Dallas Business Journal Ranks Ebby No. 1

Dallas Business Journal Ranks Ebby No. 1


Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. has again topped the Dallas Business Journal’s annual list of the Largest North Texas Residential Real Estate Brokerages.


The journal’s just-released list ranked North Texas real estate firms based on closed transactions in 2014. The Ebby Halliday Companies closed 19,190 transactions, 35 percent more transactions than our nearest competitor.


The Ebby Halliday Companies also again placed No. 1 in sales volume in North Texas, with approximately $6.64 billion in 2014 sales. In addition, Ebby led all competitors with 1,768 licensed real estate agents.


A sincere thank-you to our valued clients and our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff. It’s clearer than ever that North Texas is the best place to be in business, and that Ebby Halliday is the best place to be in real estate!


Frisco Ranked ‘Healthiest Housing Market’

Frisco Ranked ‘Healthiest Housing Market’ in U.S.


Seven North Texas cities made the top 25 of a list of cities with the “Healthiest Housing Market” developed by WalletHub.


The rankings, which compared 300 U.S. cities across a series of metrics that included median home-price appreciation and home price as a percentage of income to job growth, listed Frisco as the city with the healthiest housing market in the country.


Seven North Texas cities made the list’s Top 25: Frisco, Allen, Plano, Carrollton, McKinney, Richardson and Denton. Other North Texas cities that landed in the Top 100 included Irving (39), Fort Worth (46), Grand Prairie (58), Arlington (67), Garland (79) and Dallas (99).


Ebby Halliday serves the residential real estate needs of each of these cities. To see all of the homes currently for sale in these cities and the entire North Texas region, visit the award-winning ebby.com.


To see the complete list of cities as well as a look at the metrics used, click here.


PHOTO: Shown is the five-bedroom home at 5009 Spanish Oaks Drive in Frisco. Offered by Stacey Boyd of Ebby’s Frisco Office, it is priced at $2,999,000.


D-FW Home Prices Up 12.5%

D-FW Home Prices Up 12.5%


Dallas-Fort Worth was among the top markets in the country for home price gains in the second-quarter.


D-FW prices were up 12.5% in the National Association of Realtors’ latest quarterly survey of U.S. metropolitan areas. Prices were higher in 163 of the 176 of cities in the report.


Nationwide, median home sales prices rose 8.2% to $229,400.


In the D-FW area at the end of June, the median price was $215,200, a new high for North Texas.


In Texas, D-FW had the greatest home price increases at midyear. Second-quarter prices were up 9.9% in Austin, 8.4% in Houston and 8.3% in San Antonio.


D-FW Home Sales Hit Record High

D-FW Home Sales Hit Record High


Real Estate Reporter Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News reports that more homes were sold in North Texas in June than have ever sold in a single month in the region. With 10,575 pre-owned single-family homes changing hands, sales were up 12 percent.


Sales prices also hit a new high in June, with a median price of $220,000, according to data from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. June’s home prices were 12 percent higher than a year earlier.


With pending sales in June up 14 percent, July and August are likely to see continued strong home purchase activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Considering selling your North Texas home? Ebby Halliday’s seasoned sales team is ready to assist. To find just the right agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.


GRAPHIC: The Dallas Morning News

Should I Sell My Home This Summer?

Should I Sell My Home This Summer?


While it’s already warm in North Texas, summer doesn’t officially start until Sunday, June 21. With sales prices up (significantly), fewer homes for sale and low interest rates, this summer will offer North Texas residents the ideal climate for selling a home. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common in many area neighborhoods.


Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider that in the past 12 months:


*  The number of homes for sale is down 19%.


*  The median sales price is up 11.9%.


If you’re considering listing your Dallas-Fort Worth-area home, this summer will offer you an extraordinary opportunity. Contact an Ebby Associate to learn more about the real estate market in your neighborhood and to determine what your home is worth in today’s fast-paced market. To find the ideal agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Home Prices, Sales Set New Records

Home Prices, Sales Set New Records


Home prices in North Texas were up 14 percent in May – one of the largest year-over-year gains ever for the area. And, the median home sales price for a pre-owned North Texas homes hit a record $215,000 last month.


