Tommy Cummings

Tommy Cummings covers the North Texas housing market for CandysDirt.com. Tommy moved to Texas from Oklahoma in 1992 and has lived in Mansfield with his wife, Brigitte, and son, Beaumont, since 2002 (after a two-year adventure in California as a tech columnist/editor at the San Francisco Chronicle). Tommy started his media career at newspapers in Oklahoma before becoming an editor in many capacities at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, where he wrapped up his newsroom career as a digital editor. His work has appeared in news outlets throughout the U.S.

Study Shows Plano With Nation’s Largest 1BR and 2BR Apartments

By Tommy Cummings / November 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

A new ApartmentGuide.com study has determined that Plano has the biggest one- and two-bedroom apartments in the country.

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Not the Time to Buy? Frisco, Plano Lead Nation in Rising Number of Renters

By Tommy Cummings / November 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Out of 314 U.S. cities, Frisco and Plano ranked first and second in a new study that tracked the increase in the percentage of renters vs. homeowners over the past decade. Yes, that’s correct: Frisco and Plano lead the nation in residents choosing to rent an apartment versus buying a condo or home. Frisco more […]

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10 Home-Improvement and DIY Tasks That Lead to Divorce

By Tommy Cummings / November 10, 2020 / 1 Comment

MyJobQuote commissioned a relationship study, which surveyed 1,986 ex-couples and asked them whether home-improvement tasks had directly contributed to their divorce.

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How the Dallas-Fort Worth Area Ranks in Homeowner Equity

By Tommy Cummings / November 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

Are you equity rich? Do you use finance apps to compare your home value against your mortgage statement balance every day? If you’re a Dallas-Fort Worth homeowner, chances are you’re doing fine and better than others nationally. A recent report by Irvine, Calif.-based Attom Data Solutions estimates that, in the third quarter, 39.5 percent of […]

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First-Time Homebuyer? Here’s the Dallas-Fort Worth Area’s Top Cities to Consider, Plus Other Reports

By Tommy Cummings / November 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas-Fort Worth has six cities on this nationwide list of 40 culled from 185 of the largest in U.S. cities across metrics in four categories: home-market favorability, affordability, livability, and employment.

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India Developer’s Grass-Topped Community in Frisco is ‘Very Close to Nature’

By Tommy Cummings / November 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Kamal Sagar’s unique vision of high-end homes coming to Frisco is finally coming into complete focus this month. India-based Total Environment Homes’ Tapestry community is starting a sales campaign this month on its 121-home residential community that features Texas native grasses on rooftops. We first heard about this in 2017 in a review by Frisco […]

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