In the spirit of Black Friday sales, don’t forget you can search price reduced homes anytime at Ebby.com. And, best of all, this search functionality applies to all homes across the North Texas MLS, not just those listed by Ebby Halliday, Realtors.
To start your price reduced search, visit Ebby.com and click the “Reduced” tab in the blue property search hub on the left column of the home page. Input your home criteria such as price range, beds, baths, etc, and click search. All of your search results will be price reduced properties that match your other specified criteria.
And for all you die-hard bargain shoppers, each search result will display the original price and the percentage of the reduction. Watch the video below to see exactly how it’s done.
Our favorite real estate blogger Candy Evans sat down with Ron Corning again this morning on WFAA’s Daybreak. This time the topic was Collin County real estate, and three homes listed by the Ebby Halliday Companies were featured.
To learn more about the homes featured on this morning’s show, see below:
We’ve told you for a while now that the real estate market in Dallas-Fort Worth is hot, hot, hot. And now it’s making the evening news. Last night, CBS 11 reported on the latest record low mortgage interest rates (now 3.56%), and how some areas of DFW have become a seller’s market.
The new story featured Ebby Associate Jennifer Johnson and her client Brooke Pretzel, who along with her husband, recently decided to sell their home in Frisco because of the low mortgage rates.
“We’re moving up in our square footage, but we’re going to be paying only a few hundred dollars more per month,” Pretzel said.
The best news though, when the Pretzels listed their home with Jennifer, they expected it to be on the market for several months. That wasn’t the case:
“Once we were on the market, we only had to do showings for two days,” she said.
Jennifer added that unlike recent years, houses that are well maintained and updated are selling very quickly.
You can see the full video feature from CBS 11 here:
And if you’re curious to see what’s for sale in your neighborhood, or to start your own home search, visit North Texas’ leading real estate website, ebby.com.
The wait is over. Tonight at 8, the much anticipated relaunch of the popular Dallas TV series premieres on TNT – will you be watching? If so, listen up.
We’re told that tonight’s premiere episode will feature a cameo by an Ebby listing.
Located on 1.3 acres of sprawling manicured grounds in prestigious Willow Bend Country is the 6 bedroom, 8 full and three half bath home at 2504 Beacon Crest Drive. Rumor has it that this particular home was chosen over all other options for the filming of interior scenes because of its wide open spaces, beautiful decor and many amenities.
And don’t forget that this famous home could be yours – it’s currently offered for $3.995 million by The Paulette Greene Group. If you’re curious to see other luxury homes currently for sale in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that would satisfy your inner J.R., Bobby or Sue Ellen, click here to see the current offerings.
As you might imagine, the Metroplex has been buzzing for months about the new series, and it was only fitting that TNT hosted the premiere at Dallas’ Winspear Opera House last week. You can see red carpet photos and get the inside scoop on what stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Jesse Metcalf and others think of the title city after filming on location at the Oh So Cynthia blog here.
And if you still can’t get enough of Dallas, CNN recently reported on where the fictional characters of the show would frequent in modern-day Dallas – Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, Adair’s Saloon, Highland Park Village and The Mansion to name a few. Read the full story by clicking here.
Need to catch up on your Dallas history before the premiere? Check out this brief video recap:
Set your DVR now, the world premiere of Dallas is tonight at 8pm on TNT.
Celebrity homes are always a hot topic. The world was amazed when Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s purchased their mega mansion. And, remember when heiress, Petra Ecclestone paid $85 million in cash for Candy Spelling’s 57,000 square foot estate (which by the way was listed AND sold by our Luxury Portfolio International counterpart in Beverly Hills, Hilton & Hyland)? But around here, it’s even more exciting when a celebrity is selling a home, especially when it’s listed through one of our very own Ebby Halliday, REALTORS agents! If you caught the celebrity home segment on The TODAY Show this morning, you saw the impressive Oklahoma ranch of NFL great Terry Bradshaw, listed by Ebby Halliday’s Laura Brewer.
This Love County,OK ranch sits on more than 700 acres and was custom built with six bedrooms and six and two-half baths spread across over 8,000 square feet of living space. The outside living area offers more than 1,000 square feet of space with a kitchen, firepit and bar. Truly a ranch, this estate also boasts a four-stall stallion barn, 20-stall show barn, 54-stall mare barn and a covered arena.
