8 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 and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

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1905 Cottonwood Valley Circle S | Irving | $2,600,000

2_4729 MELISSA LANE

4729 Melissa Lane | Dallas | $1,340,000

3_6722 VANDERBILT AVENUE

6722 Vanderbilt Avenue | Dallas | $999,900

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1725 Hilton Head Lane | Frisco | $974,900

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1176 Talley Road | Garland | $849,000

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6505 Sleepy Spring Drive | Plano | $614,900

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881 Wind Brook Lane | Prosper | $429,000

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414 Royal Colonnade | Arlington | $384,000

 

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

11 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 and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

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612 Scenic Drive | Irving | $1,050,000

911 WESTMORE LANE 1

911 Westmore Lane | Lucas | $914,000

3417 BUCKINGHAM

3417 Buckingham Lane | Highland Village | $699,000

1014 CREEKWOOD

1014 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $699,000

16101 RED CEDAR TRAIL

16101 Red Cedar Trail | Dallas | $679,000

3951 VENETO DRIVE 1

3951 Veneto Drive | Frisco | $675,000

3723 BUFFALO

3723 Buffalo Way | Celina | $540,000

6109 HERON BAY LANE

6109 Heron Bay Lane | McKinney | $499,950

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7517 Vista Ridge Court | Garland | $388,500

1513 MILSAP ROAD 1

1513 Milsap Road McKinney | $368,000

3511 VAN ZANDT ROAD 2

3511 Van Zandt Road | Melissa | $269,900

 

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

As Summer Arrives, Lake Living Beckons


Warmer weather is here and the time is right to take advantage of the lake lifestyle we’re privileged to enjoy in North Texas. And, it’s true that nothing brings family together like a lake home.

 

Long, relaxing weekends await at these lake properties listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

1_176 CR 2921

176 CR 2921 | Pittsburg | $2,250,000

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388 Stonewall Drive | Streetman | $1,150,000

3_7305 RAMBLEWOOD DRIVE

7305 Ramblewood Drive | Garland | $695,000

4_6902 EDGEWATER DRIVE

6902 Edgewater Drive | McKinney | $650,000

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258 Lakeview Drive | Trinidad | $475,000

6_1628 MONA COURT

1628 Mona Court | Tool | $419,000

 

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

9 Outdoor Paradises


With more sunny days and warm evenings ahead, the opportunities for outdoor entertaining are endless. Especially when your paradise is worthy of sharing.

 

Whether you’re hosting a backyard soiree or dining alfresco with family, these nine listings are sure to cause outdoor-space envy.

 

14 Via Contrada Isola

14 Via Contrada Isola | Rome | $6,000,000

5700 Imperial Ct

5700 Imperial Court | Plano | $2,750,000

400 Windwood

400 Windwood Court | McKinney | $1,395,000

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2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool | $1,250,000

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809 Silverton Street | Southlake | $1,129,000

922 Independence Parkway

922 Independence Parkway | Southlake | $999,999

5616 Gillum

5616 Gillum Drive | Plano | $899,900

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1014 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $725,000

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1848 Trinidad Lane | Allen | $614,900

 

To view all the stunning outdoor spaces available across North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Creekside Curb Appeal


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Happy Friday all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a charming creekside home in Garland, just northeast of Dallas. The residence at 1227 Winding Brook Drive is situated on a beautifully landscaped lot with an abundance of mature trees.

Need-to-know Details:

• Gorgeous traditional, priced at $575,000
• 3,301 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Hardwood flooring, tall baseboards, stone accents, granite countertops
Study with bay windows

 


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To view this listing, contact Ann Stewart at 469-429-7441 or AnnStewartGroup@Ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Architecturally Impressive


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TGIF! In this week’s Fresh Listing Friday, we’re headed to SpringPark Central – a spectacular community in Garland that offers “country living” in the city. Located amidst greenbelts, wooded areas and a 17-acre lake, SpringPark is home to a diverse group of residences. The home at 6715 Beth Court is no exception. This architecturally impressive, zero-lot-line home offers a modern lifestyle in a peaceful setting.

 

Need-to-know details:

• Contemporary-style home, priced at $379,000
• 2,765 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1 half-bath
• Open floor plan, clean lines, high ceilings, hardwood and travertine flooring
• Sun Room, access to community lake, tennis courts and pool

 

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To view this listing, contact Claire Cavalieri at 214-632-3957 or Claire@Ebby.com.

 

Tornado Relief Efforts – How to Help


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In addition to the continued community relief efforts for those affected by the recent tornadoes, Home Team Insurance and Nations Home Warranty are offering ways to lend a hand.

