Multilingual Agents Ready to Assist


Young Hispanic family sitting on sofa reading a book together in their living room

Regardless of your preferred language, at the award-winning ebby.com it’s easy to find an agent who is fluent in that language. Here’s how: Simply click on the Agents and Offices tab at the top of the home page, select Agent Directory and use the pull-down menu for Languages.

 

A few of the languages spoken by Ebby Associates include Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Danish, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.

 

Many Ebby Associates who speak a foreign language offer the ability to search the Multiple Listing Service in that language as part of their ebby.com Agent page. In addition, you’ll find a link to multilingual search capabilities at the bottom, left-hand side of the site.

 

Regardless of your preferred language, Ebby Halliday Realtors and ebby.com offer homebuyers and sellers considerable advantages. Long considered the gold standard in real estate websites – and adding innovative technology regularly,­ such as the only search by light-rail station capability in North Texas – ebby.com is the place to be to start your home search today.

A Pop of Coral


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Perfect for Your Wardrobe and Your Home

From fashion week runways to home décor and luxe lifestyle accessories, it’s no wonder Pantone’s Living Coral is the 2019 Color of the Year.

 

This dreamy hue, in shades of orange and pink, looks stunning anywhere and everywhere, so we’ve pulled together some of our favorite coral must-haves this season.

 

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Mask III + IV framed print

 

5_Vienna sofa

Vienna sofa in velvet blossom

 

4_The Shay Geyer Collection Pillow_IBB

The Shay Geyer Collection des fleurs pillow in Shay blue & coral

 

7_candle

Diptyque roses damascena scented candle

 

Floral Bouquet

Ranunculus and tulips in vase

 

See the full story in our spring/summer issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living.

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 PEMBERTON

6515 Pemberton Drive | Dallas | $1,875,000

 

2 WALNUT

5953 Walnut Hill Lane | Dallas | $1,695,000

 

3 CORNET

1840 Cornet Court | Prosper | $1,489,000

 

4 SILVER L

9191 Silver Leaf Court | Little Elm | $1,080,000

 

5 THISTLEDOWN

1616 Thistledown Drive | Plano | $1,050,000

 

6 SAVANNAH

1 Savannah Court | Frisco | $769,900

 

7 COLLEGE

703 N. College Street | McKinney | $710,000

 

8 MAPLE_960

550 Maple Lane | Colleyville | $699,999

 

9 STEINBECK

5021 Steinbeck Street | Carrollton | $699,900

 

10 MITCHELL

3012 Mitchell Way | The Colony | $475,000

 

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

Treat Your Faves to Mother’s Day Brunch


Festive brunch or breakfast set for Valentines day, Mothers day or Easter.

 

Mother’s Day is Sunday and what better way to spend the day than treating Mom to a delicious brunch? Whether you’re craving eggs Benedict, a warm cinnamon roll or a refreshing mimosa, we’ve got you covered.

 

We pulled together some of our favorite spots offering special Mother’s Day menus to celebrate with her on her special day.

 

Mother with little daughter eating dinner in restaurant

 

Seasons 52 – Dallas

Enjoy a three-course meal on Mother’s Day at Seasons 52, a casual and sophisticated wine bar and grill inside NorthPark Center. Delicious offerings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include French toast with fresh blueberry compote, $6 mimosas and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake.

 

The Capital Grille – Plano

This Mother’s Day, The Capital Grille will be offering a prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with selections including white cheddar potato soup, lobster frittata and flourless chocolate espresso cake.

 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Turtle Creek

Treat Mom to a three-course brunch this Mother’s Day at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, a prime quality seafood restaurant on Oak Lawn in Dallas. Enjoy delicious offerings, such as warm cinnamon rolls, lobster quiche Florentine and bananas foster cake with butter pecan ice cream.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake

Sophisticated and trendy chophouse Del Frisco’s Grille is offering a Mother’s Day brunch you don’t want to miss. Enjoy Nonna’s pan cinnamon rolls drizzled with bourbon-espresso caramel sauce, crab cake Benedict and refreshing mimosa carafes.

 

Le Bilboquet – Knox Henderson

Delight in a delicious French-American brunch by Chef Momo at Le Bilboquet for $70 per adult and $40 per child under 12 this Mother’s Day. Selections include tuna tartare, veal scallopini and lemon tart. Can’t make brunch? For $75 per person, enjoy a Mother’s Day dinner, including mushroom risotto, beet salad and Petit Filet au Poivre.

 

Culpepper Steak House – Rockwall

Enjoy a three-course meal at Culpepper Steak House, a Rockwall favorite that combines excellent service and Texas ambiance for an unforgettable dining experience. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, selections include lobster tamales, brisket Benedict and Kentucky Black Bottom Pie for $49.95 per person.

