The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

9727 Audubon Place | Dallas | $18,900,000

6715 Lakehurst Avenue | Dallas | $1,350,000

201 Dowdy Road | Lowry Crossing | $1,250,000

11626 Hillcrest Road | Dallas | $1,0750,000

140 Tanda Trail | Trinidad | $699,000

2205 Canton Street #123 | Dallas | $659,400

The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

3551 Torrance Boulevard | Frisco | $1,595,950

6715 Lakehurst Avenue | Dallas | $1,350,000

201 Dowdy Road | Lowry Crossing | $1,250,000

11626 Hillcrest Road | Dallas | $1,100,000

140 Tanda Trail | Trinidad | $699,000

1134 N Clinton | Dallas | $699,000

2205 Canton Street #123 | Dallas | $659,400

BIG TEX + BIG SAVINGS


2021 State Fair of Texas | Friday, September 24, 2021 – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Y’all, it’s fall – which to North Texans means pumpkin spice everything, football and the return of The State Fair of Texas! The time-honored tradition kicks off in all its Lone Star glory on Friday, September 24. 

Big Tex + Big Savings = Texas-Sized Fun. We’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of discount opportunities so you can save on admission (which could mean more corn dogs!). Check out the list below to see the many ways Fair Fans can save BIG this year!

STATE FAIR SAVINGS

BIG TEX INSIDER PROMO CODES – Sign up to become a Big Tex Insider and receive exclusive State Fair ticket and merchandise discounts and promo codes straight to your email inbox. Each Monday during the Fair, a special promo code will be released that provides Big Tex Insiders special access to $10 tickets good for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEASON PASSES – Trying to get the full State Fair experience can be quite hard to do in one day. With the season pass, however, you can enjoy a full 24 days of admission as well as VIP benefits for just $50.

GROUP TICKETS – Enjoy fun times at the fair with all of your friends or coworkers! When purchased in advance, groups of 25 or more can attend the State Fair for as little as $16 per person. Don’t forget to preload Midway game cards and food and ride coupons to any group ticket order. For assistance in purchasing group tickets, call in advance, 214-565-2979. 

HOMETOWN HEROES

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY IS EVERY DAY – All active military, retired military, and veterans save $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on weekends when they present valid documentation of military service at the gate or online. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID and accompanying children under the age of 18 also receive discounted admission. For information on how to obtain your Military ID Card before your visit to the Fair, contact your military branch or go to www.cac.mil.

FIRST RESPONDERS DAY IS EVERY DAY – All first responders can save $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on weekends when they present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization at the gate or online, plus up to three discounted admission tickets for their family members. 

ANY-DAY DISCOUNTS

KROGER – Get $3 off premium one-day admission or $5 off season passes when you buy tickets in advance from your local Kroger. Purchases can be made at the checkout counter or service desk until October 17, 2021.

MCDONALD’S – Discount coupons can be found at any participating McDonald’s locations in the North Texas area. Present these coupons at the fair gates to save $5 off general admission tickets on weekdays and $7 off on weekends. One coupon per person. McDonald’s discounts may not be combined with any other offers. 

AFTER 5 P.M. – No matter your age, all adults pay child’s prices at the State Fair of Texas after 5 p.m. SAVE up to $7 on adult tickets when you arrive after 5 p.m. any day of the week.

DISCOUNTS OF THE DAY

FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 24

NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK OPENING DAY – On opening day, bring two jars of peanut butter for the North Texas Food Bank and enjoy a discounted admission price of $10 at the gate. 

TUESDAYS | SEPTEMBER 28 & OCTOBER 5 & 12

THRILLING TUESDAYS – Most rides are offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.

DR PEPPER VALUE DAYS – Dr Pepper Value Days are every Tuesday and Thursday and $10 tickets can only be purchased online. Only Big Tex Insiders receive the promotion code for this exclusive savings so be sure to sign up now at BigTex.com/Insider

WEDNESDAYS | SEPTEMBER 29 & OCTOBER 6 & 13

NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK, FEED THE NEED WEDNESDAYS – By bringing five canned food items, fairgoers will receive admission for only $5. All canned donations go to the North Texas Food Bank, which helps feed members of the community. $5 admission tickets can only be purchased at the gate on Wednesdays with a canned-food donation.  

