Simple, Fast and Free, New Ebby Halliday Companies Home-Search Apps Now Available


The Ebby Halliday Companies’ brand-new, just-released apps mean your new home could be just a tap away. The Ebby Halliday Companies include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew.

“With our new apps, MLS listings across North Texas are in the palm of your hand,” says Travis Mathews, vice president of Strategic Growth & Technology for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Our primary goal for this release was providing consumers with the most intuitive mobile real estate experience possible.”

Whether they’re shopping by price, location or aesthetics, users of the new Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate app will find it’s easier than ever to browse homes for sale.

“Our new mobile apps provide access to real-time property information and smart messaging tools,” Mathews says. “They make it easy to connect with your agent from any mobile device, as well as create saved searches and add favorites at your convenience. Simply put, our mobile-first home search with built-in chat makes collaboration fast, easy and fun.”

In addition to the ability to connect anytime, anywhere, the new Ebby Halliday Companies apps offer easy-to-use home-search options, including a Draw Tool that allows you to draw custom boundaries using your finger on a map view to filter available homes within a specific area; a Commute Time feature, in which you can view properties within proximity to your work, daycare or other regularly traveled places; and a Home Scan feature that uses augmented-reality technology to overlay property details through your device’s camera.

“In the mobile world that we live in, simplicity is the name of the game,” says Mathews. “It’s simple to find our apps in the Apple App and Google Play Stores. And perhaps most importantly, it’s extremely simple to navigate the apps themselves. They’re fast, look great, and feature such functions as scheduling a showing and pre-qualifying for a mortgage. All while keeping your agent’s contact information at your fingertips.”

The new Ebby Halliday Companies apps seamlessly integrate with daveperrymiller.com, ebby.com and williamstrew.com, so clients’ accounts, saved searches and favorited properties sync between the apps and websites. The Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Ebby Halliday Realtors, and Williams Trew apps are available on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. Download the apps today for free and experience modern home searching with ease.

With locations across North Texas, the Ebby Halliday Companies include some of the most-respected brands in the country. In addition to its real estate brands, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Williams Trew, its core-services companies include Prosperity Home Mortgage, Home Team Insurance and Texas Premier Title. For more information, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

1918 Olive Street #2101 | Downtown Dallas | $2,900,000

4630 S Lindhurst Avenue | Preston Hollow | $2,145,000

2555 N Pearl Street #1505 | Oak Lawn | $1,299,900

5918 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $975,000

3709 Dorothy Avenue | Bluffview | $899,000

1843 Euclid Avenue | Lower Greenville | $789,000

3111 Welborn Street #1206 | Oak Lawn | $765,000

725 N Glasgow Drive | Junius Heights | $575,000

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Cozy Fireplaces for the Holidays


‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, holiday movie marathons and bundling up by the fireplace.

Spark a light of joy this holiday season with these spectacular mantels.

5131 Shadywood Lane | Bluffview | $5,999,000

3721 Stratford Avenue | Highland Park | $4,475,000

3415 Lindenwood Avenue | Highland Park | $2,825,000

6207 Northwood Road | Preston Hollow | $2,350,000

6938 Wabash Circle | Lakewood | $1,700,000

7124 Hill Forest Drive | North Dallas | $1,995,000

5614 Del Roy Drive | North Dallas | $1,625,000

1 Grovenor Court | North Dallas | $990,000

5102 Homer Street | East Dallas | $745,000

7702 Twisted Oaks Circle | Lake Highlands | $665,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4830 Brookview Drive | Preston Hollow | $5,495,000

1918 Olive Street #2101 | Downtown Dallas | $2,900,000

5963 Melshire Drive | North Dallas | $1,619,000

3606 N Fitzhugh Avenue | Oak Lawn | $1,500,000

1 Grantley Court | North Dallas | $1,049,000

5270 Town and Country Boulevard #331 | Frisco | $750,000

2200 Victory Avenue #802 | Oak Lawn | $749,000

11131 Hillcrest Road | North Dallas | $565,000

5526 Forest Lane | North Dallas | $524,900

2300 Leonard Street #405 | Uptown | $497,500

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‘Tis the Season to Sell Your Home


Christmas Decorations At Front Door of House.

Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season – especially this holiday season – may actually be an ideal time to offer your North Texas home for sale! Why?

  • The average home sales price in North Texas is up almost 15 percent over this time last year.
  • Interest rates are at historic lows, which means buyers have more buying power than ever before.
  • Inventory of homes for sale remains at historic lows while showing activity is still tracking higher than this same time last year. 
  • Many people are still working from home, which means a lot of them may want more space, home offices, or just a change of scenery. Combined with lighter work schedules and less (anticipated) travel during the holidays, prospective buyers may use the extra time to search for a new home. 
  • Consumers who shop for a home during the holidays are serious, motivated buyers.
  • Typically there are even fewer homes on the market during the holiday season. Translation: less competition for you.
  • Homes “show” better when decorated for the holidays.
  • Many transferees are not able to wait until the spring market to buy. They are here now and need a home now.
  • By selling now, you’ll have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses will be for sale, which may mean lower prices. This could allow you to sell high and buy low.

