Love This Listing: Tranquil McKinney Retreat


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This lovely two-story home offers privacy and tranquility on a lush, wooded creek lot. Situated in McKinney’s Sorrellwood Park community, the residence features hardwood flooring, French doors and a wall of windows showcasing the spacious backyard ideal for gardening and entertaining. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

2704 Mountain Creek Drive
• $559,900
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 1 half-bath
• 4,189 square feet

Love This Listing: Mediterranean-Style Masterpiece


 

This magnificent waterfront home offers refined finishes and stunning panoramic views. Situated in McKinney’s Adriatica Village, the residence features Italian travertine flooring, multiple balconies, an impressive wine cellar and a darling courtyard entry. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

• 537 Sea Side Lane
• $1,950,000
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 baths, 2 half-baths
• 6,593 square feet

DFW Cities Rank High on First-Time Homebuyers List


 

Three Dallas suburbs have been ranked among the best places in the country for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report by WalletHub.com.

 

The fast-growing cities of Frisco, McKinney and Allen ranked 7th, 8th and 16th among the top markets for first-time buyers, according to the study.

 

WalletHub scored 300 U.S. cities for entry-level home buying using factors including attractiveness, affordability and quality of life.

 

As is often the case with these types of lists, Ebby Halliday Realtors has an office in each of the North Texas cities on the list: Ebby McKinney, Ebby Frisco and Ebby Allen | Fairview | Lucas. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in North Texas – regardless of the town or city – you can find just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

See NBC DFW’s report on the new WalletHub list of best places for first-time homebuyers.

 

PHOTO:  The five-bedroom home at 5606 Romantik Road in Frisco is listed by Ebby’s Kam Gill for $599,900.

North Texas Cities Top First-Time Buyers List


 

North Texas Cities Top First-Time Buyers List

 

 

Four Dallas suburbs have been ranked as some of the best places in the country for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report by WalletHub.com.

 

The fast-growing cities of McKinney, Frisco and Allen were 1-2-3 at the top of the list of best markets for first-time buyers, according to the study.

 

Richardson ranked seventh on the same list.

 

WalletHub scored 300 U.S. cities for entry-level home buying using factors including affordability, strength of the overall real estate market and quality of life.

 

The Dallas-area cities shared the top 10 with the likes of Cary, N.C.; Norman, Okla., and Lincoln, Neb.

 

North Texas has one of the hottest housing markets in the country, with record home sales and the highest volume of new home starts in the country.

 

But prices have also hit an all-time high, making it more challenging for first-time buyers.

 

Compared to pricey East and West Coast markets, D-FW cities are still a bargain.

 

The Top 10 Best Places for First-Time Buyers, according to WalletHub:

 

* McKinney

* Frisco

* Allen

* Cary, N.C.

* Norman, Okla.

* Lincoln, Neb.

* Richardson

* Boise, Idaho

* Thornton, Colo.

* Murfreesboro, Tenn.

 

As is often the case with these types of lists, Ebby Halliday Realtors has an office in each of the North Texas cities on the list: Ebby McKinney, Ebby 190 – Richardson, Ebby Frisco and Ebby Allen. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in North Texas – regardless of the town or city –  you can find just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: The five-bedroom home at 714 Parker St. in McKinney is listed by the Judy Gay Group for $729,000.

PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires


 

PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires

 

The Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program inspires, educates, entertains and involves children and youth in the enjoyment of great music. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the title sponsor of this innovative arts initiative.

 

The EncoreYouth program includes a School Concert Education Program, a Young Artists Competition, the very popular “Instrument Petting Zoo” and the Family Symphony Sunday Series.  To learn more about how you and your children can get involved, visit encoreyouthmusic.com.

 

In addition to our sponsorship of this great program, we’re also proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in Plano. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190 – Richardson, Allen, Campbell/Coit, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

Let us know how we can assist with your Collin County real estate needs. We’d be honored to help you achieve your goals! To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

Media Room Madness


It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and the biggest game of the year calls for the ultimate game-day experience. Whether you’ll be watching for the awe-inspiring athletic excellence or for the over-the-top commercials, this Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and the Broncos offers the ultimate excuse to include a beautiful new media room on your home-shopping wish list. Here’s just a few of the spectacular North Texas media rooms where you could soon be enjoying the next big game.

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Have a favorite? Comment below and let us know!

1. 12269 Pecan Forest Drive, Dallas 2. 5323 Swiss Ave., Dallas 3. 2748 Montreaux, Frisco 4. 7004 Peters Path, Colleyville 5. 2701 Club Lake Trail, McKinney