Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving

 

We are thankful that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic real estate markets in the nation.

 

We are thankful for an opportunity to assist our neighbors, both those who are old friends and those new to the area.

 

We are grateful to each and every one of our sales associates and staff members, our fellow professionals and valued partners in our success.

 

We are thankful, perhaps most of all, for our many clients who place us in their trust and confidence and offer us the opportunity to represent them in the purchase or sale of their homes.

 

We wish you the very, very best for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.

 

8 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms


With winter holidays around the corner, we’re getting in the spirit with some of our favorite dining rooms on the market. No matter the size of your gathering, these dining rooms serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.

 

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3625 Ranchero Road | Plano | $6,750,000

 

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2204 Plantation Lane | Plano | $4,300,000

 

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5102 Montclair Drive | Colleyville | $3,450,000

 

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2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake | $3,250,000

 

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6164 Cove Creek Lane | Frisco | $2,250,000

 

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18716 Wainsborough Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,300,000

 

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8171 San Leandro Drive | Forest Hills | $850,000

 

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2028 Burnside Drive | Allen | $534,900

 

To see more beautiful dining rooms currently on the market, visit Ebby.com.

6 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to get in the spirit than to round up some of our favorite dining rooms on the market? No matter the size of your gathering, these dining rooms will serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.
 
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9226 Hathaway Street | Dallas | $6,600,000

751 Amber Lane | Little Elm | $2,725,000
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4430 Taos Road | Dallas – Bluffview Estates | $3,229,000
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11805 Green Knoll | Dallas – Crestway Forest Estates | $1,595,000
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5306 Glenwick Lane | Dallas | $1,395,000
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5604 Fairfax Drive | Frisco | $975,000
 
To see more beautiful dining rooms currently on the market, visit Ebby.com.

Local Fall Etsy Finds


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There’s no shortage of talented artists and artisans in Dallas, and now, shopping local is easier than ever. Add some festive fall flair to your home this season with these Etsy products made by local sellers.
 
Item: Grateful Sign, $38
Seller: Our Signature Swag
 
This adorable sign is a perfect reminder to hang up in your home this holiday season. Place it above a door or on a wall, or prop it up on a shelf for a classy Thanksgiving (or year-round) sentiment.
 
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Item: White Calligraphy Pumpkin, $17-$20
Seller: Rachel Carl
 
These faux pumpkins with handwritten lettering are a chic and simple alternative to traditional gourds. Pick from sayings like “give thanks” or “hello fall,” or request your own phrase.
 
 
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Item: Thanksgiving Sign, 10×12 for $53, 16×16 for $63
Seller: Six Eleven Co.
 
Celebrate the season with this fun wooden Thanksgiving sign. It’s hand-built using quality wood, hand-painted with warm, orange lettering, and hand-distressed for a perfectly rustic look.
 
 
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Item: Pomegranate Cider Natural Soy Candle, 4 oz. for $11, 8 oz. for $15
Seller: The Tiny Collection
 
This small-batch soy candle blends the scent of warm spices with sweet pomegranate for a tantalizing fall home fragrance. It’s non-toxic and made from all-natural soy wax, a cotton wick, and essential oils.
 

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Item: Halloween Typography Print, prices vary depending on size
Seller: Letter B Studio
 
Add some humor to your Halloween décor with this fun print. Professionally printed on cardstock paper, this durable print can be ordered in 5×7, 8×10, or 11×13. If you’re located in Dallas, message the seller for free shipping!
 
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Item: Thankful Wood Slice Décor, $50
Seller: You Me Happily

Brighten up a tablescape or mantel with this lovely decorated wood slice. Painted with metallic gold modern calligraphy, it’s finished with a matte protective coating to ensure a spot in your home’s décor year after year.
 
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Item: Fall Farmhouse Throw Pillow, $25
Seller: Mugg + Co.

 
Whether your home’s décor is shabby chic, modern, or traditional, this charming printed pillow is a perfect addition to any cozy space. The faux-linen, zippered pillow cover is off-white and measures 18×18 inches. Pro tip: Pillow covers are a great decorating option for those tight on storage space; they fold up and can easily be stored until next year without taking up much room.
 
