Ebby Listings Among HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt Finalists


Without even trying, you can easily sabotage an entire day’s to-do list by sitting down with “a little” HGTV, whether broadcast, magazine or social media. So many gorgeous homes, so many exotic locations, so much inspiration!

This year, five homes in North Texas have been chosen as HGTV’s 2021 Ultimate House Hunt finalists. And all five are under the Ebby Halliday Companies umbrella. Coincidence? Hardly. It’s more like … Connections!

Not just any home can be considered for the annual competition. To add an element of exclusivity, HGTV partners with Luxury Portfolio International, and only member-company properties are eligible for consideration. 

You see, the Ebby Halliday Companies are a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of 565 vetted firms with 130,000 sales associates able to share listings with prospects around the world. LPI is LeadingRE’s members-only luxury property marketing program. So only the best of the best make the cut (i.e., no chance that a ‘WTF Wednesday’ feature could accidentally be crowned winner).

There are eight categories of listings in the Ultimate House Hunt. The local 2021 finalists are:

  • Downtown Dwellings
    • Downtown Dallas Penthouse Swathed in Luxurious Neutral Tones – listed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
  • Outdoor Escapes Category
    • Luxurious Texas Home is an Outdoor Wonderland – listed by Ebby Halliday (Sold)
  • Amazing Kitchens
    • Glam Kitchen Shines With Crystal Pendants – listed by Ebby Halliday (Sold)
  • Curb Appeal
    • Contemporary Curb Appeal With Clean Lines and Trailing Vines – listed by Williams Trew
  • Homes With a History
    • Texas Victorian With a Second-Story Ballroom – listed by Williams Trew

Voting takes place now through August 4, and you can vote daily for your favorites in each of the eight categories. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000! 

If you’d like to say you live in an HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Finalist home, you better hurry. The two Ebby Halliday Realtors’ listings have already sold since the contest began. But three are still available and waiting to become the winner of your heart!

Having celebrated 75 years of service in 2020 to North Texans and those moving to the region, the Ebby Halliday Companies are No. 1 in Texas by sales volume. The Ebby Halliday Companies were acquired in 2018 by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the country’s largest residential real estate company based on transactions in 2020. 

The Ebby Halliday Companies’ real estate brands include Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew. Its core-services brands include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance, Texas Premier Title and HSTX Title


For more information, visit ebby.com.

Vote Your Faves in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties and click the ‘VOTE’ button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday Realtors listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Modern Backyard Made for Entertaining

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2221 King Fisher DriveWestlake – Listed with Trisha Hoelscher, this transitional home features broad sliding doors that open the home’s interior to its exterior living spaces. Sage green trim pops against the white stone exterior and ties in with the surrounding Texas landscape.

 

Mansion With Manicured Grounds

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10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow – Listed with Mary Poss, this luxurious slice of heaven has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an acre of land and over 10,000 square feet of living space in which to make yourself comfortable.

 

Enchanting Sunken Garden

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas – Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this cozy patio includes a fire pit and rocking chairs, where family and guests may enjoy temperate Dallas nights. The patio is trimmed by a koi pond and terraced flower beds and is accessible by a slate bridge, lending to its intimate feel.

 

This is the sixth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2017 is Underway


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2017 is Underway

 

Ebby sales associate Juliet Marie Williams represents 1750 Trace Bella in Westlake, which has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion being held on HGTV.com through July 18. During the contest period, consumers vote for their favorite homes among 64 finalists in eight different categories.

 

The listing was selected by editors of HGTV.com as a finalist in the Outdoor Retreats category, based on its extraordinary features and inspirational design, captured by striking photography. Additional categories include Curb Appeal, Great Estates, International Homes, Kitchen & Dining, Living Large in Small Spaces, Waterfront Homes and Modern Masterpieces.

 

This is the fourth consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

10 Great Weekend Getaways


Valentine’s Day may land on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away to celebrate at a later date. Here are some of the best weekend getaway destinations that are perfect for a quick trip with your special someone.