To get started, visit daveperrymiller.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

12240 Pecan Forest Drive | North Dallas | $4,295,000

5320 Old Buena Vista Road | Waxahachie | $3,499,000

6054 Norway Road | Preston Hollow | $2,595,000

3510 Turtle Creek Boulevard #16D | Turtle Creek | $1,300,000

4052 Hawthorne Avenue | Oak Lawn | $1,085,000

4010 Buena Vista Street | Oak Lawn | $995,000

10670 SE County Road 2450 | Terrell | $799,999

2828 Hood Street #802 | Turtle Creek | $639,000

12591 Montego Plaza | North Dallas | $449,000

8912 Covey Court | Lake Highlands | $319,900

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

5744 Brookstown Drive | Melshire Estates | $2,100,000

5427 Preston Haven Drive | Preston Hollow | $1,795,000

746 Harter Road | East Dallas | $799,999

6362 Dominion Drive | Royse City | $795,000

8651 Diceman Drive | Little Forest Hills | $565,000

5320 Brougham Lane | Plano | $515,000

2222 S Tyler Street | Wynnewood North | $289,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4131 Cochran Chapel Road | Bluffview | $4,995,000

1 Lakeside Park | University Park | $2,295,000

2408 Loving Avenue | Lakewood | $1,695,000

805 Kessler Woods Trail | Kessler Woods | $1,500,000

5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,349,000

4230 Merrell Road | Preston Hollow | $899,000

1930 Mayflower Drive | Stevens Park | $724,900

4250 Pebble Creek Court | Frisco | $715,000

1613 Jensen Court | Old East Dallas | $440,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Kitchens for the Back-to-School Routine


Getting ready for the new school year looks different for many families this year. Regardless if classes are virtual or in-person, one thing that can be certain is making sure the kids take on every school day with a good meal. That means having the perfect kitchen space for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner.

Streamline your back-to-school routine with these 10 delectable kitchens.

4543 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | $3,195,000
11595 E Ricks Circle | Preston Hollow | $2,995,000
3828 Alta Vista Lane | Northwest Dallas | $2,795,000
4209 Woodfin Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,349,000
4401 Windsor Ridge Drive | Irving | $1,990,000
5737 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | $1,299,000
4406 Merrell Road | Preston Hollow | $1,039,000
1520 Argonne Drive | Kessler Park | $965,000
6724 Bob O Link Drive | Lakewood | $949,000

731 Kessler Lake Drive | Kessler Park | $825,000

To view more spectacular properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Pick the Perfect Paint Color


Painter man at work with a roller, bucket and scale.

If you’ve ever had to pick a paint color you know this major truth – the options are endless. Choosing the right paint color can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll have a new sense of confidence next time you’re in the paint aisle.

Bring Inspiration: Take along an existing pillow, piece of fabric or photo of your space. This will help you make more informed decisions.

The Right Light: Make sure to view your paint or paint chips in natural light to assure you’re seeing the color correctly. Paint looks different under artificial light, so try holding the chip near a window or painting a sample on your wall first.

Take-Home Testers: All the major paint retailers sell paint in small, tester sizes. These are perfect to take home and try out before committing to a full gallon of paint. The small amount will provide you with enough paint to give you an idea of what it would really be like to live with the color.

Try Multiple Shades: If you’re having trouble choosing, buy multiple testers and paint side-by-side squares on your walls. Live with them for a few days so you get the chance to see how the colors look morning, noon, and night. Make sure to mark them with identifiers so you’ll remember which one you liked best.

Choose Your Drama: Look to the color wheel for inspiration. Colors close together will make a room calm while those farther apart add drama.

Do What You Love: Start with a color you love, even if it’s not popular at the moment. Doing this will assure you’ll love the color for years to come. Just remember, your favorite color comes in a range of hues.

Lighten Up: If you’re afraid a hue may be too dark, ask the mixer to do a 50 percent tint of the color to lighten it up. Custom colors can also give a room a designer look, but make sure to jot down the specifics of your color for future touch-ups.

Room to Room: If you have rooms that are open to one another, avoid choosing radically different colors, which will make the spaces feel chopped up and small.

Go Bold: Small rooms that are visited more rarely, like a library or half-bath, can be done in stronger colors that make a statement.

Spraying vs. Rolling: Rolling may be the most popular choice, but it’s also the most time consuming and requires touch-ups more often. On the other hand, spraying results in a more high-end, professional look that also cuts painting time in half. With both options make sure you properly cover the areas you don’t want to be painted.