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Warren Buffett Buys Ebby Halliday Companies

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    The New Woman Leading the Ebby Halliday Empire

    Even though Ebby Halliday died almost three years ago, her reputation in real estate continues to stand strong in North Texas. There is now a new woman leading the company. NBC 5's Brian Curtis sits down with Mary Frances Burleson to talk about the DFW housing market and the legacy Ebby left behind. (Published Monday, May 21, 2018)

    Legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffett is buying another legend – Dallas’ Ebby Halliday Companies. The acquisition was announced Monday at an Ebby Halliday company-wide meeting. Buffett’s HomeServices of America, which is an affiliate of his Berkshire Hathaway holding company, will acquire all three of Ebby’s real estate brands: Ebby Halliday, Dave Perry-Miller and Williams Trew Real Estate.

    Ebby Halliday is one of the largest players in the DFW real estate market. The company had sales volume of more than $8 billion in 2017. It ranks 12th in the nation in sales volume.

    The Ebby Halliday name is synonymous with real estate in North Texas. The company was founded in 1945 by Ebby Halliday herself. The onetime salesperson in a downtown Dallas department store went from selling “hats to houses.” The rest was history. Halliday built her business from a one-woman office to a real estate powerhouse. Halliday died in 2015 at the age of 104.

    Terms of Monday’s deal were not announced. But the Ebby Halliday name will not disappear. The companies will continue to operate under their current brands.

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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday, Nielsen said the issue has been growing for years, the product of loopholes that have created an open border.

    (Published Monday, June 18, 2018)

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