Spotlight on the D-FW Luxury Market


 

Spotlight on the D-FW Luxury Market

 

The Dallas-Fort Worth luxury market continues to see significant growth and is fueling home sales across the Metroplex.

 

Just how significant is the luxury home sales growth in North Texas?

 

In the past year, 12.4% more homes priced at $750,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine’s Spotlight On the Luxury Market feature. Breaking it down further: Luxury home sales are up 11.2% in Dallas County, 17.2% in Tarrant County, and 13.4% in Collin County.

 

In addition to offering luxury market insight and featuring many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 17th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, everything from recipes and grilling tips from local celebrity chefs Tim Byres and Jon Bonnell; to LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; to “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season. Also in the summer issue: special sections for lake homes and farm & ranch properties, and real estate blogger Candy Evans’ take on the vacation-home paradise that is Cape Cod.

 

Luxury is a lifestyle, and Grand Vie celebrates the way we live, love, learn, eat, host, play and work. Pamper yourself at grandviemagazine.com.

 

PHOTO: The estate home at 3660 Ranchero Road on 2.63 acres is offered by Cindy O’Gorman for $7,000,000.

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements in defining your luxury lifestyle. The Summer 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes a collection of trends from Luxury Portfolio International in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Sun Time

While sun bathing can be quite pleasurable and give you a healthy glow, too much of it is detrimental to the skin, With the JUNE bracelet, from Netatmo, you can be sure to always get just the right amount of vitamin D without overexposing yourself to harmful UV rays. Netatmo.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Water Cycling

Take the ride of your life with the world’s most advanced water bike. The Schiller X1 combines an exhilarating and eco-friendly workout with the thrill of being on the open water.   SchillerBikes.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Swing Lounge

When it comes to outdoor furniture, the Swingrest from Dedon is in a league of its own. A chic daybed with a state-of-the-art suspension system, the Swingrest can be hung from anywhere – be it over the water or the veranda. Dedon.de

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Bag Tracker

Modern travel has been refined to a tee, yet lost luggage continues to have the potential to ruin a vacation – until now. Trakdot allows you to locate your checked bags anywhere in the world using a device that easily fits into your suitcase so you can enjoy peace of mind. TrakDot.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

Gourmet Grill

The K1000HS Hybrid Fire Freestanding Grill from Kalamazoo is the end-all be-all of grills. These revolutionary grills put every outdoor cooking technique at your disposal with three heat sources to choose from: Gas, charcoal and wood. A must-have for any true grillmaster. KalamazooGourmet.com.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations, visit the summer edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew Real Estate’s luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection


The wide beaches, the bluffs, sea life and surf of Cape Cod have captured the hearts of generations. Whether you’re a serious second-home buyer or just daydreaming about the beach, we’re confident you’re going to love Candy Evans’ enlightening article on Cape Cod in the brand-new summer 2015 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. As Evans points out, a second home on the cape is just about as close to vacation-home perfection as you can get.

 

The following Cape Cod properties are featured in the newest Grand Vie. They are listed with our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Robert Paul Properties.

 

 Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

Dartmouth, Massachusetts I $25,000,000
 

To learn more, click here.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

East Sandwich, Massachusetts | $1,395,000 

To learn more, click here.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

New Seabury, Massachusetts | $2,995,000 

To learn more, click here.

 

Cape Cod: Vacation Home Perfection

Harwich Port, Massachusetts | $10,500,000 

To learn more, click here.

 

 80KLittleIsland310

West Falmouth, Massachusetts | $4,995,000

To learn more, click here.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is proud to be the exclusive North Texas affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. The company is also the luxury market leader in North Texas, selling more homes priced at $1 million and above than any other broker. To view the digital version of the summer 2015 edition of Grand Vie magazine, click here.

Living Above Par


Living Above Par

It’s fun, it’s social, it’s stylish – what’s not to love about golf? Whether you’re a new student of the game or a seasoned pro, there’s no denying the pleasure of escaping to a pristine course and leaving everything else behind. The only thing better might be living in a golf-course community – every day.

