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.

Knock’s Home Swap Program Expands to Texas Markets

By Tommy Cummings / September 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

The stars have to align just right when you’re buying a home while selling your old one. It was tough enough when dealing with both ends of the housing transaction. It’s even tougher when taking into account the competitive housing market and concerns about social distancing. Knock, a New York-based home sales company, recognized the […]

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Rockwall Makes Money Magazine’s Top-10, and Jason Castro Couldn’t Agree More

By Tommy Cummings / September 23, 2020 / 0 Comments
One of Rockwall's biggest attractions is its Harbor District (Google Maps)

Want to live the good life in North Texas? According to Money, you should head to Rockwall. The Dallas-Fort Worth suburb made it into the top five in Money‘s list of Best Places to Live in America. In rankings released Tuesday, Rockwall was fourth, making its Money list debut based on its “status as one […]

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With Its Big Texas Presence, Opendoor ‘Ready for Prime Time’ With IPO

By Tommy Cummings / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Opendoor elevates the online experience of buying or selling a home.

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Who Seems Most Confident in This Housing Market? The Builders

By Tommy Cummings / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes has hit an all-time of 83 in September, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Premium Grocer Effect Means Higher Rents, Study Finds

By Tommy Cummings / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

My daughter rents in Austin. She loves shopping at Whole Foods Market. Before she upgraded from her college-area apartment to a nicer place near where she worked, one thing was very important: Whole Foods had to be nearby. She was leaving an area where one was a few blocks away. And to her delight, one […]

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Inventory Tightens, But Home Prices and Values Soar

By Tommy Cummings / September 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Dallas-Fort Worth housing market continues to be stronger now than a year ago, according to two recent studies. The RE/MAX National Housing Report reveals Dallas-Fort Worth home sales were up 4.6 percent over last year. The August Zillow Real Estate Market Report showed a 4.1 percent increase for D/FW home values. RE/MAX also points […]

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