15 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_Del Roy

5614 Del Roy DriveInwood Estates | $1,649,000

 

2_Strait

11340 Strait LaneHockaday Square | $1,550,000

 

3_Purdue

3315 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,435,000

 

4_Armstrong

49 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $1,224,900

 

5_Forest Grove

5104 Forest Grove Lane | Plano | $1,150,000

 

6_Prestwick

5735 Prestwick LaneCambridge Place | $998,000

 

7_Hallmark

4549 Hallmark Drive | North Dallas | $959,000

 

8_Malabar

7533 Malabar LaneJan Mar | $875,000

 

9_Spanky

17110 Spanky Place | Far North Dallas | $825,000

 

10_Cape Coral

4915 Cape Coral DriveBent Tree North | $789,000

 

12_Les Jardins

10740 Les Jardins | Preston Hollow | $659,000

 

13_Kickapoo

5159 Kickapoo Drive | Frisco | $625,000

 

14_1651WhiteTrailDrive-16

1651 White Tail | Prosper$598,000

 

14_Creekwood

1129 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $464,500

 

15_Far Hills

14050 Far Hills Lane | Dallas | $374,000

 

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

15 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_Deloache

5300 Deloache Avenue | Old Preston Hollow | $3,495,000

 

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5609 Willow Bend Court | Plano | $2,895,000

 

2_Watson

5706 Watson CirclePreston Hollow | $2,290,000

 

3_Forest

6243 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $2,199,000

 

4_Tate

10127 Tate Lane | Frisco | $1,495,000

 

5_Wortham

5715 Wortham Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,125,000

 

6_Elmridge

7229 Elmridge DriveFar North Dallas | $869,000

 

8_Copperhill

5003 Copperhill Circle | Parker | $825,000

 

7_Terlingua

13002 Terlingua Creek Drive | Frisco | $814,900

 

9_Middle Town

2296 Middle Town Court | Allen | $775,000

 

10_Cypress

1 Cypress Point Court | Frisco | $750,000

 

11_Cottonwood

1221 Cottonwood Valley Drive | Irving | $625,000

 

12_Macrocarpa

408 Macrocarpa Road | Allen | $619,900

 

13_Willow

1406 Willow Lane | Rockwall | $585,000

 

15_Livorno

1234 Livorno Drive | McLendon Chisholm | $415,000

 

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

Plan Your Tax-Free Weekend Shopping


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Tax-free weekend is days away, and just in time for back-to-school shopping. Are you ready?

 

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday will happen Friday, August 9, through midnight Sunday, August 11. But remember, the tax exemption is only available on certain items under $100. Computers and software are not tax-exempt.

 

Tax-free items include: 

• School supplies
• Art supplies
• School instructional materials
• Clothing and footwear less than $100 per item
• Backpacks

 

Shopping with Mom

 

The best ways to save money on tax-free weekend:

• Planning ahead
• Making a list of items you need
• Looking for the best sales in your area
• Checking for coupons (printable or online)
• Maximizing price match programs where available.

 

Good luck and happy shopping!

Endless Summer: 10 Luxury Lake Homes


With a few weeks left to savor the sweetness of summer, many North Texans are drawn to pools and lakes alike.

 

These amazing waterfront properties will have you wishing for one last lake trip before heading back to school. Better yet, make yourself at home and enjoy an endless summer.

 

1_Palm Drive

4370 Palm Drive | Caney City | $7,580,000

 

2_Island Drive

6 Island Drive | Mabank$2,999,000

 

3_Waterside Drive

13300 Waterside Drive | Malakoff$1,995,000

 

4_Blackfoot Trail

123 Blackfoot Trail | Lake Kiowa$1,595,000

 

5_Nautical Point

114 Nautical Point | Mabank$1,399,999

 

6_Pleasantview Road

488 Pleasantview Road | Winnsboro | $1,399,000

 

7_Hide A Way Lane

530 Hide A Way Lane E. | Hideaway$995,000

 

8_Lynn Dell Drive

2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool | $995,000

 

9_Jackson Circle

265 Jackson Circle | Kerens$969,000

 

10_Medina Court

1217 Medina Court | Whitney$880,000

 

To view all the extraordinary lake homes for sale in North Texas, visit Ebby.com and enter ‘lake’ in the advanced search keyword field.

Beautiful Backyards for Summer Soirées


Planning your next barbecue? There’s no better backdrop than your own gorgeous backyard.

 

From lush landscaping and sparkling pools to incredible patios and outdoor kitchens, these stunning backyards will have you ready to host weekly summer fêtes.