 

Ebby Halliday is proud to represent golf-course homes throughout North Texas. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the golf-course homes you could soon be calling home.

 

Living Above Par

5017 Pinehurst, Frisco I Offered for $1,999,900

Living Above Par

5411 Bent Tree, Dallas I Offered for $1,699,000

Living Above Par

1432 Cottonwood Valley Court, Irving I Offered for $1,654,000

Living Above Par

5030 Southern Hills Drive, Frisco I Offered for $1,500,000

Living Above Par

304 Riviera Drive, McKinney I Offered for $1,005,000

Whether it’s golf, tennis, or water-skiing you prefer, with Ebby.com it’s easy to find just the right home for your lifestyle. With our innovative search features you’ll find just what you’re looking for – and quickly.  Simply click on Advanced Search and enter keywords such as golf, waterfront, pool, tennis court, hangar, whatever, it’s easy! Find the home of your dreams today at ebby.com.

Should I Sell My Home This Summer?


Should I Sell My Home This Summer?

 

While it’s already warm in North Texas, summer doesn’t officially start until Sunday, June 21. With sales prices up (significantly), fewer homes for sale and low interest rates, this summer will offer North Texas residents the ideal climate for selling a home. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common in many area neighborhoods.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider that in the past 12 months:

 

*  The number of homes for sale is down 19%.

 

*  The median sales price is up 11.9%.

 

If you’re considering listing your Dallas-Fort Worth-area home, this summer will offer you an extraordinary opportunity. Contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about the real estate market in your neighborhood and to determine what your home is worth in today’s fast-paced market. To find the ideal agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Fabulous Find: Bookends


Whether you’re stuck in a design rut or just searching for some extra flair, bookends can serve as that tiny creative touch that makes all the difference, regardless of the style of home you have. Following are a few stylish bookends that can help you “get it together.”

 

Fabulous Find: Bookends L’Objet Snake Bookend Set

Designed by former interior designer Elad Yifrach, this L’Objet Snake Boookend Set blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility.

Fabulous Find: BookendCeramic Dachshund Bookend Set

Jonathan Adler caters to the dog lovers with his Dachshund Bookend Set. Part of his Menagerie Collection, this ceramic piece features a simple silhouette with a matte glaze.

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

Miranda Shoe Bookend Set

One look at this pair of bookends and you know exactly who it’s for. The Miranda Shoe Bookend Set  offers a playful message to its recipient.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

Tory Burch Lucite Letters

Personalize your space with these Lucite Letters by Tory Burch. Purchase multiple letters to spell out a single word or just your initials. Regardless, a great accessory to any room.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

Joseph Deer Bookends

For the avid outdoorsman (or woman), this Joseph Deer Bookend Set brings a touch of the woodlands life to any home.

Fabulous Find: BookendLoki Bookends

Sculpted from dark iron, these Loki Bookends feature geometric shapes that add a sophisticated, transitional touch.

 

Fabulous Find: Bookend

 

 

Big Top Bookend Set

Lovers of color rejoice. Based on the classic art of balloon making, this Big Top Bookend Set is shaped like a top dog and adds playful vibrancy to any room.

Home Prices, Sales Set New Records


Home Prices, Sales Set New Records

 

Home prices in North Texas were up 14 percent in May – one of the largest year-over-year gains ever for the area. And, the median home sales price for a pre-owned North Texas homes hit a record $215,000 last month.

 

With 9,484 properties changing hands in May, sales were up 6 percent from the same time last year. May 2015 was the largest one-month sales total ever for North Texas.

 

With strong sales and robust regional growth, North Texas home prices are up by more than 40 percent in the past five years, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc.

 

With 25 offices throughout North Texas, Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas. If you’re considering offering your North Texas home for sale, our talented Associates are ready to assist. To find just the right agent for your needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Ebby Associate Clarke Landry’s listing at 6230 Prestonshire Lane in Preston Hollow was under contract before it ever hit the market.

