Fresh, Welcoming Curb Appeal


You know what they say, there’s only one chance to make a good first impression. Curb appeal is all about making your home look fresh and welcoming — the ideal introduction.

 

These eight homes make curb appeal look simple. They may inspire you to refresh your home’s first impression.

 

1 Miramar

4012 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park

 

2 Watson

5706 Watson Circle | Preston Hollow

 

3 Kingsbarns

7201 Kingsbarns | The Colony

 

3 Catamaran

5321 Catamaran Drive | Plano

 

4 Woods Edge

17503 Woods Edge Drive | Dallas

 

6 Ridgelea

8402 Ridgelea Street | Bluffview

 

7 Casa Grande

11894 Casa Grande Trail | Frisco

 

8 Saint Michael

6316 Saint Michael Drive | McKinney

 

To see more spectacular curb appeal and view all of the North Texas homes currently on the market, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Add Beauty & Value to Your Home


1_Braewood

25 Braewood Place | $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, serve as a home to wildlife, and improve the air you breathe.

 

2_Waller

10121 Waller Drive | $5,950,000 | Mary Poss

 

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.

 

3_Point de Vue

1901 Point De Vue Drive | $2,900,000 | The O’Toole LeVan Group

 

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.

 

4_Valencia

2022 Valencia Cove | $2,695,000 | The Marcontell & Gilchrest Group

 

To learn more about trees and how you can improve the environment while improving your property value, visit arborday.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.

13 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 at these exceptional properties.

 

1_Tate Lane

10127 Tate Lane | Frisco$1,585,000

 

2_Armstrong Drive

49 Armstrong Drive | Frisco$1,224,900

 

3_Blackhawk Drive

5221 Blackhawk Drive | Plano$1,099,000

 

4_Woods Edge

17503 Woods Edge Drive | Far North Dallas$1,049,000

 

5_Silver Leaf

9191 Silver Leaf Court | Little Elm$995,000

 

6_Hamilton Green

1351 Hamilton Green | Allen$979,000

 

7_Camden Circle

2201 Camden Circle | Southlake$924,900

 

8_Hawks Ridge

108 Hawks Ridge Trail | Colleyville$799,900

 

9_Oakcrest Road

5920 Oakcrest RoadFar North Dallas$730,000

 

10_Lorion Drive

4309 Lorion Drive | Rockwall$675,000

 

11_Pecan Point

1512 Pecan Point Drive | McKinney$665,000

 

12_Carmel Street

2980 Carmel StreetBryan Place | $599,999

 

13_Swift Avenue

8474 Swift AvenueWhite Rock Hills$395,000

 

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

Global Reach With a Human Touch


Global Reach With a Human Touch

 

Being part of the global economy goes far beyond technology; it requires the human touch. Ebby Halliday Realtors and our sales associates are proud to belong to the global network whose name says it all — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Only the best of the best are part of this collection. Wherever you go, the LeadingRE logo is a symbol of the finest local real estate professionals.

 

“When you choose Ebby Halliday to represent your property, you’ll benefit from a global — not just local — real estate company working on your behalf,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “In addition to the very strong local marketing for which Ebby Halliday has long been known in North Texas, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World provides global marketing and resources, allowing us to provide the very best service to you.”

 

The result? The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network produced more home sales volume last year than any national franchise, over $377 billion, representing over 1.1 million transactions, according to Graham.

 

By tapping into the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network of 130,000 talented sales associates around the world, Ebby Halliday Associates expose homes they represent to buyers on six continents, ensuring there are more eyes on every property. In addition, Ebby Halliday receives inbound clients from other affiliates around the globe who are interested in purchasing a home in North Texas.

 

“At Ebby Halliday, we understand the importance of global reach — and the human touch,” Graham says. “If you’re considering listing your North Texas home for sale, you’ll find just the right agent — with just the right connections — at the award-winning ebby.com.”

 

PHOTO:  The remodeled Tudor at 6914 Vivian (6914vivian.ebby.com) near the Dallas Arboretum is offered by Ebby’s Paula Wier Scofield for $774,000.

 

Multilingual Agents Ready to Assist


Young Hispanic family sitting on sofa reading a book together in their living room

Regardless of your preferred language, at the award-winning ebby.com it’s easy to find an agent who is fluent in that language. Here’s how: Simply click on the Agents and Offices tab at the top of the home page, select Agent Directory and use the pull-down menu for Languages.

 

A few of the languages spoken by Ebby Associates include Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Danish, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.

