Texas Homeowner? Don’t Miss the Opportunity for Savings


Texas Homeowner? Don’t Miss the Opportunity for Savings

 

Among the many benefits of living in Texas is the Lone Star State’s Homestead Exemption law, which allows a partial exemption from local property taxes for your primary residence.

 

Applications for property tax exemptions are filed with your local appraisal district. The general deadline for filing an application is April 30.

 

The Application for Residential Homestead Exemption is available here. A list of appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available here.

 

If you have any questions regarding residential real estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and our respected Associates are ready to serve you. To find just the right professional for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Elevate Your Master Bath


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5813 Boston Lane | McKinney

 

Master bathrooms serve as a sanctuary, especially those of the spa-like variety. There’s no better place to relax, unwind and practice a little self-care.

 

Whether you’re dressing for an event or enjoying a peaceful soak, these luxurious bath accessories help create the perfect atmosphere for personal indulgence.

 

1 Chaise

Opalhouse Comfrey Velvet Chaise Lounge | $999.99

 

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | $400

 

3 Diffuser

Diptyque Electric Diffuser | $350

 

4 Robe

Arlotta Cashmere Blend Robe | $315

 

5 Trays

Pigeon and Poodle Verum Vanity Trays | $275

 

6 Salts

L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts | $150

 

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Live Edge Bath Caddy | $148

 

8 candle

16-Wick Centerpiece Candle | $129

 

towels

Hydrocotton Towels Set | $56.50 to $113

 

10 Scrub

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub | $35

 

To view some spectacular master baths currently on the market, read: 12 Luxe Bath Retreats

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.

 

1_Southern

4321 Southern Avenue | Highland Park | $2,075,000

 

2_Castlewood

5429 Castlewood Road | Russwood Acres | $1,199,000

 

3_Ridgedale

5202 Ridgedale AvenueGreenland Hills | $930,000

 

4_Claire

1410 Claire Lane | Allen | $869,800

 

5_Terry

211 Terry Lane | Heath | $774,000

 

6_Francie

444 Francie Way | Allen | $750,000

 

7_Melissa

4207 Melissa Lane | North Dallas | $699,000

 

8_Moss Glen

5326 Moss Glen Drive | Frisco | $625,000

 

9_Canterbury

8117 Canterbury Terrace | McKinney | $550,000

 

10_White Pine

5070 White Pine Drive | Royse City | $548,000

 

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

9 Coastal Retreats


If winter in Texas has you feeling too cold for comfort, now is the time to escape to warmer climates. Break away from the chill and soak up some extra sun with Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International, an invitation-only network of more than 200 premier brokerages worldwide. More than 50,000 properties are available to purchase or lease at luxuryportfolio.com, an award-winning website marketing more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

These stunning homes make the perfect coastal retreat from your winter routine.

 

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Garda Lake | Italy | Price Upon Request

 

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Northland | New Zealand | Price Upon Request

 

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Kilauea | Hawaii | $16,750,000

 

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Playa Del Carmen | Mexico | $15,900,000

 

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Dominical | Costa Rica | $7,800,000

 

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Providenciales | Turks and Caicos Islands | $6,500,000

 

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Mykonos | Greece | $5,113,636

 

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Nassau | Bahamas | $2,800,000

 

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Fiji | New Zealand | $2,647,298

 

View more breathtaking properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

Ebby Halliday Companies Offers Veterans to Realtors Program


Ebby Halliday Companies Offers Veterans to Realtors Program

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which include Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, know that Veterans are highly disciplined, hardworking, team-oriented and accustomed to overcoming obstacles – all skills that translate well to the real estate profession.

 

This, combined with the fact that Veterans often face challenges re-entering the workforce after servng our country, is why the Ebby Halliday Companies have implemented the Veterans to Realtors program. The program eases the transition into the real estate profession for our valued Veterans.

 

 

“If you live in the North Texas region, and have served in any branch of the military, then you could be qualified for our Veterans to Realtors program,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “If you are able to make a commitment to real estate and are accepted to the program, we will pay your fee at our company school, and you will receive a $500 reimbursement after your first closing.

 

“We also recognize that military service is a shared duty and sacrifice for the entire family,” says Kelly. “We are proud to also provide this program to any spouse of an active or reserve-duty military service member.”

 

When you join the Ebby Halliday Companies team, you join a company with a proven track record in the North Texas region for over 70 years. To get your residential real career started, contact Ebby Halliday Companies Talent Recruitment Director Merry Shuck at merry@ebby.com or any branch office sales manager for Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate or Williams Trew.

