Springtime is the Ideal Time

After cooler-than-normal temperatures, it’s welcome news that we’ll be enjoying temperatures in 70s and 80s this weekend in North Texas.

And, you can bet that with our spring weather potential buyers will increasingly be out and about discovering homes for sale across the region. Not surprisingly, those with the best “curb appeal” are often the first to sell.

Buyers often pass quick judgment on a property based on its drive-up appeal. A small investment in time and money to spruce up your property’s appearance could mean fewer days on the market and a higher sales price.

Below are a few areas in particular on which you should focus:

*  For a burst of color, plant spring flowers.

*  Tidy up your gardens.

*  Remove glass from light fixtures around your home’s front door and clean thoroughly.

*  Wash down your front door. If the sun has faded the paint, consider repainting.

*  Clean and polish your front door’s hardware. Replace it if necessary.

*  Check your house numbers. Are they still in good shape and visible from the street? If not, replace them.

*  Wash the windows. If this isn’t your strong suit, hire a professional.

*  Check your roof to make sure no shingles are missing or damaged.

*  Remove debris from your gutters and drain spouts.

*  Clean your patio furniture. You want potential buyers to be able to visualize your outdoor living area’s potential.

If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about how to prepare it to sell in today’s ultra-competitive market and how Ebby Halliday Realtors will market your home, both locally and globally, to produce the most-favorable results for you. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Come Home to Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is all about making your home look fresh and welcoming. Enhancing your home’s exterior is a simple way to make the ideal first impression.

From lush landscaping to charming outdoor furniture, these 13 homes have mastered the art of curb appeal.

Home at 1876 Lakeshore Drive in Westlake, Texas

1876 Lakeshore Drive | Westlake | $9,800,000

Home at 5638 Stonegate Road in Dallas, Texas

5638 Stonegate Road | Bluffview | $3,500,000

Home at 2933 Shenandoah Drive in Frisco, Texas

2933 Shenandoah Drive | Frisco | $2,350,000

Home at 4724 W. Hanover Avenue in Dallas, Texas

4724 W. Hanover Avenue | Bluffview | $1,375,000

Home at 5207 Buena Vista Drive in Frisco, Texas

5207 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco | $1,330,000

Home at 6032 Richmond Avenue in Dallas, Texas

6032 Richmond Avenue | Belmont | $1,000,000

Home at 323 Oxford Place in Coppell, Texas

323 Oxford Place | Coppell | $900,000

Home at 505 Heard Street in McKinney, Texas

505 Heard Street | McKinney | $875,000

Home at 7888 Constance Avenue in Frisco, Texas

7888 Constance Avenue | Frisco | $749,900

Home at 5217 Northmoor Drive in Dallas, Texas

5217 Northmoor Drive | North Dallas | $669,000

Home at 7905 Three Forks Trail in McKinney, Texas

7905 Three Forks Trail | McKinney | $599,999

Home at 9034 Windy Crest Drive in Dallas, Texas

9034 Windy Crest Drive | Lake Highlands | $514,900

Home at 2953 Newport Drive in Rockwall, Texas

2953 Newport Drive | Rockwall | $380,000

To view all of the exceptional North Texas homes currently on the market, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Fresh, Welcoming Curb Appeal

You know what they say, there’s only one chance to make a good first impression. Curb appeal is all about making your home look fresh and welcoming — the ideal introduction.


These eight homes make curb appeal look simple. They may inspire you to refresh your home’s first impression.


1 Miramar

4012 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park


2 Watson

5706 Watson Circle | Preston Hollow


3 Kingsbarns

7201 Kingsbarns | The Colony


3 Catamaran

5321 Catamaran Drive | Plano


4 Woods Edge

17503 Woods Edge Drive | Dallas


6 Ridgelea

8402 Ridgelea Street | Bluffview


7 Casa Grande

11894 Casa Grande Trail | Frisco


8 Saint Michael

6316 Saint Michael Drive | McKinney


To see more spectacular curb appeal and view all of the North Texas homes currently on the market, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Idyllic Home With Covered Porch


Although we’ve been told to do otherwise, people often judge homes based on curb appeal. Enhance your home’s exterior with these five tips.


Front Door

Wash your front door and polish hardware — replace if necessary. If the sun has faded the paint or you want a change, consider repainting with a bold new color that brings you joy.


Windows & Gutters

Remove debris from gutters and drain spouts before cleaning. Wash and repair windows or hire a professional. Clean or replace window treatments inside your home that are visible from the outside.



Mow, fertilize and water your lawn. Tidy up gardens; remove dead plants and branches; plant colorful flowers along any path or walkway; and add potted plants by the entry.



Sweep the porch; clear cobwebs from fixtures, railings and corners. Store toys, yard equipment and garbage cans. Clean patio furniture or consider updating worn pieces; add a swing or seating if space allows.


Exterior Touches

Check for missing or damaged shingles. Power wash and repair walkways and driveway. Clean or update light fixtures. Repaint shutters; repair, paint or replace mailbox. Check that house numbers are visible from the street; replace if needed.

Spring Curb Appeal Inspo

Curb appeal comes in many forms, but at its core it’s all about making your home feel fresh and welcoming. Whether it’s landscaping, porch furniture or a general exterior cleaning is up to you.


Take a look at these seven homes making curb appeal look simple. They may inspire you to join the movement.



