Why Are Home Sales Down

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What should brokers be focusing on with regards to a declining home sales market? The National Association of Realtors® reported that their Pending homes sales index reflected the fifth month in a row of declining home sales on an annualized basis. Five months of declining pending home sales indicate more than a seasonal flutter. As […]

Four Popular Myths About Homebuying

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Conventional wisdom, like conventional loans, can go on for decades without changes or challenges. Everyone assumes these nuggets of wisdom are true because they’ve been repeated so long and so often. But Zillow researchers used hard data to challenge some real estate assumptions and have discovered that what you think you know may not be […]

Continued Legacy of Luxury for Ebby Haliday Realtors

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Ebby In the News: Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. announced today at a companywide meeting that it intends to be acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The acquisition will include Ebby’s three real estate brands: Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, as well as the firm’s affiliated mortgage and […]

What Can 1.5 Million Buy in Dallas?

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Have you ever wondered just how much luxury real estate cost? The Dallas luxury market is robust. No doubt, there are very opulent luxury homes for a large chunk of change. However, Dallas luxury real estate has great value range. Check out this list of homes Dallas has to offer for $1.5 million courtesy of […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

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Summer is here and it’s heating up! Our good friend the Sun has come out to play and it seems like it might be winning the battle. With temperatures over 90 degrees in most places we are all looking for ways to cool down. So now we have to crank up the AC to keep […]

4 Reasons You’ll Love the Suburbs

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So you’ve moved to the suburbs? City living just couldn’t accommodate your complex lifestyle. Admittedly, you miss living in the city surrounded by happening events, hip restaurants, and the hustle and bustle. Well, here is a quick list of reasons to love your new suburban residence. 1. Space There is no doubt you enjoy the […]

Ebby Halliday: DFW New Home Market Update

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This week’s blog post features a letter from our President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. The DFW market has enjoyed significant growth. The home market is becoming increasingly competitive as homebuyers and home builders alike see more entry barriers. 2017 is set up to be a good selling year. For more information on these and […]

New Age School Trend

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School systems are often rated by their standardized test scores. Great Schools, a great resource for school evaluations, rates schools using a comparison system based on test scores. In Texas, the TEA system grades schools based on 4 indexes: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness. These factors influence your child’s school […]