Relocation

Gone to Texas: More People are Moving to The Lone Star State

By Joanna England / October 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

We’ve been talking about this trend for some time, but thanks to the business-friendly environment Great State of Texas and our fantastic job market, more people are moving to our state from areas where there are fewer jobs and houses cost a whole lot more. And of course, when more people relocate to Texas, that […]

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Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: Former Art Teacher Injects Cozy Style Into Lake Highlands Semi-Detached

By Joanna England / September 19, 2014 / 2 Comments

  I got to know Jane Cheek and her cute little boy, Abe, when she was teaching a toddler art class in East Dallas a little over a year ago. This talented stay-at-home-mom, a former art teacher, came up with the cutest ideas for crafts for our little buggers. When she and her husband, Daniel, […]

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San Antonio and Houston May be Popular With Millennials, but NAR Says Austin and Dallas are Better Values

By Joanna England / July 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Where are all the first-time homebuyers? In their cozy rentals, that’s where! With a market almost completely devoid of newby buyers, and the rental market being as competitive as it is (just ask my friend looking for a single-family home in East Dallas!), and prices going up across all segments, it’s just hard to find […]

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Friday Five Hundred: Beautifully Updated Traditional in Royal Marsh Estates is Fit For a Duchess

By Joanna England / July 25, 2014 / 2 Comments

Well, Duchess the Saint Bernard, that is! Duchess is a lovely gal who is up for pre-adoption with Dallas Pets Alive while she undergoes heartworm treatment. I’m sure this gorgeous girl who gives the best kisses would love this updated traditional at 3747 Duchess Trail inside Royal Marsh Estates. It is plenty large for a […]

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More Millennials Opt For San Antonio And Houston Over Dallas, Trulia Says in New Survey

By Joanna England / July 22, 2014 / 5 Comments

I have a few friends that moved to San Antonio after college. One of them is an architect and the other was a medical student. Both were initially bummed about moving to the Alamo City. It was so different from Houston and Austin and Dallas. They weren’t sure they would like it. They didn’t know […]

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Lease of the Week: Pristine Updated Ranch in the Meadows is in a Prime Location

By Joanna England / April 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

This home is a fantastic rental for someone building their dream home and in need of temporary housing, or someone who decided to capitalize in our scorching market and is still looking for the perfect house to move into. And if access and amenities are what you want, you really can’t beat this location. This […]

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Sales Volume and Prices Both Climb as Texas Market Finishes 2013 Strong, Economists Say

By Joanna England / February 3, 2014 / 2 Comments

We knew 2013 was a banner year for Dallas Realtors as our market pulled itself up by its bootstraps and posted post-recession growth that amazed even the most seasoned brokers. But according to research from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the market posted year-over-year numbers that showed Texas flexing its economic muscles […]

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More Competition, Higher Prices Mean Fewer First-Time Homebuyers Finding Way Into Dallas Market

By Joanna England / January 30, 2014 / 6 Comments

First-time homebuyers are finding it harder and harder to get into their dream home.

The National Association of Realtors said that first-time homebuyers make up only 28 percent of the national housing market in a Jan. 28 new story, the lowest number since the organization started measuring the demographic in 2008. According to the NAR, first-time homebuyers typically make up about 40 percent of the market, but several factors are keeping them from purchasing a home, including higher competition for lower priced properties, which are being swept up by investors at increasingly high rates.

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With White Rock Dog Park Getting a Million-Dollar Makeover, Should We Be Investing More in Southern Dallas Instead?

By Joanna England / January 13, 2014 / 12 Comments

Great story from our favorite Dallas Observer reporter, Eric Nicholson, on the proposed $1 million makeover the White Rock Dog Park is getting.

It’s probably the most popular dog park in all of North Texas, considering that when I’ve taken my Great Pyrenees mix there, I’ve run into folks from Frisco and Murphy. It gets a lot of use, and some days it’s little more than a fenced-in mudhole, so it could definitely use some work. But $1 million worth of work?

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Buying Up The Bling: Texas Luxury Home Sales Post Double-Digit Growth, With Sales of Posh Pads in Dallas up 22 %

By Joanna England / January 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Homes priced at $1 million or more are moving like hotcakes in Texas, according to the 2014 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. The figures, assembled using data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, show that every Texas metro area posted double-digit growth in luxury price ranges. […]

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