 

Home Team Insurance/ Taylor Hooton Foundation

Home Team Insurance has partnered with the Taylor Hooton Foundation to help those in need. Simply bring in items of your choice – clothing, non-perishable food, toys, cleaning supplies – or monetary donations to any Ebby Halliday office.

 

Online monetary donations are also being accepted here. However, you must type DFW Tornado Relief in the notes section of the donation screen. 100 percent of online donations received between noon Dec. 29 and midnight Dec. 31 will be used to provide assistance to anyone in need.

 

Volunteer-Based Debris Removal

If you are interested in helping with debris removal, email Tamera Gaede at tamera@home-warranty.com for a link to register. The link will provide shift information, where to go and a release form.

 

 

This Week in Food & Beverage News


 

 

This Week in Food and Beverage News

Here’s what to expect in DFW this Memorial Day week: beer and cheese pairings, five-course meals, Thai culture, margaritas and more!

 

EVENTS

Tuesday, May 19:

Food Truck Schedule: Check out where your favorite meals are this week in Dallas!

 

Thursday, May 21:

Community Beer Company: How does beer and cheese sound for a Thursday night? Community Beer is teaming up with Rare Edibles to offer cheese pairings with select craft brews. For $30, you get four beers and eight cheeses. The pairing begins at 6 p.m.

 

Urban Acres Farmstead: Bring your appetite and indulge in a local and organic five-course meal, celebrating local farmers. This BYOB meal costs $65/person. The kitchen starts warming up at 6:30 p.m.

 

SER Steak + Spirits: Napa meets Dallas in this Raymond Vineyards Wine Dinner. Enjoy a five-course dinner with select wines, plus a special visit from Raymond Vineyard’s winemaker Stephanie Putnam. $149/person. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214.761.7479

 

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Combine wine and shopping this Thursday. Purchase your passport at the Kettle Art Gallery and prepare to sip and shop all throughout Deep Ellum. $10 for wine passport. Walk is 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Friday, May 22:

Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters: Coffee lovers are invited to sip coffee — or beer — and see stunning espresso machines on display. Event is from 6-9 p.m. Although this event is free to attend, you must register here.

 

Saturday, May 23-24:

Thai Culture and Food Festival: Travel to Thailand this weekend and experience culture and authentic Thai cuisine. Presented by the Thai Community Center of North Texas, Thai products and arts will be on display, as well as live performances, dances and music. Free admission and parking. Saturday: 11 a.m – 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Buddhist Center of Dallas.

 

Sunday, May 24:

Dallas Margarita Meltdown: Visit the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff for this popular event on Sunday. Sample 20+ margaritas from Dallas-area restaurants and watch as competitors create their finest drinks to win $1,000. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets begin at $30.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Co: It’s time for the annual BREW-B-Q! Enjoy live music, seasonal and limited release beers and a plate of Rudy’s BBQ. Attendees will also get to take home a commemorative BREW-B-Q glass. Event begins at 5 p.m. Online: $30; Door: $40

 

NEWS

Uchi: Austin-based, Japanese restaurant Uchi is set to open in Dallas on June 1. Here are just a few things you’ll want to know about it, courtesy of GuideLive: 6 things to know about Uchi

 

Saint Ann’s: Last Thursday, actress Drew Barrymore visited the beloved Harwood District restaurant to celebrate the release of her new wine, Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio.

 

Patina Green: The Mckinney business will now be serving dinner Friday and Saturday.

 

Dallas Farmers Market: More restaurants are signing up to be permanently placed in the renovated and reconstructed Farmer’s Market. Newly added Mudhen will offer vegetarian and Paleo eats starting later this fall.

 

Steel City Pops: The popular popsicle shop is expanding to Garland this summer, with plans on opening their new location at Firewheel Town Center in June.

 

Image courtesy of Dallas Margarita Meltdown.

 

21 Trends You’ll See in 2015


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The National Association of Realtors recently interviewed experts in home design, architecture, technology and more to predict the top trends that will characterize 2015.

 

In an effort to keep you in the loop, we decided to sum up their findings and show you where our homes for sale are ahead of the curve. It looks like 2015 is going to be an awesome year for home trends! Click here for the full article.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^1. Coral Hues: This bright color is youthful but sophisticated. Try using it outside or on an accent wall like the one above. (Pictured property: 4710 Junius St., Dallas)

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^2: Open Spaces: You may think open floor plans are on their way out, but think again. Rooms, especially those connected to the kitchen, will continue to flow into one another. (Pictured property: 4818 Irvin Simmons Drive, Dallas)