 

1_5540 N 40

5540 N. 40 PlaceFar North Dallas$6,999,000

 

2_10121 Waller

10121 Waller DrivePreston Hollow$5,950,000

 

3_6326 Carrington

6326 Carrington DriveFar North Dallas$2,249,000

 

4_696 Garden

696 Garden CourtSouthlake$1,624,900

 

5_11340 Strait

11340 Strait LaneNorth Dallas$1,599,999

 

6_1739 Bison

1739 Bison Meadow LaneHeath$1,590,000

 

7_7020 Eudora

7020 Eudora DriveNorth Dallas$1,575,000

 

8_11219 Shelterwood

11219 Shelterwood LaneNorth Dallas | $1,280,000

 

9_5710 Bent

5710 Bent TrailFar North Dallas$1,090,000 

 

10_7704 Masters

7704 Masters CourtMcKinney$929,900

 

11_1005 Navarro

1005 Navarro DriveAllen$783,000

 

18_611 Colt

611 Colt Trail | Lucas$775,000

 

12_501 Saint Gabriel

501 Saint Gabriel WayMcKinney | $750,000

 

13_5914 Flintshire

5914 Flintshire LaneFar North Dallas | $749,000

 

14_230 Twin

230 Twin Lakes CourtDouble Oak$677,000

 

15_205 E Chapel

205 E. Chapel Downs DriveSouthlake$649,000

 

16_7128 Underwood

7128 Underwood Drive | Plano$644,900

 

17_2983 Bainbridge

2983 Bainbridge Lane | Frisco$575,000

 

To view all the homes with incredible backyards available across North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

25-Year Pin Awarded to Ebby Family Members


25-Year Pin Awarded to Members of Ebby Family

 

One of the surest signs of a great company is longtime employees, or in our case, sales associates and staff members. The Ebby Halliday Companies are fortunate to have countless individuals who have been with our firm for many years and each year we take the time to honor those who have reached their 25th Anniversary with Ebby Halliday.

 

Recently, longtime members of the Ebby Halliday family received the 25-Year Pin at a luncheon at Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas honoring their significant contributions to the company. In addition to the honorees, this special event was attended by President and CEO Chris Kelly, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, Regional Vice Presidents Carolyn Rosson and Malinda Howell, Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham and Chairman Emeritus Mary Frances Burleson.

 

Everyone enjoyed spending time together, reminiscing about their time with the company, and sharing favorite memories. “This special occasion reminds us that our company has longevity and that staff members and sales associates enjoy being here,” says Kelly. “It’s also a great reminder that we are quite a family of caring people.”

 

We extend a special thank you to the following Associates and staff members celebrating their 25th year:

 

Kathy Gibson

Frisco

Lou Nettle

Ebby’s Little White House

Stewart Lee

Dave Perry-Miller Real EstatePark Cities

Karen Mackanos-Long

Preston Plano Parkway

Joan Erickson, receptionist

Preston Keller

Marilyn Donsky Pailet

Preston Center

Sheila LaTorres

190-Richardson

 

 

PHOTO: Vice President and Director of Marketing Randall Graham, Regional Vice Presidents Malinda Howell and Carolyn Rosson, Ebby’s Little White House Sales Leader Betsy Cameron, Preston Plano Parkway Sales Leader Bill Tucker, Preston Center Sales Leader Ginger Gill, President & CEO Chris Kelly, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Associate Stewart Lee, Preston Plano Parkway Associate Karen Mackanos-Long, Preston Center Associate Marilyn Donsky Pailet, Ebby’s Little White House Associate Lou Nettle, 190-Richardson Associate Sheila LaTorres, Frisco Associate Kathy Gibson, Chairman Emeritus Mary Frances Burleson, Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate – Park Cities Sales Leader Lee Thomas. Not shown is Preston Keller Receptionist Joan Erickson.

 

For more photos from the 25-Year Pin celebration, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Texas Market Sizzles this Summer


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While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) in North Texas, summer “officially” begins tomorrow. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 47 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 3.4%.

 

*  The number of homes sold is up 2.7%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

12 Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love


Catherine Lane © Catherine Lane 2016

 

Father’s Day is fast-approaching. But what do you get the dad who has everything? Celebrate the special men in your life with these dad-approved gifts.

 

1_knife set

Miyabi Kaizen II 10 Piece Set | $999.95

Upgrade dad’s culinary game with these hand-sharpened works of art.

 

2_yeti

 

Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler | $349.99

Help him keep his favorite drinks cool in style.

 

3_watch

Revolver Bronze Age Watch | $140

Give the gift of time with a good-looking wristwatch.

 

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Weber iGrill3 Thermometer | $109.99

Boost dad’s grill skills with this Bluetooth game-changer.

 

5_cocktail kit

S’well Teakwood Cocktail Set | $95

He’ll enjoy delightful beverages anytime, anywhere with this sleek five-piece set.

 

6_speaker

ENEBY Bluetooth speaker | $89

Gift dad a clear, powerful sound experience with seamless connection.

 

7_duffle

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag | $85

This modern travel bag is perfect for weekend getaways or a trip to the gym.

 

8_charger

Drop Wireless Charger | $60

All dads need a convenient way to charge their devices, and the minimalist design doesn’t hurt either.

 

9_socks

Bombas Tie-Dye Calf Socks | $48

Fun socks are always a hit with the bold, stylish dads.

 

10_subscription box

Carnivore Club Classic Box Subscription | $44.99

Tasty monthly treats for the meat-lovers and adventurous eaters alike.

 

11_gift set

Sugarfina Bourbon Collection Gift Set | $42

A decadent duo paired with copper flask sure to delight any bourbon enthusiast.

 

12_cookbook

Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | $35.99

For the chef looking to expand his veggie expertise.

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


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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.