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

 

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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.

Luxury Sales Expected to Thrive in 2014


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Sentiment from top Luxury Portfolio International affiliates in the U.S. and Canada indicates a strong close to 2013 and a rising tide in the affluent segment of the housing market for 2014.

 

As the year closed, the $1- to $2 million tier of the market was very active, and most luxury leaders anticipate it will continue to be so due to a shortage of inventory, often with multiple-offer situations driving prices upward.

 

International buyers continue to be active. The mix of foreign buyers includes those from Saudi Arabia,  South America and the EU, while Asian buyers – particularly the Chinese – continue to be a significant force.

 

Luxury Portfolio brokers report a trend in Chinese buyers gravitating toward properties in the $1 million range, though those investing for children attending U.S. colleges generally are looking for lower-priced properties.

 

“The mood for our Luxury Portfolio brokers is upbeat as we move into 2014,” says Luxury Portfolio International President Paul Boomsma. “They believe that well-priced luxury homes will continue to be in high demand, resulting in increases of 10- to 20% in volume in most of their markets, with unit sales rising 5- to 10%. Compared to a few years ago, that represents a significant improvement.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas.  To learn more about the beautiful Preston Hollow luxury home shown above, click here.

LuxuryPortfolio.com: Dangerously Addictive


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“Dangerously addictive.” That’s how the how-to home experts at HGTV Magazine described LuxuryPortfolio.com in their January/February edition. Well, let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy looking at the world’s finest collection of luxury homes? The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, is the exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International.

 

We believe there’s nothing more exciting than luxury house hunting, so whether you’ve had enough of winter 2014 and are fantasizing about escaping to Mauritius or you’d just like to see what Bruce Willis’ Beverly Hills estate looks like, check out the world’s most comprehensive (and addictive) collection of exceptional real estate today!