The Weekly Wrap-Up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

3007 Ridgecrest Drive | Southlake | $2,050,000

2326 Perkins Road | Arlington | $2,645,000

175 County Road 1270 | Kopperl | $989,900

606 Lakepoint Loop | Pottsboro | $899,000

5225 Tennington Park | Dallas | $725,000

268 Annadale Lane | Gordonville | $724,900

4827 Stony Ford Drive | Dallas | $699,900

5718 Lightfoot Lane | Frisco | $635,000

1600 Booker Lane | Plano | $594,900

1721 Shumard Oak Lane | Irving | $554,999

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

Texas Homeowner? Don’t Miss the Opportunity for Savings


Among the many benefits of living in Texas is the Lone Star State’s Homestead Exemption law, which allows a partial exemption from local property taxes for your primary residence.

Applications for property tax exemptions are filed with your local appraisal district. The general deadline for filing an application is April 30.

The Application for Residential Homestead Exemption is available here. A list of appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available here.

If you have any questions regarding residential real estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and our respected Associates are ready to serve you. To find just the right professional for your real estate needs, visit ebby.com.

The Weekly Wrap-up


Are you searching for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

5716 Seville Court | Plano | $2,499,000

5520 Oak Bend Trail | Celina | $2,000,000

2404 Hollow Hill Lane | Lewisville | $1,799,900

12 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $1,649,000

1310 Noble Way | Flower Mound | $1,625,000

6902 Oak Manor Drive | North Dallas | $1,350,000

145 W. Chapel Downs Drive | Southlake | $949,000

7842 Element Avenue | Plano | $879,900

5160 Statesman Lane | Frisco | $779,000

900 Sandy Trail | Keller | $679,900

6912 Sonoma | Irving | $595,000

403 Lawndale Drive | Richardson | $549,000

4406 Bowser Avenue #21 | Dallas | $450,000

To view more spectacular homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

‘Tis the Season to Sell Your Home


Christmas Decorations At Front Door of House.

Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season – especially this holiday season – may actually be an ideal time to offer your North Texas home for sale! Why?

  • The average home sales price in North Texas is up almost 15 percent over this time last year.
  • Interest rates are at historic lows, which means buyers have more buying power than ever before.
  • Inventory of homes for sale remains at historic lows while showing activity is still tracking higher than this same time last year. 
  • Many people are still working from home, which means a lot of them may want more space, home offices, or just a change of scenery. Combined with lighter work schedules and less (anticipated) travel during the holidays, prospective buyers may use the extra time to search for a new home. 
  • Consumers who shop for a home during the holidays are serious, motivated buyers.
  • Typically there are even fewer homes on the market during the holiday season. Translation: less competition for you.
  • Homes “show” better when decorated for the holidays.
  • Many transferees are not able to wait until the spring market to buy. They are here now and need a home now.
  • By selling now, you’ll have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses will be for sale, which may mean lower prices. This could allow you to sell high and buy low.

To get started, visit ebby.com.

6 Tips for North Texas Home Buyers and Sellers


Finally a home of our own!

With a shortage of available inventory, numerous offers for the same property, hip-pocket listings shared only by word of mouth — it’s no secret that the North Texas housing market is strong.

To help you navigate the home-buying and selling waters, we polled Ebby Halliday Associates and collected their top tips for today’s buyers and sellers.

Buyer’s Tips

Be qualified
Pre-plan financing by meeting with a mortgage lender ahead of time and receive a pre-approval letter that may be submitted when you make a written offer. “Less paperwork and more personal attention” is more than a saying at Prosperity Home Mortgage, Ebby Halliday’s affiliated mortgage source. Contact Prosperity Home Mortgage for a frustration-free experience from loan application to decision.

Act quickly
In a hot market, acting slowly or sleeping on it may cost you the opportunity to buy the home of your dreams. If you’ve found a home you’d be thrilled with, don’t wait to submit an offer — other buyers will likely be doing the same.

Offer a compelling price
Sellers often price their homes based on historical sold data or appraisals, and in a strong market where prices are rising rapidly, homes may sell for the listing price or higher. Study the sold comps, but also compare the house you want to other homes on the market, and ask yourself, “What price am I willing to pay, and at what price am I willing to lose this house?”

Seller’s Tips

Market to everyone near and far
You have the best chance of selling your home for the highest price by exposing it to the largest number of potential buyers. When you list your home with Ebby Halliday Realtors, it will enjoy worldwide exposure on ebby.com, the gold standard in residential real estate websites. Ebby.com is one of the most-visited residential real estate sites in the nation, far outpacing the competition.

Respond and keep momentum
There is an old adage that time kills deals. A buyer’s interest is at a peak level at the time he or she submits an offer, so keep the momentum going, choose the best offer, and respond promptly in writing.

Don’t be greedy
If a buyer offers an acceptable price and terms, sign the offer and your Ebby Halliday Associate will schedule a closing appointment and expertly guide you through the home inspection and closing process.

