Luxury Market Sizzles


Luxury real estate is in high demand. That’s the only conclusion one can draw from a quick look at D-FW luxury home sales in the past year:

 

Luxury Home Sales

*  $1 to $2 million: up 11.2%

*  $2 to $3 million: up 5.7%

*  $3 to $5 million: up 24.1%

*  Above $5 million: up 33.3%

 

While sales are up in all luxury price points, they are up sharply in the $3 million-and-up segment of the North Texas market.

 

While most North Texans may never own such a property, this is good news for all of us who call D-FW home. It’s a sure sign that we’re feeling better about our economy and are willing to spend on the things we value.

 

Just what will $3 million buy in Dallas-Fort Worth? In short, a lot. Below are a few of the exceptional luxury homes proudly represented by Ebby Halliday’s talented Associates.

 

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162 Shepherds Glen, Heath  I  Offered for $5,900,000

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9525 Alva Court, Dallas I  Offered for $4,999,999

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9226 Hathaway, Dallas  I  Offered for $4,295,000

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10427 Lennox, Dallas  I  Offered for $3,500,000

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5480 Buena Vista, Frisco  I  Offered for $3,475,000

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio International. The approximately 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful independent brokerages worldwide. This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. At Ebby Halliday, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to see some of the most spectacular homes listed across the globe, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

 

To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its listings and Associates, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction, and knowing how to pamper one’s self have long been major elements in defining the luxury lifestyle. Our fall/winter 2014 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine includes an innovative collection of trends to add luxury to your life.

 

MEKONG CRUISING

Luxury river cruise specialists Aqua Expeditions will introduce an exciting new itinerary this year, ferrying guests along the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam. Traveling through an area rich in culture and history, you’ll experience the exotic appeal of Southeast Asia with such destinations as the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restful beaches of Sihanoukville, the equally languid hills around Dalat in the Vietnamese highlands and the fast-paced city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.  AquaExpeditions.com

 

 

 

LEATHER BATHTUB

It’s indulgent, decadent and the ultimate in personal well-being. The Dionisio bathtub from Visionnaire delivers a tranquil escape from everyday stress with an ideal shape that cradles the body and polyurethane padding upholstered in water-repellent leather for a most luxurious experience. Slip into the Dionisio and you’ll immediately feel a sense of self-rejuvenation wash over you in this superior bathtub.  IPE.it

 

 

 

SKIN RECHARGER

Designed to optimize the skin’s electrical potential while gently massaging facial muscles and stimulating the deep layers of the skin, the Lancer Microcurrent Power Boost is the most advanced mechanism in skincare today. By activating the skin and underlying muscles with an electrical charge, the wand improves circulation and produces oxygen and nutrients to rejuvenate while removing toxins. Emblazoned with pure gold plating, the Microcurrent Power Boost is as lavish as it is effective.  LancerSkincare.com

 

 

 

ELEVATED LIVING

The champions of first-class air, Etihad Airways (voted “Best First Class Airline” by the World Travel Awards six years in a row) takes luxury travel to new heights with on-board Residences. Designed for up to two guests travelling together, the Residences feature a living room, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bedroom for the most refined flying experience available. The VIP Travel Concierge will take care of all your pre-flight arrangements and once onboard the Etihad Butler handles all in-flight and après-flight needs. The in-flight chef is a nice touch, as well! Etihad.com

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The summer 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

 

 

Global Market Pulse


All real estate is local. True, but chances are you, like us, are intrigued by luxury real estate around the world. Below is a snapshot from Luxury Portfolio International’s latest Market Pulse report.

 

 

Beverly Hills

Highest sale in past 12 months: $120 million

Buyers who want it all want: a bowling alley, beauty salon, a knock-out media room and hammam (Turkish bath)

Compared to last year, prices are: up

Top 10% of inventory across the market: $30 million and above

Bottom line: More $20 million-plus homes are being sold than ever before

 

Geneva

Highest sale in past 12 months: $64 million

The market is currently: a buyer’s market

Most international buyers are coming from: France and the Ukraine

Top 10% of inventory across the market: above $17 million

It’s worth it because: Economic and political stability, as well as a sense of security and excellent quality of life

 

Hong Kong

Highest sale in past 12 months: $67.9 million

Market is currently: a buyer’s market

Most international buyers are coming from: Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines

Luxury buyers are looking for homes with: Clubhouse facilities and convenience to high-end shopping

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. Luxury Portfolio membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. When buying or selling property outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, Ebby Halliday’s  world-class connections can help with real estate needs across North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to discover extraordinary properties for sale worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Luxury Portfolio International Expands


 

Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, recently welcomed seven new member firms in five countries, expanding its global coverage to encompass more than 200 firms in 30 countries.

