Fall In Love with This Clean-lined Northwest Dallas New Home Repped by Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

Magazine-worthy good looks and a clean-lined transitional aesthetic come together in an incredible house on the western edge of Bluffview in Northwest Dallas. 

Located at 8819 Lakemont Dr., this property was created by Robert Hopson Construction Group for a local client as a custom home. But life circumstances changed and now this remarkable new build, which has the kind of bespoke features you wouldn’t get in a spec home, is on the market, represented by Michelle Hopson with Ebby Halliday Realtors. 

“The floorplan is geared toward amazing entertaining possibilities with an open floorplan and a combined living-kitchen-dining area with a great wet bar area, and all of that flows to the outdoor living area,” Hopson said. “Also, this house has the most storage I’ve ever seen, like a finished-out storage area on the second level, attic storage, and storage built into the room designs.”

There’s plenty of room for a family to spread out and enjoy this house with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, a home office, and 5,641 square feet on two stories. Located near West Northwest Highway and Midway Road, the back of the property overlooks the lush Bachman Lake Park. 

Watch the video after the jump to see why we love this house! 



Frisco Luxury Homes Represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors | CandysDirt.com

Some of the most dynamic and fast-moving real estate listings in DFW are found in the northern suburbs. One of those areas is the city of Frisco, a destination for luxury buyers looking to find newer houses, fantastic public schools, and a high quality of living.  

Buying or selling in a competitive market like Frisco takes local expertise, something offered by Ebby Halliday Realtors. They not only have an office at the corner of Legacy Drive and State Highway 121, but also have years of experience navigating Frisco luxury homes. That knowledge makes a huge difference. 

I’ve found three Frisco luxury homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors — you can see the attention to detail in each one and the caliber of home they’re asked to list. Let’s take a look. 


Fall In Love Today with These Three DFW Luxury Listings from Ebby Halliday | CandysDirt.com

Romance and flowers are fine and dandy for Valentine’s Day, but real estate is what really sets our hearts aflutter. What better way to celebrate love than to bask in the glory of some seriously spectacular DFW luxury listings? 

I’ve found three properties that are positively swoon-worthy, all represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors, one of the largest and most-admired privately owned residential real estate firms in the country. 

It’s an excellent time and place for luxury properties like these, as North America continues to be home for the majority of wealthy consumers in the world (61 percent or nearly one million households), according to research from Luxury Portfolio International. Unlike the growth stagnation experienced in Europe, the North American wealthy population is growing fast, at 13 percent year-over-year. Additionally, individuals with a net worth over $10 million has grown 146 percent since 2010 and 13 percent since 2015 to 979,886. 

These three DFW luxury listings are exactly what a high-net-worth individual might be looking for in DFW, which is one of the hottest markets in the nation. Let’s take a look! 



Pearl of Preston Hollow Reduced $200K with Broker Open House Next Week | CandysDirt.com

Wow! I had absolutely no idea!

That’s what listing agents Ira Archer and Irmgard Arthur hear when people visit 4665 Meadowood Rd., also known as the Pearl of Preston Hollow. 

So what’s the amazement about? How about a 7,485-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion with immaculate style on 1.78 acres with a dramatic drive up, tennis court, swimming pool, guest house, and four-car garage? And all of that in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dallas.

“This house is the whole package on almost two acres in Old Preston Hollow,” said Irmgard’s assistant Ira Archer. “The owners renovated everything in mansion with an eye for soft contemporary elegance and style that’s light and bright.”

To top it all off, they’ve reduced the price to $4.550 million (let’s compare that to the $36.2 million Mehrdad Moayedi paid for nearby Walnut Place recently and tell me this isn’t the deal of the decade!).

At a recent open house, brokers showed big interest in this one-of-a-kind property. And of course we had a StaffParty there last month. Let’s take a look around, shall we?