 

Many Ebby Associates who speak a foreign language offer the ability to search the Multiple Listing Service in that language as part of their ebby.com Agent page. In addition, you’ll find a link to multilingual search capabilities at the bottom, left-hand side of the site.

 

Regardless of your preferred language, Ebby Halliday Realtors and ebby.com offer homebuyers and sellers considerable advantages. Long considered the gold standard in real estate websites – and adding innovative technology regularly,­ such as the only search by light-rail station capability in North Texas – ebby.com is the place to be to start your home search today.

Ebby.com Recognized for Excellence


Ebby.com Recognized for Excellence

Ebby Halliday Realtors has received the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which presents the certification to member real estate firms that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications.

 

Ebby.com earned the certification after reaching high marks on a range of criteria, including usability, design and content, interactivity, responsiveness, search-engine optimization and more.

 

“At Ebby Halliday we are constantly focused on innovation, and to do that in today’s market, you must be focused online,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of Marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “We are proud that ebby.com is one of the most-visited residential real estate websites nationwide, and we’re actively pursuing features that will continue to make it the go-to source for North Texas real estate. Ebby.com offers both buyers and sellers considerable advantages.”

 

For sellers who list with Ebby Halliday, ebby.com offers extensive exposure for their home, including an individual property website. Ebby sellers also benefit from detailed property reports showing how many web users have visited their listing on ebby.com.

 

For buyers, the site offers industry-leading search capabilities, including the Ebby Open House Tour feature, which allows users to create a custom open-house tour, complete with turn-by-turn driving directions. To create a tour, visit ebbyopenhouses.com. Also available is Proximity Search, which is ideal for finding homes within a certain distance of a specific location or landmark. To use Proximity Search, visit proximity.ebby.com.

 

Just a few of the other functionalities of ebby.com include the ability to save favorite homes and searches, and request e-mail notifications of new listings.

 

Today’s homebuyers are mobile and Ebby Halliday Realtors is dedicated to meeting their needs – as well as the needs of home sellers – by providing advanced interactive mapping for consumers on the go.

 

“With the Ebby Halliday Realtors mobile app you’ll enjoy searching for homes more than ever,” says Graham. “Our app provides information in a natural way – starting with a map, not a menu. It’s perfect for buyers on the go.”

 

Available for free, the Ebby Halliday Realtors app provides the latest in augmented reality and allows users to easily search for homes while on the go using several innovative search options. To download the Ebby Halliday Realtors app from the App Store or Google Play Store, search for “Ebby Halliday Realtors.”

 

With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the properties available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Kitchens Worth Crushing On


Dinner reservations are often one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day, but cooking at home with your honey can be even sweeter.

 

Not only are these seven kitchens worth crushing on, they’ll have you wanting to stay in for a romantic meal.

 

1_Willow B

2104 Willow Bend Drive | Plano | $5,999,000

 

2_KING

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

3_Forest

6243 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $2,345,000

 

4_Cedar

2222 Cedar Elm Terrace | Westlake | $1,949,900

 

5_Sea Side

537 Sea Side Lane | McKinney | $1,795,000

 

6_Dowling

1607 Dowling Drive | Irving | $995,000

 

7_Lincoln

1315 Lincoln Court | Allen | $860,000

 

To view all of our extraordinary listings, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

12 Luxe Bath Retreats


The holidays are about giving — not just gifts, but love and joy. With all that delightful cheer comes the hustle and bustle of the season, which can require a little extra relaxation.

 

At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a luxurious retreat? These grand master en suites feature indulgent amenities perfect for unwinding and recharging.

 

261 Hunter Court

261 Hunter Court | Bartonville | $4,995,000

 

2204 Plantation Lane

2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,300,000

 

Hillcrest

11525 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $3,925,000

 

Chartwell

7979 Chartwell Lane | Fort Worth | $3,490,000

 

King Fisher

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

Glade

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville | $2,950,000

 

Carter

501 Carter Drive | Coppell | $2,590,000

 

Harbord

17612 Harbord Oaks Circle | Far North Dallas | $2,495,000

 

Boston

5813 Boston Lane | McKinney | $2,350,000

 

Carrington

6326 Carrington DriveRichardson | $2,249,000

 

Golden Leaf

5805 Golden Leaf Court | Plano | $2,150,000

 

Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,950,000

 

To see more exceptional homes on the market in North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Prep Your Fireplace for Winter


cozy fireplace

 

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.

 

25-braewood

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

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.