39 Braewood Place | North Dallas



921 Cedar Shores Drive | Heath



2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake



4321 Southern Avenue | Highland Park



5375 Pebble Creek Drive | Celina


6_5675 FOARD

5675 Foard Drive | Frisco



805 Bristlewood Drive | McKinney


To see more spectacular curb appeal and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2018 is underway. And, if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties in such categories as Curb Appeal, Amazing Kitchens, Homes with History and Modern Masterpieces, and click the VOTE button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!


As always, Ebby Halliday Companies listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:


Curb Appeal

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville – Listed with Kimberly Holt of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this spectacular estate home is ideally situated on nearly 2 acres with gracious gardens and a stocked pond. Dramatic and grand, this home is a masterpiece of intricate architecture and detailed design elements.


Amazing Kitchens

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

6168 Beverly Drive | Frisco – Listed with The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors, this home on just under 1 acre overlooking a serene lake offers a dream kitchen with two islands, Renalto pizza oven, LaCornue range, reclaimed terra cotta flooring, custom armoire Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and built-in coffee zone.


Homes with History

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


6220 Worth St. | Old East Dallas – Listed with Henda Salmeron of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this Spanish Mission-style home with a grand curving staircase, boxed ceilings, inlaid hardwoods and intricate wood detailing throughout features a masterful renovation with the finest modern amenities.


Modern Masterpieces

Cast Your Vote in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


1 Vanguard Way | Dallas – Listed with Charlotte Thompson of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this extraordinary residence is located in Urban Reserve, an enclave of 50 modern homes on a mission to bridge the gap between man and nature. This premier property features regionally sourced materials and is sited for maximum enjoyment of the wooded surroundings along White Rock Creek and Trail.


This is the fifth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.


Click here to vote for your favorites now. HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt ends July 17.


Fresh Listing Friday: Exceptional Custom

Fresh Listing Friday 960

Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is an exceptional custom situated in the newest gated development of North Dallas. 6655 Green Knoll Drive offers professional landscaping, hardwood flooring, spacious living areas, a custom fireplace, decorative sconces, and a security system. Take a virtual tour below to see all the beautiful upgrades throughout.

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $1,495,000
• 4,161 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 4.2 baths
• A custom iron and glass front door
• Private study with French doors and a beamed ceiling
• Kitchen with Marvel wine cooler and built-in LED lighting
• Master suite with hardwood flooring, a beamed ceiling, and sliding doors to the outdoor patio and fireplace


To view this listing, contact Julie Lewis at 972-897-6506 or JulieLewis@Ebby.com

Fresh Listing Friday: Creekside Curb Appeal


Happy Friday all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a charming creekside home in Garland, just northeast of Dallas. The residence at 1227 Winding Brook Drive is situated on a beautifully landscaped lot with an abundance of mature trees.

Need-to-know Details:

• Gorgeous traditional, priced at $575,000
• 3,301 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Hardwood flooring, tall baseboards, stone accents, granite countertops
Study with bay windows


Creekside Curb AppealFront Exterior
Creekside Curb Appeal
Front Entryway
Living AreaCreekside Curb Appeal
Creekside Curb Appeal
Formal Dining Area
Creekside Curb Appeal
Master Suite
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Creekside Curb Appeal
Rear Exterior

To view this listing, contact Ann Stewart at 469-429-7441 or AnnStewartGroup@Ebby.com.

10 Homes that Master Spring Curb Appeal

A short drive around town will tell you spring has sprung in D-FW – tulips are in bloom, hedges are trimmed and homeowners are focused on sprucing up their curb appeal. From the landscaping to the porch furniture, it’s all about making the exterior of your home feel welcoming and fresh, and these 10 homes got it just right.


5830 Falls Road | Dallas – Old Preston Hollow | $5,250,000


3915 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,839,000


5343 Wenonah Drive | Dallas – Greenway Parks | $1,725,000


4415 Woodfin Drive | Dallas – Rockbrook Estates | $1,585,000


4915 Stanford Avenue | Dallas | $1,498,500


4801 Stafford Drive | Colleyville – Stafford Heights | $1,275,000


5434 Ridgedale Avenue | Dallas – Greenland Hills | $1,150,000


7331 Paldao Drive | Dallas – Northwood Hills | $750,000


2333 Lawndale Drive | Dallas – Stevens Park Village | $419,000


11246 McCree Road | Dallas – Lakeland Hills | $259,900

Feature We Love: Front Porches

Feature We Love: Front Porches

It’s safe to say most people grew up with a front porch. Traditionally, they’re associated with a simpler time — when neighbors brought over baked goods, waved to each other from across the way or just hung out and conversed while the sun went down. Regardless, there’s always some emotion brewing when it comes to that classic front space.

The front porch also provides a great opportunity to improve your curb appeal. Because, whether you’re selling or not, it’s always a good idea to make sure your home is giving off the best impression.

Below are a few front porches that have us wishing for a breezy morning (or evening), a hot cup of coffee and a fresh newspaper.

Feature We Love: Front Porches
3441 University Boulevard | Dallas — University Park | $1,450,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
11481 County Road 132 | Celina | $1,150,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
1113 N Canterbury Court | Dallas — Kessler Park (North Oak Cliff) | $799,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
505 W Hunt Street | McKinney | $569,900

Feature We Love: Front Porches
5610 Richard Avenue | Dallas — Vickery Place Conservation District | $419,500

Feature We Love: Front Porches
1220 E Seeton Road | Grand Prairie | $350,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
11 Admiral Way | Pottsboro — Harbor Village | $315,000

Feature We Love: Front Porches
917 King George Lane | Savannah — Continental Congress Village | $215,000