Luxurious Home Updates For the New Year

The new year could be the right time for a new home. Or maybe just some updates to freshen things up in your current home?

While most of us associate the word “update” with construction crews and big bills, our friends at Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection have some simple tips that could give your home an updated look in 2010.

From easy kitchen updates like adding new hardware, lighting options made from recycled lead crystal and creative mirror designs from Made Goods, a brand popular with interior designers such as Michael S. Smith, designer of the Obama White House, Luxury Portfolio proves you can achieve a big impact without a big investment.

To see the full list of simple, revitalizing home updates, check out the current issue of Luxury Portfolio’s LuxeTrends newsletter here.

And for those of you still thinking about that new home, there’s no better place to start your search than

Ebby’s Father s Day Gift Guide

Don’t forget that Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21. If you’re looking for an extra special gift, check out Ebby’s Father’s Day Gift Guide here. You’ll find a wide range of great Dad Spaces – and if you need more options, be sure and check out the advanced search page of Happy Shopping!

For Sale: Great Weekend Escapes!

What’s the perfect weekend escape during the Texas summer? How about a lake house? Last week, Ebby featured some great lake homes currently available for sale in the Business section of The Dallas Morning News. Click here to check them out.

If you want to see other great lake front homes for sale, even homes in the city with beautiful water views, check out the advanced search page on and add your desired criteria along with the “Lake View” option. Happy Searching!

Check Out The Latest Issue of LuxeTrends

The latest issue of LuxeTrends, the monthly e-newsletter of Luxury Portfolio about real estate trends, home furnishings, design concepts, luxury destinations and more, is now available. This month’s theme is “Taking A Break From Stressful Times” and features various products to help inspire tranquility in your life including the M LAB Anti-Aging Treatment Cream, Talbott Teas, the Christopher Peacock paint collection and Jo Malone candles. To see the full issue, click here.

Congratulations to Our Top Associates for First Quarter 2009

Congratulations to our Top Sales Associates for First Quarter 2009. The official announcement of winners was made in a full page ad in the Business Section of today s Dallas Morning News.

These associates exemplify the utmost in professionalism, having established themselves as leaders in our industry. We applaud their accomplishments and join in celebrating their success.

You can see our First Quarter 2009 Honor Roll here.