8 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms


With winter holidays around the corner, we’re getting in the spirit with some of our favorite dining rooms on the market. No matter the size of your gathering, these dining rooms serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.

 

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3625 Ranchero Road | Plano | $6,750,000

 

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

 

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5102 Montclair Drive | Colleyville | $3,450,000

 

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

 

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6164 Cove Creek Lane | Frisco | $2,250,000

 

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18716 Wainsborough Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,300,000

 

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8171 San Leandro Drive | Forest Hills | $850,000

 

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2028 Burnside Drive | Allen | $534,900

 

To see more beautiful dining rooms currently on the market, visit Ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Prosper Perfection


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Featuring a beautiful courtyard entry, this luxurious Prosper home offers spacious living with abundant natural light. Situated along Gentle Creek Country Club, the large backyard includes a fantastic outdoor living area with a sparkling pool and picturesque golf course views. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

1351 Crooked Stick Drive
• $859,998
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 baths, 1 half-bath
• 4,225 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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6243 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $2,395,000

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6016 Shy Drive | Frisco | $1,180,000

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3709 Sunrise Ranch Road | Southlake | $919,000

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3726 Briar Tree Lane | Frisco | $899,000

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4504 Gilbert Avenue A | Oak Lawn | $799,000

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10155 Betty Jane Lane | Dallas | $699,999

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711 Cambridge Manor Lane | Coppell | $699,900

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5004 Hudson Drive | Plano | $599,900

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903 Twin Creeks Drive | Allen | $575,000

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6803 Saint Anne Street | Far North Dallas | $570,000

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311 Ridgewood Drive | Richardson | $539,000

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2430 Springhill Drive | Casa Linda | $399,000

 

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

Grand Vie Showcases Houses of Art


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In addition to showcasing some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties on the market, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.

 

Like the changing of seasons, new exhibitions breathe fresh life into venues across Dallas and Fort Worth. Between approaching winter holidays and accumulated vacation time, ’tis the season to enjoy some of the best arts and culture North Texas has to offer.

 

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Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936
September 9 to December 9, 2018 at Meadows Museum

 

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Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty
October 21, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Dallas Museum of Art

 

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Elf The Musical
November 27 to December 2, 2018 at Music Hall at Fair Park

 

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Ian Davenport: Horizons
September 30, 2018 to March 17, 2019 at Dallas Contemporary

 

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Balenciaga in Black
October 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019 at Kimbell Art Museum

 

Severin Roesen (1816-1872); Still Life of Flowers and Fruit with a River Landscape in the Distance; 1867; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 1987.9

From Remington to O’Keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest Hits
October 6, 2018 to May 26, 2019 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 

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The Book of Mormon
January 22 to January 27, 2019 at Bass Performance Hall

 

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
October 14, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at Modern Art Museum

 

To read the full story and learn more details about each exhibition, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Pricing a Property is Serious Business


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Strategic pricing is the key to selling your home at an attractive price in an acceptable amount of time. While many brokers will gladly list your home, the reality is if it is not properly priced your home may sit on the market month after month and actually help sell competing properties.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, our Associates take pricing your property very seriously. Your Ebby Associate will utilize Multiple Listing Service data to create a Competitive Market Analysis that estimates a market-value range for your home based on the recent action of buyers and sellers in your neighborhood. A few of the factors your Ebby Associate will consider when estimating your property’s market value:

 

* Successfully sold homes – Lists the selling price of recently purchased homes comparable to yours.

 

* Competitive properties for sale – Since they are not yet sold, the market value is undetermined, but they are important, as buyers most likely will view and compare these properties with yours.

 

* Pending sales – Though they have not yet closed, homes under contract are a good indicator of value in the current market.

 

* Failed to sell – The listed price of these homes suggests what potential buyers will not pay.

 

If you’re curious about what your home is worth in North Texas’ competitive housing market, visit the award-winning ebby.com, where you’ll find just the right real estate professional for your needs.

Jackson-Thomas to Lead Cedar Creek Lake Office


Natalie Jackson-Thomas Named Manager of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Natalie Jackson-Thomas sales manager of its Cedar Creek Lake Office. Chris Kelly, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Natalie brings a thorough understanding of all aspects of real estate, from marketing and lead generation to working effectively with clients through closing and beyond,” Kelly says. “Natalie truly appreciates the wide-ranging educational opportunities available to new and seasoned agents at the Ebby Halliday Companies.”

 

Jackson-Thomas will report to Malinda Howell, regional vice president and former co-manager of Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office.