3. Off-The-Shelf Plans: Homeowners aren’t springing for custom homes, but are now turning to websites for housing plans that outline blueprints, materials, and costs for a fraction of the fee.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^4. Freestanding Tubs: Sleek, standalone bathtubs are becoming a staple in a new style of bathroom that also features open spaces and a more seamless flow. (Pictured property: 3141 Brookhollow Court, Prosper)

5. Quartzite: Its reputation as a sturdy, heat-resistant, easy-to-clean natural stone has made Quartzite a hotter choice. Additionally, it mimics the ever-popular luxe look of marble.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^6. Porcelain Flooring: 2015’s affordable answer to hardwoods is porcelain, especially in bathrooms. This newly-popular tile ranges in size, color, and texture, but consistently wears well so it’s great in high-traffic rooms and areas exposed to moisture. (Pictures property: 4519 Cherokee Trail, Dallas)

7. Tech-Savvy: Home technology has become more accessible in price and usability, making it a top trend for the year ahead. You can find inexpensive ways to control your lightbulbs, thermostat and everything in between all  from your phone or tablet.

8. Charging Stations: You can’t speak about technology without thinking about how to keep it charged. Homeowners are moving away from large offices and toward small, carved-out spaces designed specifically to charge their tech.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^9. Multiple Master Suites: Multi-generational houses put this trend on the map. Grown children or aging parents can move in for long or short stays with ease when there are multiple master suites. Overall, though, this trend is much more welcoming to guests of all kind. (Pictured property: 2100 La Rochelle, Flower Mound)

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^10. Fireplaces & Pits: The lure of a fire is predicted to be as popular as ever in the next year. Whether it’s woodburning, gas, electric or otherwise, expect fire features to stick around. (Pictured property: 834 Graystone Drive, Garland)

11. Wellness Systems: Air filters, water filters, and energy-efficient systems that have positive effects on the body will be worked into new homes.

12. Storage: Not just any storage, “specialized storage.” Think walk-in closets, extra-large laundry rooms, and anything that keeps clutter away from main living spaces.

13. Grander Garages: Car enthusiasts get their way with temperature controls, sleek glass doors, and car lifts. Also on the way in are big sinks or tubs for keeping the pets clean.

14. Keyless Entry: It’s not just for your car anymore. Keyless systems for you home’s doors that connect to phone apps and security systems are savvy and affordable.

15. Water Conservation: Drought scares across the country have turned homeowners more H2O conscious and made things like drought-tolerant plants, permeable pavers, and rainwater harvesting tanks all trends to look out for.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^16. Fashionable Wall Decor: True fashionistas will tell you anything goes in fashion, and now the same is true for your walls. Mixing and matching with frames, mountable decor, and color is all the latest. (Pictured property: 3218 Jubilee Trail, Dallas)

17. Cool Copper: Pewter and brass have had their day, according to the experts. When it comes to hardware and light fixtures, copper will usher in a new year of warmth and style.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^18. Sensible Scale: The oversized kitchen and the living room with multiple areas for entertainment and conversation are things of the past. Islands, seating arrangements, and overall room size will return to a more normal and comfortable scale. (Pictured property: 2131 Rose May, Forney)

19. Quality Sleep: We’re always told that a good night’s sleep makes all the difference, but now homeowners are investing in the idea. High quality sheets, high-tech mattresses, and calming scents will make 2015’s bedrooms the ultimate retreats for rest and relaxation.

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^20. White Kitchens: If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a million times; white kitchens are in and they’re here to stay. Varying shades of white in all materials come together to create one kitchen whose overall message is clean and crisp. (Pictured property: 9635 Lanward Drive, Dallas)

21 Trends You'll See in 2015

^21. Outdoor LivingNo surprise here if you’re an avid reader of our blog. Outdoor living, and anything that enhances, it is on-trend. Think saltwater pools, dog runs, and outdoor showers. (Pictured property 1141 Terrace Manor Drive, Prosper)

 

Images via Ebby.com & Shoot2Sell

What $200k Gets You in DFW


We’re always curious about what you can get for the money in different areas around D-FW. So, today we’re exploring 6 homes that can be yours for $200,000 or less.

 

Take a look at these beautiful listings in Dallas, Wylie, Trinidad, Garland and Fort Worth.

What $200k Gets You in DFW

^$199,700: 2739 Jamestown Drive, Wylie

What $200k Gets You in DFW

^$199,000: 111 Beachwood Drive, Trinidad

What $200k Gets You in DFW

^$191,500: 6202 Eagle Nest Drive, Garland

What $200k Gets You in DFW

^$190,000: 7509 Canyon Crest Court, Fort Worth

What $200k Gets You in DFW

^$189,500: 1225 Pecan Valley Drive, Garland

What $200k Gets You in DFW^184,900: 11373 Earlywood Drive,Dallas