12 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_2404 Glade Road

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville$2,950,000

 

2_Hanover

7809 Hanover Street | North Dallas$1,499,900

 

3_6530 Meadow

6530 Meadow RoadNorth Dallas | $1,365,000

 

4_5024 Lakewood

5024 Lakewood Drive | Plano$1,349,000

 

5_5668 Fairfax

5668 Fairfax Drive | Frisco$1,099,000

 

6_6617 Via Italia

6617 Via Italia Drive | Flower Mound$930,000

 

7_2013 Coventry

2013 Coventry Place | Keller$840,000

 

8_9431 Northcliff

9431 Northcliff Drive | East Dallas$699,000

 

9_4224 Danmire

4224 Danmire Drive | Richardson$575,000

 

10_405 Glendevon

405 Glendevon Drive | McKinney$547,900

 

11_125 Wellington

125 Wellington Lane | Heath$469,900

 

12_Timberglen

4330 Timberglen Road | Dallas$425,000

 

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

10 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_5706 WATSON

5706 Watson Circle | Preston Hollow$2,290,000

 

2_6614 Brookshire

6614 Brookshire Drive | North Dallas$2,199,000

 

3_639 Lake Point

639 Lake Point Drive | Irving$1,150,000

 

4_4150 Rock Haven

4150 Rock Haven Court | Flower Mound$1,050,000

 

5_5802 S Woodcreek

5802 S. Woodcreek Circle | McKinney | $950,000

 

6_4833 Cypress

4833 Cypress Point | Frisco$800,000

 

7_6439 Brook Lake

6439 Brook Lake Drive | Far North Dallas$679,000

 

8_4637 Stone Oak

4637 Stone Oak Drive | Carrollton$609,900

 

9_720 Carrie Lane

720 Carrie Lane | Lakewood Village$599,950

 

10_3812 Cabeza

3812 Cabeza De Vaca Circle | Irving$574,000

 

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

Discover the Difference a Realtor Makes


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The North Texas region’s attractive quality of life, strong economy and low cost of living ensure D-FW will continue its steady rise to prominence among the world’s leading metropolitan areas in 2019. If you want to join in on the fun as a North Texas home buyer or seller, now is the time to start looking for a Realtor.

 

This process is different for everyone, but below are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Experience – Look to agents who have put time into their career and the neighborhoods in which they work. This can mean different things, like trusting someone who has spent years in the business or someone who grew up in the area.

 

Personality and interests – Try to do some background work on a potential agent. Many have bio pages, LinkedIn accounts, social media pages, and online reviews. All of these can be helpful, but remember that not having one or the other doesn’t have a direct correlation to how “good” a Realtor is.

 

Career type – Is being a Realtor the person’s full-time career? If you’re on a time schedule, you’ll want to pick someone who’s in the industry full-time.

 

The numbers – If you’re a buyer, don’t choose an agent just because their commission is lower. If you’re a seller, don’t choose them just because they agree with you on how much your home should be listed for. We’ll say two things to justify these points – you get what you pay for, and, in real estate, there’s no telling how much your home will really and truly sell for at the end of the day.

 

Age – Don’t dismiss an agent based on their age, young or old. What makes an agent the right fit for you is not often their age, but their love of their profession, dedication to you, and the points listed above.

 

Need a good place to start looking? Check out our office locations and search all of our wonderful Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors, the No. 1 real estate company in Texas by sales volume.

10 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.

 

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4630 Melissa Lane | North Dallas | $1,225,000

 

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4506 Gilbert AvenueOak Lawn | $975,000

 

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2205 Condor Street | Flower Mound | $749,900

 

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711 Cambridge Manor Lane | Coppell | $689,900

 

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4424 Highlander DriveFar North Dallas | $585,000

 

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167 Springbrook Drive | Prosper | $550,000

 

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1425 Lamp Post Lane | Richardson | $456,000

 

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15762 Seabolt Place, No. 78 | Addison | $449,900

 

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5517 Dearborn Lane | Garland | $395,000

 

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2011 Shoal Creek Trail | Garland | $325,000

 

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

15 Refreshing Pools for Summer


Ready to make a splash? With summer fast approaching, there’s no better way to refresh than by taking a dip in your own backyard pool.

