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.

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home


Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

Trees don’t ask for much — dirt, water, sunlight. Yet they provide many benefits for you and your home: They add beauty and value to your property, cut your energy bills with the shade they provide, provide a home to wildlife, and improve the air you breathe.

 

To get the full benefits from your trees, choose the right one and plant it in the right location. Planting a tree that sheds its leaves annually on the west side of your house provides cooling shade in the summer. In winter, after it loses its leaves, the same tree will let in sunlight that cuts heating bills.

 

If you’re planting a new tree, think about its fully grown size and shape before you dig. Roots too close to your home could damage the foundation or block sewer lines. The wrong tree in the wrong place could actually lower your home’s appraised value.

 

To learn more about trees and how you can improve the environment while improving your property value, visit arbordayfoundation.org, where you’ll find a wealth of useful information about trees.

 

PHOTO: Shown is  1204 Chatsworth in Colleyville, which is offered by Ebby’s Alice Bien for $679,000.

Media Room Madness


It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and the biggest game of the year calls for the ultimate game-day experience. Whether you’ll be watching for the awe-inspiring athletic excellence or for the over-the-top commercials, this Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and the Broncos offers the ultimate excuse to include a beautiful new media room on your home-shopping wish list. Here’s just a few of the spectacular North Texas media rooms where you could soon be enjoying the next big game.

media room madness

Have a favorite? Comment below and let us know!

1. 12269 Pecan Forest Drive, Dallas 2. 5323 Swiss Ave., Dallas 3. 2748 Montreaux, Frisco 4. 7004 Peters Path, Colleyville 5. 2701 Club Lake Trail, McKinney