 

“Natalie joined Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office as a sales associate because of our company’s stellar reputation, its exceptional training opportunities and the ongoing support we offer agents,” Howell says. “She believed Ebby Halliday was a place she could grow professionally and she has certainly done that. I am confident her background as an Ebby sales associate will benefit our Cedar Creek Lake Office in many ways.”

 

A longtime North Texan, Jackson-Thomas has been a Realtor since 2003 and a Cedar Creek Lake-area resident for the past three years. She enjoys the everyday challenges and celebrations that working in residential real estate brings.

 

“I love the variety involved in my real estate career,” Jackson-Thomas says. “One of the reasons I chose Ebby is the company’s appreciation for both new-agent education and continuing education for seasoned agents. I really look forward to helping our Cedar Creek Lake agents take their business to the next level.”

 

“Our clients are making one of the largest – if not the largest – purchases of their lifetime, so it’s imperative that we get to know them and develop strong working relationships,” she says. “I want our clients and agents to know that they can rely on me at all times.”

 

In her spare time, Jackson-Thomas enjoys exploring the Cedar Creek Lake area and spending time with family. She and her husband have four children and one grandchild.

 

“I am truly excited to lead the Cedar Creek Lake Office,” Jackson-Thomas adds. “I plan to build on our office’s extraordinary success by emphasizing the high standards of the Ebby brand as we continue to grow in the Cedar Creek Lake area and across North Texas.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Cedar Creek Lake Office, visit cedarcreeklake.ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Resort Living in Richardson


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Situated on over one-half acre near Breckinridge Park, this beautiful Richardson home is perfect for entertaining with its spacious floor plan and extraordinary resort-style backyard. Enjoy plentiful natural light and incredible views of the lush landscaping from walls of windows. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

4125 Glenbrook Drive
• $775,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 baths, 1 half-bath
•4,443 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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4774 Byron Circle | Irving | $2,200,000

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6107 Rex Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,724,900

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

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5833 Portsmouth Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,200,000

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4341 Hallmark Drive | Dallas | $1,049,000

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7114 Coronado Avenue | Lakewood Hills | $949,900

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3449 Milton Avenue No. 5 | University Park | $914,900

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1351 Crooked Stick Drive | Prosper | $859,998

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675 Flagstone Drive | Irving | $769,000

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623 Laverton Drive | Frisco | $720,000

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300 Southridge Lakes Parkway | Southlake | $715,000

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6909 Dalmatia Drive | McKinney | $599,900

 

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

Ebby Halliday Cos. Expands Leadership Structure


Ebby Halliday Companies Expands Leadership Structure

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, the No. 1 residential real estate firm in Texas by sales volume, announced today that the company has expanded its leadership structure to include two regional vice presidents. Carolyn Rosson, sales manager of the Southlake Office, and Malinda Howell, sales manager of the 190 – Richardson Office, have been named regional vice presidents. Rosson and Howell will report to President and CEO Chris Kelly.

 

“Carolyn and Malinda, both respected leaders in the residential real estate industry, will assist and support our sales managers across the North Texas region, as well as our core services, in delivering a remarkable experience to our clients and sales associates,” Kelly said. “Both Malinda and Carolyn have demonstrated exceptional leadership over the years and we are very happy to have them in positions where they can mentor and assist a wider range of sales managers and associates.”

 

Rosson, an industry leader on the local, state and national levels, has created top-producing offices for 25 years by focusing on building a dynamic culture. Rosson began her sales management career in the Las Colinas market and in 2008 became the manager of Ebby’s Southlake Office. She has served on the board of directors of the MetroTex Association of Realtors and as regional vice president of the Texas Association of Realtors. Rosson is Maestro Leadership-certified by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

 

Howell began her real estate career with Ebby Halliday in 1998. Also, an industry leader on the local, state and national levels, she possesses a vast knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has long served as a mentor to new and experienced real estate agents, as well as new sales managers. Howell is a member of the board of directors of the Texas Association of Realtors and has served as chairwoman of the political action committee for MetroTex Association of Realtors. She is Maestro Leadership-certified by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

 

“I am very happy to welcome Malinda and Carolyn to our senior management team,” said Kelly. “This new structure positions the Ebby Halliday Companies for an even brighter future. Our goal is to serve our sales associates with world-class tools and our clients with exceptional service, as they make one of the most financially important decisions of their lives.”

 

PHOTO: Regional Vice Presidents Malinda Howell, left, and Carolyn Rosson with President and CEO Chris Kelly