Looking for a Luxury Home in Dallas in a Gated Community close to Medical City?

I’m holding open a beautiful home at 7304 Park Lake Dr this Sunday from 1pm – 3pm. It is a 3bedroom /4bath/ 3852 sq ft in gated Swan Lake area of Dallas (next to Medical City Dallas.) This community offers security, pool, tennis courts, walking/jogging paths, dog park, creek & lakes. Call/text me for directions. Come see me on Sunday. 7304parkLake OHFlyer


Building a Healthier Home

When you build a home, you want one that won’t make you sick.  You need to ask your builder what has been put in the home to make it energy efficient and airtight and yet you don’t want it too airtight.  There is a good article from BuilderOnline about Nine Best Practices about building a healthier home.



How Do You Deal with Stormwater?

Our area of Texas at Cedar Creek Lake has gotten a lot of rain in a short period of time.  It was greatly needed and now Cedar Creek Lake is full.  So, what happens to all the rain in your area when you get slammed?  Does anyone use rain barrels?  What do you think about them.


Houzz has some good tips on managing stormwater – understand your site.  Click here to read the article.


Baby Elephants Love Water

I can’t wait to take my grandchildren to the zoo.  This baby elephant loves water and I just couldn’t resist sharing this YouTube video with you.




2 DIY Bathroom Remodel projects

Bruce and I have been remodeling our main hall bathroom.  Lots of painting and some re-wiring are going on. Houzz  has a great 2bathroom remodel project for $15,500 and loved what they did so here it is – click here.


Fabulous Pictures Will Sell Your Home Better

Pictures tell a story and it can either be a good story or a lousy story.  With a goodstory you want to read more.  With a lousy story, you just want to quit reading and move on the the next story.  Fabulous pictures of your Home For Sale will attract more lookers and more buyers than lousy pictures.  You don’t want pictures taken with an old, cheap camera or with your cell phone.  You need to invest in a professional photographer.  It can make all the difference in the world and it can bring the seller more money.  Check out these before and after pictures.

Here is a sample of one of my listings (8 Summit Ridge in Malakoff TX (Star Harbor subdivision of Cedar Creek Lake.  See the location map.)  Doesn’t the first professionally shot picture tell a nicer story about the living area?  It is bright and airy and you can see the details of everything in the room.  Don’t you want to sit here and look outside those fabulous wall of windows that look out at the lake?  I can help with that.  The second picture looks dark and dreary and you quickly look and move on.



At Ebby Halliday REALTORS I use a professional photographer to shoot pictures of listings and as you can see It Does Make a Difference.  I would love an opportunity to help a seller sell or a buyer buy. You can call/text or email me anytime.  Also load my Ebby Mobile App to look at more properties.  Click Here to see more pictures from Buzzfeed.


Cheap and Nice Bathroom Hack Ideas

Bruce and I have been painting, remodeling and decorating our hall bathroom and then I need to finish our bathroom. I love all these ideas. Which one do you like and want to incorporate into your bathroom?

Click here for the Buzzfeed article. 


Ways to Clean Your Gadgets with Stuff You Have At Home

When was the last time you cleaned your computer scree, or the keys on your laptop?  Come on, be honest – you know it has been awhile.  I was just looking at my laptop and thinking that I need to clean the keys when I saw this BuzzFeed article.  Click here to see the full article.  I’m trying this right now – as soon as I finish this post.



Plants you can’t kill

My husband sent me this email and I thought I would share it. Should I be offended?  I actually do have a green thumb when I have time and energy to devote to gardening. I am always looking for hardy plants that work with a busy family. So I guess that I won’t get offended about this one.   It did have some great ideas. Click here to see article.