THURSDAYS | SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 7 & 14

THRIFTY THURSDAY FOOD SPECIALS – Thursdays are the best day of the week for foodies, thrifty families, or anyone who can’t get enough fair food! Featured items include State Fair classics like corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes. Participating food vendors also offer one of their signature menu items at a reduced price, ranging from mini versions to regular-size items.

DR PEPPER VALUE DAYS – Dr Pepper Value Days are every Tuesday and Thursday and $10 tickets can only be purchased online. Only Big Tex Insiders receive the promotion code for this exclusive savings so be sure to sign up now at BigTex.com/Insider.

SENIOR DAYS – Every Thursday, anyone age 60 and older gets into the Fair for only $5. $5 admission tickets can only be purchased at the gate on Thursdays. Seniors must present ID to receive the discount.

For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit bigtex.com. All discounts for the State Fair of Texas will be posted to BigTex.com/discounts.

Special thanks to Ebby Halliday Companies Core Services Team for providing the research for this post.

Photo credits: Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas

The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

6821 Dry Creek Road | Quinlan | $4,900,000

1221 Wyndham Hill Lane | Southlake | $2,295,000

304 Page Road | Overbrook | $1,950,000

9 Home Place Court | Dalworthington Gardens | $1,700,000

1271 Shelby Lane | Celina | $1,699,999

The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

1201 Gray Branch Road | McKinney | $11,995,000

4370 Palm Drive | Caney City | $7,011,000

66 Braewood Place | Dallas | $4,950,000

1902 Gaillardia Court | Westlake | $3,590,000

5928 Glendora Avenue | Dallas | $3,490,000

EHC Introduces New Agent Tools for On-The-Go Productivity


There is a lot of noise in the real estate industry around the topic of technology. Ask most professionals and they will tell you they just want agent-centric simplicity along with ease of access to help them provide their clients with the best possible service. 

With that in mind, the Ebby Halliday Companies recently launched ART (Agent Resources & Technology). The new, Google-based intranet consolidates everything an on-the-go professional needs to make their business run more efficiently and quickly.

Said President and CEO Chris Kelly, “What this means for clients is added responsiveness from an agent and an overall enhanced transaction experience.”

Travis Mathews, Vice President of Operations, spearheaded the project. 

“This modern platform fits the way agents work, which is primarily on-the-go and at a brisk pace,” says Mathews. “It’s searchable, optimized for mobile, and organizes content in a way that allows for both quick access to tools as well as detailed resources on how to use them in your business.”

Agents have taken to ART quickly, making comments like “The search engine is wonderful… so user friendly! Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly to make this tool a reality. Ebby agents have the best support team in the industry!” and “Very user friendly! Thanks for your vision of this great on-the-go tool!”  

The Ebby Halliday Companies are always looking for dedicated and motivated professionals who’d like to join the family through one of the three brokerage brands or its ancillary companies that provide mortgage, title, and insurance services: Prosperity Mortgage, Home Team InsuranceTexas Premier Title, and HSTX Title. For more information, visit ebbyhallidaycompanies.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4719 Northaven Road | Dallas | $2,495,000

2326 Perkins Road | Arlington | $2,495,000

4331 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $2,350,000

7901 Windrose Avenue #1501 | Plano | $2,100,000

2801 Firethorn Circle | Plano | $1,975,000

The Weekly-Wrap Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

3620 Ranchero Road | Plano | $8,950,000

2000 Willow Bend Drive | Plano | $4,790,000

1700 Turbeville | Hickory Creek | $3,150,000

427 Moonlight Drive | Corsicana | $2,599,900

19 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $2,295,000

11020 Lawnhaven Road | Dallas | $1,700,000

2432 Scenic Court | Cedar Hill | $1,650,000

Ebby Halliday Realtors Opens Office in Richland Chambers


Ebby Halliday Realtors announced the opening of its newest office, Ebby Richland Chambers, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday August 20.  The office will serve the residential real estate needs of the Richland Chambers Reservoir area, a thriving lake community about an hour from Dallas County, as well as the greater Corsicana area. The new address is 10409 S. U.S. Highway 287 in Corsicana.  