Find the Feel of Authentic Texas on Furst Ranch with Modern-day Cattle Baron Home | CandysDirt.com

Just 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth or Dallas, I’ve found a paradise for horses and people. But in five minutes, you can be at a Starbucks, sipping a latte!

In real estate, if location is everything, imagine that location includes 127 rolling acres on one of the highest points in Southern Denton County. This is Furst Ranch

The beautiful acreage is only the beginning. Multiple residences dot the property from the 6,651-square-foot main house and 2,500-square-foot executive retreat to a 1,400-square-foot foreman’s house and two-bedroom artist’s cottage.

For horses, you’ll find huge paddocks bordered by contour fencing and shaded by mature oak trees, a 24-stall show barn with office, full bath, two wash racks, oversized tack room with coffee bar across from it. Outside, a 200-by-100 covered arena, Euro-style horse walker, covered round pen, and second uncovered arena.

It’s a grand ranch in true Texas tradition, fit for a modern-day cattle baron.

Find the Feel of Authentic Texas on Furst Ranch with Modern-day Cattle Baron Home | CandysDirt.com

Miles of new contour fencing, mature oaks, and rolling land make Furst Ranch a paradise for horses and people. It’s incredible to believe the property is just 20 minutes from DFW International Airport.

The property is co-brokered by Kim Hunter, Keller Williams DFW-Southlake, and Brad Johnson, Johnson Land and Home, LLC. I spoke to Kim who said: “Texas is known for legendary ranches but finding one this close to DFW with everything finished to such a high standard and attention to detail — like a Subzero refrigerator in the show barn office — is what makes Furst Ranch Estate one of a kind.”

On the market less than two weeks at the time of this story, Kim says she and Brad have already shown it several times.

“There’s simply nothing else like it, and the market understands that,” she said. “There’s a reason it’s not been available for 30 years.”

Can I give you a tour?


Some of the Finest Oak Cliff Homes, Listed by Ebby Halliday Realtors, Are Available Now | CandysDirt.com

Oak Cliff is one of the hottest destinations for Dallas real estate. Located south of the Trinity River, this large geographical area has history, character, distinct neighborhoods, and houses that offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Some of the best deals in Oak Cliff are represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors. I’ve found three of those, including two under $400,000. How’s that for affordable luxury? Read on to see my picks. 



​Dallas Market Leader Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Offers Range of Park Cities Listings | CandysDirt.com

Luxury home sales in North Texas continue to outpace the market. Million-dollar sales in DFW jumped by more than 23 percent last year, according to the 2017 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. 

Buyers need boots-on-the-ground expertise to expertly navigate this fast-moving and competitive marketplace. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate offers just that, particularly in the Park Cities, one of the most beautiful concentrations of luxury housing in DFW.   

I’ve found three incredible homes in the Park Cities that illustrate the range of properties represented by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Shall we take a look? 


Trend Report: Realtors Use Home Staging Sell Homes Faster, Make More Money | CandysDirt.com

We all know a staged home looks better than an empty or cluttered one — that’s a no-brainer. But did you know a staged home often sells faster, and for more money? It’s why we’re seeing Realtors reaching into their own pockets to pay for home staging to help a property move fast. 

I reached out to Suzy Crownover, owner of Crown Staging, to talk about this trend. Realtors are her biggest share of clients and they’re looking to make an investment for a faster sale with bigger price tag. 

“Home staging helps people envision themselves in the space — it’s really hard for them to do that otherwise. If they can’t imagine themselves in a house, they’re less likely to buy it,” Crownover said. “Savvy agents know that putting money toward staging will pay off for them, ultimately meaning a bigger commission and happier clients.” 

In the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 39 percent of seller’s agents said staging a home “greatly” decreases the amount of time a home stays on the market. Seventy-seven percent of buyer’s agents said a staged listing makes it easier for buyers “to visualize the property as their future home.”

That’s powerful incentive for Realtors to invest in home staging. Let’s dig deeper.