North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows


North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows

 

The fall/winter 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, recently mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight,” points out, the North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur growth in luxury home sales.

 

In the past year, 5.9 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased in the region than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 3.6 percent in Dallas County, 12.1 percent in Tarrant County, and down 5.3% in Collin County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday,” featuring the Jay Strongwater Collection; “At Home with Mayor Betsy Price,” offering a peek inside the favorite room of Fort Worth’s mayor; “Fresh Openings,” showcasing new retailers and restaurants around town; “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares insight into permanent botanicals for your home.

 

View the digital version of Grand Vie to learn more about the North Texas luxury home market and the extraordinary homes now available at grandviemagazine.com.

 

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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

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5608 Preakness Lane | Plano | $2,990,000

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6923 Ranier Street | Frisco | $2,495,000

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6251 Bristol Place | Frisco | $1,300,000

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7307 Winding Way Drive | Arlington | $825,000

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3930 Shady Hill Drive | Dallas | $749,900

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21 Pecan Grove Circle | Lucas | $699,000

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1921 Blue Forest Drive | Prosper | $665,000

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239 Wagon Trail | Rockwall | $579,900

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6926 Winchester Street | Dallas | $469,000

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10300 Cedar Breaks View | McKinney | $379,900

 

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

Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite


Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office invites you to participate in its 10th-Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebriar Country Club on Tuesday, September 25. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco. Recognizing the growing need, Texas Scottish Rite is building a new ambulatory care center in Frisco, at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

 

“Ebby Frisco is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, as well as certain related neurological and learning disorders, regardless of the family’s ability to pay,” says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby’s Frisco Office.

 

Sponsorship of Ebby’s 10th-Annual Ebby Frisco Charity Golf Tournament offers a great experience for players while also providing the opportunity to advertise their company, says Davis. Most importantly, all support from this tax-deductible event will be directly donated to Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco.

 

“Participants in the tournament will enjoy an exceptional golfing event,” says Davis. “There will be raffles, food, drinks and prizes – all in a fantastic environment that will be enjoyable for all.”

 

“Even if you don’t golf, you’re invited to come to the awards dinner, as well as the live and silent auctions at Stonebriar Country Club,” says Davis. “It’s sure to be a fun time benefiting a great cause, and is only $35. You may also attend the silent auction only for a $10 donation.”

 

To learn more about this event and Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco, click here.

DFW Cities Rank High on First-Time Homebuyers List


 

Three Dallas suburbs have been ranked among the best places in the country for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report by WalletHub.com.

 

The fast-growing cities of Frisco, McKinney and Allen ranked 7th, 8th and 16th among the top markets for first-time buyers, according to the study.

 

WalletHub scored 300 U.S. cities for entry-level home buying using factors including attractiveness, affordability and quality of life.

 

As is often the case with these types of lists, Ebby Halliday Realtors has an office in each of the North Texas cities on the list: Ebby McKinney, Ebby Frisco and Ebby Allen | Fairview | Lucas. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in North Texas – regardless of the town or city – you can find just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

See NBC DFW’s report on the new WalletHub list of best places for first-time homebuyers.

 

PHOTO:  The five-bedroom home at 5606 Romantik Road in Frisco is listed by Ebby’s Kam Gill for $599,900.

O’Gorman Group Again Among Top Real Estate Teams in U.S.


O’Gorman Group Again Among Top Real Estate Teams in U.S.

 

The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors was recently named to the 2018 REAL Trends Top Thousand. Compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc., the “Thousand” is comprised of four annual nationwide Top 250 rankings: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transaction Sides and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 3 in D-FW on the Teams by Sales Volume List with $133,619,950 in residential real estate sales in 2017.

 

“Congratulations to The O’Gorman Group for their truly outstanding performance,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “We are so proud to have them as members of the Ebby Halliday Family.”

 

Cindy O’Gorman began her career in real estate more than 30 years ago and has long been ranked in the top one-half of the top 1 percent of residential real estate agents in the nation. She and her group are well-known for their exceptional national and global marketing, extensive social media exposure, superior customer service with a team of specialists, and expert knowledge of the D-FW real estate market.

 

“I am so honored to be ranked in the top 250 groups nationwide by Real Trends,” says O’Gorman. “The O’Gorman Group looks forward to staying in this elite group ranking every year and we are honored to be among the most-respected agents in the country. Having attained the No. 1 Companywide Top Producer status for Ebby Halliday Realtors for over 27 years in a row, staying in the top 250 nationally has become another annual goal.

 

“My group works hard and continues to prove their knowledge, top-quality customer service and dedication to our buyers and our sellers,” O’Gorman says. “When you choose to work with the O’Gorman Group, you can expect high-quality marketing, extensive visibility, top-notch negotiation expertise and dedicated, knowledgeable Associates.”

 

She adds, “In addition to numerous referrals from relocation companies, our loyal repeat clients consistently refer potential buyers and sellers. The North Texas market is booming and we are seeing many outside investors wanting to put their money into our growing economy. D-FW continues to attract some of the most-successful corporations for their headquarters. It is a wonderful place to live and invest and we are so proud of our strong and growing community.”

 

To contact Ms. O’Gorman, call 972-715-0190 or e-mail cindyogorman@ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Cindy O’Gorman

Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas


Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) for a while in North Texas, summer “officially” started this past week. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 39 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 4.3%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.