“With so many people moving to the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and others looking to transition to a more remote lifestyle or invest in a nearby getaway,” Ebby Halliday Companies CEO Chris Kelly says, “it is absolutely the right time for this new location. We’ll be able to help our neighbors in and around Corsicana for many more years to come.” 

Adds Travis Mathews, Vice President of Operations for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “I am so excited with the direction and growth of the Ebby Halliday Companies and to be a part of the incredible momentum this iconic company is experiencing. Our new Richlands Chambers office is a prime example of our commitment to growing our brands across the region, and well beyond.”

Ginger Gill, Sales Leader of the Ebby Preston Center Office in Dallas, will also oversee the Richland Chambers office. Gill helped launch the highly successful Ebby Cedar Creek Lake Office three years ago. 

“While I will be managing this remarkable team,” Gill says, “they are all experienced, local residents who have been selling this area for years and have the lay of the land like no one else. They will continue operating as they have been, providing Navarro County with their expertise in residential, land, farm & ranch and lake sales.”

“The visible location at the east end of the 287 bridge,” Gill continues, “will be convenient for clients in search mode.  It will offer an ideal setting for Associates and clients to meet to discuss residential real estate needs, whether that’s a primary home, a frequently visited second home or an occasional weekend retreat.”  

Gill adds that area sellers who list with Ebby benefit from expanded exposure for their properties thanks to the brand’s established and reputable presence in the region. Simply put, Gill says, Ebby’s listings reach more potential buyers – in particular residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, who make up the majority of North Texas lake-home buyers.

Having celebrated 75 years of service in 2020 to North Texans and those moving to the region, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by sales volume. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions, in 2018. The Ebby Halliday Companies’ Core Services Companies include Prosperity Mortgage, Texas Premier Title, HSTX Title and Home Team Insurance. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

For more information on Ebby’s Richland Chambers Office, contact Gill at 214-572-1060 or gingergill@ebby.com

Ebby Halliday Elementary Starts the School Year Strong


Agents of Ebby Halliday Companies Deliver Backpacks, School Supplies for Every Student at DISD’s Ebby Halliday Elementary

The Ebby Halliday Companies is built on a foundation of generosity, extending back to the days when Ebby Halliday herself was running the iconic residential real estate brand. Now a new generation of agents have readily adopted her personal mantra, “Do Something for Someone Every Day,” and are living it out in a variety of ways.

A most recent example is the Back-to-School Backpack Drive initiated by the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. Agents were given school supply lists for Ebby Halliday Elementary School in southeast Dallas, and asked to provide. 

The company’s more than 30 offices quickly responded and within a week, hundreds of backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and more, were being delivered to the school – in plenty of time for Meet the Teacher night on August 12.

CEO & President Chris Kelly was quite pleased by the effort.

“Given what we’ve asked the children in our communities to endure and overcome these past 18 months,” said Kelly, “helping get their school year off on the right note is the least we can do to contribute towards their success. I am incredibly proud of how the entirety of the Ebby Halliday Companies rallied around the challenge issued by our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council.”

Sylvia Sotelo Kidd and Pamela Young are EHC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion officers as well as sales leaders with Ebby Halliday’s offices in Rockwall and Forney, and Southwest Dallas, respectively.

“The Council’s goal was to gather 650 backpacks and we beat that by three!” said Kidd. ”We also have additional supplies for almost 100 more students.”

“Our mission with community outreach efforts like this is twofold,” Kidd continued. “We want to encourage both internal growth among our agents, staff and executives, and growth among our own community members. We want to ensure they have the opportunity to bridge generational wealth gaps. This mindset can start as early as Kindergarten.”

Added Young, “In addition to this, committee members have already identified a few key areas in North Texas where we plan to hold educational seminars regarding credit and lending, and host other beneficial programs. The potential to own a home should be for everyone.”

Ebby Halliday Elementary opened in August 2011 as part of a 2008 DISD bond package. The two-story, environmentally-friendly school is set in a rural-like area called Rylie where manufactured homes and horses are a common sight. Just behind the school, bulldozers prepare lots for a large single-family housing development, perhaps a sign of hope for community members that owning a home can be for them, too.