “Simply put, joining HomeServices makes us an even stronger company. HomeServices is an outstanding company that shares our commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. We are thrilled with this partnership and the many benefits it brings our valued clients, agents and employees.”

 

“Ebby Halliday is a premier company with talented, experienced agents, long-term ties to the communities and a brand that is well known throughout the industry,” said Ron Peltier, HomeServices’ chairman and CEO. “We are honored to be part of Ebby Halliday’s future and are committed to its continued growth and success.”

 

The acquisition further expands HomeServices’ presence in Texas, which includes Dallas-based Allie Beth Allman & Associates, which HomeServices acquired in 2015. With this transaction, HomeServices has nearly 42,500 real estate professionals operating in nearly 900 offices across 30 states.

 

“This is an important transaction for HomeServices,” concluded Peltier. “And we are very proud to welcome the Ebby Halliday Companies to the HomeServices family.

 

HomeServices of America is the country’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, is through its operating companies, one of the country’s premier providers of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Living Real Estate and Prudential Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC, is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. Information about HomeServices is available at homeservices.com.

 

Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors (ebby.com) is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and ranked 12th in the United States by sales volume, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500 report. Founded in 1945, the company has approximately 1,850 agents and staff in 35 offices spanning 12,000 square miles of North Texas. In 2017, the company participated in over 18,800 transactions with a sales volume of more than $8 billion. The company acquired Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller.com) in 2007, and Williams Trew (williamstrew.com) in 2014. It also has affiliated mortgage and title businesses.

 

PHOTO: Ebby Halliday Companies CFO Ron Burgert, Ebby Halliday Companies President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson and Chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America Ron Peltier

Love This Listing: Stunning Starwood Home


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Situated in the gated and perfectly located Starwood community, this Frisco home will not disappoint. From the remodeled kitchen to the custom master closet, the extensively updated residence features luxurious finishes, such as the iron front door, LED lighting throughout, security camera system and a wine grotto, perfect for your fine collection. You’ll enjoy relaxing in the resort-like backyard, complete with a sparkling pool and spa, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and a covered patio with electronic screen. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

6017 Haley Way
• $1,100,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 baths, 1 half-bath
• 5,330 square feet