6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend

Must-See-Open-Houses2-1If you’re looking for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you’re not, these properties are all open to visitors this weekend and may serve as the perfect inspiration for your next home search.

2810SirCastorCourt2810 Sir Castor Court | Lewisville – Castle Hills | $969,900709OrleansDrive709 Orleans Drive | Southlake – Carillon Community | $899,0002712 REDDING DRIVE2712 Redding Drive | Plano – Willow Bend | $839,9005505GleneaglesDrive5505 Gleneagles Drive | Plano | $799,000New pic14708 Ireland Lane | Frisco | $529,900210CarriageHillLane210 Carriage Hill Lane | Heath | $525,000


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10 Pools Perfect for Summer Swimming

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to relax. Take a splash into one of these exotic pools currently on the market in North Texas.

OldGate6413 Old Gate Road | Plano | $6,999,0001900 Shady Oaks Drive1900 Shady Oaks Drive | Southlake | $5,490,0001750 Trace Bella Court1750 Trace Bella Court | Westlake | $4,995,00501 Mahogany Run Court5501 Mahogany Run Court | Plano | $3,845,000 6441 Sudbury Road6441 Sudbury Road | Plano | $2,100,0008057 Stone River Drive8057 Stone River Drive | Frisco | $1,899,0004762 Byron Circle4762 Byron Circle | Irving | $1,850,0005683 Buena Vista Drive5683 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco | $1,777,0003203 Bluffs Lane3203 Bluffs Lane | Parker | $1,299,9995633 Northbrook Drive5633 Northbrook Drive | Plano | $1,234,900


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Fresh Listing Friday: Gleaming Lake Highlands

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TGIF! It’s time to finally relax and unwind, and this week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a great way to ease into the weekend. The residence at 9124 Summer Glen Lane is nestled in Lake Highlands within the sought-after Moss Haven Elementary school zone. Amenities include hardwood flooring, open kitchen and living space, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Take a tour virtual tour below!

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $429,000
• 2,501 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths
• Downstairs master suite
• Backyard with pool and sitting area

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To view this listing, contact Kimberly Woodard at 972-588-8299 or KimberlyWoodard@Ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: White Rock Wonder

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Happy Friday all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a lushly landscaped home situated just blocks from White Rock Lake. 6960 Tokalon Drive offers a 55-foot balcony, a sport court, a covered patio, and a pool. Take a virtual tour below to see all the details this wonderful Mid-Century modern home has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $1,150,000
• 3,038 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Floor-to-ceiling windows along living and dining areas
• Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and refurbished cabinetry

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To view this listing, contact Florence Kelt at 214-681-4292 or FlorenceKelt@Ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Lake Highlands Wonder

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Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is an upgraded home in Dallas’ Lake Highlands neighborhood. Situated in the Richardson ISD, 9426 Hill View Drive offers wood laminate flooring, recessed LED lighting, and fresh paint. Watch the video below to see the open floor plan and all the beautiful upgrades this wonderful home has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $689,900
• 2,865 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
• Re-designed kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a wine cooler
• Backyard with a pool and spa

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To view this listing, contact Nicole Threadgill at 214-235-4951 or NicoleThreadgill@Ebby.com.

Outdoor Entertaining Tips (+ the Perfect Homes for Hosting)

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Summer will be here before we know it, and that means longer nights and warmer (okay, much warmer) weather. What better way to spend a summer day with family and friends than at an outdoor gathering? If you’re hoping to host a backyard soirée, here are some tips and tricks that will help things run smoothly.
*Prepare your yard
Be sure to clean up your yard before hosting guests. Mow the grass and pick up any tools, hoses, or toys.
*Choose the right seating (and have enough)
Patio furniture with thick, comfy cushions are the best option for homeowners who frequent their outdoor space. When hosting a gathering, make sure you have enough seating. Benches and tree stumps are a casual, rustic way to add seating to your outdoor space. Make sure all the seating is clean of debris before your guests arrive.
*Keep guests comfortable
Guests will be more inclined to stay for the duration of the party if they are comfortable. In addition to having ample shade coverage, consider running a fan near the dining area to keep guests cool. You may also want to set out a basket with warm-weather essentials for guests to grab (think sunscreen, insect repellent, handheld fans, and iced spray bottles).
*Keep the menu simple
Opt for recipes that can be prepared in advance and can withstand crowds and heat. Fresh grilled vegetables, pasta salads, and guacamole are all popular (and colorful!) choices.
*Add lighting
Outdoor globe lights, lanterns, and LED candles are all great options for setting a relaxed summer atmosphere. Setting out candles with an open flame is a bit riskier — instead, use hurricane lanterns or jars to shield the flames.
*Keep music relaxed
Set the right tone with a playlist that is easy and laid-back. You don’t want to overpower any conversations among guests. Make sure your playlist is long enough as not to repeat too many times while the guests are there.
*Display fresh cuts
Use flowers and foliage from your own yard as centerpieces. Arrange your fresh cuts in jars or buckets and set them out to brighten up your display.
*Offer activities
Providing lawn games such as cornhole or croquet will keep your guests occupied and happy. Use butcher paper as a tablecloth and set out crayons for creative people of all ages.
*Keep pests away
Be sure to protect food with mesh food coverings and light up citronella candles to keep bugs away. Eliminate any standing water in gutters or the bottom of flowerpots to keep mosquitoes from breeding there. Offer guests bug wipes and insect repellent.
*Create a beverage bar
Make sure your guests are hydrated by preparing a beverage bar or cart stocked with the essentials. Include straws and PLENTY of ice.
*Opt for melamine
Melamine is an affordable and durable option for outdoor dinnerware. Using the break-resistant plastic will help you reduce your waste and also keep the area clear of all those lingering paper cups and plates.
Now that you know the tricks for a perfect outdoor party, here are some outdoor patios currently on the market that are begging to have you as a host.
Outdoor Entertaining6413 Old Gate Road | Plano | $6,999,000
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1750 Trace Bella Court | Westlake | $4,995,000
Outdoor Entertaining5701 Arcady Place | Plano | $1,999,999
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5003 Horseshoe Trail | Dallas – Bluffview | $1,998,000
Outdoor Entertaining11111 Eastview Circle | Dallas | $1,960,000
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5001 Pinehurst Drive | Frisco | $1,350,000
Outdoor Entertaining1300 Lincoln Court | Allen | $1,140,000
Outdoor Entertaining2803 Edgewood Lane | Colleyville | $995,000
Outdoor Entertaining712 Basilica Lane | McKinney | $885,000