 

Weekend Getaways
1. Broken Bow
This Oklahoma city may be known for its booming timber industry, but the tourism is growing too. Broken Bow is home to Beavers Bend Resort Park, Hochatown State Park, and two museums that house Native American artifacts.

Weekend Getaways
Photo courtesy of the City of Fredericksburg

2. Fredericksburg
The charming town of Fredericksburg is a romantic destination in the Texas Hill Country with tons of German colonial heritage and culture. You can find Bavarian-themed restaurants, beer gardens, and beautiful natural parks. The city is also the epicenter of over 20 local vineyards and wineries, offering the opportunity to taste and tour until your heart is content.

Weekend Getaways3. Glen Rose
Just a short drive southwest of Fort Worth, the city of Glen Rose offers outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Visit Dinosaur Valley State Park and explore tracks of animals from thousands of years ago, or take a trip to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and take a tour to see threatened and endangered species.

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4. Magnolia Market
Situated in Waco, about halfway between Dallas and Austin, the Magnolia Market is one of those destinations that is relatively newer to the getaway scene. Created by the couple behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper, the Magnolia Market is 2.5 acres of warm and welcoming stores and restaurants amidst huge grain silos and a barn.

Weekend Getaways
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5. Marfa
This quaint town in the middle of West Texas is a hub for arts and culture enthusiasts. Check out sights like the famous Prada Marfa, the Marfa Book Company, or a variety of other museums and galleries. Stay at the bohemian-style El Cosmico campground and enjoy the communal atmosphere, wide-open spaces, and scenic views.

Weekend Getaways
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6. Possum Kingdom Lake
Situated less than 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake offers over 18,000 acres of water, cliffs, and rolling hills. Camp or rent a cabin to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing.

Round Top
Photo courtesy of Round Top Texas Antiques

7. Round Top
If you’re a fan of antiquing, this is the destination for you. Located southeast of Austin, Round Top is a small city (one of the smallest incorporated in Texas) that hosts some of the largest and most celebrated antique sales in the country. Stay at a shabby chic cottage inn or bed-and-breakfast and head out to explore the city and maybe find a treasure or two.

Weekend Getaways

8. San Antonio River Walk
This quintessential romantic Texas getaway is the perfect destination for a wide variety of entertainment options. Not only can you explore the historic San Antonio Missions and the Alamo, but you can also enjoy romantic restaurants, a zoo, and botanical garden.

Weekend Getaways9. Waxahachie
Anyone interested in architecture should put Waxahachie on his or her “must-see” list. Situated south of Dallas, the town features one of the most beautiful Texas courthouses as well as a many examples of Victorian architecture and gingerbread homes. You can also find plentiful state parks and wildlife in the surrounding area.
Weekend Getaways10. Wimberley
Situated on the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, Wimberley is a beautiful city surrounded by the Texas Hill Country. You can find a variety of outdoor activities as well as art galleries, shopping, and additional activities such as glass-blowing demonstrations at Wimberley Glass Works and herb classes at the Rough Creek Lavender Farm.

 

HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt Voting Underway


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2016 is underway. And, if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties in such categories as Classic Living, Master Retreats and Making an Entrance.

 

Be sure to click the VOTE button for your favorites!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Classic Living

 

listing_213660 Ranchero Road | Plano – El Ranchero Country Estates | $6,399,999

Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this stunning estate is situated on 2.63 acres and features extraordinary finishes, a bistro, private loft areas, and extensive landscaped grounds.

 

Master Retreats

 

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1280 N. Preston Road | Prosper | $12,750,000

Listed with David Gloria, Chateau Montclair – former home of Deion Sanders – is dubbed the crown jewel of Prosper. The exquisite master suite offers a kitchenette, 3,000-square-foot closet and a spacious bath with a spa. Additional features of this masterpiece include a theater, bowling alley, barber shop and several pools.

 

Making an Entrance

 

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6436 Sudbury Road | Plano – Kings Gate | $2,399,900

Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this property offers timeless Mediterranean architecture featuring balconies, portico, tile roof, decorative arches, columns, high ceilings, exquisite finishes, and manicured grounds.

 

Click here to vote for your favorites now. HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt ends August 8.