Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!


Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

 

Ebby’s Little White House Associates and staff, clients, children, grandchildren, and members of Ebby’s Corporate Office recently joined in a Dallas tradition: the annual lighting of the iconic office at Northwest Highway and Preston Road for the holidays.

 

Jolly Old Saint Nick arrived just in time for the celebration on the back of a snow-white convertible. Santa even led the crowd in counting down to the much-anticipated lighting of Ebby’s beautiful Little White House.

 

Below are just a few of the very excited faces we saw in the crowd:

 

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

Ebby's Little White House Lights Up for the Holidays!

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

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Piassick

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.

 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

Tops Tips for North Texas Home Buyers, Sellers


Tops Tips for North Texas Home Buyers, Sellers

 

Homes selling above asking price, numerous offers for the same property – it’s no secret that the North Texas housing market is booming. To help you navigate these unprecedented waters, we polled our Associates and collected their top tips for buyers and sellers.

 

Buyer’s Tips

* Be qualified. Pre-plan financing with a mortgage lender and receive a pre-approval letter that may be submitted when you make a written offer. “Less paperwork and more personal attention” is more than a saying at Home Team Mortgage Company, an Ebby Halliday-affiliated company. Contact Home Team Mortgage for a frustration-free experience from loan application to decision.

 

* Act quickly. In a hot market, acting slowly or “sleeping on it” may cost you the opportunity to buy the home of your dreams. If you’ve found a home you’d be thrilled with, don’t wait to submit an offer; other buyers will likely be doing the same.

 

* Offer a compelling price. Sellers often price their homes based on historical sold data or appraisals, and in a strong market where prices are rising rapidly, homes may sell for the listing price or higher. Study the sold comps, but also compare the house you want to other homes currently on the market, and ask yourself, “What price am I willing to pay, and at what price am I willing to lose this house?”

 

Seller’s Tips

* Market to everyone near and far. You have the best chance of selling your home for the highest price by exposing it to the largest number of potential buyers. When you list your home with Ebby Halliday, your home will enjoy worldwide exposure on ebby.com, the gold standard in residential real estate websites. Ebby.com receives approximately 21,000 visits per day, far outpacing our competition.

 

* Respond and keep momentum. There is an old adage that time kills deals. A buyer’s interest is at a peak level at the time he or she submits an offer, so keep the momentum going, choose the best offer, and respond promptly in writing.

 

* Don’t be greedy. If a buyer offers an acceptable price and terms, sign the offer and your Ebby Halliday Associate will schedule a closing appointment and expertly guide you through the home-inspection and closing process.

 

Whether you’re considering listing or buying a home in North Texas, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com. To download the Ebby Halliday Realtors App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

We’re very excited to share that the spring 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 19th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Child’s Play,” featuring advice on designing the ideal bedroom for your child from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “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 spring issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the importance of global marketing in the luxury-home market segment.

 

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

Exceptional Opportunity in Dallas’ Greenway Parks


Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

 

Dallas has a lot of great neighborhoods. Among the most unique is Greenway Parks, a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood featuring parks and greenbelts throughout. Designated a Conservation District, Greenway Parks was named one of Texas’ 25 Best Places by the Texas Society of Architects.

 

Located in this treasured North Texas neighborhood is Joe Kobell’s newly listed property at 5343 Wenonah Drive. This exceptional residence is situated on a wooded approximately one-half-acre lot – one of the largest in Greenway Parks – and features four bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a living room with fireplace, a dining room, a family room, a study, and guest quarters. Bleached white oak hardwood flooring is present throughout the residence.

 

“This attractive, clean-lined home has a smart floor plan with spacious rooms and ideal light for the collector of art,” says Mr. Kobell. “This is a house that truly is a home.”

 

See it for yourself this Sunday, March 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

For more information on 5343 Wenonah Drive, click here. Contact Mr. Kobell at 214-802-4433 or joekobell@ebby.com.

 

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks

Exceptional Opportunity in Beautiful Greenway Parks