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Item: Spiced Pinecone & Pear Soy Candle, $20 for 8 oz.
Seller: Turquoise and Lake
 
This 100 percent soy candle smells of clean, crisp pinecone and fresh, juicy pear. Additional notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and sugared cinnamon make this warming scent perfect for fall. The small-batch candle is poured into a mason jar and features a chemical-free WoodWick that will create a slight, soothing crackling sound.
 
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Item: Fall/Autumn Dog Collar, $13.95 to $17.95 (depending on size)
Seller: Coley’s Collars
 
Customize a festive collar for your pooch on Coley’s Collars Etsy shop. Pick your choice of pattern, size, collar width, and buckle color for a one-of-a-kind collar for your furry friend.
 
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Item: Fall Wreath, $95
Seller: Tricia’s Treasures 11
 
Celebrate fall with this beautiful monogrammed grapevine wreath. Each one is handmade with care, so no two are exactly alike.
 
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Item: Velvet Pumpkins with Natural Stems, $50
Seller: Wood Drift Designs
 
Matching your existing décor with the colors of fall can sometimes be tricky. This Etsy seller has the solution to that, with these trendy fabric pumpkins. Available in a variety of colors, the handmade pumpkins have rice at the bottom to keep them upright and beautiful on any table or shelf.

 
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Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours


 

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours

 

We are thankful – that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic real estate markets in the nation.

 

We are thankful – for an opportunity to assist our neighbors, both those who are old friends and those new to the area.

 

We are grateful – to each and every one of our 1,800 sales associates and staff, our fellow professionals and valued partners in our success.

 

We are thankful – perhaps most of all, for our many clients who place us in their trust and confidence and offer us the opportunity to represent them in the purchase or sale of their homes.

 

We wish you all the very, very best for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.

7 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning for the big day. Preparing a meal can be stressful regardless of whether it’s for a few friends or a large gathering, so we’ve rounded up seven important tips to help your Thanksgiving meal run smoothly. All these tricks can all be done in advance, leaving you more time to catch your breath between now and when your guests arrive.

 

Thanksgiving Tips


1. Take inventory

Make sure you have all of the cookware and kitchen tools needed to cook the menu you have planned. Broke your pie dish? Only have a dessert thermometer? Now is the time to grab the items that will help your meal succeed.

 

2. Make a prep list

Cooking a turkey, side dishes, and dessert can be hard to balance regardless of the size of your kitchen. Figure out in advance what recipes can be made ahead, which ones will take the longest to cook, and what dishes can share the oven space.

 

3. Make ahead and freeze

There are many dishes that can be prepared in advance and will freeze well. Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and sweet potato casserole are all good options to make ahead.

 

4. Thaw the bird

If you have a frozen turkey, make sure you leave ample time to thaw it. The rule of thumb is for every four pounds in weight, the turkey must thaw one day.

 

5. Utilize a cooler

Fridge space is prime real estate during Thanksgiving, but purchasing a cooler can help. Fill one with ice and you now have a space to temporarily store all the random jellies and condiments from your fridge that you can’t seem to part with, leaving you more space in the fridge to stock up on menu essentials.

 

6. Ask for help outside of the kitchen

Try not to overcrowd your kitchen by having guests help with tasks such as serving drinks, hanging coats, and entertaining children. If space allows, set up the drink station away from the kitchen.

 

7. Keep food warm

If the turkey takes too long to cook, don’t fret. Slow cookers, thermoses and microwaves are all great options for keeping dishes warm until you’re ready to enjoy.

8 Feast-Worthy Dining Rooms for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to get in the spirit than to round up some of our favorite dining rooms on the market? No matter the size of your gathering, these dining rooms will serve as the perfect backdrop for spending time with family and friends.