 

Sevy’s Grill – Park Cities

For $45.95 per person, enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Sevy’s Grill to celebrate her. Delicious offerings include a complimentary assortment of muffins, lobster bisque, crispy chicken and waffles and Callebaut chocolate.

 

The Keeper – Plano

Sustainably sourced seafood restaurant and wine bar The Keeper will be offering mouth-watering chef specials this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a New York strip roast with herb whipped potatoes and crab hollandaise sauce while sipping on a chambord royale.

 

Asador – Design District

Don’t miss a locally sourced Mother’s Day brunch at Asador, a farm-to-table grill inside the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet, including made-to-order omelets, a charcuterie bar, a donut dip station and $2 mimosas.

 

Jasper’s Richardson – Richardson

Treat Mom this Sunday to a special $45 Mother’s Day prix fixe menu at Jasper’s Richardson, a fine dining experience specializing in backyard cuisine. Enjoy delicious selections, including $5 mimosas, blue cheese potato chips, chicken fried chicken lobster tail and key lime pie.

Maximize the Joy of Fresh Flowers


Pastel cut flowers in a glass vase

 

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and that means flowers will be flying off the shelves.

 

In fact, “one-fourth of the flower and plant purchases made for holidays occur at Mother’s Day,” according to the Society of American Florists.

 

If you’re the lucky recipient of flowers, here are some tips on how to make your bouquet last longer.

 

Fresh blossoming flowers at at the florist shop (roses, ranunculus, tulips, carnations, mattiola,)

 

Clean vases are a must.

If whatever container you’re putting your stems in isn’t clean, bacteria will continue to grow and kill your flowers. Experts suggest scrubbing the vase with a mixture of 1-part bleach to 10-parts water before rinsing.

 

If a whole leaf is submerged underwater, tear it off.

When leaves remain underwater, they decompose and bacteria grows. You must keep bacteria at bay if you want your flowers to last.

 

The colder the water, the better.

When you want to cook vegetables, you steam them with warm water until they wilt and soften. Think about it like this, if you use room temperature or warm water, you’re causing the flowers to soften. The colder the water, the better your results.

 

Cut stems at a 45-degree angle.

When you cut flower stems with scissors, you are constricting the straw-like tube that allows nutrients to reach the top of the flower. Use a Swiss Army knife for soft stems and a pair of bypass cutters for woody stems. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle.

 

Measure flower food precisely.

Avoid taking the easy route and dumping flower food into the vase with your flowers. Too much flower food will poison your flowers, and too little flower food is somewhat pointless. Use the directions on the packet of flower food to follow the correct food-to-water ratio.

 

Fresh water is key.

Every two days, or when the water gets cloudy, replace the water in the vase. With each water change, it’s recommended to clean the vase. Use the same recipe as above.

 

Source: ProFlowers

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_Braewood

39 Braewood Place | Far North Dallas – Glen Abbey | $3,797,000

 

2_6034 PARK

6034 Park Lane | Preston Hollow | $2,295,000

 

3_6614 BROOKSHIRE

6614 Brookshire Drive | North Dallas | $2,199,000

 

4_4128 BRYN MAWR

4128 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | $1,725,000

 

5_7010 STONE MEADOW

7010 Stone Meadow Drive | North Dallas | $1,298,000

 

6_9191 SILVER LEAF

9191 Silver Leaf Court | Little Elm | $1,080,000

 

7_1628 GLADEWATER

1628 Gladewater Drive | Allen | $975,000

 

8_220 HIGHLAND

220 Highland Oaks Circle | Southlake | $715,000

 

9_1686 SANDIA

1686 Sandia Lane | Frisco | $524,900

 

10_4609 FERN GLEN

4609 Fern Glen Drive | Plano | $395,000

 

11_704 CLIFFSIDE

704 Cliffside Drive | Richardson | $383,000

 

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

12 Winning Media Rooms for Derby Day


A beloved May tradition is upon us — the one-and-only Kentucky Derby.

 

From ladies with large-brimmed hats to rounds of refreshing Mint Juleps, enjoy the 145th-annual Run for the Roses in one of these fabulous spaces. In which media room would you host your favorite Derby fans?