 

In the U.S., the newest member firm is Greenwood King Properties, one of Houston’s most-respected real estate leaders. Other recent members include Resort Realty of the Outer Banks, a market leader throughout the coastal Outer Banks, and Silver Creek Real Estate Group, serving the mountain communities around Cashiers, N.C.

 

In Canada, Luxury Portfolio has added Bowes & Cocks Limited, Brokerage, a premier independent brokerage in Ontario.

 

Growth in Europe comes with the addition of Ayikcan Real Estate, a prestigious firm serving both the Asian and European sides of Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey; Junot Investissements, specializing in the unique areas in and surrounding Paris; and Peikert Immobilien AG, which offers a wide range of services in Switzerland.

 

“We are delighted to expand our reach in key markets with these prestigious, market-leading firms,” says Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio. “These brokerages all share our focus on serving luxury clientele with highly specialized services to meet the diverse needs of today’s high-end consumers.”

 

Sellers who list their properties with Luxury Portfolio members benefit from strategic marketing that includes the award-winning website luxuryportfolio.com and targeted online and print advertising that reaches a global audience of affluent consumers. Luxuryportfolio.com markets more than 25,000 luxury listings every year and features more properties listed over $1 million than any competing site. It showcases those properties to more than 3 million high-net-worth consumers annually.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to view its extensive collection of extraordinary properties, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Celebrity Homes for Sale


Fascination with famous personalities saturates the perpetual news cycle. From movie stars to Grammy award-winning singers to comedy legends, we’re captivated by their talents and lifestyles. Certainly part of the allure are the luxury homes owned by our favorite entertainers. The summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, the luxury home magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies, spotlights four homes with celebrity pedigree currently available for sale through our Luxury Portfolio International affiliates.

 

Lionsgate, Kenny Rogers’ Former Bel-Air Home I $65,000,000

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Hilton & Hyland. For details, click here.

Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake Home I $27,500,000

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Hilton & Hyland. For details, click here.

 

Steve Martin’s Saint Barthélemy Home I $10,763,607

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Sibarth Real Estate. For details, click here.

 

Linda Rondstadt’s Tucson Home I $1,650,000

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Listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member long Realty Company. For details, click here.

 

To learn more about these spectacular celebrity homes and luxury properties for sale across Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond, visit D-FW’s premier luxury home publication grandviemagazine.com.

Fantastic Falls Road Estate


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Today, we’re proud to introduce you to Penny Rivenbark’s luxury listing at 5808 Falls Road in Preston Hollow. Falls Road offers discerning buyers towering trees, spacious lots and seclusion in the heart of one of Dallas’ most extraordinary neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll enjoy a few of the photos of this spectacular listing. To learn more about this exceptional opportunity, click here. To see all of the homes currently listed in North Texas, click here.

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For the latest luxury homes to hit the market, check back here often. We’ll make it worth your while.

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.

Luxury Meets Comfort in Gated and Guarded Community


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“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury,” Coco Chanel was known to say. The celebrated fashion designer could easily have been referring to the luxuriously appointed home on an almost 2-acre cul-de-sac lot at 17603 Cedar Creek Canyon Drive in Far North Dallas.

 

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Offering an idyllic setting in a prestigious gated and guarded community, the spectacular five-bedroom home offers the ultimate in upscale amenities and privacy. Just a few of its features include seven fireplaces, exquisite millwork, wood and marble flooring, a walk-in wine room, downstairs home theater, an exercise room, a craft room and wonderful spaces designed for entertaining.

 

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Topping off this luxurious, yet comfortable, property, is a resort-style backyard with a huge stone-covered travertine outdoor living area with a kitchen, a covered patio with fireplace, a fully lit regulation tennis court, a 6-hole putting green, a diving pool and large level play yard!

 

This prestigious property is offered for $2,850,000 by companywide Top Producer Cindy O’Gorman. To learn more about this exceptional opportunity, click here. Be sure to check the Ebby Blog frequently as we highlight spectacular luxury homes throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and to see all the homes available in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.