Vote Your Faves in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties 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 Realtors listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Modern Backyard Made for Entertaining

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2221 King Fisher DriveWestlake – Listed with Trisha Hoelscher, this transitional home features broad sliding doors that open the home’s interior to its exterior living spaces. Sage green trim pops against the white stone exterior and ties in with the surrounding Texas landscape.

 

Mansion With Manicured Grounds

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10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow – Listed with Mary Poss, this luxurious slice of heaven has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an acre of land and over 10,000 square feet of living space in which to make yourself comfortable.

 

Enchanting Sunken Garden

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas – Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this cozy patio includes a fire pit and rocking chairs, where family and guests may enjoy temperate Dallas nights. The patio is trimmed by a koi pond and terraced flower beds and is accessible by a slate bridge, lending to its intimate feel.

 

This is the sixth-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.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

Notable Celebrity Homes


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Celebrities and luxury real estate have long resided hand in hand. But living in the public eye makes it all the more important to have a home where one can relax and retreat from the world. The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, North Texas’ premier luxury home magazine, highlights two of our favorite celeb-worthy homes that provide ultra-luxe living with the utmost privacy.

 

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Harry Connick Jr. | Connecticut

Situated on 4.61 acres atop a hill in New Canaan, Connecticut, stands singer/songwriter Harry Connick Jr.’s rustic estate. Once part of a dairy farm built in the 1890s, the 11,600-square-foot main house hosts seven spacious bedrooms, six baths and two half-baths. The property includes two additional barns.

 

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Kelly Clarkson | Tennessee

Singer Kelly Clarkson is parting ways with her lakefront mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Clarkson bought the 4-acre property in 2012 and extensively remodeled the seven-bedroom home, which overlooks Old Hickory Lake. The grounds include a pool house, playground and English garden.

 

Celebrity listings, luxury market insight, design trends and spectacular homes in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond — they’re all part of the spring/summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. See it now at grandviemagazine.com.

Reflecting Luxe in Your Own Style


Creative experiences and devices reflect the essence of luxury — staying abreast of the most interesting and exclusive innovations around the world is essential to a luxury lifestyle. This collection of luxe trends showcases some of our favorite products and pursuits that encourage and cater to a life well lived.

 

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Aston Martin AM37 Yacht

Described as “the ultimate day boat,” the AM37 combines remarkable design and innovative technology. Created by high-end English carmaker Aston Martin and handcrafted by Quintessence Yachts, the AM37  is a 37-foot-long yacht made of 3,500 unique parts. Combining bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the AM37 is a remarkable yacht designed for the most discerning buyer.

 

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Oura Ring

The Oura Ring tracks physical activity throughout the day to analyze how daily behaviors affect sleep patterns. The ring is designed to be worn all day and tracks the wearer’s steps, distance traveled and calories burned. All of this data is available in an online dashboard or the smartphone app, and helps users understand how to adjust daily activities to perform better during the day and have a better night’s sleep.

 

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Tree Hotel

Tree Hotel, an experiential lodging company based in the small town of Harads, Sweden, offers a unique experience for those seeking a hotel stay like none other. The owners of Tree Hotel have worked with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects to create “tree rooms” that are suspended 4 to 6 meters above ground within the nearby forest. Guests can choose from seven tree rooms, including the polished Mirrorcube that reflects the beautiful forest scenery.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring/summer edition of the Ebby Halliday Companies 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.

Market Your Luxury Home to the World


 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

 

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 50,000 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: The estate home at 5326 Edlen in Old Preston Hollow exceeds all expectations. It is offered by Ebby’s Patricia Stampley for $8,650,000.

 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

 

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Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

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Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent


 

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent

 

Dallas-area home prices were up by more than 9.5 percent in the latest housing report from CoreLogic. The only major market in the report with a bigger gain was Denver, where home prices were up 10.9 percent year-over-year.

 

“Home prices reached the bottom five years ago, and since then have appreciated almost 40 percent,” Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, said in the report. “The highest appreciation was in the West, where prices continue to increase at double-digit rates.”