 

 

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_7809 Hanover

7809 Hanover StreetCaruth Hills | $1,549,000

 

2_6102 Glendora

6102 Glendora AvenuePreston Hollow | $1,299,000

 

3_5427 Miller

5427 Miller AvenueVickery Place | $1,179,000

 

4_4506 Gilbert

4506 Gilbert AvenueOak Lawn | $975,000

 

5_705 Johns Well

705 Johns Well Court | Argyle | $889,000

 

6_4003 Lost Hollow

4003 Lost Hollow Court | Parker | $799,900

 

7_240 Meadowlark

240 Meadowlark Drive | Richardson | $768,000

 

8_5700 Southern

5700 Southern Hills Drive | Frisco | $679,000

 

9_1736 Canal

1736 Canal Street | Heath | $597,000

 

10_815-Cedar

815 Cedar Street | McKinney | $565,000

 

11_312 Greenville

312 S. Greenville Avenue | Richardson | $425,000

 

12_1217 providence

1217 Providence Drive | Allen | $335,000

 

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

5 Chic Dallas Condominiums


These spectacular condominium homes offer a premier lifestyle in the heart of Dallas, and they are all currently on the market.

 

1_3505 Turtle Creek PH

3505 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Penthouse 20DThe Vendome | $3,550,000

 

2_2555 N Pearl

2555 N. Pearl Street, No. 602The Ritz-Carlton Residences | $3,325,000

 

3_3525 turtle creek

3525 Turtle Creek Boulevard, 22-ATurtle Creek | $1,600,000

 

4_3515 Normandy

3515 Normandy Avenue, No. 6 | Highland Park | $1,100,000

 

5_4120 Gilbert Ave D

4120 Gilbert Avenue DOak Lawn | $810,000

 

To see more exceptional condominiums and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

HomeServices of America CEO is Industry’s Most Powerful Leader 


HomeServices of America CEO is Industry’s Most Powerful Leader

 

The Swanepoel Power 200, the definitive ranking of the residential real estate industry’s 200 most powerful and influential leaders, has named HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier real estate’s most powerful person in 2019. HomeServices of America has been a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary since 1999. The annual ranking was released today.

 

“I am extremely honored and humbled for having received this recognition,” Peltier said. “The real estate industry is filled with talented and committed individuals and I am proud to be part of this amazing group. On behalf of HomeServices, congratulations to all of the HomeServices’ leaders who differentiated themselves by their influence within the real estate industry. Their contribution to HomeServices and our collective success is an ongoing source of pride for the entire organization.”

 

Peltier ascends to No. 1 based on HomeServices of America’s tremendous, acquisition-fueled growth and its vast access to capital, the key driver in today’s rapidly changing residential real estate industry. With its blockbuster acquisitions of Long & Foster Real Estate, the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, and BHHS Florida Real Estate the firm’s brokerage wing’s annual sales total over $125 billion.

 

The ranking, compiled by T3 Sixty, considers eight criteria in ranking leaders on the list: the office leaders hold, their tenure, the size of the company they lead, its financial resources, their significance and impact on the industry, their company’s activities in the previous year, other activities outside their own company and their personal power and influence.

 

“With the SP200, we aim to hold a mirror up to the industry, reflecting residential real estate back to itself by noting who wields the most power and influence (and in what order), whether by position, personal power, employee count, reputation and trajectory,” said T3 Sixty Chairman and CEO Stefan Swanepoel.

 

Congratulations to Ron Peltier on another honor well-deserved.

5 Ways to Warm Your Home for Less


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Cold weather can test your home’s efficiency and, sometimes, significantly impact your wallet. Instead of giving in to higher energy bills, try these five tips to stay warmer this winter.

 

Your thermostat

Programming your thermostat to let the temperature drop a bit while you’re away and heat up when you return is an easy way to save big on heating bills.

 

Let the light shine

Draw back curtains and blinds during the day to allow the sun to come in. A sunny day, even a cold one, will heat up rooms a few degrees.

 

Fan flip

Ceiling fans don’t necessarily need to be off during colder months. If you flip the directional switch on your fan and choose a low speed it will push the naturally rising hot air in your home back down.

 

Mind the gaps

Check windows and doors for cracks, gaps and openings. Replace broken glass, framing and caulk where necessary.

 

Close it up

If you spend more time in some rooms than others, simply close doors to trap the heat. Additionally, if there are rooms you don’t use, shut doors and vents to redirect heat.

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 at these exceptional properties.

 

1 Golden Leaf

5805 Golden Leaf Court | Plano | $1,995,000

 

2 Casa Loma

7046 Casa Loma Avenue | Lakewood Hills | $1,325,000

 

3 Castlebridge

8124 CastlebridgeThe Colony | $1,275,000

 

4 Trail Ridge

1204 Trail Ridge Drive | McKinney | $1,199,999

 

5 Red Store

808 Red Store Court | Lucas | $875,000

 

6 Sunrise

3709 Sunrise Ranch Road | Southlake | $847,500

 

7 Highridge

631 Highridge Drive | Lakewood Village | $799,000

 

8 Creekwood

2890 Creekwood Lane | Prosper | $660,000

 

9 Moss Glen

5326 Moss Glen Drive | Frisco | $640,000

 

10 Thistledown

7601 Thistledown Drive | McKinney | $535,000

 

11 Lamp Post

1425 Lamp Post Lane | Richardson | $456,000

 

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