Have a buying or selling question not addressed in this post? Contact one of Ebby Halliday Realtor’s North Texas offices and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

12 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

1 Miramar

4012 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $3,950,000

 

2 Glade

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville | $2,950,000

 

3 Fairway

4538 Fairway Avenue | Highland Park | $1,685,000

 

4 Meadow

6538 Meadow Road | Preston Hollow | $1,525,000

 

5 Gateridge

6706 Gateridge Drive | Far North Dallas | $1,450,000

 

6 Blanch

6403 Blanch Circle | Lakewood | $1,075,000

 

7 Wimberley

23 Wimberley Court | North Dallas | $779,000

 

8 Fox Glen

3809 Fox Glen Drive | Irving | $775,000

 

9 Beaver

2010 Beaver Trail | Prosper | $739,000

 

10 Rio Vista

5008 Rio Vista Drive | Granbury | $640,000

 

11 Pristine

41 Pristine Pond Drive | Frisco | $567,900

 

12 Bentley

 4436 Bentley Drive | Plano | $410,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

11 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

1 Brookshire

6614 Brookshire Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,199,000

 

2 Westview

2540 Westview Court | Prosper | $1,250,000

 

3 Northbrook

5637 Northbrook Drive | Plano | $999,000

 

4 Bentbrook

1008 Bentbrook Lane | Sherman | $799,000

 

5 Southbury

10973 Southbury Lane | Frisco | $699,500

 

6 Colvin

3750 Colvin Court | Oak Lawn | $619,000

 

7 Flagstone

670 Flagstone Drive | Irving | $599,900

 

8 Royal

30 Royal Way | North Dallas | $589,000

 

9 Terrace

970 Terrace Drive | Lantana | $525,000

 

10 Sunray

222 Sunray Lane | Sunnyvale | $519,900

 

11 Caroline

2308 Caroline Court | Lewisville | $428,150

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Ebby Joins Exclusive Global Real Estate Community


Ebby Joins Exclusive Global Real Estate Community

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew, has responded to the increased demands of international buyers attracted to living in North Texas by partnering with Mayfair International Realty of London.

 

“Over the past few years we have seen more international buyers than ever coming to the Dallas and Fort Worth area via London,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. Not just UK and European buyers, but buyers from across the world who use London as their international base. New North Texas residents are drawn by the exceptional opportunities offered by one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States. The vast range of cultural and educational facilities also excites many buyers – a number so significant it is affecting the way we market clients’ homes.

 

“Rather than waiting for buyers to come to us, we are reaching out to buyers,” Graham says. “It’s a positive move that has already brought significant success. Clients love the added coverage their homes receive and buyers love the easy access they have to the Dallas and Fort Worth market.”

 

Ebby’s Mayfair office is located in the heart of London’s West End. The Ebby team in London is highly experienced in international real estate and are experts in property marketing and real estate media. The Ebby Halliday London office also acts as a gateway to the world with real estate connections around the globe.

 

Of particular importance to the Ebby Halliday Companies and its clients is mayfairinternationalrealty.com, which offers properties exposure to the global market and uploads to other premier UK-based websites. The site provides a worldwide portal for luxury properties. Ebby Halliday enjoys the unique benefit of being the only North Texas brokerage whose properties are uploaded to the property search site of Country Life (countrylife.co.uk), regarded as the leading UK magazine for luxury real estate. Properties are also uploaded to the property search site of the Financial Times (ft.com), one of the most important financial publications worldwide.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the largest residential real estate company in Texas and ranked 12th in the United States by sales volume, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500 report. Founded in 1945, the company has approximately 1,800 agents and staff in 33 offices spanning 12,000 square miles of North Texas. In 2018, Ebby Halliday was acquired by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices of America is the country’s-largest residential real estate company based on transaction sides, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500. Visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly and Mayfair International Realty’s International Director Annette Reeve and Managing Director Nick Churton.

15 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

1_Del Roy

5614 Del Roy DriveInwood Estates | $1,649,000

 

2_Strait

11340 Strait LaneHockaday Square | $1,550,000

 

3_Purdue

3315 Purdue Avenue | University Park | $1,435,000

 

4_Armstrong

49 Armstrong Drive | Frisco | $1,224,900

 

5_Forest Grove

5104 Forest Grove Lane | Plano | $1,150,000

 

6_Prestwick

5735 Prestwick LaneCambridge Place | $998,000

 

7_Hallmark

4549 Hallmark Drive | North Dallas | $959,000

 

8_Malabar

7533 Malabar LaneJan Mar | $875,000

 

9_Spanky

17110 Spanky Place | Far North Dallas | $825,000

 

10_Cape Coral

4915 Cape Coral DriveBent Tree North | $789,000

 

12_Les Jardins

10740 Les Jardins | Preston Hollow | $659,000

 

13_Kickapoo

5159 Kickapoo Drive | Frisco | $625,000

 

14_1651WhiteTrailDrive-16

1651 White Tail | Prosper$598,000

 

14_Creekwood

1129 Creekwood Drive | Garland | $464,500

 

15_Far Hills

14050 Far Hills Lane | Dallas | $374,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.