Love This Listing: Amazing Allen Abode


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Situated in the prestigious Reserve at Hamilton Hills, this stunning custom offers complete home automation technology for ease of living. The energy-efficient residence features hardwood flooring, abundant natural light and a spa-like master suite. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

1315 Lincoln Court
• $899,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 baths, 1 half-bath
• 4,793 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 at these exceptional properties.

 

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6822 Meadow RoadPreston Hollow | $999,000

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5307 Merrimac Avenue | Dallas | $759,000

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2605 Chambers Lane | Plano | $735,000

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770 Emerald Sound Boulevard | Oak Point | $649,900

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840 Del Carmen Drive | Prosper | $635,000

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1800 Peppervine Road | Frisco | $569,999

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1321 Fire Wheel Way | Lantana | $525,000

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795 Oak Hollow Lane | Highland Village | $520,000

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11513 Oleander Drive | Frisco | $484,900

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3547 Fieldview Court | Celina | $415,000

 

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

Savvy State Fair Savings


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The countdown to the State Fair of Texas has begun! For those planning a trip (or a few trips!), these money-saving opportunities are available Friday, September 28 to Sunday, October 21.

 

Advance Tickets

Buying in advance (and printing yourself) will save you a couple of bucks on general admission. You can also purchase tickets through the DART GoPass app, which will save you $2 off every ticket, any day and allows you to access them right from your phone. Lastly, add tickets to your Kroger shopping list: $16.50 for general admission.

 

Big Tex Insider

Sign up to become a Big Tex Insider and get the latest ticket discounts emailed to you. Insiders also receive first access to pre-sales, information on every show and State Fair attraction, discounted merchandise from the Big Tex store, and a special message from Big Tex on your birthday!

 

Coca-Cola

Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product on any Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18) during the fair and enter for only $9.

 

Dasani

Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for only $9 on Opening Day.

 

Dr Pepper

Bring an empty Dr Pepper can on any Tuesday (Oct. 2, 9 and 16) and general admission is only $9.

 

Dr Pepper Half Price After 5 p.m.

Bring an empty Dr Pepper can after 5 p.m. each day and admission is half price.

 

First Responders Day

All active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency service agencies will receive free admission when they present a valid badge or ID card, plus up to three admission tickets for their family, on October 12.

 

Group Tickets

For groups of 20 or more, the fair offers tickets as low as $10 per person — a 33% savings overall.

 

McDonald’s

When you’re done eating those tasty nuggets, be sure to grab the coupons from your tray liner or to-go bag. You’ll save $5 off general admission or half the price of a kid’s admission (with purchase of general admission) on any day.

 

Military Appreciation Day

All active military, retired military and veterans receive free admission on Opening Day when they present valid documentation of military service. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID also receive free admission, as well as accompanying children under the age of 18.

 

North Texas Food Bank

Bring four cans of food as a donation to the North Texas Food Bank on any Wednesday (Oct. 3, 10 and 17) during the fair and receive $4 admission.

 

Online Tickets

Online tickets are $1.50 less than tickets purchased at a State Fair gate.

 

Season Passes

Who doesn’t visit the fair multiple times? For around $45, the season pass grants you access every single day and includes one free single day, bring-a-friend ticket. All season passes come with a State Fair reusable bag, one free Midway race game, a 10% off coupon for State Fair gear at official stores on the fairgrounds, and a $5 discount on the 2018 State Fair of Texas Cookbook. Season passes can also be purchased at Kroger for $39.

 

Senior Days

Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the fair free every Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18) of the State Fair.

 

Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursdays are back, offering special food pricing every Thursday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18) during the fair. Save on everything from cotton candy to funnel cakes.

 

For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit BigTex.com.

Love This Listing: Colonial-Style Charmer


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Situated on a spacious lot in a sought-after West Sherman neighborhood, this historic home is the perfect blend of classic charm and modern flair. Enjoy wraparound porches, a well-appointed gourmet kitchen and an incredible backyard ideal for entertaining. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 607 W. Birge Street
• $499,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 baths
• 3,532 square feet

12 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 at these exceptional properties.

