The Briarwood traditional classic at 4511 Elsby Ave. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

Every Thursday, we bring you an insider’s look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every week, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $430K to $849K. You’ll find a range of properties, from a Briarwood traditional classic with farmhouse touches and a long list of awesome amenities, to a Winnetka Heights Craftsman with stylish updates. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!



Ebby Property Alerts

Our North Texas market is hot, hot, hot, and desirable houses go under contract lightning fast. You blink and your dream home has been snatched up by someone else!

With such big competition, it’s critical to stay informed and on top of the North Texas real estate market. That’s why Ebby Halliday’s Property Alerts are so important and useful. You can get real-time alerts on homes in your area, keep track of properties you’re interested in, and sync your phone with the website so your searches are saved. This tool is a real sanity-saver for anyone who’s looking for a home in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


The contemporary stunner at 5606 Meletio Ln. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

The contemporary stunner at 5606 Meletio Ln. is a thing of beauty, and it’s one of our five featured open houses this week.

We love bringing you an insider look at hot North Texas properties with our CandysDirt Open Houses of the Week column. Every Thursday, we pick five fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you’ve got to make time to see.

This week, our houses range in price from $350K to $1.199 million. You’ll find a range of properties, from the contemporary stunner pictured above in Melshire Estates, a Lake Highlands North reno with fresh updates, and more. Check them out!



luxury buyers

Luxury buyers’ needs are very different than they used to be. Once known as a birthright, luxury today is primarily defined by a lifetime of hard work. For affluent consumers worldwide, the No. 1 goal in life has become fulfillment – at work, at home, and in their personal development. This evolution in personal goals has impacted the market for fine objects, real estate, experiences, and services.

No one knows this better than the people at Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Ebby Halliday Companies’ partner in marketing luxury properties.

Perhaps the person best positioned to explain this change is Luxury Portfolio International Executive Vice President Stephanie Pfeffer Anton. She recently presented an informative update on the global luxury market and new marketing tools to approximately 250 Associates of Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, and Williams Trew Real Estate.


4625 Cole building Ext

Townhomes are growing more and more popular in Dallas, as more larger, older homes are scraped and subdivided into blocks of three-story townhomes.

This community, located just off of Knox and Cole, features a contemporary facade and really beautiful interiors. And at $415,000, this lovely townhome is perfect for those who want a walkable, urban location with access to great shopping and restaurants with a reasonable price tag.


Nancy Reagan

The moment I received an email from Realtor Nancy Reagan agreeing to an interview, I eagerly picked up the phone to call her. It rang twice and before I could speak, the voice on the other end joked, “What took you so long?”

A trained stage actress, Nancy clearly knows her way around an opening line. Raised in East Texas and educated at Stephens College in Missouri and Syracuse University in New York, she moved to New York City to study at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. As a member of the American National Theater and Academy, Nancy appeared in off-Broadway productions for several years before moving her acting career to Houston. There,  she performed at Nina Vance’s Alley Theatre. The lady’s certainly got chops!


Charmed East Dallas Cottage |

We found a positively adorable East Dallas cottage you’re going to love for our Thursday Three Hundred. From curb appeal to crown moulding, this cutie turns on the charm at every angle.

Located at 6167 Anita St., this three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is modest in size, with 1,242 square feet. But it makes the most of its square footage with a great floorplan and nice-sized backyard. Built in 1950, this cottage is in the Dr M F Websters neighborhood, just south of Caruth Terrace near E. Mockingbird Lane and Skillman Street.

It’s got great natural lighting, hardwood floors, fireplace, great updates, and more. Let’s take a look.


preston hollow

The five-bedroom home at 6739 Lupton Dr. in Preston Hollow is offered by Ebby’s Penny Rivenbark for $2,399,000.

I’ve lived in Preston Hollow for many years and I think it’s one of the most special neighborhoods in Dallas. With oversized lots and tree-lined streets, it has an out-of-the-city feel, but you can get anywhere in town with ease because of its central location, just six miles north of downtown. Fifty six of the acres that make up the neighborhood used to be a dairy farm, and it still has that country feel: did you know that if you have an acre or more in Preston Hollow, it’s grandfathered in that you can have horses? One resident who takes advantage of that is former President George W. Bush!

Of course, you can’t talk about Preston Hollow without noting the incredible, landmark architecture located in the area. These are some of the most impressive — and expensive — houses in Dallas, many of which are estates and mansions.

When it comes to selling Preston Hollow, Ebby Halliday Companies sold one in three homes in the area in 2016, according to MLS data, the industry gold standard for measuring market share. Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, as well as Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, sold 571 homes in Preston Hollow, garnering an astounding 28.5 percent of the market by units. The nearest competitor sold 10 percent. Even when broken down by individual brands, Ebby’s two Dallas-based brands lead all competitors in Preston Hollow.