You Won't Believe the Deal on this Cul-de-Sac Home with Terrific Layout, Creek Lot | CandysDirt.com

Wow! That’s what we have to say after seeing the house at 9110 Valley Chapel Ln. This zero lot line home offers a lock-and-leave lifestyle in Area 25 near Northwest Highway and Midway Road, sitting at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We’re already imagining having coffee on the private deck overlooking a wooded creek in back. Perfection.

In this location, it’s a tremendous value at $475,000, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas, and 2,378 square feet on one story, built in 1981. Let’s take a look.

(more…)

Ebby Halliday Helps Buyers Navigate the Luxury Home Market in DFW | CandysDirt.com

The home at 5378 Buena Vista Dr. in Frisco exemplifies the kind of million-plus properties driving the DFW luxury home market.

Sales of million-dollar homes in North Texas grew 37 percent in the first half of this year, according to data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.

Ebby Halliday Realtors plays a leading role in that growth. The widely admired, locally owned company is an advisory board member of Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing program of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network with more than 128,000 sales associates around the world. This allows the company to expose luxury properties to buyers on six continents, ensuring there are more eyes on every property. In addition, Ebby Halliday receives inbound clients from other affiliates around the globe who are interested in purchasing a home in North Texas.

So what kind of properties are driving the DFW luxury home market? I’ve found three that exemplify the size, quality, and locations that appeal to buyers from around the world who end up calling North Texas home.

 

(more…)

Kitchens and Bathrooms Take Center Stage in these Three DFW Luxury Homes | CandysDirt.com

The Normandy Estates home at 6816 Dupont Dr. is a Sharif-Munir custom build in Plano with a master bathroom to die for!

The long-standing real estate adage that the kitchen and bathrooms sell a property has never been more true than in these three DFW luxury homes represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors. I’ve found three standout houses across DFW that impress with amazing kitchens, luxe bathrooms, and high-end finishes in every room. You have to see this amazing custom work to believe it! 

(more…)

Ebby Halliday Helps First-Time Homebuyers Find Their Perfect Properties | CandysDirt.com

A new WalletHub study paints an exciting picture for DFW. Four North Texas cities were named in the top 10 places nationwide for first-time homebuyers: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and Richardson. 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, as well as Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, garnered 11.13 percent of the North Texas market last year, including a significant share of the market in each of those four cities.

For first-time homebuyers, having that kind of expertise in their corner means expert navigation of our competitive market and help finding and landing the home they want at a price that works. 

We’ve found four beautiful Ebby listings in these four top cities, houses that would make great buys for a first-time homebuyer. All are under $375K and offer lots of space and amenities. Let’s take a look. 

(more…)

Extraordinary University Park Charles Dilbeck | CandysDirt.com

One of Dallas’ most prolific and beloved architects left a legacy of exceptional design, and one of his most outstanding examples just hit the market. 

The University Park Charles Dilbeck at 4144 Shenandoah St. stands as a jaw-dropping illustration of this master’s architectural genius. Sitting on a corner lot, this picturesque property offers a sense of presence and importance. Inspired by Dilbeck’s time in the Loire Valley in France, this castle-like home was designed upon his return and built in 1934. His marvelous imagination expertly crafted the enchanting spaces in this house, both thoughtful and inspired throughout its 3,393 square feet. 

“This University park Charles Dilbeck has been beautifully maintained and meticulously updated in 2017 with loving attention to detail,” said listing agent Becky Frey with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offers seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining options, like a saltwater cocktail pool and covered patio, and it really is an outstanding and significant property.”

This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, and two dining areas.

(more…)

Sophisticated Old Preston Hollow Custom Mediterranean Reduced $655K | CandysDirt.com

This custom California Mediterranean in Old Preston is ahhh-mazing, with every space creating a huge wow factor.

Old Preston Hollow is the honeypot of Dallas real estate and I’ve fallen for a brand new custom California Mediterranean sitting on over 1 acre of this coveted dirt. 

The home at 5326 Edlen Dr. is simply spectacular — 13,000 square feet, perfect flow for entertaining, the absolute best quality finish-out, and timeless architectural design by Lloyd Lumpkins. It has six bedrooms, including dual masters, eight full bathrooms, three half baths, four living areas, and two dining areas on two stories.  

Oh, and by the way, it just got reduced $655,000 from its original list price! 

“This extraordinary residence offers a two-piece clay-tile roof with copper flashing, a flexible floorplan, premium finishes throughout, a first-floor master suite, five fireplaces, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a one-car lift,” said listing agent Patricia Stampley with Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Featuring quality construction and exceptional attention to detail, this property is ideal for everyday living and for entertaining on a grand scale.”

She’s not exaggerating — everything is stately and inspired at this Old Preston Hollow manse. There’s an open house this Sunday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., where you can experience it yourself. Let’s get a sneak peek.

(more…)

Horse-lover's Dream House Near Equestrian Trails at Lake Ray Roberts | CandysDirt.com

I’ve found an exceptional equestrian property sitting on almost 10 acres on the shores of Lake Ray Roberts, about an hour north of Dallas. 

The expansive home at 7621 Sierra Lane in Pilot Point is a true luxury horse estate with a gorgeous custom home. Its Southern-style exterior leads to a high-end transitional interior with 20,437 square feet. You’ve got to see this in person to truly appreciate how unusual it is for our North Texas market. 

“This is a remarkable plantation-style home set on a picturesque 9.72 acres with a luxury swimming pool, outdoor areas, and multi-stall barn,” said listing agent Jason Haugen with eXp Realty. “It’s right next to the equestrian trails on the shores of Lake Ray Roberts — everything about this property makes it a dream for the serious horse lover.” 

This estate has six bedrooms (including two masters), five full bathrooms, four half baths, four living areas, two dining areas, on three stories with an elevator and a gated entrance and guest quarters, built in 2015. Can I give you a tour?  

(more…)

Technical and Market related news will drive rates to the resistance level, but will it break through and make a run up to the 103 mark? If you’re a gambling man, you hold and wait for the run up. Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) shares his lock or float position in today’s Mortgage Report.

You may know him as Bob Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company. Bob Johnson has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

THIS WEEK: Are you a gambler? Market news could tempt you to place a bet on mortgage rates as they are driven to the resistance level. Should you lock or float?

(more…)