9 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 Palmetto

2301 Palmetto Way | Southlake | $1,398,000

 

2 Pleasantview

488 Pleasantview Road | Winnsboro | $1,279,000

 

3 Glenhurst

3217 Glenhurst Court | Plano | $1,175,000

 

4 Cottonwood

3403 Cottonwood Drive | Flower Mound | $585,000

 

5 Malaga

6442 Malaga | Irving | $485,000

 

6 Teakwood

914 Teakwood Drive | Richardson | $419,900

 

7 Winding Hollow

1708 Winding Hollow Lane | McKinney | $412,000

 

8 Watters Crossing

407 Watters Crossing Court | Allen | $364,900

 

9 Rockingham

615 Rockingham Drive | Irving | $339,000

 

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

We’re Celebrating 75 Years of Service


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Throughout 2020, the Ebby Halliday Companies are celebrating 75 years of serving the real estate needs of North Texans and those relocating to the region. It all began in 1945, when one bold woman parlayed her wisdom, generosity, business acumen and endurance into what is today the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

 

“Long life is a privilege not everyone – or every company – gets to enjoy,” says Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly. “During this anniversary year, we acknowledge this fact with a spirit of gratitude.”

 

 

The legacy of Ebby Halliday, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945, is carried out daily in North Texas through 2,000-plus agents and staff across three real estate brands and affiliated mortgage, insurance and title companies. It is now amplified by the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with HomeServices of America, the country’s No. 1 residential real estate company.

 

“2020 will be a memorable year for our company as we look back with pride and move forward in anticipation,” Kelly says. “While we celebrate 75 years of success, we can’t wait to see what the next 75 years will bring.”

 

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Acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in 2018, the widely admired company has in the past year implemented a concerted effort to modernize homeownership services and ensure that homeownership is available to everyone buying or selling a home in North Texas. Since the acquisition, the Ebby Halliday Companies’ expanded leadership team has focused intensely on ensuring its agents and clients benefit from the latest technology and tools. Among the company’s primary business objectives in 2020 is furthering access to homeownership opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

 

“The Ebby Halliday Companies have long been an innovator in the industry,” Kelly says. “Our employees love coming to work every day to innovate the real estate experience for our valued clients and agents. For 75 years now, our clients, agents and employees have been the reason for our success, and we intend to honor their loyalty by making the Ebby Halliday Companies stronger and better than ever. Our future as one company is indeed, very, very bright.”

 

For more information about the Ebby Halliday Companies brokerage, mortgage, insurance and title services, visit ebby.com, daveperrymiller.com and williamstrew.com.

Join Our Veterans to Realtors Program


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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.

15 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 Creek Forest

12211 Creek Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,979,000

 

2 Buena Vista

4901 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco | $1,875,000

 

3 Glendora

6615 Glendora Avenue | Preston Hollow | $1,725,000

 

4 Dewberry

837 Dewberry Lane | Fairview | $1,650,000

 

5 Foxdale

940 Foxdale | Fairview | $1,299,000

 

6 Manor

702 Manor Drive | Argyle | $1,145,000

 

7 Briar Tree

5312 Briar Tree Drive | Far North Dallas | $924,900

 

8 Flintshire

5819 Flintshire Lane | Far North Dallas | $839,000

 

9 Cottonwood Valley

2026 Cottonwood Valley Circle S. | Irving | $799,000

 

10 Mercedes

6520 Mercedes Avenue | Lakewood | $749,000

 

11 Colt Trail

611 Colt Trail | Lucas | $749,000

 

12 Cottonwood Drive

3403 Cottonwood Drive | Flower Mound | $585,000

 

13 Magala

6442 Malaga | Irving | $485,000

 

14 Darrow

7613 Darrow Drive | McKinney | $480,000

 

15 Selma

2909 Selma Lane | Farmers Branch | $389,000

 

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

Stay Warmer This Winter


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

 

Close it up â€“ 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 re-direct heat.