 

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6634 Aberdeen AvenuePreston Hollow | $2,100,000

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5833 Portsmouth Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,250,000

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5637 Northbrook Drive | Plano | $1,175,000

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2535 Hendrix Avenue S | Lucas | $1,150,000

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

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413 Windwood Court | McKinney | $997,500

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1315 Lincoln Court | Allen | $899,000

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5340 Tate Avenue | Plano | $849,000

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313 Calais Drive | Keller | $810,000

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2504 Pelican Bay Drive | Plano | $780,000

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723 Brookstone Drive | Irving | $614,000

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3116 Appalachian Way | Plano | $415,000

 

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

North Texas Giving Day is Today


 North Texas Giving Day is Today

 

 

Today, September 20, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. This year North Texas Giving Day is especially meaningful to all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies as it takes place on the heels of the recent launch of the Ebby Halliday Foundation.

 

Named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a prominent Dallas philanthropist who passed away in 2015 at age 104, the namesake foundation continues Ebby’s substantial philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need across our region.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

Until midnight today, Thursday, September 20, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the over 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. To donate to the Ebby Halliday Foundation, click here.

 

 

 

Luxe Tour: 12th Ridge Ranch


Our Luxe Tour series features some of the most extraordinary homes for sale in the North Texas region. Today’s home at 4370 Palm Drive is no exception.

 

This modern rustic ranch is an epic masterpiece in lakefront living, offering more than 20,000 square feet under roof and incredible panoramic views of Cedar Creek Lake. Watch the video for a taste of our latest Luxe Tour.

 

 

For more information on this luxury lake listing, contact Liz Loncar at 903-288-0910 or lizloncar@ebby.com.

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 exceptional properties.

 

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5608 Preakness Lane | Plano | $2,990,000

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6923 Ranier Street | Frisco | $2,495,000

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6251 Bristol Place | Frisco | $1,300,000

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7307 Winding Way Drive | Arlington | $825,000

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3930 Shady Hill Drive | Dallas | $749,900

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21 Pecan Grove Circle | Lucas | $699,000

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1921 Blue Forest Drive | Prosper | $665,000

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239 Wagon Trail | Rockwall | $579,900

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6926 Winchester Street | Dallas | $469,000

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10300 Cedar Breaks View | McKinney | $379,900

 

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

Prepare Your Home for a Storm


Prepare Your Home for a Disaster

 

With the news of Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast, we are reminded that even though we are far from the coast, North Texas is still susceptible to natural disasters. It’s important to take necessary precautions to prepare your home. Read below to find out what you should do before a storm, and be sure to share this disaster preparedness information with friends and family.


Gather disaster supplies
* water: One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days (drinking and sanitation)
* food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food (canned meat, milk, fish, fruit and vegetables)
* battery-powered or hand-crank radio
* flashlight
* extra batteries
* cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
* cash
* first aid supplies
* medications (both prescription and non-prescription)
* personal identification
* non-electric can opener and utility knife (like a Swiss Army knife)
* local maps
* moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for sanitation)
* bar soap/toiletries
* blankets or sleeping bags
* change of clothes for each family member (rain gear, sturdy shoes)
* paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
* wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
* whistle (to signal for help)
* special items for babies/young children/elderly
* copies of your critical information:
– wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, and investment information
– passports, social security cards, immunization records, and medical/emergency information
– bank account numbers, credit card account numbers
– list of valuable household goods
– family records and photos (e.g., birth, adoption, and marriage certificates)
– pet records (vaccination records and medical information)
– list of accounts with log-in information and passwords

Click here to download an Emergency Supply List from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Stay updated

Pay attention to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, a smart phone, or a portable radio for updates and weather information. Staying in-the-know will allow you to be proactive if a storm suddenly changes direction, speed, or intensity.


Protect important documents

Valuables and important documents should be stored in a safe deposit box on the highest level of your home.

Prepare your refrigerator/freezer
Turn your unit to the coldest setting, and only open it when absolutely necessary. Fill plastic Ziploc bags with water and stick the bags between items and in open spaces in your freezer.


Store drinking water

Use clean bathtubs, sinks, and plastic bottles to store drinking water.


Unplug major appliances

This will help reduce the power surge when electricity is restored.

Fill cars up with gas


Bring outdoor objects inside (i.e. lawn furniture, hanging plants, etc.)


Trim or remove limbs from trees


Prepare your doors/windows

Close all interior doors; secure and brace external doors.

 

Go over evacuation plan
– Select a place to meet if your family becomes separated
– Decide what route you would take to get there
– Bring your disaster supplies
– Keep a list of emergency contacts
– Plan ahead for pets

Evacuate if advised
Make sure to bring your disaster supplies and let an out-of-town contact know where you are going.

 

For more information, visit:

American Red Cross
Ready.Gov (Official website of the Department of Homeland Security)
HealthyChildren.org