Dallas Leads Nation in Home Price Gains


The Dallas area had the largest year-over-year home price rise in the country in October – up 9.1 percent from the year before, according to a just-released report from CoreLogic Inc. Nationwide, prices were up 6.8 percent from October 2014.

 

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Determining your home’s market value is a job for a properly educated real estate professional. If you’re considering offering your home for sale, contact an Ebby agent to determine the current value of your property. To get started, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

International Network Offers Advantages


International Network Offers Advantages

 

Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success. Ebby Halliday Realtors offers clients whose homes are priced at $750,000 and above the advantages of its affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network.

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing over 35,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe.  Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Luxury Portfolio offers sellers extensive search engine and social media strategies – ensuring their luxury listing is in front of today’s sophisticated consumers where and when they are searching. In addition to leveraging social media platforms, Luxury Portfolio utilizes international partner websites, such as juwai.com, which reaches beyond the Great Firewall of China to target the wealthy Chinese buyer, and wallstreetjournal.com, to reach affluent online viewers. Each property on luxuryportfolio.com is translated to nine languages and 60-plus currencies, which results in consumers visiting the site from almost every country each month.

 

Simply put, sellers who list with Ebby Halliday significantly increase the chances of attracting a qualified buyer to their luxury home due to our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. For buyers, finding a home is a personal process of discovery, and Ebby Halliday Realtors and the accomplished global network of Luxury Portfolio brokers is ready to assist in the journey. Explore luxury properties around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of its listings at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTOS: Built in 2014, the stunning four-bedroom home at 3826 Medallion Lane in Dallas is offered by Ebby’s Karen Keegan for $1,649,000.

 

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

International Network Offers Advantages

 

Fall: The Coziest Season of Them All


With the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting cooler, it’s time to spend a little more time inside. The new fall/winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living highlights a few products that prove you don’t need a full overhaul to take your home from summer to fall.

 

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Velvet Ottomans

IBB Design Fine Furnishings

IBBDesign.com

 

Axis Lumbar Pillow

Laurier Blanc

LaurierBlanc.com

 

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Leather Log Basket

Life Of Riley

LifeofRileyOnline.co.uk

 

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Miya Company Sendan Tokus Salad Plate

Dwell

Store.Dwell.com

 

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Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Diffuser

Neiman Marcus

NeimanMarcus.com

 

 

To see more fantastic fall-inspired products as well as some of the most extraordinary homes currently for sale in North Texas and beyond, click here.

Home Amenities Likely to Grow in Demand


Home Amenities Likely to Grow in Demand

 

Some amenities that homebuyers now consider “nice-to-have” may soon move into the “must-have” category. Below are three that experts say are likely to grow in demand among home shoppers:

 

Smart homes – More homes will be controlled via a smart phone or tablet in the coming years. Appliances and home systems can be turned on, off, or programmed via mobile devices. Smart refrigerators are emerging that have built-in apps that can even create grocery shopping lists and smart ovens can be remotely controlled to start dinner or check on the status of what’s cooking.

 

Stainless-steel alternatives – Stainless-steel appliances have long dominated but some homebuyers are seeking alternatives. White ice and slate are increasingly popular. Slate is being touted as an easy choice to blend in with other black, white, or stainless steel finishes. It can resist fingerprints and washes easily too.

 

Energy efficiency Many buyers place a premium on finding a home with energy-efficient, cost-effective appliances. Energy Star-qualified appliances use up to 50% less energy than older counterparts. Also gaining popularity are smarter appliances, including dishwashers that can determine the appropriate cycle length and water temperature as well as washers that extract more water from laundry during the spin cycle so the dryer has less to do.

 

Game On: Add Luxury to Your Game Room


Everyone loves a good game room for taking in the sights and sounds of fall football. Just because your room is sporty, doesn’t mean it should be without luxury. Add these products to your game-watching space to score style points.

