Luxury Market Sizzles


Luxury real estate is in high demand. That’s the only conclusion one can draw from a quick look at D-FW luxury home sales in the past year:

 

Luxury Home Sales

*  $1 to $2 million: up 11.2%

*  $2 to $3 million: up 5.7%

*  $3 to $5 million: up 24.1%

*  Above $5 million: up 33.3%

 

While sales are up in all luxury price points, they are up sharply in the $3 million-and-up segment of the North Texas market.

 

While most North Texans may never own such a property, this is good news for all of us who call D-FW home. It’s a sure sign that we’re feeling better about our economy and are willing to spend on the things we value.

 

Just what will $3 million buy in Dallas-Fort Worth? In short, a lot. Below are a few of the exceptional luxury homes proudly represented by Ebby Halliday’s talented Associates.

 

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162 Shepherds Glen, Heath  I  Offered for $5,900,000

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9525 Alva Court, Dallas I  Offered for $4,999,999

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9226 Hathaway, Dallas  I  Offered for $4,295,000

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10427 Lennox, Dallas  I  Offered for $3,500,000

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5480 Buena Vista, Frisco  I  Offered for $3,475,000

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International. The approximately 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful independent brokerages worldwide. This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. At Ebby Halliday, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to see some of the most spectacular homes listed across the globe, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its listings and Associates, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Strait Lane Circle ‘Jewel Box’ Shines


 

A rare offering, the quietly tucked away one-level jewel box at 10856 Strait Lane Circle was designed by Craycroft-Lacey Partners of Dallas. Built in 1964 and situated on 1.02 acres, this exceptional Mid-Century modern features 11- to 15-foot ceilings, two original brick fireplaces, and clerestory windows for beautiful natural light. This property offers an impeccable pedigree, including double front doors hand-carved by Richard Wincorn, interior lighting by Craig Roberts, and grounds with peaceful vistas designed by Erika Vogel.

 

We hope you’ll enjoy the incredible photos of 10856 Strait Lane as much as we do. This extraordinary property is presented by Joe Kobell of Ebby’s Little White House Office. For more details, click here.

 

 

 

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Like each luxury property represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors, this extraordinary home in one of Dallas’ most picturesque and prestigious neighborhoods benefits from Ebby Halliday’s affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. Ebby Halliday taps the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilizes its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose North Texas luxury listings to buyers across the globe.

 

Discover exceptional homes in Dallas and around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper one’s self have long been major elements in defining the luxury lifestyle. Our fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.

 

MEKONG CRUISING

Luxury river cruise specialists Aqua Expeditions will introduce an exciting new itinerary this year, ferrying guests along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Traveling through an area rich in culture and history, you’ll experience the exotic appeal of Southeast Asia with such destinations as the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restful beaches of Sihanoukville, the equally languid hills around Dalat in the Vietnamese highlands and the fast-paced city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.  AquaExpeditions.com

 

 

 

LEATHER BATHTUB

It’s indulgent, decadent and the ultimate in personal well-being. The Dionisio bathtub from Visionnaire delivers a tranquil escape from everyday stress with an ideal shape that cradles the body and polyurethane padding upholstered in water-repellent leather for a most luxurious experience. Slip into the Dionisio and you’ll immediately feel a sense of self-rejuvenation wash over you in this superior bathtub.  IPE.it

 

 

 

SKIN RECHARGER

Designed to optimize the skin’s electrical potential while gently massaging facial muscles and stimulating the deep layers of the skin, the Lancer Microcurrent Power Boost is the most advanced mechanism in skincare today. By activating the skin and underlying muscles with an electrical charge, the wand improves circulation and produces oxygen and nutrients to rejuvenate while removing toxins. Emblazoned with pure gold plating, the Microcurrent Power Boost is as lavish as it is effective.  LancerSkincare.com

 

 

 

ELEVATED LIVING

The champions of first-class air, Etihad Airways (voted “Best First Class Airline” by the World Travel Awards six years in a row) takes luxury travel to new heights with on-board Residences. Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residences feature a living room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bedroom for the most refined flying experience available. The VIP Travel Concierge will take care of all your pre-flight arrangements and once onboard the Etihad Butler handles all in-flight and après-flight needs. The in-flight chef is a nice touch, as well! Etihad.com

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The summer 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

 

Global Market Pulse


Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, is always monitoring the pulse of luxury real estate. This time they highlight three of the world’s top international markets: Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo.

 

 

Paris  

Highest sale in past 12 months: $52 million

International buyers are coming from: United Arab Emirates, Brazil and the U.S.

The market is currently: a buyer’s market

Top 10% of inventory across the market: About $25,000 per square meter

The bottom line: Foreigners are back and no longer concerned about new tax laws

 

 

San Francisco

Highest sale in past 12 months: San Francisco – $15 million, Bay Area – $40 million

International buyers are coming from: China mostly, but other parts of Asia, as well

Luxury buyers are looking for homes with: Smart technology, spectacular views, wine cellars and home theaters

Top 10% of inventory across the market: $7.5 million and above

The bottom line: Tech money from Silicon Valley is driving a white-hot Bay Area market

 

 

Tokyo

Highest sale in past 12 months: $10 million

International buyers are coming from: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with recent activity from the U.S. and UK

Luxury buyers are looking for: Condos in multipurpose developments

The bottom line: Much of the luxury inventory never makes it to market, but there’s more activity now than any other time in the past six or seven years

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. Luxury Portfolio membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. When buying or selling property outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, Ebby Halliday’s world-class connections can help with real estate needs across North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to discover extraordinary properties for sale worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


 

The fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to approximately 30,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. The new issue is filled with some of the most luxurious homes on the market, from the spectacular Hill Country-style cover home in Dallas’ prestigious Preston Hollow, to an iconic Highland Park estate on beautiful Lakeside Drive.

