Home Building

There’s Value to Be Had in ‘Hidden Gem’ Neighborhood Walnut Hill Ridge

By Elaine Raffel / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make last year’s devastating tornado a distant memory. But last week, an email to CandysDirt.com from real estate agent/homebuilder Emily Vafa reignited interest in a still-recovering neighborhood: Walnut Hill Ridge. Emily and her husband, Dan, own Vafa Construction, a 10-year-old company specializing in custom homes and large-scale renovations. The […]

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Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Homebuilder Forecast Shows Strong Market

By Elaine Raffel / April 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Homebuilding is alive, well, and even flourishing in Dallas. And that’s coming from three of the city’s most well-respected (not to mention, busy) sources.

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Who is Essential? Home Builders Take Precautions Against Coronavirus as Business Continues

By Joanna England / April 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to the most recent Dallas County shelter-in-place orders, residential home construction is considered an essential business. However, builders are expected to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among crews and subcontractors. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins amended his order earlier this week outlining the different protective measures builders must engage in order […]

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Dallas Luxury Builders Remain Optimistic Despite Coronavirus Complications

By Elaine Raffel / April 2, 2020 / 2 Comments

Luxury homebuilder Mark Molthan struggles for words when it comes to describing the current state of the industry. “It’s weird, almost surreal,” Molthan says. “On the job site, everything seems normal. Everyone’s working. But then you leave, you turn on the news, and suddenly you’re in this anxiety-fueled environment.” Along with having his crews operating […]

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Housing Affordability: Escalation of Tariff Conflict Exacerbates Construction Costs

By Joanna England / September 24, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports With lumber tariffs already adding more than $6,000 to the price of every new home in Dallas, President Trump’s decision this month to escalate the trade conflict with China has builders bracing for more challenges to housing affordability. This decision could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction, […]

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HomLuv Wants To Change The Way You Build Your Home

By Bethany Erickson / June 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

When Mark Law took his job as the vice president of product innovation for HomLuv, it necessitated a move to Austin from Seattle. His wife was still in Seattle, in fact, when the couple also became one of HomLuv’s earliest users. HomLuv.com is a visual search platform for new home buyers that takes the joy […]

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