 

Whether you’re hosting a pool party or low-key lounging, these homes feature some of the most stunning pools in North Texas.

 

1_25 BRAEWOOD

25 Braewood Place | Dallas | $8,450,000

2_1900 SHADY OAKS

1900 Shady Oaks Drive | Southlake | $5,490,000

3_2906 Shadow

2906 Shadow Drive W | Arlington | $3,500,000

4_1901 POINT DE VUE

1901 Point De Vue Drive | Flower Mound | $3,250,000

5_5716 SEVILLE

5716 Seville Court | Plano | $2,399,900

6_3201 AMBERWOOD

3201 Amberwood Lane | Prosper | $2,250,000

7_18716 WAINSBOROUGH

18716 Wainsborough Lane | Dallas | $1,425,000

8_5403-miramar

5403 Miramar Lane | Colleyville | $1,190,000

9_3701 preston hills

3701 Preston Hills Circle | Celina | $899,900

10_7230 KENTWOOD

7230 Kentwood Drive | Frisco | $869,900

11_931 W COLORADO

931 W Colorado Boulevard | Dallas | $729,000

12_2448-fairway

2448 Fairway Drive | Richardson | $599,000

13_244-amanda

244 Amanda Way | Decatur | $595,000

14_813-hunters

813 Hunters Glen | Rockwall | $470,000

15_2306 BROKEN POINT

2306 Broken Point | McKinney | $389,990

 

To view all the sparkling pools available across North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Curious About Your Home’s Value?


 

Homeowners are often surprised when they receive their annual statement from the local tax appraiser’s office. Often the assessed value of their home is very different than what they believe the property is worth.
 
Now’s a great time to take a look at the difference between two common real estate terms: “Assessed Value” and “Market Value.”
 
The Assessed Value is the dollar value assigned to a property by a public tax assessor for the purposes of measuring applicable taxes. The number is very often a point of contention with homeowners, who may believe it to be too high or too low. The Assessed Value does not offer a shortcut to a home’s Market Value.
 
The Market Value is the highest estimated price a property will bring in a reasonable amount of time if exposed for sale on the open market. Market Value is influenced by such factors as homes that recently sold in the area, the location of the property, the home’s amenities, and the condition of the property. Of course, Market Value is also influenced by the current economy.
 
Knowing the difference between Assessed Value and Market Value is great. But even better is knowing what your property is worth in today’s fast-paced North Texas housing market.
 
To get started, contact an Ebby Associate today. To find the right agent for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.
 
Heads up, the property tax protest deadline is earlier this year than in previous years. Those wishing to protest, must do so by May 15, 2018, or 30 days after a tax notice is delivered, whichever is later.

Garrison Named Sales Manager of Ebby’s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office


Becky Garrison Named Manager of Flower Mound/Lewisville Office

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed Becky Garrison sales manager of its Flower Mound/Lewisville Office. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, made the announcement.

 
“Becky brings extensive customer service and sales experience, and will be a great mentor to our agents in the Flower Mound/Lewisville Office,” Burleson says. “A two-time recipient of the Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors’ Realtor of the Year Award, Becky offers a long history of distinguished service to our industry and community.”

 
Says Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices for the Ebby Halliday Companies, “I am confident Becky’s background in interior design and real estate will serve her well in our Flower Mound/Lewisville Office. She has an innate understanding of how to prepare homes for sale, and her high energy and engaging personality make her wonderful with both agents and clients.”

 

A longtime resident of North Texas, Garrison has been in real estate since 2005. Having an additional 10 years of design experience with architectural and engineering firms further amplifies her ability to understand clients’ needs and the importance of professionalism.