With 9,484 properties changing hands in May, sales were up 6 percent from the same time last year. May 2015 was the largest one-month sales total ever for North Texas.


With strong sales and robust regional growth, North Texas home prices are up by more than 40 percent in the past five years, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc.


With 25 offices throughout North Texas, Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas. If you’re considering offering your North Texas home for sale, our talented Associates are ready to assist. To find just the right agent for your needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.


PHOTO: Ebby Associate Clarke Landry’s listing at 6230 Prestonshire Lane in Preston Hollow was under contract before it ever hit the market.

Dallas-area Home Prices Rising

Dallas-area Home Prices Rising


Dallas-area home prices were up 9.3% in March from a year earlier in the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.


The Dallas-area increase was more than twice the national average of 4.1%. And March’s year-over-year price gain rose from 8.6 percent in February.


Dallas had the third-highest home price increase in the country, behind San Francisco, 10.3%, and Denver, 10%.


Experts agree that North Texas home prices are rising thanks to strong growth in the region and a shortage of homes for sale.


To find out what your North Texas home is worth, contact an Ebby Associate today. It’s easy to find the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning ebby.com.

Ebby No. 10 Nationwide

Ebby No. 10 Nationwide

The just-released Real Trends 500 list of the top residential real estate firms in the United States ranks Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. 10th in the nation based on closed sales volume. Ebby ranks No. 12 for closed transaction sides.


The REAL Trends 500 is an annual report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms. The report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation’s leading firms.


The Ebby Halliday Companies, which in 2014 included Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, participated in 19,189 real estate transactions, with a sales volume of $6,644,443,857. Its 12.2 percent share of the North Texas real estate market led all competitors, the nearest of which garnered 5.56 percent.


Ebby Halliday recently purchased Fort Worth-based real estate boutique firm Williams Trew Real Estate. Williams Trew’s sales figures were not included in the Ebby Halliday Companies’ 2014 Real Trends numbers.


“Congratulations to all of our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff members who made these phenomenal sales numbers possible,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “And I thank our clients who trust us to represent their real estate needs. Our clients benefit from many advantages that are a direct result of the Ebby Halliday Companies’ status as the North Texas market-share leader.”










Dallas-Area Foreclosures Fall Sharply

Dallas-Area Foreclosures Fall Sharply


Great news for the North Texas housing market: Dallas-area home foreclosures were down approximately 23 percent in January.


And, the number of homes foreclosed on in the Dallas area was less than half of what it was in 2012, according to a brand-new report from CoreLogic.


Nationwide, foreclosures are down 63 percent from the peak of the market in 2010. Tampa, Atlanta and Orlando currently lead the country in forced home sales by lenders.


“Job growth and home-value appreciation have worked to push the serious delinquency rate to the lowest since mid-2008 and foreclosures down by one-third from a year ago,” Frank Nothaft, chief economist at CoreLogic, says in the report. “With economic growth in 2015 expected to be better than last year, further declines in both delinquencies and foreclosures are projected for this year.”


Great news, indeed!


Get Ahead of Spring Home Market

List Your Home For Sale Now


What was once considered real estate wisdom – the ideal time to list your home for sale is the traditional spring selling season – is no longer true for North Texas homeowners.


Year-over-year home sales for January and the low number of homes currently on the market means there’s no reason to wait until spring to list a home for sale. The latest numbers from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems offer quite a compelling case for getting a head start on the potential competition.


A few of the highlights from January:

*  The average sales price for a North Texas home is up 8.9% to $229,522.

*  The average list price is up 11.3% to $313,663.

*  The percent of original list price received is up 0.6% to 96.9% of asking price.

*  Finally, the average time a home is on the market is up 4.8%, but still is only 42 days.


If you’re considering listing your home, contact an Ebby Associate to find out what your home is worth and to devise a plan to get your home not just on the market, but sold. To find the right agent for your residential real estate needs, visit the award-winning ebby.com.