 

North Texas home prices are at record levels. Dallas-Fort Worth topped other major Texas cities for both first-quarter annual price increases and sales, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors.

 

To determine the market value of your North Texas home, contact an Ebby Halliday sales associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Child’s Play: Grand Vie Highlights Kids Rooms


Child's Play: Grand Vie Highlights Kids Rooms

 

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Child’s Play,” featuring advice on designing the ideal bedroom for your child from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer.

 

“Your child(ren) should absolutely have a say in their room’s design,” says Geyer. “After all, it is their room. You want them to feel connected to and proud of it. I’m not saying they should drive the ship on the decision-making, but let them brainstorm with you on the color palette and functionality.”

 

While kids often want to highlight a particular theme, Geyer says that can get tricky. “If you choose something associated with a particular TV show or character, chances are your child will tire of it at some point – it’s the nature of growing up,” she says.

 

Kids rooms offer the perfect opportunity to have fun with bold colors and patterns, Geyer says. Using geometric shapes to paint a large-scale pattern on the bedroom wall provides a bold and impactful design. It also allows for a smooth transition into the older years. If you want to have a theme, consider painting it on a feature wall or using removable wallpaper or decals, which may easily be changed out as your child matures.

 

“Monogramming pillows and other items can instill pride and ownership for a child in their room,” Geyer says. “It helps define the space as theirs, created just for them. From large wall art and letter lights to embroidered linens and towels, adding their name or initials to a space helps make it their own.”

 

For more advice on designing the ideal child’s room, visit grandviemagazine.com.

 

 

Child's Play: Grand Vie Highlights Kids Rooms

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Dan Piassick

 

A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things


As everything outside turns a bit greener, it’s time to spruce up indoors as well. Spread spring fever inside your home by adding bright pops of color. From vases to throw pillows, here are a few of our favorite spring items that will transition beautifully to summer.

 

A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

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A Few of our Favorite Spring Things

Turquoise Beaded Hemp Chandelier

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A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

Coral Rhino Chairs

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A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

Skating Dog Sculpture

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A Few of Our Favorite Spring Things

The Missoni Kew Pillow

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To see more of our favorite spring things for your home, visit North Texas’ premier luxury-home magazine at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Spotlight On The North Texas Luxury Market


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The Dallas-Fort Worth luxury housing market is experiencing substantial growth and is fueling home sales across North Texas. Just how significant is the luxury home sales growth in our region?

 

In the past year, 15.8% 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 17.3% in Dallas County, 16.9% in Tarrant County, and 13.9% in Collin County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 19th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Child’s Play,” featuring advice on designing the ideal bedroom for your child from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the spring issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the importance of global marketing in the luxury-home market segment.

 

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

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

We’re very excited to share that the spring 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to approximately 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 some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 19th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Child’s Play,” featuring advice on designing the ideal bedroom for your child from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the spring issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the importance of global marketing in the luxury-home market segment.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the spring 2016 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you! See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Our People are the Difference


Our People are the Difference

Many things make Ebby Halliday Realtors unique in North Texas – a legacy of sincere service to the community for more than 70 years, the first MLS transaction, and more than $7.85 billion in real estate transactions in the past year – but what really makes the company special is its people.

 

“Ebby always said she was able to achieve what she was able to because she was blessed with a great team,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “We care for each other and we care for our clients. This more than anything is what makes this company stand head and shoulders above everyone else in the industry.”

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a reflection of Ebby herself, an extraordinary leader who inspired thousands of people with her simple approach of “Do Something for Someone Every Day.” And, as the company has grown, it has attracted many like-minded individuals who have played major roles in enriching its reputation for empathetic, knowledgeable and hardworking sales associates and employees.

 

“We’re a company, a corporation, but we’re hardly faceless,” Burleson says. “We’re made up of real people, with big hearts and keen minds – people who care about serving other people. We are quick to listen and slow to speak. We are given to taking on our clients’ problems as if they’re our own. And we’re determined to always do right by them.”

 

Visit ebby.com to find the right agent for your real estate needs.