 
“I am looking forward to empowering our Flower Mound/Lewisville agents to be the best they can be,” Garrison says. “I have always enjoyed mentoring and collaborating with people.”

 

An enthusiastic, personable leader who holds professional designations as a Certified Negotiation Expert, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, a Certified Military Residential Specialist, and a Residential Finance Consultant, Garrison is widely admired for her positive attitude and continued interest in learning. She is dedicated to supporting the office’s agents by providing professional development, the cutting-edge tools Ebby is known for, and one-on-one coaching.

 

Garrison is actively involved in the community, including being a Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor and serving on several boards as a director. In her spare time, she enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband, leading her book club, yoga, gardening, live music and dancing.

 
“I’m excited about the challenge this new position as sales manager of Ebby’s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office brings,” Garrison says. “We are a close-knit group where agents of all experience levels help each other. We strive to be the most educated and professionally prepared agents for our clients. We are proud to be Ebby agents.”

 
For more information on Ebby’s Flower Mound/Lewisville Office, visit flowermound.ebby.com.

Now Is the Time to Find Your North Texas Realtor


Now Is the Time to Find Your North Texas Realtor

 

The North Texas region’s attractive quality of life, strong economy and low cost of living ensure D-FW will continue its steady rise to prominence among the world’s leading metropolitan areas in 2017. If you want to join in on the fun as a North Texas home buyer or seller, now is the time to start looking for a Realtor.

 

This process is different for everyone, but below are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Experience – Look to agents who have put time into their career and the neighborhoods in which they work. This can mean different things, like trusting someone who has spent years in the business or someone who grew up in the area.

 

Personality and Interests – Try to do some background work on a potential agent. Many have bio pages, LinkedIn accounts, social media pages, and online reviews. All of these can be helpful, but remember that not having one or the other doesn’t have a direct correlation to how “good” a Realtor is.

 

Career type – Is being a Realtor the person’s full-time career? If you’re on a time schedule, you’ll want to pick someone who’s in the industry full-time.

 

The numbers – If you’re a buyer, don’t choose an agent just because their commission is lower. If you’re a seller, don’t choose them just because they agree with you on how much your home should be listed for. We’ll say two things to justify these points – you get what you pay for, and, in real estate, there’s no telling how much your home will really and truly sell for at the end of the day.

 

Age – Don’t dismiss an agent based on their age, young or old. What makes an agent the right fit for you is not often their age, but their love of their profession, dedication to you, and the points listed above.

 

Need a good place to start looking? Check out our office locations and search all of our wonderful Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors, the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate brokerage in Texas.

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzling Hot


 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzles

 

Wow, it sure did get hot fast this year! Summer has barely unfurled, but the North Texas residential real estate market is already delivering blistering sales in June. In Dallas-Fort Worth, homes are moving off the market 13.6 percent faster than they did at this time last year as prices continue to hit new record highs.

 

The average home sales price in North Texas in May was $286,200, 6.3% higher than one year ago. However, much of the effect of higher prices is being offset by mortgage rates that are the lowest we’ve seen in three years.

 

Interested in your home’s value in this red-hot market? Contact an Ebby Associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Arriving in or Departing Dallas-Fort Worth?


Moving To or From Dallas-Fort Worth?

 

Individuals and companies who are relocating have access to a lot of information. What they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs.

 

That’s where the relocation experts at Ebby Halliday offer an invaluable service. Ebby’s team of specialists — the largest such in-house team in North Texas — connects relocating consumers with a real estate agent who not only specializes in their area of interest, but also is knowledgeable about lifestyle issues affecting their move.

 

For outgoing clients, Ebby’s relocation experts coordinate with one of the 500 top real estate firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Ebby Halliday is part of a network that dominates in more markets across the U.S. than any competitor.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday’s relocation services or to start your home search today, visit the award-winning ebby.com.