Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer


Christmas Cheer

 

Members of the Ebby Halliday Realtors family recently delivered toys and gifts for the excited and deserving students at Ebby Halliday Elementary School.

 

The gifts were handpicked with care by Ebby employees based on the wish lists of the children. Gifts ranged from clothing and dolls to Legos, sports gear and flashcards.

 

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

 

Ebby’s namesake school is a multi-cultural community of parents, stakeholders and staff in the Dallas Independent School District dedicated to the development of a respectful and supporting learning environment.

 

Ebby, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 104, believed strongly in the value of education. As a child, she attended a one-room schoolhouse. Through education, perseverance and just plain hard work – and the ever-growing and accomplished team she assembled around her – Ebby went on to create what is today America’s 12th-largest residential real estate company by sales volume.

 

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

 

In her book, “Ebby Halliday: The First Lady of Real Estate” by Michael Poss, Ebby advised readers to “Make the most of opportunities to learn. Go to college, take special courses, read, listen, observe, and get out there and participate.”

 

Ebby’s advice remains sage for young students like those at Ebby Halliday Elementary and older ones alike. At Ebby Halliday Elementary, students are challenged each and every day to reach their full potential as responsible individuals.

 

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

 

We’re proud to support the great kids at Ebby Halliday Elementary not only this holiday season, but year-round, and send our warmest wishes to the children, teachers, administrators, and their families.

 

Christmas Cheer

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

Special Delivery: Christmas Cheer

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.

 

MELISSA LANE 1

4630 Melissa Lane | North Dallas | $1,225,000

 

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4506 Gilbert AvenueOak Lawn | $975,000

 

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2205 Condor Street | Flower Mound | $749,900

 

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711 Cambridge Manor Lane | Coppell | $689,900

 

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4424 Highlander DriveFar North Dallas | $585,000

 

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167 Springbrook Drive | Prosper | $550,000

 

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1425 Lamp Post Lane | Richardson | $456,000

 

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15762 Seabolt Place, No. 78 | Addison | $449,900

 

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5517 Dearborn Lane | Garland | $395,000

 

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2011 Shoal Creek Trail | Garland | $325,000

 

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

5 Gifts for New Homeowners


Looking for the perfect (also, last-minute) gift for the new homeowners in your life? Stress no further!

 

We pulled together some of our favorite items for the home sure to delight friends and family alike.

 

KA Mixer

KitchenAid Copper Metallic Stand Mixer

The classic KitchenAid stand mixer belongs in every kitchen, and this gorgeous copper edition will absolutely elevate its presence. From baking to pasta making, this clever gadget accommodates all the attachments necessary for creating signature dishes at home.

 

B Filter

Berkey Water Filtration System

This sleek, adaptable water filter from Berkey provides the ultimate waterborne contamination removal. Using a natural method, the filter reduces toxic heavy metals without removing nutritional minerals needed to support optimal health.

 

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Ring Video Doorbell

Smart security is the best way to protect a home, especially for those packages sitting on your doorstep. Give the gift of peace of mind with a video doorbell that allows for constant monitoring and accessibility from most mobile devices.

 

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Vitruvi Porcelain Oil Diffuser

This stylish aromatherapy diffuser softly streams essential oil-infused steam into any living space for maximum scent-sation. Well designed with longevity and safety switches, the most difficult part will be choosing a favorite fragrance.

 

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Rabbit Electric Corkscrew Wine Opener

Enjoy hassle-free uncorking without even the push of a button. This electronic corkscrew does the work for you, opening your favorite red (or white) automatically upon contact. Raise a glass to that!

 

With only five shopping days left, the pressure is increasing. But between local retailers and expedited shipping, you’ve got this!

12 Luxe Bath Retreats


The holidays are about giving — not just gifts, but love and joy. With all that delightful cheer comes the hustle and bustle of the season, which can require a little extra relaxation.

 

At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a luxurious retreat? These grand master en suites feature indulgent amenities perfect for unwinding and recharging.

 

261 Hunter Court

261 Hunter Court | Bartonville | $4,995,000

 

2204 Plantation Lane

2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,300,000

 

Hillcrest

11525 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $3,925,000

 

Chartwell

7979 Chartwell Lane | Fort Worth | $3,490,000

 

King Fisher

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

Glade

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville | $2,950,000

 

Carter

501 Carter Drive | Coppell | $2,590,000

 

Harbord

17612 Harbord Oaks Circle | Far North Dallas | $2,495,000

 

Boston

5813 Boston Lane | McKinney | $2,350,000

 

Carrington

6326 Carrington DriveRichardson | $2,249,000

 

Golden Leaf

5805 Golden Leaf Court | Plano | $2,150,000

 

Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,950,000

 

To see more exceptional homes on the market in North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

MetroTex Event Showcases Industry Leaders


 

MetroTex Event Showcases Industry Leaders

 

The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies was extremely well represented at this week’s MetroTex Association of Realtors Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony.

