North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows


North Texas Luxury Home Market Grows

 

The fall/winter 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, recently mailed to more than 60,000 luxury homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight,” points out, the North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur growth in luxury home sales.

 

In the past year, 5.9 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased in the region than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 3.6 percent in Dallas County, 12.1 percent in Tarrant County, and down 5.3% in Collin County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday,” featuring the Jay Strongwater Collection; “At Home with Mayor Betsy Price,” offering a peek inside the favorite room of Fort Worth’s mayor; “Fresh Openings,” showcasing new retailers and restaurants around town; “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares insight into permanent botanicals for your home.

 

View the digital version of Grand Vie to learn more about the North Texas luxury home market and the extraordinary homes now available at grandviemagazine.com.

 

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

The summer 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now arriving in 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 23rd edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Family Farmhouse,” highlighting a fun design project of partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer for a local couple seeking spaces that could grow with their family; “Skewer It,” which invites you to discover the true potential of cooking on a stick; “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 a summer paradise in Vail, Colorado.

 

We believe you’re going to love the summer 2017 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


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. The following collection of trends offers some of our favorites in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

HENRY DOG DESIGN DOG BED

Treat your dog to a designer bed inspired by Henry, a rescue dog. Begin with an elegant and sophisticated bedframe that will flawlessly match the design of your home. Choose from a variety of colors and styles with a stainless-steel base designed to withstand daily use for generations. Whether your pup is tuckered out from a busy day or simply lazing about the house, the Henry Dog Design bed will keep any hound happy and looking good, too. henrydogdesign.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

SAMSUNG LED TOUCHSCREEN FRIDGE

Named “The Family Hub™,” this revolutionary new refrigerator comes with a Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries by making a list, connect with your family and entertain, all without leaving your kitchen. Never worry about forgetting an essential item — with three built-in cameras that can be seen from your phone you can always double check your stock and avoid that return trip to the store. samsung.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

POSEIDON UNDERSEA RESORTS

Enjoy all the luxuries of a five-star hotel in an undersea wonderland and sleep among tropical fish and bottlenose dolphins, just off a private island in Fiji. An unforgettable experience awaits 40 feet beneath the ocean’s surface. Take the elevator (really) or scuba dive to the resort. While there, take part in watersports, deep-reef excursions and learn about indigenous marine life. poseidonresorts.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

SMARTBE INTELLIGENT STROLLER

The first-ever of its kind, the Smartbe Intelligent Stroller is a self-propelled stroller that seamlessly synchronizes with the movement of the user without assistance or actual physical contact, allowing you to safely walk or jog hands-free directly behind the stroller and even manage its trajectory by Android, iOS smartphones and smartwatches. The user has direct control and the stroller has four big wheels that adapt easily to rough surfaces and paths. A climate-controlled carry cot, bottle warmer, automatic rocking chair and anti-theft sensor are just a few of the features that make this the ultimate stroller for both you and your little one. smartbe.co

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the Fall/Winter edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors‘ luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests


How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the fall 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Home Away from Home,” featuring advice on designing the ideal guest room from design and lifestyle expert Kathy Fielder.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

“With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to consider your home’s guest accommodations and what you can do to make your friends and family members feel at home — in your home,” Fielder says. “The first tip I always provide clients, family and friends about their guest rooms? ‘Spend the night there to see if you would enjoy it.’

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

Fielder says the key to the success of your guest bedroom design is in the planning. Each detail should be carefully considered so that you optimize the space available.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

Fielder recommends creating a Pinterest board or making some sort of inspiration board. When you do, you will start to see a pattern.

 

“Once you have decided on modern or traditional, eclectic or transitional, you’ll be motivated to choose your color palette,” Fielder says.

 

Color defines and breathes life into our spaces. It appeals to our senses, and studies show that our bodies physically react to color. That being said, it makes sense to choose the colors you will use in your guest bedroom wisely.

 

To read the full article by Kathy Fielder in the fall/winter 2016 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, click here.

 

How to Market Your Luxury Home to the World


How to Effectively Market Your Luxury Home to the World

 

Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success. Ebby Halliday Realtors offers clients whose homes are priced at $750,000 and above the advantages of its affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network.

