Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches


Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches

 

Ebby Halliday Acers, founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and prominent Dallas philanthropist, is being honored with a namesake foundation that will continue her 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 in the greater North Texas region. Ebby passed away in 2015 at age 104.

 

Having opened the doors to successful careers for thousands of people, Ebby was widely admired for her passionate leadership and tireless altruism.

 

“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.”

 

Ebby Halliday Foundation Launches

 

Among the many tributes to Ebby’s philanthropic legacy in North Texas are Juliette Fowler Communities’ The Ebby House, an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; the WiNG’s Center at Ebby’s Place, which helps lift economically challenged working women out of poverty; and the Ebby Halliday Library at Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent college-preparatory day, boarding and international school which seeks out underserved students. And in 2011, she was honored with the new building and naming of the Ebby Halliday Elementary School in Southeast Dallas.

 

Throughout her life, Ebby’s dedication to her profession and her fellow man remained constant. Ebby was honored with The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans award, which honors the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles.

 

“For Ebby, a successful life was about much more than extraordinary sales figures,” says Kay Weeks, a sales associate with Ebby’s Little White House office. “Ebby’s other great passion was service to the community she proudly called home. Ebby’s, and our company’s, philanthropic influence on North Texas cannot be overstated. Ebby did not have children of her own, but she helped educate and support many young people.”

 

To learn more about the Ebby Halliday Foundation and/or to donate, visit ebbyhallidayfoundation.org. For more information, call 214-294-5770 or email info@ebbyhallidayfoundation.org.

 

Love This Listing: Elegant Entertainer’s Paradise


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Designed for elegance and ease, this North Dallas home offers an open floor plan and impressive features. The luxurious residence includes a custom wine alcove, heated flooring in the master bath and a backyard oasis ideal for entertaining. Ebby’s Little White House Associate Kelly Nolan will hold the property open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 6947 Lavendale Avenue
• $1,395,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 baths, 1 half-bath
• 5,004 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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

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6016 Connerly Drive | University Park | $3,195,000

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6947 Lavendale Avenue | Dallas | $1,395,000

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

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6016 Shy Drive | Frisco | $1,225,000

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6700 Crown Forest Drive | Plano | $925,000

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3782 Briar Tree Lane | Frisco | $924,900

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408 Laurel Hill Lane | Murphy | $519,000

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3702 Holland Avenue, No. 10 | Dallas | $485,000

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5008 Arapaho Road | McKinney | $425,000

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6961 Finch Drive | North Richland Hills | $425,000

 

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

Fall Wishes and Fireplace Dreams


As fall approaches, we’re anticipating warming by the fireplace, rather than baking under the Texas summer sun.

 

These relaxing fireplaces will leave you wishing for fall and dreaming of a cozy fireplace scene. Plus, they’re all currently on the market.

 

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas | $7,995,000

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5300 Spanish Oaks | Frisco | $1,999,000

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5516 Roberts Drive | Plano | $1,349,800

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647 Lake Point Drive | Irving | $1,175,000

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255 Whistling Duck Lane | Double Oak | $999,900

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6707 Istina Drive | McKinney | $879,400

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717 Boardwalk Way | Little Elm | $484,000

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4617 Portrait Lane | Plano | $424,900

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11543 Las Polamas Drive | Frisco | $359,000

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5816 Birchbrook Drive, No. 224 | Dallas | $279,000

 

To see more homes currently for sale, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Tranquil McKinney Retreat


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This lovely two-story home offers privacy and tranquility on a lush, wooded creek lot. Situated in McKinney’s Sorrellwood Park community, the residence features hardwood flooring, French doors and a wall of windows showcasing the spacious backyard ideal for gardening and entertaining. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2704 Mountain Creek Drive
• $559,900
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 4,189 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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

1808 WATERMILL

1808 Watermill Court | Plano | $1,899,000

4522 ARCADY

4522 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | $1,575,000

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1351 Crooked Stick Drive | Prosper | $860,000

1320 LAKEVIEW

1320 Lakeview Drive | Celina | $739,900

5811 PRESTON FAIRWAYS

5811 Preston Fairways Drive | Dallas | $650,000

845 BLUE JAY LANE

845 Blue Jay Lane | Coppell | $534,000

8709 SCARLET TRAIL

8709 Scarlet Trail | Lantana | $479,000

8359 NORWICH

8359 Norwich Street | The Colony | $449,000

915 AUTUMN RIDGE

915 Autumn Ridge Drive | McKinney | $399,900

1914 FORESTWOOD

1914 Forestwood Drive | Richardson | $279,000

 

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

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives


Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

We love the above message, prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And, we couldn’t agree more.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused. Located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition to adulthood and independence.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age-out of the foster care system. Others moved out of the foster care system before reaching the age of 18. Many face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

The Ebby House program seeks to reverse negative trends and outcomes faced by these young women by offering them a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant and entrepreneurial – volunteers and mentors themselves – which is reflective of the values and life of Ebby Halliday, our company’s founder.

 

Ebby House Impacts Young Lives

 

To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.

 

Oak Lawn Library Hosts ‘Deep Roots’


The Oak Lawn Library will open a unique exhibition featuring East Dallas artist Guinn Powell on September 1, on view until September 27, 2018.

 

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“Deep Roots” contains 17 original pieces by Powell that delve into the history and culture of his upbringing, which influenced the artist in a profound way. Each work transports the viewer back in time with scenes of everyday rural life.

 

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“This collection is a conversation between the medium and the subject matter,” Powell says. “The series is an eclectic mix of landscapes, seascapes and other reflections of my heritage growing up in East Texas.”

 

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MEET THE ARTIST: Powell will be at the exhibition for a reception with visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at the Oak Lawn Library. The public is invited to attend the event and exhibit for free.

 

Powell, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, is a Dallas-based artist whose paintings explore subjects from a brave and candid perspective. The artist is thrilled to be showcasing his art within the Dallas community. His work has been featured at the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), The State Fair of Texas and The Lakewood Library, which features works of noteworthy and upcoming artists. Powell’s work has been frequently awarded and recognized, most recently at the 2018 Lakewood Library Annual Exhibition, and he is available for commissioned-art requests.

Love This Listing: Mediterranean-Style Masterpiece


 

This magnificent waterfront home offers refined finishes and stunning panoramic views. Situated in McKinney’s Adriatica Village, the residence features Italian travertine flooring, multiple balconies, an impressive wine cellar and a darling courtyard entry. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 537 Sea Side Lane
• $1,950,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 2 half-baths
• 6,593 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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5 Savannah Ridge Drive | Frisco | $1,850,000

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5668 Fairfax Drive | Frisco | $1,199,000

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7114 Coronado Avenue | Dallas | $989,000

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4048 Dunhaven Road | Dallas | $950,000

4003 LOST HOLLOW

4003 Lost Hollow Court | Parker | $900,000

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308 Calais Drive | Keller | $830,000

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14221 Meandering Way | Dallas | $799,000

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148 Country Club Drive | Heath | $649,000

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4572 Hallmark Drive | Plano | $549,000

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7432 Elm Fork Drive | McKinney | $478,900

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1000 N Kentucky Street B | McKinney | $325,000

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8616 Turtle Creek Boulevard, No. 302Dallas | $255,000

 

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