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Starting Sept. 1, HB 2439 Will Provide Choice, Diversity in Housing

By Candy's Dirt / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Area homebuyers grappling with affordability challenges and lack of diversity in housing choices will soon see significant relief thanks to the Texas Legislature. HB 2439, which passed by overwhelming majorities in the House (133 to 9) and Senate (26 to 5), was signed into law by the governor and becomes effective on Sept. […]

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Outdoor Living Out? Laundry Rooms, Big Closets In? NAHB Shouldn’t Mess With Texas

By Candy Evans / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m a wee skeptical of The National Association of Home Builders 2018 survey of “thousands of U.S. homebuyers” for must-haves. I have no doubt these things were tops on consumer’s wish list, and were accurately reported. I just think housing preferences are more regional. And this list is too national.  These are features buyers ranked […]

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Dallas Builders Association State of the Industry Summit Set for March 26

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

From the Dallas Builders Association The State of the Industry Summit, presented by Zillow Group, will feature NAHB CEO Jerry Howard, Metrostudy Regional Director Paige Shipp and Zillow Group Insights Director Mary Kaye O’Brien. The Summit, will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30) until 11:30 a.m. at Venue […]

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New-Build Home: What I’d Expect For $1 Million

By Jon Anderson / February 5, 2019 / 9 Comments

Don’t let reports of a real estate slowdown (actually more of a return to normalcy) convince you that new homes aren’t being built – especially new, expensive homes. Having toured a few newly built homes listed above $1 million, I am surprised at what’s missing. I’m not talking about mink toilet seats and diamond-studded coffee […]

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Hawkins-Welwood Homes & CandysDirt Want to Show You Right-Sizing at 31 Abbey Creek Way

By Candy Evans / December 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

We don’t just want to show you 31 Abbey Creek Way in North Dallas, Hawkins-Welwood Homes’ brand new, easy-living model at the beautiful Lawns of Glen Abbey. We want to show you how to right-size — how to build a home with everything you want and need on a tighter footprint— at a CandysDirt exclusive expert […]

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NAHB Reports Drops in Builder Confidence Due to Housing Affordability

By Joanna England / November 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Growing housing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in positive territory. “Builders report that they continue to see signs […]

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