Prep Your Fireplace for Winter


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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.

 

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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

Fall Wishes and Fireplace Dreams


As fall approaches, we’re anticipating warming by the fireplace, rather than baking under the Texas summer sun.

 

These relaxing fireplaces will leave you wishing for fall and dreaming of a cozy fireplace scene. Plus, they’re all currently on the market.

 

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas | $7,995,000

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5300 Spanish Oaks | Frisco | $1,999,000

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5516 Roberts Drive | Plano | $1,349,800

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647 Lake Point Drive | Irving | $1,175,000

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255 Whistling Duck Lane | Double Oak | $999,900

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6707 Istina Drive | McKinney | $879,400

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717 Boardwalk Way | Little Elm | $484,000

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4617 Portrait Lane | Plano | $424,900

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11543 Las Polamas Drive | Frisco | $359,000

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5816 Birchbrook Drive, No. 224 | Dallas | $279,000

 

To see more homes currently for sale, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

10 Outdoor Fireplaces Just in Time for Fall


Today is the official start of the fall season.

 

Though it hasn’t completely cooled off in D-FW, temperatures have (somewhat) dropped and the breezes have started to trickle in. So, in the spirit of fall and the cool nights that follow, we’re featuring the ultimate fall amenity: outdoor fireplaces.

 

Whether in a fire pit or a fireplace, a warm fire is the perfect way to spend an autumn evening. View some of our favorite options that could be yours by the time the season is in full swing.

 

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1750 Trace Bella Court | Westlake | $5,798,880

 

1472839040_480063-29.jpg6118 Azalea Lane | Preston Hollow | $2,250,000

 

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4135 Windsor Parkway | University Park | $2,200,000

 

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6049 Lakehurst Avenue | Preston Hollow | $1,895,000

 

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1276 Somerset Lane | McLendon-Chisholm | $1,590,000

 

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6794 Reims Court | Frisco – Chapel Creek | $1,295,500

 

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4633 Crooked Lane | Dallas – Northaven Estates | $1,095,000

 

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6401 Knollwood Drive | McKinney – Stonebridge Ranch | $799,999

 

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1508 Arizona Drive | Allen – Suncreek | $769,000

 

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3001 Sunvalley Drive | Richardson – The Knolls at Breckinridge | $405,000

 

 

 

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter


Colder weather is here and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again (check out 14 of our favorites here). 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 there as well.

 

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. Many people close them in order to keep out small animals when their fireplaces aren’t in use. 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.

14 Fireplaces to Warm Up to This Holiday Season


Can you believe Thanksgiving is a little more than two weeks away? Believe it.

 

Although cozying up by the fire isn’t on the top of everyone’s to-do list right now, we can’t help but acknowledge that the holidays are just around the corner. And, if your expecting guests, it’s about that time to get your fireplace roaring again.

 

Following are 14 fireplaces that will have you curling up to warmth in no time.

 

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6318 Turner Way | Dallas – Preston Club Estates | $1,575,000

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400 Travis Court | Irving – Cottonwood Valley | $1,260,000

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6205 Azalea Lane | Dallas – Preston Royal | $1,200,000

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5833 Portsmouth Lane | Dallas – Cambridge Place at Preston Trail | $1,045,000

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11720 Forest Court | Dallas | $935,500

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5802 Kenwood Avenue | East Dallas | $899,000

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9005 Meadowknoll Drive | Dallas – Town Creek | $849,900

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6065 Star Trail Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $789,900

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400 La Paz Court | Irving – University Hills | $680,000

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3513 Springhouse Way | Celina – Light Farms | $599,999

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7351 Glendora Avenue | Dallas – The Meadows | $579,000

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6901 Flintcove Drive | Dallas – Prestonwood | $539,000

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6018 Spring Flower Trail | Dallas – Preston Port Estates | $419,000

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18024 Carrollwood Drive | Dallas | $359,000

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter


Colder days are here to stay and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again. Before you fill your home with the warmth and smell of a cracking fire, though, there are some precautions you should take.

 

1. Check the Chimney: Have you called a chimney sweep recently? Experts recommend you have your chimney cleaned once a year. A fireplace is only as good as its chimney, so make sure you have it cleaned and inspect the exterior structure to make sure there are no obvious issues there as well.

 

2. 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. Many people close them in order to keep out small animals when their fireplaces aren’t in use. Simply look up and reach for a chain or lever to open it back up.

 

3. Vacuum: A quick vacuuming of the flue, smoke shelf, and the surrounding hearth is the last step to preparing for fabulous fires for many months to come.

 

If you’re about to be without a fireplace in the upcoming winter months, we have plenty of homes that could have you curling up by the fire in no time!

 

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^6313 Biltmore Lane, McKinneyGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^6650 Aintree Circle, DallasGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^3923 Ridgecrest Drive, Flower MoundGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^2108 Grayson Road, McKinneyGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^1258 CR 132, Whitesboro

Get Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^4508 Oxbow Drive, McKinneyGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^9034 Maple Glen Drive, Dallas
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^1229 Homer Johnson Lane, GarlandGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^2108 Meridian Way, RichardsonGet Your Fireplace Ready For Winter

^1027 Countryside Drive, Cedar Hill 

Fall Fire Features


If you haven’t heard, today is the official beginning of the fall season. Though it hasn’t completely cooled off in DFW, temperatures have dropped a little and the breezes have started to roll in. So, in the spirit of fall and the cool nights it brings, we’re featuring the ultimate fall amenity- outdoor fire features.

 

Whether it’s in a fire pit or a fireplace, a warm fire is the perfect way to spend an autumn evening. Check out some of the options that could be yours by the time the season is in full swing.

Fall Fire Features^4818 Irvin Simmons Drive, Dallas

Fall Fire Features^2805 Westminster Ave., University Park

Fall Fire Features^2413 Hollow Hill Lane, Lewisville

Fall Fire Features^6796 Trailing Oaks Drive, Frisco

Fall Fire Features^4 Westchester Court, Heath

Fall Fire Features^111 Beachwood Drive, Trinidad

Fall Fire Features^1605 Tokalaun Court, Lucas

Fall Fire Features^116 Brentwood Drive, Heath

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces


Ok, we know it’s just about 100º outside and cozying up by the fire isn’t exactly on the top of everyone’s list of things to do right now, but we had to acknowledge the gorgeous stone fireplaces we’ve seen in our listings recently. It seems like every other new home that comes on the market has a stunning stone fireplace in it.

 

Whether it’s just the mantle or a towering two-story feature, stone around a fireplace has a certain soothing and, ironically, cooling feel about it. The smooth texture and variety of ornate designs that it can be made into puts stone in a category of its own.

 

Even though they’re not always in season, fireplaces of any kind are always a desirable feature in real estate. They create a focal point, an element around which to arrange your furniture, and warmth when it’s cold out. Take a look at the listings around D-FW where we’ve found this fabulous feature.

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces^6230 Prestonshire Lane, Dallas 

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces^2933 Shenandoah Drive, Frisco

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces^6353 Memorial Drive, Frisco

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces^1432 Cottonwood Valley Court, Irving

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces^6704 Frankford Road, Dallas

Feature We Love: Stone Fireplaces^5829 Red Wolf Lane, Plano

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