13 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 stunning properties.

 

6251 Bristol

6251 Bristol Place | Frisco | $1,490,000

1505 N COTTONWOOD

1505 N Cottonwood Valley Circle | Irving | $1,350,000

2624 SUMMIT

2624 Summit Ridge Drive | Southlake | $1,150,000

7307 WINDING WAY DRIVE

7307 Winding Way Drive | Arlington | $832,500

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2349 Wingsong Lane | Allen | $829,900

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1207 Baird Way | Celina | $799,900

17423 TAMARON DRIVE

17423 Tamaron Drive | Dallas | $799,000

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3900 Estelleine Drive | Celina | $689,000

1227 WOODLAWN

1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas | $686,500

641 SUNBURY

641 Sunbury Lane | Prosper | $599,000

4908 Junius

4908 Junius Street | Dallas | $585,000

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1220 Briscoe Drive | Celina | $554,000

6827 KINGSBURY

6827 Kingsbury Drive | Dallas | $499,000

 

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

Now Is the Time to Find Your North Texas Realtor


Now Is the Time to Find Your North Texas Realtor

 

The North Texas region’s attractive quality of life, strong economy and low cost of living ensure D-FW will continue its steady rise to prominence among the world’s leading metropolitan areas in 2017. If you want to join in on the fun as a North Texas home buyer or seller, now is the time to start looking for a Realtor.

 

This process is different for everyone, but below are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Experience – Look to agents who have put time into their career and the neighborhoods in which they work. This can mean different things, like trusting someone who has spent years in the business or someone who grew up in the area.

 

Personality and Interests – Try to do some background work on a potential agent. Many have bio pages, LinkedIn accounts, social media pages, and online reviews. All of these can be helpful, but remember that not having one or the other doesn’t have a direct correlation to how “good” a Realtor is.

 

Career type – Is being a Realtor the person’s full-time career? If you’re on a time schedule, you’ll want to pick someone who’s in the industry full-time.

 

The numbers – If you’re a buyer, don’t choose an agent just because their commission is lower. If you’re a seller, don’t choose them just because they agree with you on how much your home should be listed for. We’ll say two things to justify these points – you get what you pay for, and, in real estate, there’s no telling how much your home will really and truly sell for at the end of the day.

 

Age – Don’t dismiss an agent based on their age, young or old. What makes an agent the right fit for you is not often their age, but their love of their profession, dedication to you, and the points listed above.

 

Need a good place to start looking? Check out our office locations and search all of our wonderful Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors, the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzling Hot


 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzles

 

Wow, it sure did get hot fast this year! Summer has barely unfurled, but the North Texas residential real estate market is already delivering blistering sales in June. In Dallas-Fort Worth, homes are moving off the market 13.6 percent faster than they did at this time last year as prices continue to hit new record highs.

 

The average home sales price in North Texas in May was $286,200, 6.3% higher than one year ago. However, much of the effect of higher prices is being offset by mortgage rates that are the lowest we’ve seen in three years.

 

Interested in your home’s value in this red-hot market? Contact an Ebby Associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Arriving in or Departing Dallas-Fort Worth?


Moving To or From Dallas-Fort Worth?

 

Individuals and companies who are relocating have access to a lot of information. What they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs.

 

That’s where the relocation experts at Ebby Halliday offer an invaluable service. Ebby’s team of specialists — the largest such in-house team in North Texas — connects relocating consumers with a real estate agent who not only specializes in their area of interest, but also is knowledgeable about lifestyle issues affecting their move.

 

For outgoing clients, Ebby’s relocation experts coordinate with one of the 500 top real estate firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Ebby Halliday is part of a network that dominates in more markets across the U.S. than any competitor.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday’s relocation services or to start your home search today, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Is Summer a Good Time to Sell a Home in D-FW?


 

Is Summer a Good Time to Sell a Home in D-FW?

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) for a while in North Texas, summer “officially” starts today. With sales prices up and few 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 that in the past 12 months:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is down 13.6% to only 38 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 8.5%.

 

*  The number of homes for sale is also down 8.5%, meaning you’ll have less competition.

 

Simply put: If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers an extraordinary opportunity. Find your Realtor at ebby.com.

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

Global Reach, Human Touch


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Being part of the global economy goes far beyond technology; it requires the human touch. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to belong to the global network whose name says it all — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Only the best of the best are part of this collection. Wherever you go, the LeadingRE logo is a symbol of the finest local real estate professionals.

 

When you choose Ebby Halliday to represent your property, you’ll benefit from a global — not just local — real estate company working on your behalf. In addition to the very strong local marketing for which Ebby Halliday has long been known in North Texas, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World provides global marketing and resources, allowing us to provide the very best service to you.

 

The result? The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network produced more home sales volume last year than any national franchise, over $351 billion, representing over 1.1 million transactions.

 

Global Reach, Human Touch

 

At Ebby Halliday, we understand the importance of global reach — and the human touch. If you’re considering listing your North Texas home for sale, you’ll find just the right agent — with just the right connections —at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

 

 

 

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent


 

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent

 

Dallas-area home prices were up by more than 9.5 percent in the latest housing report from CoreLogic. The only major market in the report with a bigger gain was Denver, where home prices were up 10.9 percent year-over-year.

 

“Home prices reached the bottom five years ago, and since then have appreciated almost 40 percent,” Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, said in the report. “The highest appreciation was in the West, where prices continue to increase at double-digit rates.”

 

North Texas home prices are at record levels. Dallas-Fort Worth topped other major Texas cities for both first-quarter annual price increases and sales, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors.

 

To determine the market value of your North Texas home, contact an Ebby Halliday sales associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Austin Named Manager of Arlington, Mansfield Offices


Austin Named Manager of Arlington, Mansfield Offices

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Nicky Austin sales manager of its Arlington and Mansfield offices. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“Nicky brings an in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry as an accomplished veteran sales associate, and she has a complete understanding of the strength of the Ebby Halliday name and brand in North Texas,” Burleson says. “Nicky is widely known for always going above and beyond to provide truly exceptional customer service.”

 

Adds Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices, “Through the years, Nicky has earned the highest respect and admiration of her clients and fellow Realtors. Her background and experience will be invaluable assets to the clients and Associates of our Arlington and Mansfield offices.”

 

Austin, who has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and served as an Ebby Associate for 10 years, grew up in and lives in Arlington, and is very involved civically. She is the chairperson of the Arlington Women’s Alliance, an outreach of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce that focuses on empowering and uniting women through business and community endeavors. The Women’s Alliance pledges to offer leadership, mentoring, and direction to its members and is committed to strengthening women as professional, business, community and civic leaders.

 

“I am very invested in this community,” Austin says. “I love Arlington and the surrounding area. It’s growing and changing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of that positive change.”

 

Austin is also member of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and its Business Development Advisory Council.

 

“As I take on my newest role as the manager of Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices, my primary focus is the same as always – and the same as Ebby Halliday Realtors: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community,” Austin says. “The Arlington and Mansfield offices will continue to uphold these pillars upon which our company has built its sterling reputation.”

 

Austin’s background as a top-producing sales associate provides her with a deep understanding of all facets of the residential real estate business and she enjoys being a resource and providing support where needed for agents, buyers and sellers.

 

“The most exciting thing for me is to help agents ‘connect the dots,’ work smarter and take their businesses to the next level,” Austin says. “I’m very optimistic about the future of our Arlington and Mansfield offices and look forward to working with a group of agents whose professionalism is unmatched.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices, visit arlington.ebby.com and Mansfield.ebby.com.