I’ve got the holiday season on my mind these days. The weather is finally changing, and the colder days have me thinking about putting up decorations, shopping for gifts, planning holiday menus and family visits, and of course, attending fabulous parties. While perusing Ebby listings this weekend, these three gorgeous homes caught my eye—each one is just waiting to be filled with festive music, delicious food and chatty, mingling guests.

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Ebby Halliday Increases Know-How, Local Presence In Celina and Prosper | CandysDirt.com

North of Frisco are two fast-growing DFW cities that retain their small-town appeal. 

Prosper and Celina are upscale suburbs in Collin and Denton counties with populations of about 20,160 and 8,000, respectively. They’re growing so rapidly, it’s hard to keep up! And what’s not to love? Excellent schools, supportive business climate, community minded residents, and convenient location close to Lewisville Lake and U.S. Highway 380. 

Ebby Halliday is leading the way in residential real estate expertise and presence in Prosper and Celina. As we recently wrote, Ebby opened a 5,000-square-foot office with about 50 agents serving the area. This allows Ebby to provide the kind of local, capable market advice homebuyers want and need. 

I’ve found three marvelous homes in the Prosper-Celina area represented by Ebby I’m dying to show you! 

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Ebby Halliday Realtors Brings Local Market Know-How to Allen | CandysDirt.com

Head north to Allen to find some of the hottest real estate in DFW and a family friendly lifestyle supported by schools, parks, and amenities. With a medium household income of over $101,000, this is an affluent suburb with a lot to offer. 

People want to move here, as evidenced by its fast growth over the past decade — in just the past seven years, Allen has grown by more than 13,500 people to its current population of more than 97,800. 

One North Texas residential brokerage is keeping up with the pace, Ebby Halliday Realtors. As we mentioned recently, they’ve opened an expanded location in Allen with leading-edge technology, more group learning space, and a polished interior to appeal to everyone. 

“Ebby Halliday Realtors has served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971 and has had an Allen office since 2005,” said Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert, who was instrumental in selecting the site and the building of the new office. “We’re proud to open this new, larger office and expand our capacity to serve Allen and the surrounding area as it continues to experience substantial growth.”

I’ve found three top-notch Allen properties represented by Ebby. They show the range of houses available on the market — shall we take a look? 

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Ebby Halliday Celebrates New Offices, Local Presence in Allen and Prosper-Celina | CandysDirt.com

North Texas’ No. 1 real estate brokerage got that way by earning the trust of clients, one sale at a time. 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is community-based around DFW, offering long-tenured expertise from its multitude of dedicated Realtors. Local offices in many North Texas cities allows Ebby agents to offer regional know-how and a higher level of service to clients.  

The company is celebrating the opening of two new locations for Ebby in Allen and Prosper-Celina. 

“We have served the residential real estate needs of North Texas for 73 years, with a consistent focus on service to the community,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “These two new locations expand the capabilities of our agents in Allen and Prosper-Celina with leading-edge technology, more group learning space, and polished interiors to appeal to everyone.” 

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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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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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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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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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