Add Beauty & Value to Your Home


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25 Braewood Place | $6,750,000 | The O’Gorman Group

 

Trees don’t ask for much — dirt, water, sunlight. Yet they provide many benefits for you and your home: They add beauty and value to your property, cut your energy bills with the shade they provide, serve as a home to wildlife, and improve the air you breathe.

 

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10121 Waller Drive | $5,950,000 | Mary Poss

 

To get the full benefits from your trees, choose the right one and plant it in the right location. Planting a tree that sheds its leaves annually on the west side of your house provides cooling shade in the summer. In winter, after it loses its leaves, the same tree will let in sunlight that cuts heating bills.

 

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1901 Point De Vue Drive | $2,900,000 | The O’Toole LeVan Group

 

If you’re planting a new tree, think about its fully grown size and shape before you dig. Roots too close to your home could damage the foundation or block sewer lines. The wrong tree in the wrong place could actually lower your home’s appraised value.

 

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2022 Valencia Cove | $2,695,000 | The Marcontell & Gilchrest Group

 

To learn more about trees and how you can improve the environment while improving your property value, visit arborday.org, where you’ll find a wealth of useful information about trees. To learn more about the beautiful homes featured in this post, as well as all of the homes currently available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Vote Your Faves in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt


HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 is underway. And if you’re like us, you can’t wait to see inside these extraordinary properties and click the ‘VOTE’ button for your favorites. After you vote, be sure to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000!

 

As always, Ebby Halliday Realtors listings are prominently featured in the Ultimate House Hunt:

 

Modern Backyard Made for Entertaining

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2221 King Fisher DriveWestlake – Listed with Trisha Hoelscher, this transitional home features broad sliding doors that open the home’s interior to its exterior living spaces. Sage green trim pops against the white stone exterior and ties in with the surrounding Texas landscape.

 

Mansion With Manicured Grounds

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10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow – Listed with Mary Poss, this luxurious slice of heaven has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an acre of land and over 10,000 square feet of living space in which to make yourself comfortable.

 

Enchanting Sunken Garden

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25 Braewood Place | Dallas – Listed with The O’Gorman Group, this cozy patio includes a fire pit and rocking chairs, where family and guests may enjoy temperate Dallas nights. The patio is trimmed by a koi pond and terraced flower beds and is accessible by a slate bridge, lending to its intimate feel.

 

This is the sixth-consecutive year HGTV has partnered exclusively with Ebby Halliday’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury marketing division Luxury Portfolio International to host the contest, which last year saw over 1 million votes cast, making it one of the most popular contests on HGTV.com.

 

View all the finalists and cast your vote here today!

7 Smart Homes Worth Studying


We live in a digital age, and many new homes now include different forms of automation. 

 

From thermostats and light switches to vacuums and speakers, enjoy a new level of comfortable living with simple devices and the tap of your smart phone. Here are some of our favorite smart homes on the market.

 

1_2104 WILLOW BEND

2104 Willow Bend Drive | Plano | $5,999,000

 

2_2021 GRANADA

2021 Granada Trail | Westlake | $2,799,950

 

3_4818 IRVIN SIMMONS

4818 Irvin Simmons Drive | North Dallas | $2,750,000

 

4_1271 SHELBY

1271 Shelby Lane | Celina | $2,100,000

 

5_6301 THERESA

6301 Theresa Lane | Colleyville | $1,899,000

 

6_455 TOSCANA

455 Toscana Circle | Gordonville | $1,100,000

 

7_3663 BRIAR TREE

3663 Briar Tree Lane | Frisco | $790,000

 

To view all the incredible smart homes available across North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

Six Fresh Laundry Rooms


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Laundry may not be glamorous, but everyone has it. Make the task less of a chore with a fabulous laundry room.

 

When designing a home, a laundry room can be a much-needed luxury, especially for larger families. Counter and hanging space is recommended for folding and drying clothes, and an ample storage area works best for those bulky detergent boxes.

 

To make even more use of the space, why not add a workspace in the room for a secluded office? Or place your laundry room within the closet?

 

Whatever the use of your laundry room, make sure it’s just as stylish as it is functional. Here are six pristine examples from our listings.

 

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

 

2_Suffolk

913 Suffolk Court | Southlake | $1,399,000

 

3_SERENITY

1205 Serenity Lane | McKinney | $1,150,000

 

4_PrincessCaroline

4579 Princess Caroline Court | Frisco | $959,000

 

5_Veranda

2825 Veranda Lane | Southlake | $769,900

 

6_Mercedes

5842 Mercedes Avenue | Lower Greenville | $675,000

 

For more laundry room inspiration, read about some of our favorite eco-friendly laundry accessories.

 

To view more incredible homes for sale in North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Spring Curb Appeal Inspo


Curb appeal comes in many forms, but at its core it’s all about making your home feel fresh and welcoming. Whether it’s landscaping, porch furniture or a general exterior cleaning is up to you.

 

Take a look at these seven homes making curb appeal look simple. They may inspire you to join the movement.

