13 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

1_Tate Lane

10127 Tate Lane | Frisco$1,585,000

 

2_Armstrong Drive

49 Armstrong Drive | Frisco$1,224,900

 

3_Blackhawk Drive

5221 Blackhawk Drive | Plano$1,099,000

 

4_Woods Edge

17503 Woods Edge Drive | Far North Dallas$1,049,000

 

5_Silver Leaf

9191 Silver Leaf Court | Little Elm$995,000

 

6_Hamilton Green

1351 Hamilton Green | Allen$979,000

 

7_Camden Circle

2201 Camden Circle | Southlake$924,900

 

8_Hawks Ridge

108 Hawks Ridge Trail | Colleyville$799,900

 

9_Oakcrest Road

5920 Oakcrest RoadFar North Dallas$730,000

 

10_Lorion Drive

4309 Lorion Drive | Rockwall$675,000

 

11_Pecan Point

1512 Pecan Point Drive | McKinney$665,000

 

12_Carmel Street

2980 Carmel StreetBryan Place | $599,999

 

13_Swift Avenue

8474 Swift AvenueWhite Rock Hills$395,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Local Fare


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Summer is in full swing, and so are local farmers markets. Whether you’re shopping for fresh and locally grown veggies, sweet treats, specialty foods or homemade goodies, these North Texas farmers markets have it all.

 

Carrollton

Carrollton Farmers Market
2722 N. Josey Lane
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Year-round

Highlights: Handmade crafts and homegrown produce

 

Coppell

Coppell Farmers Market
768 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November; December (Winter Market)

Highlights: Fresh berry custard pie, pickled jalapeños, fresh ginger beer

 

Dallas

Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Hours vary by season)
Year-round

Highlights: The Market – a fully renovated indoor space featuring local merchants, artisanal food vendors and restaurants

 

White Rock Local Market
9150 Garland Road
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Wine samples, JJ&B jams and butters, local craft artists

 

Denton

Denton Community Market
317 W. Mulberry Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon (summer hours)
April through November

Highlights: Live music, local farms and artists, food trucks

 

Fort Worth

Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Boulevard
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
Year-round

Highlights: Fiddle-and-guitar jam sessions, pastured chicken

 

Frisco

Frisco Farmers Market
8821 4th Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade traditional Greek desserts and meals from Greek Mama’s Bites

 

Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
120 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Plethora of crafts, Christmas in July

 

Grapevine

Grapevine Farmers Market
520 South Main Street, No. 203
Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fried pies, cajun cheddar kettle popcorn, gourmet tamales

 

Mansfield

Mansfield Farmers Market
703 E. Broad Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fudge, refreshing lemonade, allergy-free baked goods

 

McKinney

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November

Highlights: Baked goods, craft items, artisanal and speciality foods

 

Mesquite

The Marketplace DFW
150 W. Main Street
Second and fourth Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Locally grown honey, mustard pickles, handcrafted goods

 

Richardson

Richardson Farmers Market
101 S. Coit Road
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (summer hours)
Year-round

Highlights: European-style market that mimics the popular village markets throughout Europe

 

Rockwall

Rockwall Farmers Market
101 Rusk Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
May through September

Highlights: Just Pie’s award-winning, buttermilk Pap’s Texas Pecan

 

Sherman

Sherman Farmers Market
115 N. Travis Street
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to noon
May through October

Highlights: Pasture-raised meats, kombucha, handmade soaps

12 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors at these exceptional properties.