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing over 50,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe. Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Luxury Portfolio offers sellers extensive search engine and social media strategies – ensuring their luxury listing is in front of today’s sophisticated consumers where and when they are searching. In addition to leveraging social media platforms, Luxury Portfolio utilizes international partner websites, such as juwai.com, which reaches beyond the Great Firewall of China to target the wealthy Chinese buyer, and wallstreetjournal.com, to reach affluent online viewers. Each property on luxuryportfolio.com is translated to nine languages and 60-plus currencies, which results in consumers visiting the site from almost every country each month.

 

Simply put, sellers who list with Ebby Halliday significantly increase the chances of attracting a qualified buyer to their luxury home due to our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. For buyers, finding a home is a personal process of discovery, and Ebby Halliday Realtors and the accomplished global network of Luxury Portfolio brokers is ready to assist in the journey. Explore luxury properties around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of its listings at the award-winning ebby.com.

 

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Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


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The summer 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. 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.

 

Grand Vie is in its fifth year of publication and is bigger and better than ever. The only publication that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in the D-FW Metroplex, Grand Vie includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to the extraordinary properties represented by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew, the 17th edition of Grand Vie offers plenty of interesting editorial content, including recipes and grilling tips from local celebrity chefs Tim Byres of Smoke and Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine and Waters I Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events; special sections for lake properties and farm & ranch properties; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the vacation-home paradise that is Cape Cod.

 

Not only has Grand Vie’s distribution grown significantly across the Metroplex, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail.

 

We’re confident you’re going to love the summer 2015 edition of Grand Vie. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Ebby Opens New Southlake Office


 

It’s a bold new day in Southlake real estate! Ebby Halliday Realtors just opened the doors of its beautiful, brand-new Southlake Office at 1575 E. Southlake Blvd., across from the popular Southlake Town Square.

 

“This new office, built from the ground up, offers a superior location and is a statement of our commitment to serving Southlake and the surrounding area for many years to come,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies.  The new 12,560-square-foot, exquisitely finished-out office replaces Ebby’s longtime, approximately 8,000-square-foot Southlake Office.

 

“Near the corner of East Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, our new office offers a highly visible location and the latest in technology,” Burgert says. “Truly a one-stop shop for residential real estate, it will also offer title, mortgage and insurance services through our affiliated companies, Texas Premier Title, Home Team Mortgage Company and Home Team Insurance.”

 

The new office features tastefully appointed collaboration centers where Associates and clients may meet to discuss residential real estate needs, a bistro for Associates that would be the envy of many restaurants, a training room with an enormous HD projection screen, and even a playroom for clients’ children. Cutting-edge technology, including Apple TVs, will help Associates assist buyers with their home searches and sellers with their understanding of market trends.

 

“We are assisting clients with one of the most-expensive and important transactions of their lifetime,” says Ebby’s Southlake Manager Carolyn Rosson, who has led the Southlake Office since 2008. “It is important that we utilize all of the resources that we can to best serve their needs.”

 

Adds Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, “We’re proud of our commitment to this beautiful part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We look forward to serving current and future residents in the manner they deserve for many years to come.”

 

Now, let’s take a sneak peek inside Ebby’s beautiful new Southlake Office!

 

We hope you are as excited about our new Southlake Office as we are! For more information on Ebby’s Southlake Office, its Associates and listings, visit southlake.ebby.com or call 817-481-5882. 

Luxury Sales Expected to Thrive in 2014


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Sentiment from top Luxury Portfolio International affiliates in the U.S. and Canada indicates a strong close to 2013 and a rising tide in the affluent segment of the housing market for 2014.

 

As the year closed, the $1- to $2 million tier of the market was very active, and most luxury leaders anticipate it will continue to be so due to a shortage of inventory, often with multiple-offer situations driving prices upward.

 

International buyers continue to be active. The mix of foreign buyers includes those from Saudi Arabia,  South America and the EU, while Asian buyers – particularly the Chinese – continue to be a significant force.

 

Luxury Portfolio brokers report a trend in Chinese buyers gravitating toward properties in the $1 million range, though those investing for children attending U.S. colleges generally are looking for lower-priced properties.

 

“The mood for our Luxury Portfolio brokers is upbeat as we move into 2014,” says Luxury Portfolio International President Paul Boomsma. “They believe that well-priced luxury homes will continue to be in high demand, resulting in increases of 10- to 20% in volume in most of their markets, with unit sales rising 5- to 10%. Compared to a few years ago, that represents a significant improvement.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas.  To learn more about the beautiful Preston Hollow luxury home shown above, click here.