05/11/19 9:30am

05/11/19 9:15am
business

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From staff reports

Thanks to the Internet, you can start a business just about anywhere, but 20 cities are better for budding entrepreneurs — and Dallas-Fort Worth appears there, WalletHub said this week.

Fort Worth ranked 11th on the list of 100, while Dallas and Irving were 15th and 17th, respectively. Three more North Texas cities made the 100-city total list: Arlington ranked 31st, Plano was 68th, and Garland 76th. (more…)

05/11/19 8:45am

05/10/19 8:45am

diamond ranch

First impressions aren’t always correct, but in the case of this stunning Highland Park house, the entire property is as enchanting as it looks from the moment you lay eyes on it. Walking up to the soaring columns, yellow façade, and manicured bushes, you can’t help but smile at the cheery and timeless style of the Neoclassical home. All that’s missing from the inviting front porch is a pitcher of iced tea (with extra lemon) and good company.

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05/09/19 9:00am
Apartment

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Apartment rents in Dallas have increased slightly, but the city is still a relative bargain compared to other spots in North Texas, a recent analysis revealed.

Rents in Dallas have increased 0.5 percent from April to May, and are up 1.6 percent year-over-year, Apartment List said in its May rent report. The median two-bedroom rent is $1,120, a relative bargain compared to the many spots in Dallas-Fort Worth.

For instance, Grand Prairie has had a year-over-year increase of 3.1 percent, with a two-bedroom having a median rent of $1,260, and one-bedrooms going for $1,010. Plano’s median rent for a two-bedroom apartment was $1,440, up 0.3 percent over the past month and 2 percent year-over-year.

Statewide, rents increased 1.5 percent year-over-year, growing 3.5 percent in Austin, 2.4 percent in San Antonio, and 0.1 percent in Houston.

Apartment locating service Abodo gave nationwide context using data pulled from searches of apartments listed on its site, finding that nationally, one bedroom rents have increased 3.77 percent year-over-year, moving from a January median of $1,035 to $1,074 in May. From April to May, rents on one-bedroom units rose 1.06 percent.

However, the service found that rents on the once-hot two bedroom market had actually slowed a bit, with the median national rents decreasing from $1,239 in April to $1,325 in May, with a yearly increase of 4.08 percent.

To see the full Abodo report, click here. To see Apartment List’s, click here.

05/08/19 8:45am

Concierge

05/07/19 9:15am
zip code

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From staff reports

If you want to sell your house in less than a week, you might want to live in the zip codes for Euless, Lancaster, Irving, or Balch Springs, new data from iBuying start-up OpenDoor revealed.

The hottest zip codes were gleaned from data from the first three months of 2019 and have given the real estate company a good indication of the areas they think will be most attractive to buyers this summer. (more…)