 

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Bar Cabinet

IBB Design Fine Furnishings

IBBDesign.com

 

 

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James Chaise Lounge

Mortise & Tenon Handmade Furniture

MortiseTenon.com

 

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Acacia Rectangle Tray

Mark and Graham

MarkAndGraham.com

 

Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Buffalo Check Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

FaribaultMill.com

 

Add Luxury to Your Game Room

Sven Oxford Blue Chair

Bryght

Bryght.com

 

For more luxurious game room ideas, check out the brand-new Fall/Winter edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, North Texas’ premier luxury home publication.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

We’re excited to announce that the fall/winter 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to almost 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. It’s the only magazine that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in North Texas and includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to featuring extraordinary luxury properties, the 18th edition of Grand Vie offers plenty of interesting editorial content, including a special section for farm & ranch properties; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; fall-inspired recipes from local celebrity chefs Kirstyn Brewer of Victor Tangos and Blaine Staniford of Grace Restaurant; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the North Texas ranch market.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the fall/winter 2015 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re big on little folks and the communities they create. We’re also proud to have been a return sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon benefiting the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm.

 

AT&T Stadium in Arlington was the place to be yesterday afternoon as the playing field at Jerry World hosted hundreds for the annual luncheon benefiting The Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. The event was attended by the entire Dallas Cowboys organization, Happy Hill Farm students and supporters from throughout the North Texas region.

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational, interdenominational college-preparatory, day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.

 

Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm Academy has been near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s new academic complex.

 

To learn more about Happy Hill Farm, visit happyhillfarm.org.

 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

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Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Fifty Years of Style


Fifty Years of Style

 

NorthPark Center turns 50 on Wednesday. At a time when many malls are struggling, this Dallas icon is at the top of its game.

 

NorthPark is among the top dozen malls in the U.S. Its sales are trending at $1.3 billion this year, or almost $1,100 a square foot, according to a recent Dallas Morning News story. That’s more than twice as productive as the average U.S. regional mall.

 

Known for its artwork, NorthPark has an art director on staff and more than 50 original pieces on display. Landscaping is another major differentiator for NorthPark, which spends two to three times what a typical mall might spend on landscaping.

 

The finest retail, restaurants and entertainment, world-class art and a one-of-a-kind cultural experience in a truly unique setting – the difference is evident to all who visit this Mid-Century treasure in the heart of Dallas.

 

Happy Birthday to NorthPark. We’re already looking forward to the next 50 years.

 

Photos courtesy of NorthParkCenter.com

 

LuxeTrends: A Splash of Luxury


With the dog days of summer in full swing, there’s only one sure way to beat the heat: get out on the water. Whether you’re sailing, riding the waves or fishing, having a good time on the water is the ideal indulgence at this time of year, and of course, offers ample opportunity to flaunt your best nautically inspired fashion. Below are a some favorite toys and garb from our friends at Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s partner in marketing luxury properties. They’re sure to keep you cool as the heat cranks up in North Texas.

 

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Quadrofoil

From jet skis to windsurfing, the water has always been a place for toys, and the Quadrofoil is the latest and greatest. On top of providing endless fun, this environmentally friendly watercraft is completely electric. The foil system essentially lifts the hull out of the water for minimum resistance, and unsurpassed safety is ensured by its anti-collision system and unsinkable design.

 

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Sea Bags Tote

As any sailor knows, picking up your anchor means it’s time for adventure, and that’s exactly what you’re prepared for with the Navy Anchor Tote from Sea Bags. Combining the best of style and durability, this longtime icon made from recycled sails will make a bold statement on the docks or at the beach. Detailed with hand-spliced rope handles, it’s an authentic, must-have for every sailor this season.

 

 

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Bottega Veneta Boat Shoes

Lending a touch of high fashion to a timeless look, the Bottega Veneta Boat Shoe is the perfect footwear for wherever your sea legs take you. Exquisitely crafted and utterly versatile, whether you’re setting sail to Bermuda or splicing the mainbrace at the yacht club (translation: having a drink), these calf leather kicks will have you looking your best.

 

When the sun is blazing and it’s time to dive in, we hope this short list helps you make some cherished memories with friends and family on the water! To see the full list from Luxury Portfolio International, click here.

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Living


Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Living

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including recipes and grilling tips from local celebrity chefs Tim Byres of Smoke and Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine and Waters I Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine; a spotlight on the North Texas luxury market; special sections for lake properties and farm & ranch properties; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the vacation-home paradise that is Cape Cod.

 

Grand Vienow in its 17th edition, is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. The perfect-bound publication is direct-mailed to approximately 50,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across the Metroplex, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail.

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of their listings, visit ebby.com.