 

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751 Amber Lane | Little Elm | $2,900,000

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5242 Buena Vista Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $2,500,000

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9118 Esplanade Drive | Dallas | $379,000

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1513 Callaway Drive | Plano | $315,000

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8281 St. John’s Drive | Waxahachie | $370,000

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8024 Strathmore Drive | McKinney | $569,900

Happy Thanksgiving


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We are thankful – that we may conduct our business in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area, possibly the most vibrant and dynamic real estate market in the nation.

 

We are thankful – for an opportunity to assist our neighbors, both those who are old friends and those new to the area.

 

We are grateful – to each and every one of our 1,700 sales associates and staff, our fellow professionals and valued partners in our success.

 

We are thankful – perhaps most of all, for our many clients who place us in their trust and confidence and offer us the opportunity to represent them in the purchase or sale of their homes.

 

We wish you all the very, very best for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.

Dallas Thanksgiving Meals to Gobble Up


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Still haven’t planned your Thanksgiving menu? Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and gobble up all that Dallas restaurants have to offer on turkey day.

 

Fearings (inside the Ritz-Carlton)

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dinner: 5 to 8 p.m.

What to expect: Australian lamb chops, tangerine-glazed turkey, tortilla dressing, pecan-chile gravy, pumpkin-gingerbread ice cream cake

 

Highland Park Cafeteria

Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to expect: Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole, coconut meringue pie

 

The Mansion Restaurant (inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek)

Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What to expect: Free-range turkey, cornbread-sausage stuffing, scallops, filet mignon, mushroom risotto, quince hazelnut macaron, pumpkin cheesecake

Full menu here

 

The Meddlesome Moth

Lunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to expect: Turkey, chestnut stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, capers and pickled onions, grass-fed steak frites, pumpkin bread

 

Nick and Sam’s

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to expect: Deviled eggs with Maine lobster, autumn butternut squash bisque with Spanish chorizo, butter and herb-basted turkey, whipped sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, white chocolate pumpkin mousse

 

Oak

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What to expect: Sunchoke soup, turkey, ham, prime rib, pomme puree, sausage stuffing, pecan tart, pumpkin cheesecake

 

The Second Floor

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What to expect: Turkey breast with cranberry relish and gravy, vegetarian lasagna with pumpkin pasta, butternut squash sauce, sushi, soups, pie station

 

Smoke (both Dallas and Plano locations)

Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What to expect: Pit-roasted prime rib roast with cider vinegar, smokehouse ham with Dublin Dr Pepper red-eye gravy, dry-rubbed pork spare ribs, macaroni and cheese, pickled green beans

 

III Forks

Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What to expect: Spice-rubbed holiday turkey, roasted Midwest beef tenderloin, pan-seared flounder

Full menu here

 

15 Thanksgiving-Ready Dining Rooms


The scents of Thanksgiving will soon be filling your home, along with the sound of family and loved ones. In the spirit of the upcoming feast, we’ve found some of the most fabulous dining rooms on the market. No matter your style or the size of your gathering, these 15 dining rooms are ready to serve as the perfect stage for your delicious meal.

 

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4201 Potomac Avenue | Highland Park | $2,100,000

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3305 Villanova Street | University Park | $1,795,000

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3826 Medallion Lane | Dallas – Walnut Hill Highlands | $1,649,000

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6318 Turner Way | Dallas – Preston Club Estates | $1,575,000

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4314 Willow Grove Road | Dallas – Meadowood Estates | $1,298,000

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1701 Lexington Avenue | Allen – Twin Creeks | $819,000

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6065 Star Trail Drive | Frisco – Starwood | $789,900

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6039 Vickery Boulevard | East Dallas – Delmar Heights | $779,000

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6039 Mercedes Avenue | Dallas – M Streets | $699,000

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4309 Glen Meadows Drive | Parker – The Knolls of Springhill | $650,000

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2015 Crockett Circle | Irving – Cottonwood Valley | $589,000

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609 Naples Drive | Allen – Twin Creeks | $579,900

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7351 Glendora Avenue | Dallas – The Meadows | $579,000

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6425 Chesley Lane | East Dallas – Ridgewood Park | $440,000

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1413 McCoy Street | Dallas – Bryan Place | $199,900