Dallas Builders Association

Dallas’ Online Permitting is an Arduous Journey Fraught With Peril

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Once upon a time, Dallas Builders Association members were able to walk into the City of Dallas’s Oak Cliff Municipal Center (OCMC) and walk out with a residential building permit within hours. For some, the search for parking was nearly as long as the wait for a […]

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It’s An Exceptional Time for Industry Role Models, Especially in Real Estate

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Several Dallas Builders Association members, including developers, suppliers, Realtors, and professional service providers, have asked what they can do in a time when social distancing has curtailed traditional networking. I’m not really fond of the term “social distancing.” We need to be socially present even when the […]

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Now is The Time For Renewed Vigilance Against COVID-19 on The Jobsite

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association  The rise in COVID-19 cases reminds us of two things: 1) the virus is still out there preying on human instinct and 2) that the health and economic challenges left in its wake are long from over. Some are calling it a “second wave” or a “resurgence.” […]

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Building Homes in The Age of Social Distancing Has Its Challenges

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil CroneExecutive Officer, Dallas Builders Association The last week has been an extraordinary moment for our nation and for the Dallas Builders Association. The battle against this virus is an unprecedented challenge unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. The Dallas Builders Association is doing everything in our power to keep the housing industry […]

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Builders: Labor Shortage Stabilizing, Affordability Concerns Increasing

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 6, 2020 / 0 Comments
Some customers of Bella Vita Custom Homes said they saw little to no progress on their homes, despite promises by the builder.

By Phil CroneSpecial Contributor A recent survey of Dallas Builders Association members indicates builders are managing the ongoing labor shortage, but affordability concerns are mounting. Faced with a shortage of more than 20,000 construction workers, DFW’s construction industry remains hard-pressed to find the workforce needed to keep up with demand.  Nearly 70 percent of builders […]

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DBA 2019 Year in Review: Celebrating Our Past, Focusing on Our Future

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone, JD, CGP, GSP Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association I must admit, I really enjoy writing this “year in review” column. It gives me a chance to take inventory of all we accomplished. Especially this year as we celebrated the Dallas Builders Association’s 75th anniversary and all who contributed to it. Much of […]

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