15 Refreshing Pools for Summer


Ready to make a splash? With summer fast approaching, there’s no better way to refresh than by taking a dip in your own backyard pool.

 

Whether you’re hosting a pool party or low-key lounging, these homes feature some of the most stunning pools in North Texas.

 

1_25 BRAEWOOD

25 Braewood Place | Dallas | $8,450,000

2_1900 SHADY OAKS

1900 Shady Oaks Drive | Southlake | $5,490,000

3_2906 Shadow

2906 Shadow Drive W | Arlington | $3,500,000

4_1901 POINT DE VUE

1901 Point De Vue Drive | Flower Mound | $3,250,000

5_5716 SEVILLE

5716 Seville Court | Plano | $2,399,900

6_3201 AMBERWOOD

3201 Amberwood Lane | Prosper | $2,250,000

7_18716 WAINSBOROUGH

18716 Wainsborough Lane | Dallas | $1,425,000

8_5403-miramar

5403 Miramar Lane | Colleyville | $1,190,000

9_3701 preston hills

3701 Preston Hills Circle | Celina | $899,900

10_7230 KENTWOOD

7230 Kentwood Drive | Frisco | $869,900

11_931 W COLORADO

931 W Colorado Boulevard | Dallas | $729,000

12_2448-fairway

2448 Fairway Drive | Richardson | $599,000

13_244-amanda

244 Amanda Way | Decatur | $595,000

14_813-hunters

813 Hunters Glen | Rockwall | $470,000

15_2306 BROKEN POINT

2306 Broken Point | McKinney | $389,990

 

To view all the sparkling pools available across North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Top 5 Tips for House Hunters


Top 5 Tips for House Hunters

 

When shopping for a new home, it’s easy to get swept away by a property’s most charming characteristics — and to play down important things you may regret later. Define your priorities early on to streamline the house-hunting process.

 

Below are five tips to help you stay organized and focused:

 

Location matters.  Location is a key consideration when choosing a home, and there are multiple factors that can affect your decision. Just a few of these include schools, commute times to work, and local amenities such as nearby restaurants, shopping and attractions.

 

List your priorities. You’ll save hours of shopping for a home if you list what you need and want in a home ahead of time. Zero in on the features you must have, would like to have, would prefer not to have — and definitely don’t want.

 

Get pre-approved for a mortgage. How much you can pay for a home is a function of your income, creditworthiness, interest rates, the type of loan and how much cash you have for the down payment and closing costs. Rather than guessing, ask a mortgage banker to give you a full assessment and a pre-approval letter stating how much you’re qualified to borrow. A great place to start is at Home Team Mortgage, Ebby Halliday’s affiliated mortgage company.

 

Use a checklist. Touring multiple properties is a confusing experience for most buyers. Rather than trying to rely on your memory, make notes about the homes you visit. Turn your priorities into a personalized home-shopping checklist and use it to track features of each property.

 

Relax.  Buying a home is a major life-altering event, but it’s not worth getting too stressed out. As with all major occasions in life, it’s important to keep the experience in perspective.

 

Today’s homebuyers have access to a wealth of information, but may not have a way to tailor it to their needs. That’s where a real estate professional can save you a great deal of time and money. To find just the right agent for your real estate needs and to view properties for sale in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com. For information on loan pre-approval, visit hometeammortgage.info.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Area Mayors Highlight Development


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Approximately 140 members of Ebby’s 190 @ Jupiter and Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard offices were recently treated to an informative presentation on upcoming projects in the cities of Rockwall, Heath, Garland and Rowlett during the Mayors’ Forum at Waterview Golf Club.

 

The forum featured Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel, Garland Mayor Douglas Athas, Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt and Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty as they each spoke of the highlights of their respective cities and of major developments currently underway.

 

To learn about all that’s currently happening in Rowlett, Garland, Rockwall and Heath, click here to read the full story in the Blue Ribbon News.

 

PHOTO: Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty; Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt; Ebby Halliday Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Sales Manager Sylvia Sotelo Kidd, 190 @ Jupiter Sales Manager Malinda Howell, Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel. Photo by Richard Retig.

 

 

Ebby’s Day of Play Celebrated


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Balloons, sweet treats and lots of smiles were on the agenda as the Mayor of Rockwall, David Sweet, officially proclaimed September 10 as “Ebby’s Day of Play” in the city. The fun-filled afternoon marked the first celebration of the annual event at Miss Ebby’s Place, the special-needs portion of the KidsZone playground at Harry Myers Park which was funded by a contribution from Ebby Halliday.

 

“Ebby’s Day of Play Ebby is a reminder that smiling often, thriving on change, investing in a dream and making every day count are more than just words to live by,” says Sylvia Sotelo Kidd, sales manager of Ebby’s Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Office. “Ebby Halliday has a long-standing belief in the three-legged stool of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community, and this wonderful playground is part of that commitment.”

 

In keeping with that commitment to service, Sotelo-Kidd announced that Ebby’s Rockwall Office is lending its support to the Rockwall Kiwanis Club’s “Food for Kids” initiative, which seeks to ensure that no child go hungry in Rockwall County.

 

“Ebby herself was among the very first to donate to this worthy cause,” Sotelo Kidd notes. If you’d like to learn more about how you can be a part of the “Food for Kids” effort, contact Ms. Sotelo Kidd at sylvia@ebby.com.

 

Ebby Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, Rockwall Sales Manager Sylvia Sotelo Kidd, President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Rockwall Mayor David Sweet, City Manager Rick Crowley, and Ebby CFO Ron Burgert.

Pat Turner of the Kiwanis Club and Angel League for Special Needs Children, Ebby CFO Ron Burgert, Mary Smith, assistant City manager and Rockwall Kiwanis treasurer, Gwen Monahan, secretary of Rockwall Kiwanis, Ebby Rockwall Associate Kathleen Morrow and Rockwall Sales Manager Sylvia Sotelo Kidd.