Mathews Named VP of Strategic Growth & Technology


 

Travis Mathews Named VP of Strategic Growth & Technology

 

With a commitment to growing the Ebby Halliday Companies‘ presence throughout North Texas and beyond, we are excited to announce the creation of a new position, Vice President of Strategic Growth & Technology. Filling this new role is Travis Mathews, a Dallas real estate industry and HomeServices of America veteran.

 

Mathews has been in the real estate industry for 16 years, starting as an agent with Briggs Freeman in 2004. He joined Allie Beth Allman & Associates in 2008, most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer. In 2018, Mathews joined the Ebby Halliday Companies’ parent company, HomeServices of America, as Director of Operations, overseeing critical and innovative technology initiatives.

 

In his new role at the Ebby Halliday Companies, Mathews will focus on leading growth strategies through acquisitions, franchising and related expansion opportunities. In addition, he will work closely with the Marketing and Technology teams to create agent and consumer roadmaps for the use and adoption of tools and offerings with the rollout of ART, an online hub for Agent Resources and Technology.

 

Mathews will also help oversee commercial real estate growth at the Ebby Halliday Companies – helping expand the already incredible advancements made by Elizabeth McCoy and others.

 

Mathews graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is married to Brittany Mathews, a real estate agent in Dallas. The couple have two children.

 

Mathews will be winding down his current HomeServices responsibilities over the next several weeks as he transitions into this new role at the Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

 

14 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 6615 Glendora

6615 Glendora Avenue | North Dallas | $1,725,000

 

2 4808 Hughes

4808 Hughes Circle | Flower Mound | $1,250,000

 

3 5641 Fairfax

5641 Fairfax Drive | Frisco | $999,900

 

4 8608 Baltusrol

8608 Baltusrol Drive | Flower Mound | $975,000

 

5 6062 Bellevue

6062 Bellevue Place | Frisco | $949,000

 

6 630 Fountainview

630 Fountainview Drive | Irving | $899,000

 

7 7332 Hill Forest

7332 Hill Forest Drive | North Dallas | $864,900

 

8 5924 Saint Agnes

5924 Saint Agnes Drive | Plano | $630,000

 

9 2204 Chunk

2204 Chunk Court | Knox Park | $596,000

 

10 1406 Willow

1406 Willow Lane | Rockwall | $569,900

 

11 5159 Kickapoo

5159 Kickapoo Drive | Frisco | $550,000

 

12 941 Falcon

941 Falcon Drive | Allen | $473,800

 

13 801 Wimberly

801 Wimberly Circle | McKinney | $315,000

 

14 1515 W Spring Creek

1515 W. Spring Creek Parkway | Plano | $299,000

 

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

Don’t Miss These Homeowner Savings


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4808 Hughes Circle | Flower Mound

 

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.

15 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 7406 Kenshire

7406 Kenshire Lane | North Dallas | $2,350,000

 

2 6034 Boca Raton

6034 Boca Raton Drive | North Dallas | $1,599,000

 

3 5641 Fairfax

5641 Fairfax Drive | Frisco | $999,900

 

4 4500 Byron

4500 Byron Circle | Irving | $999,900

 

5 6062 Bellevue

6062 Bellevue Place | Frisco | $949,000

 

6 2950 Blackthorn

2950 Blackthorn Drive | Prosper | $895,000

 

7 2340 Wingsong

2340 Wingsong Lane | Allen | $825,000

 

8 2292 Windham

2292 Windham Lane | Allen | $674,000

 

9 5924 Saint Agnes

5924 Saint Agnes Drive | Plano | $630,000

 

10 2336 Lady Cornwall Drive

2336 Lady Cornwall Drive | Lewisville | $585,000

 

11 715 Arbol

715 Arbol | Irving | $509,900

 

12 6812 Huff Trail

6812 Huff Trail | Lakewood | $495,000

 

13 3605 Barber Creek

3605 Barber Creek Court | Fort Worth | $478,000

 

14 4408 Emerson

4408 Emerson Drive | Plano | $385,000

 

15 3225 Turtle Creek

3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard, No. 1046 | Turtle Creek | $309,000

 

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