 

In addition to highlighting the Ebby Halliday Companies luxury listings, this 15th edition of Grand Vie offers interesting editorial content, including a feature story on the latest trends in high-end kitchens; an enlightening story about second homes in the Texas Hill Country by Dallas’ ultimate real estate insider Candy Evans; an interview with luxury linen-maker Federico Pratesi; a look at the season’s hottest color; and a spotlight on the D-FW luxury market.

 

We’re confident you’ll enjoy the newest issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. To view the digital version of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, visit grandviemagazine.com.

Luxury Portfolio International Expands


 

Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, recently welcomed seven new member firms in five countries, expanding its global coverage to encompass more than 200 firms in 30 countries.

 

In the U.S., the newest member firm is Greenwood King Properties, one of Houston’s most-respected real estate leaders. Other recent members include Resort Realty of the Outer Banks, a market leader throughout the coastal Outer Banks, and Silver Creek Real Estate Group, serving the mountain communities around Cashiers, N.C.

 

In Canada, Luxury Portfolio has added Bowes & Cocks Limited, Brokerage, a premier independent brokerage in Ontario.

 

Growth in Europe comes with the addition of Ayikcan Real Estate, a prestigious firm serving both the Asian and European sides of Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey; Junot Investissements, specializing in the unique areas in and surrounding Paris; and Peikert Immobilien AG, which offers a wide range of services in Switzerland.

 

“We are delighted to expand our reach in key markets with these prestigious, market-leading firms,” says Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio. “These brokerages all share our focus on serving luxury clientele with highly specialized services to meet the diverse needs of today’s high-end consumers.”

 

Sellers who list their properties with Luxury Portfolio members benefit from strategic marketing that includes the award-winning website luxuryportfolio.com and targeted online and print advertising that reaches a global audience of affluent consumers. Luxuryportfolio.com markets more than 25,000 luxury listings every year and features more properties listed over $1 million than any competing site. It showcases those properties to more than 3 million high-net-worth consumers annually.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to view its extensive collection of extraordinary properties, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Inaugural Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference Concludes


 

The Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference in Shanghai, China just wrapped up. Luxury Portfolio brokers and sales associates enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture firsthand at the inaugural conference. The event provided participants with a deeper understanding of Asian cultures, including economic, lifestyle and cultural insights that will help them better serve this clientele.

 

Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday’s partner in marketing luxury properties, is a network of 200 premium real estate agencies with properties in 47 U.S. states and 30 countries. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. As a member of this exclusive network, Ebby Halliday’s world-class connections can help with your real estate needs throughout North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Summer Essentials For Your Home


Summertime brings an array of occasions, opportunities and excuses to spruce up your home – both inside and out. Whether you’re hosting an alfresco fete under the stars, attending a Fourth of July pool party, or perfecting your landscaping, the home and garden experts at Nicholson-Hardie have the perfect must-have gifts and green-thumb tools. In the summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, the luxury home magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies, the nursery and garden center’s experts reveal some of their top choices.

 

Six-inch Pot of Mixed Succulents

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Featuring a rainbow of rich greens and unique textures, a potted succulent is an ideal contemporary centerpiece for an outdoor table.  $14.99

 

Dramm Pistol Grip Water Nozzle

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Gardening is a breeze with this nine-way adjustable water nozzle that enables green-thumbs to mist and spray to their hearts content.  $18.99

 

La Cadeaux Melamine Dinnerware

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Brings indoor elegance to your alfresco celebrations with gorgeous unbreakable Melamine dinnerware.  From $14.95

 

Campo de’ Fiori Moss Pot

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Authentic, naturally aged terra cotta planters represent the perfect accent to a living room or terrace.  $90 – $185

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to discover more summer essentials as well as many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


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The summer 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to approximately 30,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. The new issue is filled with some of the most luxurious homes on the market, from the spectacular Mediterranean resort-style cover home in Dallas’ beautiful Bluffview, to an exquisite estate atop a cliff along scenic Turtle Creek.

 

In addition to highlighting the Ebby Halliday Companies luxury listings, this 14th edition of Grand Vie offers interesting editorial content, including a feature story on celebrity homes; an enlightening story about the second-home destinations of Santa Barbara and Montecito by Dallas’ ultimate real estate insider Candy Evans; an interview with noted landscape architect Harold Leidner; and summer “must-haves” from the experts at Nicholson-Hardie.

 

We’re quite confident you’ll enjoy the newest issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. To view the digital version, as well as previous issues of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, visit grandviemagazine.com.

No Mandarin? No Problem!


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Through the Ebby Halliday Companies’ affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, our luxury properties are marketed on the largest and most authoritative source for global property in Chinese, Juwai.com.

 

Ju Wai, which means “home overseas” in Mandarin Chinese, is the clear market leader in China for international property. The site is visited by thousands of Chinese buyers each day from over 315 cities throughout China, as well as major Chinese communities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

 

Simply put, Juwai.com is where Chinese find international property. As China’s No. 1 international property portal, Juwai places luxury homes listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates in front of an exclusive audience of high-net-worth Chinese who are actively looking to invest in international property.

 

To learn more about the distinct advantages our partner in marketing luxury properties offers, visit LuxuryPortfolio.com.