Fresh Listing Friday: Cul-de-sac Delight

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Happy Fresh Listing Friday! To kick off the first week of spring, we’ve chosen this custom Prosper home at 1761 Elmhurst Court. Situated on 1 acre, this brick and stone home offers high ceilings, hardwood flooring, and a stone fireplace. Take a virtual tour below and see all the beautiful details this delightful property has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Custom-built, priced at $765,000
• 3,829 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Island kitchen with granite countertops, a warming drawer, and a spacious pantry
• Study with built-ins and French doors

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To view this listing, contact Kim Kankel at 214-551-5258 or KimKankel@Ebby.com.

11 Summer-Ready Pools

Summer is finally here and the temperatures are beginning to spare no mercy — a 100-degree-day is just around the corner! If you don’t want to endure another Texas summer without a pool, consider some of the fabulous options we have on the market. From lap pools to diving pools, we have refreshing features for everyone’s needs, all across North Texas.


11 Summer-Ready Pools
3660 Ranchero Road | Plano — El Ranchero Country Estates | $7,000,000

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4626 Dorset Road | Dallas — Dorset Heights | $6,950,000

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162 Shepherds Glen Road | Heath — Loch Braeland | $5,900,000

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7613 Casa Sandcastle | San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico | $4,999,000

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5009 Spanish Oaks | Frisco — Starwood | $2,999,000

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7301 Trianon Court | Colleyville — Tanglewood | $2,750,000

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50 Balmoral | Richardson — The Hills of Breckinridge | $1,269,000

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904 Thornbury Court | Allen — StarCreek | $999,995

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2303 North Star Drive | Celina — Hills of Lone Star | $879,000

11 Summer-Ready Homes
216 Williamsburg Lane | Ovilla — Ovilla Parc | $439,900

11 Summer-Ready Pools
9228 Windy Crest Drive | Dallas — Forest Meadows | $380,000



Click here to see all the Ebby homes on the market that feature a summer-ready pool.

Feature We Love: Waterfalls

A private home pool is one of the most popular features in our area thanks to the triple digit temperatures that we’re about to see again soon. But what’s better than a pool during the summer? A water feature that you can enjoy all year long.


While pools aren’t at a shortage around here, there’s something to be said for a backyard with a beautiful waterfall. The calming sound and the sight of water running is an amenity that never goes out of style.

Feature We Love: Waterfalls^5101 Eden Road, Mansfield

Feature We Love: Waterfalls^1508 Nelson Drive, Irving

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Feature We Love: Waterfalls^1205 Avondale Drive, Murphy

Feature We Love: Waterfalls^430 Churchill Lane, Pottsboro

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools

Warm weather is here and the time is right to do some poolside lounging. While recently looking through our active listings for properties with pools we noticed an increasing number of homes with saltwater pools.


Curious, we did a little research and here’s a little of what we found. This type of pool system maintains a small amount of salt in your pool’s water, which allows for easier regulation of chlorine levels. Saltwater pools are also said to have less damaging effects on on swimmers’ hair and skin than standard chlorine pools. That sounds like a trend we can definitely get on board with! Another plus? You can find saltwater pools all over D-FW!


Check out a sample of our many listings with this beautiful and beneficial feature below:

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^2304 Lafayatte Drive, Heath

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^1217 Castle Cove Lane, Keller

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^5207 Goodwin Ave., Dallas

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^800 Bentbrook Lane, Sherman

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^5601 Muirfield Court, Flower Mound

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^2 Green Park Drive, Dallas

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^1541 Asbury Lane, Lucas

Feature We Love: Saltwater Pools^6436 Sudbury Lane, Plano