Reflecting Luxe in Your Own Style


Creative experiences and devices reflect the essence of luxury — staying abreast of the most interesting and exclusive innovations around the world is essential to a luxury lifestyle. This collection of luxe trends showcases some of our favorite products and pursuits that encourage and cater to a life well lived.

 

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Aston Martin AM37 Yacht

Described as “the ultimate day boat,” the AM37 combines remarkable design and innovative technology. Created by high-end English carmaker Aston Martin and handcrafted by Quintessence Yachts, the AM37  is a 37-foot-long yacht made of 3,500 unique parts. Combining bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the AM37 is a remarkable yacht designed for the most discerning buyer.

 

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Oura Ring

The Oura Ring tracks physical activity throughout the day to analyze how daily behaviors affect sleep patterns. The ring is designed to be worn all day and tracks the wearer’s steps, distance traveled and calories burned. All of this data is available in an online dashboard or the smartphone app, and helps users understand how to adjust daily activities to perform better during the day and have a better night’s sleep.

 

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Tree Hotel

Tree Hotel, an experiential lodging company based in the small town of Harads, Sweden, offers a unique experience for those seeking a hotel stay like none other. The owners of Tree Hotel have worked with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects to create “tree rooms” that are suspended 4 to 6 meters above ground within the nearby forest. Guests can choose from seven tree rooms, including the polished Mirrorcube that reflects the beautiful forest scenery.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring/summer edition of the Ebby Halliday Companies luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas


Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) for a while in North Texas, summer “officially” started this past week. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 39 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 4.3%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Lakeside Delight


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Situated in a secluded neighborhood near Cedar Creek Lake, this exquisite log home boasts high ceilings, huge timbers and handstripped pine throughout. The two-story wall of windows provides incredible views of the open water and the grand patio overlooking the lake offers the perfect space for outdoor entertaining or enjoying a peaceful retreat. The must-see lakefront property includes a boathouse with a boat lift, as well as a double jet ski lift. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

•  12747 Honeysuckle Circle
• $475,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,377 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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

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6923 Ranier Street | Frisco | $2,650,000

4774 BYRON CIRCLE 1

4774 Byron Circle | Irving | $2,370,000

5475 Summit Trace Drive

5475 Summit Trace Drive | Aubrey | $1,290,000

420 Saint Tropez Drive 2

420 Saint Tropez Drive | Southlake | $1,035,000

10801 Branch Oaks Circle 1

10801 Branch Oaks Circle | Dallas | $789,000

5922 Club Oaks Drive

5922 Club Oaks Drive | Dallas | $759,000

13812 Nash Lane

13812 Nash Lane | Frisco | $649,900

3922 Clear Creek Court

3922 Clear Creek Court | Richardson | $519,000

438 COLUMBIA DRIVE

438 Columbia Drive | Rockwall | $459,000

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1012 Brigham Drive | Forney | $399,900

1968 Keystone Drive 3

1968 Keystone Drive | Plano | $347,500

2566 Wedglea Drive 1

2566 Wedglea Drive | Dallas | $334,500

 

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

Summertime Essentials


Summer is officially around the corner (tomorrow, in fact). Are you ready? We’ve gathered some of our favorite summertime essentials perfect for those sunny days by the pool.

 

Entertaining Alfresco

Summer is peak time for outdoor entertaining. Whether enjoying a small get together with family and friends or a backyard soiree, here are a few must-haves for hosting outside fêtes.

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Everdure Furnace Grill

 

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Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

 

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World Market LED String Lights

 

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Costway Portable Cooler Cart

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Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner

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Pottery Barn Melamine Plate

 

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Pier 1 Pineapple Serveboard

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Stainless-Steel Whiskey Stones

 

Lounging Poolside

We know it’s summertime when the sun gets brighter, water gets warmer, drinks get colder and life gets better. Relax and enjoy time by the pool with these summer basics.

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Sunnylife Inflatable Drink Holders

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Lamzac Wind Inflatable Seating

 

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Sunnylife Pool Floats

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Unbreakable Silicone Wine Glass

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Skeem Design Citronella Candle

 

Vacation Jet-Setter

There is no better feeling than the end of a Friday and the beginning of summer. It’s time to pack your bags and start a new chapter in your summer travel book.

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Transhome Infuser Water Bottle

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Toms Canvas Classics

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Calpak x Oh Joy! Luggage Set

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera

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Ray-Ban Aviator Lenses

 

For fabulous pools to enjoy with your new necessities, read: 

Refreshing Pools for Summer

Love This Listing: North Dallas Oasis


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Situated on one of the most amazingly beautiful lots in North Dallas, this prime property features a backyard with two koi ponds, a pool-spa with waterfalls, an outdoor living center with a fireplace and cooking center, a sport court, and plenty of room to play. Inside, large windows provide fabulous views and vaulted ceilings add grandeur. This property is a must-see! Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

•  5927 Warm Mist Lane
• $1,395,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 baths
• 5,573 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 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.