 

960

10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow | $6,750,000

 

2_2204 PLANTATION

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

 

3_7513 BEACON

7513 Beacon Hill Road | McKinney | $3,189,000

 

4_5008 MONTEREY

5008 Monterey Drive | Frisco | $2,450,000

 

5_639 STRATFORD

639 Stratford Lane | Coppell | $1,798,000

 

6_5508 CAVENDISH

5508 Cavendish Court | Plano | $1,795,000

 

7_1739 BISON

1739 Bison Meadow Lane | Heath | $1,675,000

 

8_12023 VENICE

12023 Venice Court | Frisco | $1,150,000

 

9_6319 CANYON

6319 Canyon Ranch Road | Frisco | $999,900

 

10_1308 LINCOLN

1308 Lincoln Court | Allen | $949,900

 

11_511 BURKE

511 Burke Drive | Lucas | $925,000

 

12_2219 ABBY

2219 Abby Lane | Trophy Club | $699,000

 

To view all the exceptional homes currently available across North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Delightful Dog Treats to Make at Home


A patient dog with a dog treat balancing on his nose

 

Home is where the heart is, and for many of us, our hearts are also shared with our furry best friends.

 

Making dog treats at home is a great way to reward your dog and keep an eye on what he or she eats. Here are some quick and easy recipes that make safe snacks for your pooch.

 

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Dog Biscuits

*2½ cups whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
*1 teaspoon salt (or less)
*1 egg
*1 teaspoon beef or chicken bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
*½ cup hot water
*Optional: Bacon bits, eggs, oats, liver powder, wheat germ, shredded cheese

 

Directions:
• Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
• Dissolve bouillon in hot water, add the rest of ingredients
• Knead dough until it forms a ball
• Roll out dough until ½ inch thick
• Slice pieces with a bone-shaped cookie cutter and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet
• Bake for 30 minutes

 


 

Pumpkin Balls

*½ cup canned pumpkin
*4 tablespoons molasses
*4 tablespoons water
*2 tablespoons vegetable oil
*2 cups whole wheat flour
*¼ teaspoon baking soda
*¼ teaspoon baking powder
*1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

 

Directions:
• Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
• Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil and water in a bowl
• Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to the mixture, stir until dough softens
• Roll small scoops of dough into balls
• Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, flatten with a fork
• Bake for 25 minutes, until dough is firm

 


 

Frozen Yogurt Peanut Butter Cups

*32 ounces plain or vanilla yogurt
*1 cup peanut butter (preferably unsalted and unsweetened)

Note: Check your peanut butter label to make certain it doesn’t contain xylitol, an ingredient which is toxic to dogs.

 

Directions:
• Melt peanut butter, combine with yogurt
• Pour mixture into ice cube trays
• Freeze mixture until firm (about a few hours)

 


 

Frozen PB&J Ice Cubes

*About 12 strawberries, washed and rinsed
*3 tablespoons peanut butter (preferably unsalted and unsweetened)
*¼ cup cold water

Note: Check your peanut butter label to make certain it doesn’t contain xylitol, an ingredient which is toxic to dogs.

 

Directions:
• Mix ingredients together, scoop into balls
• Freeze mixture until firm (about a few hours)

 

Recipes courtesy of Cesar’s Way and Pawsh 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_6243 FOREST

6243 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $2,245,000

 

2_3120 PURDUE

3120 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,729,000

 

3_5128 HORSESHOE

5128 Horseshoe Trail | Dallas | $1,525,000

 

4_6114 NORWAY

6114 Norway Road | Preston Hollow | $1,399,000

 

5_2905 MOONGOLD

2905 Moongold Court | McKinney | $975,000

 

6_2007 SLEEPY HOLLOW

2007 Sleepy Hollow Lane | Heath | $779,000

 

7_7413 SUGARBUSH

7413 Sugarbush Drive | Garland | $715,000

 

8_4354 WESTSIDE

4354 Westside Drive | Highland Park | $710,000

 

9_1100 BRAZOS

1100 Brazos Drive | Southlake | $645,900

 

11_4661 MIRA VISTA

4661 Mira Vista Drive | Frisco | $550,000

 

12_3625 WAGON

3625 Wagon Wheel Way | Celina | $399,900

 

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3201 Blair Oak Drive | Rowlett | $395,000

 

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

7 Smart Homes Worth Studying


We live in a digital age, and many new homes now include different forms of automation. 

 

From thermostats and light switches to vacuums and speakers, enjoy a new level of comfortable living with simple devices and the tap of your smart phone. Here are some of our favorite smart homes on the market.

 

1_2104 WILLOW BEND

2104 Willow Bend Drive | Plano | $5,999,000

 

2_2021 GRANADA

2021 Granada Trail | Westlake | $2,799,950

 

3_4818 IRVIN SIMMONS

4818 Irvin Simmons Drive | North Dallas | $2,750,000

 

4_1271 SHELBY

1271 Shelby Lane | Celina | $2,100,000

 

5_6301 THERESA

6301 Theresa Lane | Colleyville | $1,899,000

 

6_455 TOSCANA

455 Toscana Circle | Gordonville | $1,100,000

 

7_3663 BRIAR TREE

3663 Briar Tree Lane | Frisco | $790,000

 

To view all the incredible smart homes available across North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly Ebby.com.