Prep Your Fireplace for Winter


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Cooler weather is here and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again. Before you fill your home with the warmth and scent of a crackling fire, there are some precautions to take.

 

Check the Chimney — Have you called a chimney sweep recently? Experts recommend having your chimney cleaned once a year. A fireplace is only as good as its chimney, so inspect the exterior structure to make sure there are no issues.

 

Open the Flue — Ever started a fire and had the room fill with smoke? If you’re new to fireplaces, you may not realize that this happens when the flue is closed. Simply look up and reach for a chain or lever to open it up before you light the fire.

 

Vacuum — A quick vacuuming of the flue, smoke shelf and the surrounding hearth is the last step in preparation for fabulous fires in the coming months.

 

If you’re going to be without a fireplace this winter, we have plenty of homes that could have you curling up by the fire in no time. Below are a few. To see all of our incredible homes for sale, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

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25 Braewood Place | Far North Dallas

 

4370 PALM DRIVE

4370 Palm Drive | Caney City

 

2221 KING FISHER

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake

 

4774 BYRON

4774 Byron Circle | Irving

 

800 ROCHESTER

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake

 

10964 CROOKED CREEK

10964 Crooked Creek DrivePreston Hollow

Love This Listing: Northwood Hills Modern


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Situated in Far North Dallas and renovated to perfection, this lovely home offers an open floor plan with high ceilings and abundant natural light. The spacious residence includes a tranquil backyard, extensive upgrades throughout and a dream kitchen with high-end appliances and plentiful storage.

 

Ebby Preston Keller Associate Deborah Laza will hold the property open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 6229 Stonehill Drive
• $825,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths
• 3,634 square feet

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home


Trees Add Value, Beauty to Your Home

 3625 Ranchero | $6,750,000 | The O’Gorman Group

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.

 

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

5323 Swiss Ave. | $3,700,000 | Kay Weeks

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.

 

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

9505 Inwood Road | $3,100,000 | Cindy Solice

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.

 

Trees Add Beauty, Value to Your Home

6634 Aberdeen | $2,100,000 | Paulette Greene Group

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. To learn more about the beautiful homes featured in this post, as well as all of the homes currently available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

 

 

Love This Listing: Northeast Dallas Gem


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This charming North Hill Estates home offers a spacious floor plan with large bedrooms, updated bathrooms and more. The chef’s kitchen includes gorgeous white cabinetry and a breakfast bar, while a stunning second living area features three walls of windows overlooking the picturesque backyard. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

6338 Town Hill Lane
• $524,900
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 baths
• 2,277 square feet

12 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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6616 Pemberton Drive | Dallas | $2,150,000

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9 Dunrobin | Garland | $1,290,000

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5525 Prestwick Lane | Dallas | $1,260,000

4 Inwood

11220 Inwood Road | Dallas | $1,125,000

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1628 Gladewater Drive | Allen | $1,049,000

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3801 Cabeza De Vaca Circle | Irving | $989,000

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1221 Bellagio Court | Lucas | $859,900

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2404 Trinity Court | Heath | $739,999

9 Huron

1201 Huron Drive | Grapevine | $675,000

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607 Park Place Boulevard | Rockwall | $549,000

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5150 Pond Crest Trail | Fairview | $475,000

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1309 Cadbury Lane | Keller | $469,900

 

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

Love This Listing: Brentfield Beauty


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Situated on a corner lot in Far North Dallas, this beautifully remodeled home features an open floor plan with herringbone white-oak flooring. The stunning kitchen includes high-end appliances and leathered granite countertops, while the backyard paradise offers a covered patio, mature trees and a flagstone pool deck perfect for entertaining. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

16901 Colegrove Drive
• $675,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 3,148 square feet

Love This Listing: East Dallas Modern


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Situated in East Dallas off Lower Greenville, this modern townhome features abundant natural light, high-end appliances and designer finishes throughout. Enjoy the comfort of low-maintenance living combined with beautiful design and an unbeatable location. Another perk: entertainment, dining and nightlife are steps from your front door — neighborhood walkability, check. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2204 Chunk Court
• $620,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,348 square feet

Love This Listing: Oak Lawn Townhome


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Situated in an 8-unit townhome project, this three-story, modern walk-up features clean lines and upgraded amenities. The contemporary-style residence offers a non-traditional layout and an attached garage with ample storage. From shopping and dining to nightlife and entertainment, enjoy a pedestrian lifestyle in the Oak Lawn area. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2706 Throckmorton St. D
• $549,000
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 1,919 square feet

Love This Listing: True Mid-Century Modern


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Built in 1954 by architect Robert Perry as his personal residence, this Mid-Century modern home has been updated with careful attention to preserving its original architecture, while adding Santa Barbara flair. Amenities include a lush entry courtyard, stunning designer finishes, a Zen library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and a sparkling waterfall pool. You’ll enjoy a spacious master suite with dual walk-in closets, while guests delight in a private suite with a fireplace and full bath. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

3837 Fairfax Avenue
• $1,175,000
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,667 square feet

Love This Listing: Kessler Park Gem


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From handscraped hardwood flooring to a large backyard deck, this beautifully remodeled home in Kessler Park offers designer finishes, abundant natural light and updates galore. With three large living areas and an incredible sunroom, the residence is great for entertaining family and friends. Situated near the Bishop Arts District, you’ll enjoy restaurants, shopping and entertainment within minutes. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

 

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 1227 Woodlawn Avenue
• $686,500
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 3,691 square feet