Russwood Acres Estate on Lush Grounds Impresses in our Dallas Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

Every Thursday, we pick three fabulous open houses in Dallas (and the ‘burbs from time to time) you shouldn’t miss. This is our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week and it’s full of house porn and eye candy.

This week, our houses range in price from $379K to $1,174,999 and vary greatly in style and amenities. Let’s take a look! 

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Fall for the Mid-Mod Vibes of this Casa View Haven Retro Beauty | CandysDirt.com

Deep in the heart of East Dallas, in a family friendly neighborhood, find a California midcentury with a marvelous aesthetic.

Feel the mid-mod vibe at 2361 San Marcus Ave. in Casa View Haven, built in 1953, beautifully maintained, and tastefully updated. The retro re-do, our Tuesday Two Hundred, takes the best of the original features, like awning windows and refinished hardwoods, and adds on-trend styles and colors. 

This home has three bedrooms, one bathrooms, and 1,150 square feet on one story. It is listed by Shelly Seltzer with Ebby Halliday Realtors and located near Gus Thomasson Road and Ferguson Road. Ready to check it out? 

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Lots of real estate brokerages try to claim a top spot in DFW, but numbers don’t lie. The sales volume of the Ebby Halliday Companies puts them in the No. 1 spot in North Texas, with $7.8 billion in 2016 sales, according to MLS data. 

Comprised of Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, as well as Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, the Ebby Halliday Companies also is No. 1 based on average sales price among the five brokerages with the most DFW transactions and No. 1 among independent brokerages. That’s quite an accomplishment. 

“Congratulations to all of the dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff members who made these phenomenal sales numbers possible,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “While 2016 was truly an exceptional year, we already know that 2017 is destined to be another extraordinary year for North Texas real estate and the Ebby Halliday Companies.”

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Don't Miss These Open Houses, Including a Casa Linda Estates Craftsman | CandysDirt.com

Have you marked you calendars for some fabulous Dallas open houses this weekend? We’ve got your guide right here! 

Every week, we bring you the CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week with our pick of the three open houses you shouldn’t miss! This week, our houses range in price from $319K to $1.199 million, including an unexpected and brand new Casa Linda Estates Craftsman. 

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Ebby Halliday Realtors Brings Local Expertise to Homebuyers in McKinney | CandysDirt.com

The exquisite French estate at 400 Windwood Ct. is one of the McKinney properties represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors.

About 35 miles north of downtown Dallas, there’s a picturesque city that’s been attracting residents for its small-town feel and strong sense of community since the 1800s. 

But McKinney is hardly a small town anymore. With a population of more than 168,000, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in America. But it has never lost its appeal, from a downtown with brick buildings and cobblestone streets to lovely tree-lined streets. Add in its outstanding educational opportunities, business environment, and diverse residential neighborhoods, and you get an idea of why Money Magazine ranked McKinney the No. 1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014.

To find a McKinney house in this competitive market, homebuyers need local expertise. Ebby Halliday Realtors offers the kind of experienced, accomplished agents who know neighborhood dynamics and how to find the right house at the right price.  

“I love McKinney — the schools are fantastic, the downtown square area is charming, and the city has done an incredible job of providing community parks and recreation areas for kids,” said Katherine Niesman, a Realtor with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Many of the communities offer excellent amenities and mature trees and curving streets.”  

 

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Architect-designed Forest Knoll Estates Home Leads Open Houses | CandysDirt.com

The newly remodeled Forest Knoll Estates home at 4057 Hockaday Dr. is one of three featured properties in our Dallas open houses roundup.

Every week, we scour the listings for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week post. These are the fabulous Dallas open houses you don’t want to miss! 

This week, our houses range in price from $399K to $975K. They’re located in some of the city’s great neighborhoods: Forest Knoll Estates, the M Streets, and Lake Ridge Estates. Let’s go!  

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Find Your Perfect Frisco Home with Ebby | CandysDirt.com

The Starwood custom home at 5608 Monterey Dr. is an example of the kind of incredible properties Ebby Halliday can help buyers find in Frisco.

One of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Frisco is an upscale DFW suburb with about 161,000 people, growing by over 127,000 people since 2000. Why are people flocking here? In a word: opportunity. 

Frisco is known for highly rated and very desired schools, great family parks, and destination dining, retail, sports, and entertainment options. As the Frisco Economic Development Corporation says, the city is also a magnet for a skilled workforce who are contributing to Frisco’s rapid annual residential growth-rate of more than five percent. 

Ebby Halliday Realtor Jane Yeatman of the Yeatman Team says location and schools are a huge draw for families. 

“Strategically, the Dallas North Tollway intersects Frisco and the southern border is 121, so if you’re commuting, you’re on a highway fast,” Yeatman said. “There’s also a different school concept in Frisco ISD — we’ve got nine high schools compared to a similarly sized city with three — and in a recent report, quite a few schools in the district were on a ‘best in Texas’ list.” 

She also mentions the strong business culture of the city and increasing (and impressive!) changes. The $5-billion mile, for example, includes four mixed-use developments and more than $5 billion in capital investment. One famous development in it is the Cowboys world headquarters at the The Star.

Ebby Halliday has Realtors like Yeatman on the ground every day in the city and they’ve got the temperature on the market. These experts know neighborhoods and can help homebuyers find their perfect Frisco home. Let’s take a look at three houses that show off the best of the city.

 

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Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

This is the tale of two renovations, both big and beautiful, in the northern suburb of Richardson. These two houses are half a mile apart from each other and a 25-minute drive to downtown Dallas. They’re both represented by Anne Westphal with Ebby Halliday Realtors, who has lived in Richardson since the 1970s.  

“They’ve both been totally remodeled, feed into Pearce High School, and are within a mile of [the University of Texas at Dallas],” Westphal said. “Richardson has a small-town feel and people love all the parks, the revitalized rec centers — it’s also less expensive with amazing retail surrounding it.”

Let’s take a look! 

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