 

Carrie Hill of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office was presented the Ebby Halliday Community Service Award and was a finalist for the Lois Hair Bernays Award. The Ebby Halliday Community Service Award, named for the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors, recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact to the community by donating time, money, and/or material goods to a program that improves the livability of a local community and is suitable as a role model for all real estate professionals. The Lois Hair Bernays Award is presented annually to a Realtor who exemplifies the highest qualities of the real estate profession. Finalists for the 2018 Lois Hair Bernays Award also included Anna Hudson of Ebby’s Irving | Las Colinas | Coppell Office.

 

The 2019 MetroTex Directors include Steve Habgood of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s InTown Office, Johnny Mowad of Ebby’s Preston Center Office and Kristin Smith of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Park Cities Office.

 

Congratulations and thank you to each award winner, nominee and director. Your service to the real estate industry makes all of us proud to be part of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies.

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.

 

1_CASA LOMA

7046 Casa Loma AvenueLakewood Hills | $1,325,000

 

2_WALNUT SPRINGS

1736 Walnut Springs Drive | Allen | $1,100,000

 

3_BRIAR TREE

3726 Briar Tree Lane | Frisco | $899,000

 

4_WORTHAM

5724 Wortham Lane | Far North Dallas | $875,000

 

5_SCENIC

616 Scenic Drive | Irving | $860,000

 

7_ISTINA

6707 Istina Drive | McKinney | $796,300

 

6_SAN LEANDRO

8723 San Leandro DriveLittle Forest Hills | $700,000

 

8_SACHSE

5517 Sachse Road | Sachse | $615,000

 

9_VALENCIA

808 Valencia Boulevard | Irving | $599,000

 

10_Highlander

4424 Highlander Drive | Far North Dallas | $585,000

 

11_peppervine

1800 Peppervine Road | Frisco | $569,999

 

12_Buena Vista

4310 Buena Vista Street, No. 21Knox Park | $419,000

 

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

 

Spread Joy This Holiday Season


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Holiday Hostess Gifts

Party invitations are filling calendars with the winter holidays in full swing, and gifts are in order for that hostess (or host) with the most. Draw inspiration from this smart selection of thoughtful gifts to express gratitude and cheer.

 

White Marble Monogram Boards

Whether prepping food or presenting it, this Marble Monogram Board is both versatile and stylish. The monogram adds a sweet personal touch, making it a charming and distinctive gift. Talk about serving up style.

 

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Help your favorite host take coffee service to the next level with this stunning 18-karat Rose Gold Espresso Set. The sophisticated six-piece set stores in a contemporary egg-shaped case that looks lovely adorning any tabletop or coffee cart. Scooping and stirring never looked so good!

 

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Sweeten any gathering with this Signature Candle in Champagne. A fragrant, soy-based candle is the perfect gift for any hostess ready to transform a space for guests or unwind after the party in a warm bath. Cheers either way!

 

9 Rose All Day

Speaking of sweet, who wouldn’t love an assortment of gourmet treats? Sure to delight any hostess, this Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box is the best way to sample three of Sugarfina’s most popular candies with plenty to share — or just enough to enjoy alone.

 

See more gift ideas and browse luxury listings in the fall/winter 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine.

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.

 

1_5 SAVANNAH RIDGE

5 Savannah Ridge Drive | Frisco | $1,850,000

 

2_3513 POTOMAC

3513 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $1,799,000

 

3_10 SARAH NASH

10 Sarah Nash Court | Dallas | $1,699,000

 

4_10411 HEATHER

10411 Heather Lane | Northwest Dallas | $1,300,000

 

5_1 SAINT ANDREWS

1 Saint Andrews Court | Frisco | $1,075,000

 

6_21 KENNINGTON

21 Kennington Court | Far North Dallas | $999,000

 

7_5520 BENT

5520 Bent Trail | Far North Dallas | $825,000

 

8_10819 PAGEWOOD

10819 Pagewood Place | North Dallas | $789,000

 

9_Gilbert

4120 Gilbert Avenue AOak Lawn | $699,000

 

10_6438 SAN SABA

6438 San SabaLas Colinas | $649,000

 

11_908 HAINES

908 Haines AvenueOak Cliff | $525,000

 

12_2 VICKSBURG

2 Vicksburg Lane | Richardson | $475,000

 

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

Holiday Hosting at Home


Good food puts you in a good mood

 

Whether a catered dinner or a cocktail party, hosting elegant holiday gatherings should be more fun than stressful. Here are a few tips for putting together a delightful party to celebrate winter holidays with family and friends.

 

Make a list

From guests to groceries, write down all the details and preparations for the party, including the type of event. This will help you stay organized and ease the stress of last-minute loose ends.

 

Menu prep

Create a holiday menu (think easy-prep recipes) and cook ahead of time. Less time in the kitchen means more time mingling with guests. For catering, ensure orders are placed and confirmed well in advance.

 

Sips for all

Set up a self-serve beverage station complete with sodas, garnishes, infused liquors, recipes and nonalcoholic options for guests to help themselves.

 

Deck the halls

Decide on decorations — less is more in the name of serving space — like small accents, festive florals, bowls of ribbons or seasonal ornaments and a string or two of twinkle lights for good measure.

 

Play some tunes, open your home and enjoy good company!