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.

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ ‘Fixer Upper’ Bicycle House in Waco Lists for $550K

By Tommy Cummings / January 20, 2021 / 6 Comments

The house on 1403 N. Fifth St. was renovated by the Gaines’ and dubbed the Bicycle House. Listing agent Josh Barrett with Turner Behringer Real Estate has the house, which was built in 1910, priced at $550,000.

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Good News, Moderate News for D-FW in Texas Housing Insight, Plus Other Reports

By Tommy Cummings / January 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

In D-FW, new home construction permits are projected to increase by 13.8 percent in 2021 versus a 21.5-percent increase in 2020. D-FW issued 3,641 non-seasonally adjusted permits, which topped the national list.

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D-FW’s Million-Dollar Cities Are The Usual Suspects, But Here’s What Makes Them Unique

By Tommy Cummings / January 18, 2021 / 0 Comments
Richard Drummond Davis

We all know which Dallas-Fort Worth municipalities carry Zillow’s recent distinction of Million-Dollar Cities. But let’s review, anyway, because a good many of us like talking about luxury homes. Listed in order by typical home value are the usual suspects — Westlake ($1,752,752), Highland Park ($1,695.262), Westover Hills ($1,677,514), and University Park ($1,468,731). Big duh. […]

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North Texas Suburbs Dominate Report on Most New Apartments in Past 5 Years

By Tommy Cummings / January 17, 2021 / 1 Comment

Collin County neighbors Frisco and McKinney ranked 1-2 in RentCafé’s latest report on top-20 suburbs with most new apartments in the past five years.

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Dallas-Area Homeowners Really Aren’t Fleeing Big Cities for Small-Town Life, Study Finds

By Tommy Cummings / January 14, 2021 / 2 Comments

The premise of the 1960s sitcom, Green Acres, was a riches-to-rags tale of Manhattan lawyer Oliver Wendall Homes escaping city slicker life for farm livin’. You’d think this would go over today — that a pandemic would cause urbanites to put big-city density behind them for land spreadin’ out so far and wide. Not so […]

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If You’re Selling in 2021, Studies Have Good News for Texas’ Housing Market

By Tommy Cummings / January 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

Thinking about putting your home up for sale but just haven’t found the right time or conditions? Will the seller’s market remain hot this year? The news is good. According to one analysis, median Dallas-Fort Worth market home values will grow 5.3 percent in 2021. California-based Construction Coverage analyzed data from Zillow in its study. […]

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