A little south of White Rock Lake, the Hollywood Heights neighborhood is a conservation district full of 1920’s Tudor-style houses. The appeal is enormous to homebuyers, and families love that the area is in the attendance zone for the beloved and award-winning Lakewood Elementary. 

Our Splurge vs Steal this week takes us to Hollywood Heights to look at two Tudors. Which one is your favorite? 

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

Today, our houses range in price from $417,900 to $1.075 million. Which one is your favorite? 

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Ebby Halliday Foundation Honors Legacy of Dallas Philanthropist, Real Estate Leader | CandysDirt.com

Ebby Halliday Acers was wildly successful in real estate, opening the doors to successful careers for thousands of people. She was also widely admired for her passionate leadership and tireless altruism throughout her life.

This Texas legend is being honored with a namesake foundation that will continue her incredible philanthropic work across North Texas. The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need in the greater North Texas region. Ebby passed away in 2015 at age 104.

“That’s what Ebby did during her lifetime — she helped people and helped organizations [so this foundation will] continue doing that,” said Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “I knew Ebby all my life and she would absolutely be smiling about this and wanting us to carry on after she is gone.”

Among the many tributes to Ebby’s philanthropic legacy in North Texas are Juliette Fowler Communities’ The Ebby House, an innovative transitional community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; the WiNG’s Center at Ebby’s Place, which helps lift economically challenged working women out of poverty; and the Ebby Halliday Library at Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent college-preparatory day, boarding and international school which seeks out underserved students. And in 2011, she was honored with the new building and naming of the Ebby Halliday Elementary School in Southeast Dallas.

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Frisco continues its rapid growth, adding around 37 new residents every day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, they reported in May.

That makes real estate in this affluent northern suburb a hot ticket and luxury housing does quite well in Frisco — high-end, gated communities with great amenities are where a lot of those sales are happening. 

When buyers are looking in Frisco, they need an expert with local presence and years of experience, like Ebby Halliday Realtors. They have an office in Frisco at Legacy Drive and State Highway 121 and many of their agents live nearby. They can navigate the market with assurance.    

I’ve found three luxury properties represented by Ebby Halliday in those gated communities — one even has an open house this weekend. 

 

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This week, there are so many exceptional properties on the market, it was hard to choose the three for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. But pick we did, as we do every Thursday. This week, our houses range in price from $475,000 to $1.349 million.  

 

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Head north to McKinney to discover a magnificent Mediterranean with panoramic views of Kings Lake and every luxurious detail a buyer could want. 

The house at 537 Sea Side Ln., located in the Adriatica Villa District, is a rare find with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two half baths, three living areas, an office, and 6,593 square feet on two stories, including an oversized wine cellar. 

“Everything about this property is extraordinary and the finish-out is exquisite,” said listing agent Christine Hogan with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “It is one of the nicest lots in the area and the views are unparalleled — almost all the rooms on one side of the house overlook the water.” 

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Kelly Nolan has returned to Ebby Halliday Realtors, the place where her agent career began.

“Yeah, I’m back in the saddle,” she said.  Nolan is currently working on a marketing campaign based on a line from a Beatles song, “the long and winding road leads me back to your door.”

“It’s cool because in a way I’m starting as a new agent but I’m not suffering all of the doubts like, ‘can I do this?’”

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East Dallas real estate moves fast in our hot North Texas market and if you’re buying or selling, you need an experienced brokerage to help navigate the waters. 

The Realtors at Ebby Halliday represent homes with unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship, and style. With extensive training and many who live in the area, these Realtors are the top in the industry. Check out these three Ebby listings to see what I mean! 

 

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