 

1_ DAVID FORT

9121 David Fort Road | Argyle | $5,500,000

 

2_ MIRAMAR

4012 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $4,500,000

 

3_AMHERST

4068 Amherst Avenue | University Park | $1,299,500

 

4_WESTVIEW

2540 Westview Court | Prosper | $1,250,000

 

5_ PRESTWICK

5735 Prestwick Lane | North Dallas | $998,000

 

6_ MASHPEE

3893 Mashpee Street | Frisco | $939,900

 

7_ NEWGATE

5916 Newgate Lane | Plano | $899,975

 

8_Edgefield

1042 N. Edgefield Avenue | Kessler | $720,000

 

9_LES JARDINS

10740 Les Jardins DrivePreston Hollow | $679,000

 

10_ PECAN POINT

1512 Pecan Point Drive | McKinney | $665,000

 

11_Santa Clara

9035 Santa Clara Drive | Little Forest Hills | $627,000

 

12_AUDUBON POND

1800 Audubon Pond Way | Allen | $515,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Charming White Rock-Area Home


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Happy Friday y’all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a beautifully updated home served by sought-after Lakewood Elementary school. 7335 Syracuse Drive, near White Rock Lake, offers a custom front door, natural lighting, an open floor plan, custom moldings, an electric gate, manicured landscaping, a two-car garage and additional covered parking. Take a virtual tour below to see all the beautiful amenities throughout.

 

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $434,500
• 1,541 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
• Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, a gas cooktop, and hardwood flooring
• Screened-in porch with soft decorative lighting
• Newly upgraded carpeting, windows, lighting fixtures, kitchen and cabinetry

 

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To view this listing, contact the Kay Cheek at 972.733.8025 or KayCheek@ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: White Rock Wonder


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Happy Friday all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday is a lushly landscaped home situated just blocks from White Rock Lake. 6960 Tokalon Drive offers a 55-foot balcony, a sport court, a covered patio, and a pool. Take a virtual tour below to see all the details this wonderful Mid-Century modern home has to offer.

Need-to-know Details:

• Priced at $1,150,000
• 3,038 square feet: 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths
• Floor-to-ceiling windows along living and dining areas
• Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and refurbished cabinetry


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To view this listing, contact Florence Kelt at 214-681-4292 or FlorenceKelt@Ebby.com.

Dallas Arboretum Welcomes ‘Cool Thursdays’


Food-Trucks111The Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays concert series is back and will continue each week through fall.

 

The series features a variety of singers each Thursday and will allow guests to relax on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of White Rock Lake. Guests are also encouraged to bring picnic baskets, ice chests and coolers with their choice of favorite snacks and drinks. And, some of Dallas’ favorite food trucks will also be on site.

 

To purchase tickets for any concert, visit here.

 

Spring/Summer Concerts

 

April 28: The La Bamba (Tribute to Richie Valens)

 

May 5: Fast Lane (Tribute to the Eagles) – SOLD OUT

 

May 12: The Molly Ringwalds (World’s Greatest 80s Tribute Band)

 

May 19: Bruce in the USA (World’s No. 1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band)

 

May 26: All Funk Radio Show Band (Dallas’ Own High Energy Motown, R&B and Authentic Funk Cover Band)

 

June 2: Walk to the Line (Authentic Johnny Cash)

 

June 9: The McCartney Project (Paul McCartney, Wings and Beatle Tribute)

 

June 16: Satisfaction (The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show)

 

June 23: Supernatural (The Ultimate Tribute to Santana)

 

June 30: The Dallas Winds (A Patriotic Tribute to America)

 

Fall Concerts

 

Sept. 1: Paisley Craze (60s Music Anthology Band)

 

Sept. 8: The Limelight Band (Dallas’ Hottest New Party Band)

 

Sept. 15: Sting Police (A Tribute to Sting and the Police)

 

Sept. 22: Memphis Soul (Premier Motown Band)

 

Sept. 29: The Prince Experience (Prince Tribute Band)

 

Oct. 6: Emerald City (Dallas’ Favorite Variety Band)

 

Oct. 13: Turnstiles (The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band)

 

Oct. 20: A Hard Night’s Day (A Tribute to the Beatles)

 

Oct. 27: Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson Tribute)

 

Photos courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Former Ebby Listing Featured in D Home


The latest issue of D Home celebrates the 10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas, which features a former listing from Ebby’s very own Penny Rivenbark, who sold the English Tudor-style home in November of 2014.

