Tours of the 1912 Turner House will be offered at a special event this week, a 2.3 million-square-foot industrial facility changes hands in West Dallas, Dickies Arena is set to open in Fort Worth, the Texas Real Estate Commission names its top investigator, the Dallas Builders Show offers opportunities for youth, and Staging to Sell class is set for next week, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

 

Turner House History Tour Set Nov. 12

Take a tour and learn about the impressive history of the 1912 Turner House at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The site at 401 North Rosemont Ave., Dallas, “has an incredible history tied to the early days of Oak Cliff and the development of Winnetka Heights in 1908 by John Phillip Blake, Leslie A. Stemmons, Thomas S. Miller, and Roman S. Waldron,” according to a press release issued by Preservation Dallas.

An exterior renovation of the house recently was completed by the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, which owns the home and uses it for events. Tours will be available after the history presentation.

Register for the event here. 

 

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It seems like it's Buying Season in Texas all the time

If your buyers are looking to get a deal on a home, ’tis the season.

It’s chilly and rainy season out there!  With the beginning of the cooler and wetter season, it’s also time for the real estate market season to change. I’m not one of those believers in the “things shut down in the fall and don’t pick up until spring,” mantra when it comes to the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market.  I’ve seen too many slow summers and booming winters to believe in that adage.

Home Shopping in The Snow

In other areas of the country with four distinctive seasons, that mantra might ring true.  Can you imagine shopping for houses in Minnesota, South Dakota, or Idaho in the middle of the winter season?  No thank you!

We are truly blessed to live in a state that has golf-playing, shorts-wearing weather about 340 days a year.  The temperate climate allows for homes to be listed and shown pretty much year-round. However, there is a slowdown around November — and it doesn’t always have to do with the weather.

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A local real estate agent breaks his own world record, Community ISD hosts a real estate workshop to welcome potential homebuyers to the area, Southlake tops the best small cities in America, and housing affordability tops the list of 2020 election issues for some demographic groups, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

A local real estate agent breaks his own world record, Community ISD hosts a real estate workshop to welcome potential homebuyers to the area, Southlake tops the best small cities in America, housing affordability is the biggest 2020 election issue for some demographic groups, and Preservation Dallas announces deadline for endangered places list, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

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A 16,000-square-foot distribution center is under construction in Farmers Branch, statewide employment is on the rise, the W.T. Waggoner Building will be converted into a hotel, and squatters are taking over iBuyer self-tours, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

A 16,000-square-foot distribution center is under construction in Farmers Branch, statewide employment is on the rise, the W.T. Waggoner Building will be converted into a hotel, and squatters are taking over iBuyer self-tours, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

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Preservation Dallas plans its annual architectural tour, ground is broken on the first master-planned community in West Mansfield, and Dallas Architecture Forum will feature Kim Yao this month, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Preservation Dallas plans its annual architectural tour, ground is broken on the first master-planned community in West Mansfield, and Dallas Architecture Forum will feature Kim Yao this month, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour Set For Oct. 26

Check out the celebrated design and craftsmanship of the 1950s to 1970s in the Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour, set for Oct. 26.

“From the Polynesian resort feeling of the 1955 Leon Eaves’ designed Shwiff House, to the one-of-a-kind Palm Springs style 1960 Crownrich house, to the 1977 gem designed by HKS Architects founder Harwood K. Smith for his personal use, this tour will be full of unexpected marvel,” says Preservation Dallas.

The tour also will feature the 1962 Charles Dilbeck-designed Lobello House, which is being rebuilt following a fire. Also on the tour is O’Neil Ford’s 1958 Haggerty House with an indoor swimming pool.

Spectators will enjoy discussions led by urban anthropologist Marsha Prior and architecture professor Bang Dang, and refreshments will be served at the Angelika Film Center.

Tickets are $40 for Preservation Dallas members and $50 for the public.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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A recent report shows Dallas taking a top spot in the best cities for senior citizens to live, retail leasing continues an upward trend, and Dallas 20-somethings are more likely to live with their parents than a spouse, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

A recent report shows Dallas taking a top spot in the best cities for senior citizens to live, retail leasing continues an upward trend, and Dallas 20-somethings are more likely to live with their parents than a spouse, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Senior Citizens Choose Dallas As A Favorite Place To Live

Regardless of income, there are plenty of residential options in Dallas.

There are traditional and modern homes, mansions and studio apartments, furnished high-rise rentals and starter homes with space to build an in-ground pool.

There are, in fact, 185 senior living options in the Dallas area, according to a recent report issued by Caring.com.

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Dallas rent prices took a small dip in a recently-released report for October, Mesquite breaks ground on a new mixed-use community, and Southern Gateway deck park moves forward, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas rent prices took a small dip in a recently-released report for October, Mesquite breaks ground on a new mixed-use community, and the Southern Gateway deck park moves forward, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas Rent Prices Decline Slightly This Month

A very slight decrease in Dallas rents was reported for the month of October, but don’t get too excited. Numerous figures and comparisons are compiled – and this good news is just for the month. Overall annual numbers show rent is on the rise in Dallas and just about everywhere else.

Rent growth, median prices, and market trends are tracked monthly by Apartmentlist.com, whose report for October shows the following local data:

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Dallas makes the top 10 cities for techies, mortgage rates are on the rise, and D/FW scores a spot in the Urban Land Institute’s top 10 markets for 2020, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas makes the top 10 cities for techies, mortgage rates are on the rise, and D/FW scores a spot in the Urban Land Institute’s top 10 markets for 2020, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Silicon Valley Is So Yesterday; Techies Flock To Dallas

Tech jobs with competitive salaries are spread out throughout the U.S. and include several cities that don’t start with “San” or end with “Francisco.”

While the national median home listing price is about $315,000, you’ll be dropping $1.4 million for a spot within the San Fran city limits.

A study on the best cities – where techies can afford to live – ranked communities based on the number of people employed in the tech sector, number of public tech companies, percentage of tech job listings, average tech job salaries, and median home list prices.

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