Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market


Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market

 

The North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur significant growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 5.2 percent more luxury homes were purchased in Dallas-Fort Worth than during the prior 12 months.

 

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Dallas-Fort Worth, it would be our honor to be of service to you. With our highly effective marketing and advertising tools and our membership in Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury real estate transaction.

 

Whether you are considering buying or selling your home, or just staying put for now, we invite you to enjoy the fall/winter edition of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. We believe you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. To get started, click here.

 

Grand Vie: Your Source for Luxury Living


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The fall/winter 2016 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now being direct-mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. It’s the only magazine that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in North Texas and includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 21th edition of Grand Vie offers a wealth of interesting editorial content, including “Spectacular Sparkle,” a conversation with designer and creative director Jay Strongwater; “Nature’s Inspiration,” offering advice on how to bring fall looks into your home from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; holiday menu inspiration from Parigi’s Janice Provost; and advice on how to make your holiday guests feel at home in your home from design and lifestyle expert Kathy Fielder. Also included are “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the ideal vacation home environment, Lake Tahoe.

 

We believe you’re going to love the fall/winter 2016 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you! See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Grand Vie: Your Source for Luxury Living

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover


Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover
One of Dallas’ most recognizable landmarks recently received a major upgrade.

 

“While the exterior of Ebby’s Little White House at the corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road still looks very familiar to the thousands of people who drive by daily, inside our valued clients, Associates and staff members are enjoying a brand-new, beautiful environment,” says Keith Newman, the office’s sales manager.

 

When the Little White House was built several miles north of downtown Dallas in 1926 it was surrounded only by fields. By 1939, enough people lived nearby – almost 800 – that the area incorporated as the Town of Preston Hollow and the building briefly doubled as its town hall.

 

Ebby Halliday bought the property in 1964 for approximately $100,000 and spent almost $50,000 repairing and remodeling the structure before making it her signature office.

 

While it’s the oldest building for miles around, Ebby’s Little White House today features a just-completed, beautiful interior with the latest technology. Below are just a few recent photos taken recently inside this Dallas landmark.

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

Ebby’s Iconic Little White House Gets Makeover

 

“Ebby’s Little White House offers experienced, high-quality agents and their clients a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a premier Preston Hollow location,” Newman says. “If you’re interested in more information about this exciting, new – yet iconic – office, please contact me at 214-210-1533 or keithnewman@ebby.com.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Little White House Office, its Associates and listings, click here or call 214-210-1500.

Spotlight on the D-FW Luxury Market


 

Spotlight on the D-FW Luxury Market

 

The Dallas-Fort Worth luxury market continues to see significant growth and is fueling home sales across the Metroplex.

 

Just how significant is the luxury home sales growth in North Texas?

 

In the past year, 12.4% more homes priced at $750,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine’s Spotlight On the Luxury Market feature. Breaking it down further: Luxury home sales are up 11.2% in Dallas County, 17.2% in Tarrant County, and 13.4% in Collin County.

 

In addition to offering luxury market insight and featuring many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 17th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, everything from recipes and grilling tips from local celebrity chefs Tim Byres and Jon Bonnell; to LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; to “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season. Also in the summer issue: special sections for lake homes and farm & ranch properties, and real estate blogger Candy Evans’ take on the vacation-home paradise that is Cape Cod.

 

Luxury is a lifestyle, and Grand Vie celebrates the way we live, love, learn, eat, host, play and work. Pamper yourself at grandviemagazine.com.

 

PHOTO: The estate home at 3660 Ranchero Road on 2.63 acres is offered by Cindy O’Gorman for $7,000,000.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


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The spring 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to 50,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth. With this edition of Grand Vie, we are very pleased to present the addition of properties and Associates from Fort Worth’s leading real estate boutique, Williams Trew, an Ebby Halliday Company.

 

Grand Vie, now in its fifth year of publication, is bigger and better than ever. For this edition, we photographed two cover homes and produced two versions of the magazine (East and West) depending on which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to the beautiful properties represented by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew, we included two new special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; Q&As with leading North Texas landscape architects Harold Leidner of Dallas and Angelynn Harvey of Fort Worth; and a new feature, “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season.

 

And, as if any of us needs another reason to own a Texas lake house, real estate blogger Candy Evans dishes on why a North Texas lake house may just be the perfect vacation home.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the new Grand Vie. To view the digital version of North Texas’ premier luxury home publication, visit grandviemagazine.com.

HPISD Centennial Celebration Big Success


President & CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies Mary Frances Burleson and HPISD Superintendent Dr. Dawson Orr enjoy the Centennial Celebration.

The Highland Park Independent School District marked its 100th anniversary this past Sunday, with a joyful community celebration of its past, present and future.  The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, was the presenting sponsor of the fun-filled event.

 

“The schools have long been the heart of this exceptional community, and our company is pleased to help mark this significant milestone in a meaningful way,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies.

 

Ms. Burleson, who graduated from Highland Park High School in 1953, is a recipient of the district’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She’s also a member of the Highland Park Education Foundation’s board of directors.

 

Ms. Burleson proudly wore her 10th-grade beanie to the Community Centennial Celebration, where she was among the dignitaries who addressed the crowd.