Situated on the northwestern side of White Rock Lake, the residence at 4707 Chapel Hill Road contains over 9,000 square feet of living space, which houses five bedrooms, five baths and three half-baths. Additional amenities include a library, gym, formal study, playroom, media room, pool and three-car garage.

 

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Front Exterior

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Master Suite

Chapel Hill Wet Bar
Wet Bar

Chapel Hill Wine Room
Wine Room

Chapel Hill Basketball
Gym

Chapel Hill Back Exterior
Rear Exterior

 

Be sure to pick up a copy of D Home — on newsstands now.

East Dallas Is the Lake & Garden District


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The phrase “East Dallas Is …” has been making the rounds on social media for a while now as excitement built as to just what the Big Reveal about this special and unique part of Dallas might be. Today we know: East Dallas is the Lake & Garden District.

 

At Ebby Halliday, we love the newly revealed logo and we love that it grew out of an organic community project that involved many people who are passionate about their community.

 

Says Darlene Ellison, a lifelong resident of East Dallas and a longtime leader in the community, “In planning for the future of East Dallas, we believe that drawing recognition toward the area will not only bring greater traffic to local businesses, but it will also assist with enhancing our top-notch schools, maintaining strong property values, and bring an increased awareness of our eclectic, diverse community.”

 

At Ebby Halliday, we couldn’t agree more. We’re proud of our deep East Dallas roots and equally proud to be the only real estate company sponsor of “East Dallas Is.”

 

Whether you live in East Dallas, are considering a move there, or just admire a community with a whole lot of spirit and soul, we encourage you to support this unique part of Dallas. If you’re visiting, stay awhile – you’ll be glad you did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Seen on CBS 11: Living Large – The Cloisters Mansion


As Seen on CBS 11: Living Large – The Cloisters Mansion

Penny Rivenbark Patton recently took CBS 11 News on a tour of the beautiful estate home located in The Cloisters neighborhood at 4707 Chapel Hill Road.

 

The “Living Large” segment showcased various features of the almost 10,000 square foot mansion which overlooks White Rock Lake, including the indoor half basketball court, theater room, two-story master closet with secret passages, a fire pole and more.

 

See the full “Living Large” feature here:

 

 

To see more photos and complete details of 4707 Chapel Hill Road, visit Ebby.com.

The Benefits of Twilight Photography


Today, the vast majority of buyers start their home search online, so your home’s online photos will, no doubt, be the first impression. In real estate, good photography can determine whether or not buyers think it’s worth their time to see a house in person. And, unless they’re buying site-unseen, getting them in the house is necessary.

 

Take a look at the photos below of the home at 7123 La Vista St. It’s an adorable three-bedroom, two-bath house located right near White Rock Lake and listed for $749,000. This information will draw in a certain group of buyers strictly because it fits their search criteria, so here’s when photography can make a big difference.

 

While both photo shoots pick up on the home’s flow, style, and overall allure, the photos on the right are taken at twilight, a time that tends to be the most flattering for real estate photography. As you look through the photos below keep in mind the time of day. You’ll notice that the most dramatic change is lighting. Photos taken at twilight allow for the a more natural and inviting representation of the home.

 

The Benefits of Twilight PhotographyIn this set, the photo on the left shows the house and cute and inviting, but doesn’t the one on the right draw you in just a little more?

The Benefits of Twilight PhotographyIn the living room, the twilight outside creates a more soothing lighting inside in the second photo. The room is lit by natural light and not as much by interior lights, which in turn displays the room most naturally. 

The Benefits of Twilight PhotographyNext, in the kitchen, twilight photography captures the true colors of the entire room. The photo on the right shows a more accurate depiction of the kitchen. This how it would look  if a buyer came to the house themselves.

The Benefits of Twilight PhotographyOutside, both pictures, again, are wonderful. But, when put side by side, the photo on the right picks up on the wonderful ambiance coming from the house and the outdoor lights. Again, this is simply due to the time of day at which the photos were taken.

Photos via Chateau Shooters