 

1_39 BRAEWOOD

39 Braewood Place | North Dallas

 

2_921 CEDAR SHORES

921 Cedar Shores Drive | Heath

 

3_2221 KING FISHER

2221 King Fisher Drive | Westlake

 

4_4321 SOUTHERN

4321 Southern Avenue | Highland Park

 

5_5375 PEBBLE CREEK

5375 Pebble Creek Drive | Celina

 

6_5675 FOARD

5675 Foard Drive | Frisco

 

7_805 BRISTLEWOOD

805 Bristlewood Drive | McKinney

 

To see more spectacular curb appeal and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Kitchens Worth Crushing On


Dinner reservations are often one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day, but cooking at home with your honey can be even sweeter.

 

Not only are these seven kitchens worth crushing on, they’ll have you wanting to stay in for a romantic meal.

 

1_Willow B

2104 Willow Bend Drive | Plano | $5,999,000

 

2_KING

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

 

3_Forest

6243 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $2,345,000

 

4_Cedar

2222 Cedar Elm Terrace | Westlake | $1,949,900

 

5_Sea Side

537 Sea Side Lane | McKinney | $1,795,000

 

6_Dowling

1607 Dowling Drive | Irving | $995,000

 

7_Lincoln

1315 Lincoln Court | Allen | $860,000

 

To view all of our extraordinary listings, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

10 Media Rooms for Super Bowl Sunday


It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, and the biggest game of the year calls for an incredible game-day experience.

 

Whether you’ll be watching for the athletic excellence or for the over-the-top commercials, this Sunday’s game between the Rams and the Patriots offers the ultimate excuse to include a beautiful new media room on your home-shopping wish list.

 

Here’s a few spectacular North Texas media rooms where you could soon be enjoying the next big game.

 

1 Braewood

39 Braewood PlaceGlen Abbey | $3,999,000

 

2 Granada

2021 Granda Trail | Westlake | $2,799,950

 

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6326 Carrington Drive | North Dallas | $2,249,000

 

4 Stone Cliff

5608 Stone Cliff Court | Far North Dallas | $1,950,000

 

5 Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,899,000

 

6 Sea Side

537 Sea Side Lane | McKinney | $1,795,000

 

7 Purdue

4915 Purdue AvenueBluffview | $1,350,000

 

8 Wainsborough

18712 Wainsborough Lane | Far North Dallas | $1,280,000

 

9 Audubon

6903 Audubon Drive | Parker | $1,280,000

 

10 Vistaview

4101 Vistaview Court | Arlington | $950,000

 

To see more exceptional media rooms and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit ebby.com.

12 Luxe Bath Retreats


The holidays are about giving — not just gifts, but love and joy. With all that delightful cheer comes the hustle and bustle of the season, which can require a little extra relaxation.

 

At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a luxurious retreat? These grand master en suites feature indulgent amenities perfect for unwinding and recharging.

 

261 Hunter Court

261 Hunter Court | Bartonville | $4,995,000

 

2204 Plantation Lane

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

 

Hillcrest

11525 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $3,925,000

 

Chartwell

7979 Chartwell Lane | Fort Worth | $3,490,000

 

King Fisher

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

 

Glade

2404 Glade Road | Colleyville | $2,950,000

 

Carter

501 Carter Drive | Coppell | $2,590,000

 

Harbord

17612 Harbord Oaks Circle | Far North Dallas | $2,495,000

 

Boston

5813 Boston Lane | McKinney | $2,350,000

 

Carrington

6326 Carrington DriveRichardson | $2,249,000

 

Golden Leaf

5805 Golden Leaf Court | Plano | $2,150,000

 

Rochester

800 Rochester Lane | Southlake | $1,950,000

 

To see more exceptional homes on the market in North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

7 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you may be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on Turkey Day, these seven island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.

 

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

 

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2321 Silver Table Drive | Lewisville | $2,199,000

 

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6634 Aberdeen AvenuePreston Hollow | $2,100,000

 

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5209 Limestone Court | Richardson | $1,180,000

 

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7736 Goforth CircleLake Highlands | $1,049,000

 

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218 Wimberly Street | Fort Worth | $425,000

 

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702 Wildgrove Drive | Garland | $329,000

 

To see more homes for sale, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

9 Thanksgiving-Ready Island Kitchens


As Thanksgiving prep begins, you might be dreaming of a kitchen that can do it all. Regardless of whether you’re an expert chef or only cook on turkey day, these nine island kitchens currently on the market are the perfect place to prepare your next meal.
 
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1601 Carlyle Court | Westlake | $2,895,000
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6331 Northwood Road | Dallas – Preston Hollow | $1,895,0006655 green knoll wiw6655 Green Knoll Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000
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6142 Shady Oaks Drive | Frisco | $1,324,9007723 midbury kitchen7723 Midbury Drive | Dallas | $1,295,0005609 glenbrook5609 Glenbrook Circle | Plano | $995,0004150 fallbrook4150 Fallbrook Drive | Frisco | $799,9001227 woodlawn1227 Woodlawn Avenue | Dallas – Kessler Park | $725,000
JL 8615 thorbrush
8615 Thorbrush Place | Dallas | $549,900
 
To see more homes currently for sale, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly Ebby.com.