claremont park

If you’re looking for an East Dallas home, but have sticker shock from Lakewood listings, cast your gaze toward our Thursday Three Hundred.

The Claremont Park cutie at 2525 Fenestra Dr. has 2,153 square feet, hardwood floors in all living areas, smart landscaping, and a friendly asking price. It’s just five minutes from the north shores of White Rock Lake and a few blocks from the 8-acre Lakeland Hills Park, with its own skate park.

This is a one-story house with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bath, built in 1962. Let’s take a look.


Rene Barrera Flat_2RTC

Congratulations are in order for René Barrera, the new sales manager at the Lakewood/Lake Highlands Ebby office. Not only is he an East Dallas resident himself, but he’s also a natural leader, according to Mary Frances Burleson.

“René brings extensive industry knowledge, as well as a strong desire to assist our Lakewood/Lake Highlands agents in taking their careers to the next level,” Burleson says. “A recipient of the MetroTex Association of Realtors Lois Hair Bernays Salesperson of the Year Award and Ebby Halliday’s Service to the Industry Award, René offers extensive real estate expertise and a long history of service to our industry and the East Dallas community.”

Barrera is an Aggie, too, which is what won me over, obviously! And he’s a family man, too.

“I would not be myself without mentioning my beautiful wife Julie, and two great kids Bianca and Isaac, who just started at Mata Montessori, one of the best DISD schools of choice around,” Barrera said. “We are blessed to have such great options in schools in our community.”

Barrera also runs marathons and races in triathlons, so you’ve probably passed him on the trails around White Rock Lake, but we wanted to dig a little deeper and ask him some real, hot-button questions, like what his favorite East Dallas restaurant is. You’ll be shocked by the answer!


Superbowl Collage

Did you see the eye-catching 30-second spot from Ebby Halliday Realtors before Super Bowl 50 yesterday? We did, and we were so impressed with the message and execution from the North Texas brokerage that is growing like gangbusters, now the 10th largest residential real estate brokerage in the nation.

“Let’s face it, buying or selling a home can be scary,” said Ebby vice president and marketing director Randall Graham. “Our new campaign places the agent at the center and makes it abundantly clear that now, more than ever, when approaching one of life’s largest financial transactions it’s wise for buyers and sellers to choose a guide they can truly trust.”

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Photos: Shoot2Sell

So, Ebby Halliday Realtor Cathy Browne sent me some information about this super cute Allen home last week before it hit MLS, and I was so excited. This home is just adorable, and at a great price for a family who wants to take advantage of the more-for-less home market in the Collin County suburbs.

Today Cathy says that this beautiful house at 2017 Midhurst was under contract in just TWO DAYS. Two days is pretty incredible but it is mostly due to “current low inventory, and lack of homes with pools in Allen at this time,” Browne said. “I really think that contributed, plus it was in pristine condition, and well-maintained and upgraded by my sellers.”

See what this home has going for it after the jump!



7918 Chartwell Front

Sure, contemporary architecture and design is an acquired taste, but I do love it when it’s done well. That’s what strikes me about this property is not only the design, but the size of this Somerset Estates property. It is truly grand, and has some fabulous details anyone can admire.

Built in 2001, this home has everything that the habitual entertainer could desire. And with 7,750 square feet of space, you’ll want for nothing when it comes to room to breathe. This beauty is listed by Ebby Halliday Realtor Linda Magazzine for $1.99 million.

7918 Chartwell Front Day


Southlake March 2014 USE

Word comes from Southlake office manager Carolyn Rosson that the new Southlake office is getting really close to opening. We couldn’t be more thrilled here at! The new Ebby office in Southlake, located at 1575 E. Soutlake Blvd. — just across from Southlake Town Square — will have 12,560 square feet of star agents and industry-leading technology.

“This state-of-the-art office is being built for the future,” said Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies at the Aug. 7, 2013 groundbreaking. “It offers a superior location and is a statement of our commitment to serving Tarrant County for many years to come.”

We can just image the office bustling with associates, clients, and real estate professionals, using Apple TVs to show off demographic data, listing information, and helping educate buyers and sellers.

“We are assisting clients with one of the most-expensive and important transactions of their lifetime,” said Rosson, who has been at the helm of top-producing Ebby offices for more than 25 years and has led the Southlake office since 2008.  “It is important that we utilize all of the resources that we can to best serve their needs.”

So true, and considering the pace at which Southlake is growing, it will position them for future success. Find out more about Southlake and the wonderful Ebby agents serving the area on our Southlake page.