Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market

Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market


The North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur significant growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 5.2 percent more luxury homes were purchased in Dallas-Fort Worth than during the prior 12 months.


If you are considering buying or selling a home in Dallas-Fort Worth, it would be our honor to be of service to you. With our highly effective marketing and advertising tools and our membership in Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury real estate transaction.


Whether you are considering buying or selling your home, or just staying put for now, we invite you to enjoy the fall/winter edition of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. We believe you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. To get started, click here.


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

Median Park Cities Sales Price Tops $1,000,000



Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the median home sales price in the Park Cities topped $1 million for the first time in the first quarter of 2014.


According to the latest data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a mid-priced home in Highland Park or University Park now costs $1.1 million. That’s 30 percent more than what the median home sales price in the Park Cities was in first-quarter 2013.


Sales of million-dollar plus homes across North Texas are soaring. To date in 2014, 194 houses priced at $1 million and up have sold, according to MLS statistics. That’s a third more of than in first-quarter 2013.


To see Brown’s full article, click here. To see all of the homes currently listed in the Park Cities – and across North Texas – click here.


Housing Inventory Up in D-FW



Today we’ve got some very welcome news for buyers in the market for a North Texas home: Housing inventory in Dallas and Fort Worth jumped 18% and 15% in February in anticipation of the so-called “traditional homebuying season,” according to the new Realtor’s National Housing Trend Report.


“If this trend continues, buyers should have a better selection of homes in the spring and summer months,” according to Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move.


“Inventory is up for two reasons,” Berkowitz says. “First, this is the time of year when sellers list their homes for the spring buying season. Second, inventories are growing faster than normal right now in response to widespread median list price increases.”


Among the recent homes to hit the market in North Texas is the stunning University Park property at 3612 Villanova (pictured above and below).


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To keep up with all of the homes hitting the market in North Texas, visit the award-winning


Marketing of Luxury Homes Enhanced



Ebby Halliday Realtors is enhancing its marketing of the Luxury Portfolio International brand. Luxury Portfolio is the luxury property marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier local independent real estate companies. Ebby Halliday is a founding member of the invitation-only network, which produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.


“We are proud to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and to offer our clients both sophisticated in-house marketing and the benefits of Luxury Portfolio International’s worldwide reach,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors.


Ebby Halliday Realtors places luxury listings in front of prospective buyers with premium placement in such publications as FD Luxe; Patron magazine; and in the OnStage playbill distributed to patrons of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Luxury homes listed with Ebby Halliday also receive exposure in local niche papers such as People Newspapers and online venues popular with affluent international consumers, including and, the No. 1 Chinese international property website.


Through our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby’s luxury listings are often featured in Luxury Portfolio-branded advertising, including full-page ads in The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent publications such as Unique Homes, duPont Registry, Veranda, Smart Money and Velocity, published for CityJet.


To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International, click here.