Oak Park Estates Midcentury Ranch Offers Big Spaces for Just Over $300K | CandysDirt.com

When a home renovation is done right, it looks like a million bucks. That’s the case with a 1956 Oak Park Estates we’ve found, just over 7 miles from downtown Dallas and close to Kiest Park. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 1605 Watervaliet Dr. is professionally remodeled with an open floorplan in the common areas, upgraded electrical and plumbing, and new insulation in the attic.  

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, and 2,085 square feet on one story, built in 1956. 

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Close to some of the best shopping, dining, and see-and-be-seen opportunities in the Park Cities, one University Park estate makes an impression in the St. Andrews Place enclave.

Located at 6016 Connerly Drive walking distance to Highland Park Village, this property is on a quiet street with little traffic, a place where you can hear the wind rustling the leaves through trees. Mature landscaping is part of the gorgeous drive-up appeal of this home, which sits on just over a third of an acre. 

“Connerly is built with exceptional quality and an amazing understated elegance — the layout is perfect and includes every possible amenity and a location that can’t be beat,” said Ebby Halliday Realtors listing agent Mary Poss. “It’s nearly 9,300 square feet with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half-baths in a lovely setting in the heart of the city.”

This home has four living areas, two dining areas, and three stories with an elevator, three-car garage and so much more! 

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Ebby Halliday Offers Local Real Estate Expertise for Home Searches in Allen | CandysDirt.com

Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community attracting attention for its safety, education, and nationally recognized parks and recreation amenities, among other things.

Families, in particular, love this northern DFW suburb, which offers a high quality of life for the almost 98,000 residents. With a median household income of over $101,000, Allen is an affluent city with a lot of amenities. Excellent employment opportunities nearby and proximity to major highways make it a destination for many people relocating to North Texas.  

All this makes Allen a competitive market for homebuyers. If you’re looking to buy there, you need a Realtor with local expertise to give you an edge. With an office on State Highway 121 and many Realtors who live in the area, Ebby Halliday Realtors brings knowledgeable professionals to your search for your dream home. It can make all the difference!  

I’ve found three fantastic properties in Allen represented by Ebby Halliday that show a beautiful range. What do you think? 

 

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When I think of “Dallas Alice” Slaney Davis, I think of the original Dallas personalities who made this great city the real estate powerhouse it has become: Ebby Halliday, Mary Frances Burleson, Virginia Cook, Paula Stringer, Jenny Ling, Mona Biskamp…

And Alice Slaney Davis.

“Alice of Dallas”, as she called herself (and everyone called her) could light up a room with her beautiful presence. As so many have said, Alice “never met a stranger”. And when she met a friend, she made you feel like you were walking on air. You actually parted ways being better just for having been touched by the very genuine Alice of Dallas.

I was heartsick to learn earlier this week at the North Dallas/Park Cities MLS meeting that this legendary Dallas Realtor and beautiful human being passed away last Saturday, June 23, 2018.

“Alice never met a stranger, and she always made sure everyone felt included and appreciated, says Keith Newman,  Associate Broker Manager at Ebby Halliday Realtors famed Little White House. “She knew how to work a room, to engage with people, and she was genuinely interested in what they had to say.  She was never afraid to strike up a conversation with someone she did not know. She always had something positive and uplifting to say.”
 
Alice was a very special lady. She was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania in 1932. She attended Thompson College, married James Slaney, and lived in a variety of cities: Baltimore Maryland, Roanoke Virginia, Buffalo New York, Pittsburg Pennsylvania, Los Angeles California. Alice moved to Dallas in 1966.

It was a pivotal time in this city. In 1970, Alice began her famous career in real estate, remaining active until May of this year. She was involved in countless TAR Boards and Commissions, was a Realtor & Broker Emeritus, a mentor and role model for many.

Alice joined Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1990, managing their fast-growing Coit at Campbell office. Later she joined the company’s home office, becoming Director of the Ebby Referral Associates Alumni Group.

According to Alice “Realtors never retire, they just get “Listless”.”

Alice was incredibly active: a Founding Member and past President of the Northwood Woman’s Club and involved in many charities focused on supporting woman during their journey through life.

Her journey left a legacy of family. Alice is survived by her children; Scott Slaney and his wife Lisa of San Francisco, California, and Lynn Slaney Silguero (also an Ebby agent) and her husband Paul, of Frisco, Texas; her grandson, Josef Slaney of Houston, Texas; her brother James Woodring and his wife Beverly, of Cary, North Carolina; as well as nieces, nephews, in-laws and the thousands of friends and colleagues she cared about so deeply.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd “Bud” Selbst, Richard Davis, and James Slaney; her sister Margaret Capatch; and her brothers, Wesley Woodring and Bob Woodring.

Alice was a strong believer in paying it forward. In that light, the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Kidney Transplant Research at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, or made on-line at https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donatemc. NWC-Northwood Woman’s Club Charitable Fund, Ebby Halliday Foundation mailed to: 4455 Sigma Rd. Dallas, Texas 75244.

Prestonwood Creek Contemporary on Large Lot Tops Our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The weather may be scorching, but the real estate market in North Texas is hotter. That’s one reason we bring you a look at the most interesting properties every Thursday with our open house roundup.  We pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss.

This week, our houses range in price from $389,000 to $1.295 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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Lakefront Living Looks Lovely in These Three Homes, Repped by Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

About 60 miles southeast of Dallas, Cedar Creek Lake beckons residents for stress-free living in one of multiple communities. Many DFW residents buy weekend houses there because it’s about an hour from the city and makes for a quick getaway. 

“This is a huge lake that offers a relaxed lifestyle, but it’s close enough to have everything in the city, too,” said by Shelly Brown-Qualls with Ebby Halliday — Preston Center. “I lived down there for many years and now I live in North Dallas and have a lake home there, which I can get to in about an hour and ten minutes.” 

Almost every price point is represented around the lake, from budget-friendly to super luxe, and Ebby Halliday represents some of the best. I’ve found three that range in price from $199,999 to $1.9 million. Let’s take a tour. 

 

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Forney Historic House Represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

Only 22 miles east of Dallas, turn back time and find an utterly charmed, turn-of-the-century Forney historic home. Sitting on 2.337 acres with big shade trees and lots of landscaping, it has original features married beautifully to more recent updates. Very few of these grand historic homes remain in Texas, especially in such pristine condition.

Located at 303 S. Center St., this house was built in 1890 in the then-booming town of Forney, which had seen its first settlers in 1847. It belonged to the family of John A. McKellar and was called “McKellar’s Mansion” by locals. In fact, this property remained in that family until the 1970s. The painstaking maintenance and care taken with it is obvious. 

“It’s just off the downtown area of Forney and it’s a park-like setting with mature trees and a historic barn on the property, which would be perfect for parties or socials,” said listing agent Dee Evans with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The rooms in these kinds of houses go on and on and you can turn parlors and sitting rooms into what you want, like a game room or study.” 

This home has five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, six living areas, and 5,460 square feet on two stories, as well as separate guest quarters. 

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Make a Splash for Summer at These Three Ebby Halliday-Repped Homes | CandysDirt.com

With summer temperatures soaring in North Texas, spending time in the pool sounds better than ever. But not any old pool will do. 

I’ve found four spectacular properties represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that exemplify some of the best outdoor living you can buy in DFW. These are sure to make a splash, whether it’s for a pool party or low-key lounging! 

 

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