Prep Your Fireplace for Winter


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Cooler weather is here and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again. Before you fill your home with the warmth and scent of a crackling fire, there are some precautions to take.

 

Check the Chimney — Have you called a chimney sweep recently? Experts recommend having your chimney cleaned once a year. A fireplace is only as good as its chimney, so inspect the exterior structure to make sure there are no issues.

 

Open the Flue — Ever started a fire and had the room fill with smoke? If you’re new to fireplaces, you may not realize that this happens when the flue is closed. Simply look up and reach for a chain or lever to open it up before you light the fire.

 

Vacuum — A quick vacuuming of the flue, smoke shelf and the surrounding hearth is the last step in preparation for fabulous fires in the coming months.

 

If you’re going to be without a fireplace this winter, we have plenty of homes that could have you curling up by the fire in no time. Below are a few. To see all of our incredible homes for sale, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

25-braewood

25 Braewood Place | Far North Dallas

 

4370 PALM DRIVE

4370 Palm Drive | Caney City

 

2221 KING FISHER

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake

 

4774 BYRON

4774 Byron Circle | Irving

 

800 ROCHESTER

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake

 

10964 CROOKED CREEK

10964 Crooked Creek DrivePreston Hollow

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.

 

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter


Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

 

Cooler weather is here and it’s time to get your fireplace roaring again. Before you fill your home with the warmth and scent of a crackling fire, there are some precautions to take.

 

Check the Chimney — Have you called a chimney sweep recently? Experts recommend having your chimney cleaned once a year. A fireplace is only as good as its chimney, so inspect the exterior structure to make sure there are no issues there as well.

 

Open the Flue — Ever started a fire and had the room fill with smoke? If you’re new to fireplaces, you may not realize that this happens when the flue is closed. Simply look up and reach for a chain or lever to open it up before you light the fire.

 

Vacuum — A quick vacuuming of the flue, smoke shelf and the surrounding hearth is the last step in preparation for fabulous fires in the coming months.

 

If you’re going to be without a fireplace in the upcoming winter months, we have plenty of homes that could have you curling up by the fire in no time. Below are a few. To see all of our incredible homes for sale, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

^2222 King Fisher, Westlake

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

^751 Amber Lane, Little Elm

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

^5242 Buena Vista, Frisco

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

^4409 Colgate, Dallas

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

^18 Vanguard Way, Dallas

7309 Ramblewood

^7309 Ramblewood, Garland

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.

 

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.

 

PHOTOS: The estate home at 1750 Trace Bella Court in Westlake exceeds all expectations. It is offered by Ebby’s Juliet Marie Williams for $5,798,880.

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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.