Ebby Halliday agent, Cindy Solice, recently took on the challenge of representing engaged clients Lindsay and Dayne in the search for their first home together. This unique couple presented a common challenge as they struggled to find an aesthetic to fit both of their tastes. Lindsay is drawn to traditional homes while Dayne prefers a more contemporary style. Their conflicting styles created the perfect formula for s the HGTV show, “House Hunters”. So, the cameras followed Lindsay and Dayne around as Cindy faced the challenge by showing the couple a variety of homes.
In the end, the couple settled on a transitional home, a ’70s ranch-style house in North Dallas with formal living and dining areas to satifsy Lindsay, yet tall ceilings and an open feeling for Dayne’s taste. A job well done by Cindy, and we hope Lindsay and Dayne enjoy their new home!
Inspired to begin searching for a home of your own? Start at The Best Address In Real Estate, Ebby.com.
Ebby.com, The Best Address In Real Estate, just added another award to its long list of accolades. This time it’s the Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World!
Read the entire press release below. And then, for fun, check out the great video at the end of this post which gives some history of LeadingRE, particularly Ebby Halliday’s role in its creation. Needless to say, we’re very proud of this honor:
Ebby Halliday, Realtorshas earned the 2011 Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution.
Every aspect of the site, ebby.com, was reviewed to ensure exacting standards were met in six key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization. The WQC was introduced in 2009 to recognize and encourage superior websites among Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 550 member firms.
“With so many people going online to obtain information on homes, communities and everything relating to home buying and selling, it is vital for a real estate firm to have a current, easy-to-use and relevant website,” notes Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “By earning the Website Quality Certification, Ebby Halliday, Realtors has demonstrated that it offers fundamental online resources to home buyers and sellers, which are further supported by the expertise only a dedicated real estate professional can provide.”
For more information about Ebby Halliday, Realtors, please visit ebby.com.
Come Saturday night, it’ll start looking a lot more like Christmas in Downtown Dallas. The annual City Lights event takes place this Saturday, November 19 with events starting at 5 pm.
This year the family-friendly holiday extravaganza will feature an outdoor market with local artisans, face painting, ornament making and live music. At 6:30 pm the holiday tree at Main Street Garden will be lit, then at 7 pm, moonwalk over to the flagship Neiman Marcus for the official store lighting, the unveiling of the 2011 holiday windows, and the opening of “Big Encounters of the Little Kind”. It’s sure to be a great time!
For all you creative types out there, here’s a real doozy of an idea for decorating your home for Halloween – and step to it, you only have 1 week before the big night.
Many of you may have seen this home, as it has become quite the YouTube sensation, but nevertheless, enjoy the video below. You may just be inspired to create your own fabulous Halloween light display, or, at the very least, enjoy a few minutes of toe-tapping fun:
In the good ole’ days, all we wanted for Christmas were our two front teeth. But this year, thanks to luxury retailing Mother Ship Neiman Marcus, you can take that simple wish a few steps further. Ok, maybe a lot of steps.
Yesterday at the Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas-based luxury retailing legend unveiled its 2011 Christmas Book. And while every edition is filled with fabulous gifts galore, the highlight is always the infamous His & Hers gift. From airplanes to hot air balloons to robots, this item is always the one thing that people talk about – and 2011 is no different.
For those of you who have just about everything, have you ever considered His & Hers dancing fountains? And not just any fountain, this over-the-top aquatic marvel is produced by WET, the same company responsible for the dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Can you imagine what your neighbors would say? And because you’re dying to know, the cost is a cool $1 million.
And car enthusiasts always know there’s a haute set of wheels included in each year’s Book – this time it’s the 2012 Ferrari FF, bespoke for Neiman Marcus of course. And don’t worry, the $395,000 price tag also includes a set of luggage that matches the car’s soft-touch semi-aniline leather. How else would you travel?
A notable change this year that we love - a charitable connection. Eight of the nine 2011 Fantasy Gifts have a charity donation built into the price.
All that said, as of today, there are only 67 shopping days remaining until Christmas. So have your Black Amex close by and check out the 2011 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book online at neimanmarcus.com.