Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


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We’re very excited to share that the summer 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to approximately 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 20th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Backyard Oasis,” featuring advice on how to “make the outdoors yours” from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “Greater Outdoors,” offering insight into maximizing your outdoor living space from Robert Hopson, project manager and owner of Robert Hopson Construction Group; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the summer issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans finds paradise in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

 

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

 

Arriving Now: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

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Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzling Hot


 

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Sizzles

 

Wow, it sure did get hot fast this year! Summer has barely unfurled, but the North Texas residential real estate market is already delivering blistering sales in June. In Dallas-Fort Worth, homes are moving off the market 13.6 percent faster than they did at this time last year as prices continue to hit new record highs.

 

The average home sales price in North Texas in May was $286,200, 6.3% higher than one year ago. However, much of the effect of higher prices is being offset by mortgage rates that are the lowest we’ve seen in three years.

 

Interested in your home’s value in this red-hot market? Contact an Ebby Associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Want to Live Near Light-Rail?


 

Want to Live Near Light Rail?

 

The use of mass-transit in Dallas-Fort Worth is growing and we’re happy to be the first North Texas real estate company to offer you the benefits of Rail Station Proximity Home Search. With this innovative search feature on the award-winning ebby.com you can easily find your next Dallas-area home based on its proximity to light-rail service.

 

Whether it’s frequent trips to the airport, commuting to your job downtown, shopping at Mockingbird Station, or enjoying concerts at the American Airlines Center in Victory Park, with Rail Station Proximity Home Search you’ll be the first to know about homes for sale – and for lease – near the DART rail station of your choice.

 

Click here to give Rail Station Proximity Home Search a try. We think you’re going to love it!

Our People are the Difference


Our People are the Difference

Many things make Ebby Halliday Realtors unique in North Texas – a legacy of sincere service to the community for more than 70 years, the first MLS transaction, and more than $7.85 billion in real estate transactions in the past year – but what really makes the company special is its people.

 

“Ebby always said she was able to achieve what she was able to because she was blessed with a great team,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “We care for each other and we care for our clients. This more than anything is what makes this company stand head and shoulders above everyone else in the industry.”

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a reflection of Ebby herself, an extraordinary leader who inspired thousands of people with her simple approach of “Do Something for Someone Every Day.” And, as the company has grown, it has attracted many like-minded individuals who have played major roles in enriching its reputation for empathetic, knowledgeable and hardworking sales associates and employees.

 

“We’re a company, a corporation, but we’re hardly faceless,” Burleson says. “We’re made up of real people, with big hearts and keen minds – people who care about serving other people. We are quick to listen and slow to speak. We are given to taking on our clients’ problems as if they’re our own. And we’re determined to always do right by them.”

 

Visit ebby.com to find the right agent for your real estate needs.

 

 

 

PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires


Proud to Sponsor Plano Symphony’s EncoreYouth Program

 

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 family 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.

Plano No. 1 in America for Jobs


Plano No. 1 in America for Jobs

 

Already the corporate home to Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay and J.C. Penney — and soon-to-be home to Toyota of North America ­— Plano shows no signs of slowing down.

 

WalletHub just released its annual ranking of the best and worst cities to find a job in 2016 and Plano was crowned the best city in the country for job searchers.

 

In order to assess the strength of local job markets, WalletHub compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 17 key metrics, ranging from job opportunities to employment growth.

 

After Plano’s top spot in the report, Irving landed at No. 4, Dallas at No. 24, Garland at No. 29, Grand Prairie at No. 32, Arlington at No. 41 and Fort Worth at No. 45.

 

Overall 16 Dallas-Fort Worth cities made the list.

Service to the Community


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Giving back to the community is a founding principle of Ebby Halliday Realtors so we’re happy to report that our Preston Plano Parkway Office and Texas Premier Title, an Ebby Halliday affiliated company, recently raised $1,216 for the Women’s Auxiliary of Children’s Medical Center Plano. The money was raised through a raffle at the offices’ annual, fun-filled Mistletoe Market featuring unique gifts, exquisite jewelry, gourmet hot cocoa, food, holiday music and more. The offices chose Children’s because Preston Plano Parkway Associate Sarah Fallin is an active member of the hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary.

 

Children’s Medical Center Plano extends the world-class service of the Children’sHealth system to the growing number of families north of Dallas and beyond. Its medical staff includes specialists from UT Southwestern, providing a vast base of talent and knowledge. Located at 7601 Preston Road in Plano, the campus sits on a 155-acre site with green space preserved to provide an environment of healing and tranquility for patients and families.

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

We’re excited to announce that the fall/winter 2015 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine is out and is now being direct-mailed to almost 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 extraordinary luxury properties, the 18th edition of Grand Vie offers plenty of interesting editorial content, including a special section for farm & ranch properties; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; fall-inspired recipes from local celebrity chefs Kirstyn Brewer of Victor Tangos and Blaine Staniford of Grace Restaurant; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the North Texas ranch market.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the fall/winter 2015 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

PSO’s Spooky Symphony Perfect for Families


PSO's Spooky Symphony Perfect for Families

 

October is here and if you’ve got little ones it’s time to start thinking about Halloween-themed activities. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program, which includes the popular Spooky Symphony, perfect for family-friendly Halloween fun.

 

On October 25, you and your children can enjoy popular melodies from Halloween and children’s movies and be mesmerized by magician David Hira’s illusions. Costumes are encouraged!

 

The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Eisemann Center. Pre-concert activities for kids start at 2:15, and include crafts, a coloring station, “Be a Conductor” and the popular Instrument Petting Zoo, a hands-on experience where kids can see, hear and play different instruments.

 

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to get yours before they’re gone.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is 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@Jupiter, Allen, Campbell/Coit, Frisco, McKinneyPlano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

Ebby Sponsors PSO’s EncoreYouth Program


Ebby Halliday Realtors Sponsors PSO’s EncoreYouth Program

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has committed to a two-year title sponsorship of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program. The sponsorship of the popular program commences with the 2015-16 season.

 

“Ebby Halliday, Realtors has long been a supporter of the arts and children’s programs in North Texas so when the opportunity presented itself to be the PSO’s EncoreYouth Title Sponsor it was an obvious fit for us as a company,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “One of our founding principles is service to the community. We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to sponsor the Plano Symphony’s EncoreYouth program and look forward to supporting this exceptional Collin County institution through its 2016-17 season.”

 

Part of the PSO’s mission is to inspire, educate, entertain and involve children and youth in the enjoyment of great music. To fulfill this mission, the orchestra’s EncoreYouth program focuses on four primary initiatives: the School Concert Education Program, Young Artists Competition, Instrument Petting Zoo and the Family Symphony Sundays Series.

 

“Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in Plano,” Burleson says. “We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190@Jupiter, 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.”

 

To learn more about the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program, visit encoreyouthmusic.com.