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet


Whether furry, feathered or scaly, our pets are a part of the family. Always appreciative, they’re like the children we don’t mind spoiling, so why not give them a little luxury treatment? Following are a few favorite products our friends at Luxury Portfolio International have put together to pamper your pets to no end.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Bark & Miao Padpod

It’s no secret that the feline is a discerning animal, and if your furry friend is one of sophisticated taste, the Bark & Miao Padpod is sure to please. Designed to harmonize with contemporary living, this nest-like pad is upholstered with plush, yet durable, Lavene wool that can standup to the rigors of everyday pawing.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Leaving a pet behind when going on vacation is never easy, but Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico has solved the problem by providing a veritable pet-heaven. From a pet cabana by the beach to the “Canine Delights” menu with made-to-order dishes, the resort provides endless accommodations for the pet that lives in the lap of luxury. (They can even get a massage!)

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Okeanos Aquascaping

Now, if your animal companions are of the aquatic persuasion, the experts at Okeanos Aquascaping will design them a luxurious home that rivals your own. Fusing nature with modern design, they’ll create a marine environment for your fishy friends with exquisite underwater vistas, live coral reefs and all sorts of aquatic flora.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Archibird Cage

It’s a work of art that you can use as a table, but most importantly, the Archibird Cage is also a home for your winged pets. Created by French designer Gregoire de Lafforrest, the dwelling consists of three glass consoles on top to keep the vibrant colors of your prized parrot on full display and an ample-sized cage below.

 

LuxeTrends: The Pampered Pet

Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier

The Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier is a timeless and stylish solution to the owner who suffers from separation anxiety. Crafted from monogram canvas that’s particularly resistant to water and scratches and a breathable mesh window, your little ball of fur can stay at your side no matter where you go.

 

Of course, all you really have to do is give them a good belly rub or a new toy and they’ll love you forever, but introduce your pet to a little luxury and they’ll be head over heels!

Defining Your Luxury Style


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements of the luxury lifestyle. The following collection of trends offers some of our favorites in the areas of innovation, exploration and relaxation to add to your life and inspire your own ideas.

 

 Defining Your Luxury Style

Haute Lounger

Inspired by the work of French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, Cassina and Louis Vuitton have collaborated to create the limited edition LC4 CP Chaise Lounger. The self-supporting mattress is covered in natural, untreated Louis Vuitton saddle leather and attached to a polished chrome frame, lending a modern aesthetic to classic Parisian elegance. Cassina.it

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Style

Four Seasons Excursion

For an unforgettable experience of luxury and adventure, escape to the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand. After trekking elephants through lush jungle and spectacular mountain trails, you can unwind in deluxe tented accommodations with unbeatable views and handcrafted furnishings. The epic mountain scenery of the Laos Mountains, Burmese Plains and Ruak River make this once-in-a-lifetime excursion a must-do for every explorer. FourSeasons.com

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Style

Steam Bath

The D12 Vario Onsen bath from KLAFS is the pinnacle of personal well-being. A form of bathing that originated in Japan, the Onsen bath allows you to soak in hot water while simultaneously being wreathed in clouds of steam. The system also incorporates a horizontal shower, allowing bathers to lay down under cascading water, as well as a separate standing shower, so you can pamper yourself to no end without ever leaving home. Klafs.de

 

 

Defining Your Luxury Style

Dining Desk

A modern table that brilliantly merges work and eating spaces, the Poggenpohl Dining Desk uses a whisper-quiet motor to open up along its longitudinal centerline and make room for a number of functional inserts, such as a cutting board or grill plate. A stylish solution for urban dwellers whose space is at a premium or for those with a tendency to bring their work home, the Dining Desk provides a multifaceted environment of unmatched flexibility. Poggenpohl.com

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

D-FW Luxury Market: Solving the Puzzle


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The spring 2015 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

As the magazine’s market-update feature, Spotlight On the D-FW Luxury Market, points out, now is truly an extraordinary time to sell a luxury home in North Texas.

 

In the past year, 2,355 single-family homes priced at $750,000 and up have been sold by real estate agents. That’s approximately 12 percent more luxury home sales than during the prior 12 months.

 

In addition to featuring many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties currently for sale, the 16th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content. Check it out now at grandviemagazine.com.