 

The booth staffed by the Ebby Halliday Companies was very popular with current HPISD students, thanks to the bowls of free candy that sat between giveaways.

 

Nearby, the district’s Multi-Purpose Activities Center was transformed into a museum that detailed the history of each campus and profiled some of the high school’s notable alums. Among the items on display was the Heisman Trophy won by Doak Walker in 1948, and the Cy Young Awards won by Clayton Kershaw in 2011 and 2013.

 

Congratulations from all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies to the students, alumni, educators, and parents of the HPISD on 100 fantastic years!

 

Preston Center Office Expands into New Space


 

Members of Ebby’s Preston Center Office and company executives gathered Thursday to “break ground” on a new 10,000-square-foot office at 8333 Douglas Ave. Across the street from the Park Cities Hilton and next door to The Shelton high-rise, the new office will be in a more prominent location of the same Preston Center building in which Ebby Halliday Realtors has had a 4,100-square-foot office for 38 years. It will open October 1.

 

“This high-visibility, contemporary office is being built for the future,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, as well as the firm’s affiliates, Texas Premier Title, Home Team Insurance and Home Team Mortgage Company. It offers an exceptional location and is a statement of our commitment to serving Dallas and the Park Cities for years to come.”

 

The project’s architect is Michael Twichell. Its designer is Gary Owens.

 

The new Preston Center Office will offer cutting-edge technology, including four conference rooms with Apple TVs and a training room with all-new computers. The space will also include private offices for top-producing agents, premium desk space near windows, a large agent workroom, a spacious sitting room and a kitchen and separate dining area.

 

“Our new office offers experienced, high-quality agents a sophisticated atmosphere and the latest technology in a much-sought-after Preston Center location,” says Ginger Gill, who has been the sales manager of the Preston Center Office for the past four years. “All of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies are excited about this significant, long-term commitment to this premier Dallas neighborhood.”

 

To learn more about Ebby’s Preston Center Office, its Associates and listings, visit prestoncenter.ebby.com.

 

 

Median Park Cities Sales Price Tops $1,000,000


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Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the median home sales price in the Park Cities topped $1 million for the first time in the first quarter of 2014.

 

According to the latest data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a mid-priced home in Highland Park or University Park now costs $1.1 million. That’s 30 percent more than what the median home sales price in the Park Cities was in first-quarter 2013.

 

Sales of million-dollar plus homes across North Texas are soaring. To date in 2014, 194 houses priced at $1 million and up have sold, according to MLS statistics. That’s a third more of than in first-quarter 2013.

 

To see Brown’s full article, click here. To see all of the homes currently listed in the Park Cities – and across North Texas – click here.

 

The Latest in Luxury Lifestyle Trends


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

 

BY LAND OR SEA

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Unlike anything of its kind, the Gibbs Quadski is the ultimate recreational toy that knows no boundaries. You’ll feel like James Bond as you approach land and seamlessly transform it into an ATV by deploying wheels at the touch of a button. GibbsSports.com

 

 

 

SMART CARD

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How many cards are in your wallet right now? The answer: Too many. Now you can combine all your credit, debit and gift cards into one with the brilliantly simple Coin, which allows you to add as many as you want. Just press a button to select which one you’d like to make a purchase with and swipe like any other card. OnlyCoin.com

 

 

BESPOKE BEDS

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Treat yourself to the world’s most luxurious night’s sleep with the Harlech bed from Savoir. Luminaries such as Sir Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini and Marilyn Monroe have experienced the cloud-like comfort of these hand-crafted beds, the same ones used at London’s Savoy Hotel. SavoirBeds.co.uk

 

Grand Vie is the exclusive luxury property magazine of the Ebby Halliday Companies. The spring 2014 issue was recently direct-mailed to almost 30,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The digital version of the magazine is e-mailed to an additional 65,000 targeted, opt-in readers. Charity and event placement has also become a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by the Ebby Halliday Companies in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

Visit grandviemagazine.com to learn more about the latest and greatest trends in luxury and to discover many of the most spectacular homes currently for sale in North Texas and beyond.

Marketing of Luxury Homes Enhanced


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Ebby Halliday Realtors is enhancing its marketing of the Luxury Portfolio International brand. Luxury Portfolio is the luxury property marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier local independent real estate companies. Ebby Halliday is a founding member of the invitation-only network, which produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.

 

“We are proud to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and to offer our clients both sophisticated in-house marketing and the benefits of Luxury Portfolio International’s worldwide reach,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors places luxury listings in front of prospective buyers with premium placement in such publications as FD Luxe; Patron magazine; and in the OnStage playbill distributed to patrons of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Luxury homes listed with Ebby Halliday also receive exposure in local niche papers such as People Newspapers and online venues popular with affluent international consumers, including CountryLife.co.uk and Juwai.com, the No. 1 Chinese international property website.

 

Through our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s luxury listings are often featured in Luxury Portfolio-branded advertising, including full-page ads in The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent publications such as Unique Homes, duPont Registry, Veranda, Smart Money and Velocity, published for CityJet.

 

To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International, click here.