Doug Chitwood Rejoins Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

A familiar name is back at Ebby Halliday Realtors as of this summer.

Doug Chitwood began his real estate career with Ebby in 2010 and came back to the brokerage this July.

“As a brand, when I think of Ebby, I think of integrity and knowledge — they’re also leaders in technology,” Chitwood said. “I’m impressed with all of the opportunities I can take advantage of through the company.”

The Carrollton native says getting his real estate license was “the best decision of my life.”

“I love selling real estate – and I love the challenges that I face as an agent in one of America’s most dynamic markets,” Chitwood said. “Nothing feels better than helping a client get the house they want. In this market, that can be an adventure. I genuinely enjoy sharing my expertise with clients to achieve their desired results.”

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Farmers Branch

A Todd Bonneau custom home. Photo: Todd Bonneau Homes

Once upon a time, a decade or two ago, Farmers Branch was a sleepy suburb with older homes, older shopping centers, and older infrastructure. It wasn’t a bad place to live, but it wasn’t exactly topping the charts of vibrant cities in DFW.

The housing stock, in particular, was fraying around the edges and many aging residences needed a total overhaul. But Farmers Branch reached buildout in the 1970s, so if something new was to go in, something old needed to leave.

But then the city woke up. They adopted a forward-thinking, progressive approach, and builders and developers took notice. The city, which already had parks and green space, has started better utilizing those areas for residents and visitors. Shopping centers and other commercial buildings are getting facelifts, partially funded by the city. Dilapidated houses are being torn down on the city’s dime and the empty land sold to encourage better homes with a higher tax base. Multi-family developments are in phased developments to create a work-play-live, walkable atmosphere.

The result? A Renaissance, of sorts, showing up across all sectors of the Farmers Branch community. This suburb is sleepy no more.

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