Dallas-Fort Worth

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Four Texas metros hit the U.S. News and World Report list of best places to live — and Dallas-Fort Worth was in the top 25. But how did the city fare in a study of diversity? And where do Millennials want to move?

We cover all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

live at homeWhere did Dallas fall in a study of adult children living at home with their parents? What cities will dominate new home construction this year? What did housing sales look like in February?

We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

Niche

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Which North Texas cities made the cut for Niche’s best places to live list? How did Texas fare in a ranking of best (and worst) states to retire in? How is Texas trending in foreclosure starts? We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

Dallas

Everglade Park will be home to one community project to receive funding from the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Program (photo courtesy City of Dallas).

Which Dallas neighborhoods will receive grant dollars for community projects? What is holding many back from becoming homeowners in Dallas? We’ll look at that, plus see news on Opendoor’s newest round of funding and how it impacts North Texas in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Sixteen Dallas Neighborhood Projects Receive City Funding

Sixteen projects across Dallas will receive Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Program dollars this year to implement community improvements. (more…)

home vacanciesDallas has fewer home vacancies than the national average, the Dallas Fed announced a new hire, and the Inclusive Communities Project is hosting a Latino Urbanism discussion.

We have the details in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

MetroTexThe MetroTex Association of Realtors is now accepting applications for board of director candidates, Texas unemployment numbers inched up slightly, and community opinion is being sought for the Harold Simmons Park — and you can read about all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)

jobsWhat two Texas cities are hot for jobs? What is the most expensive neighborhood in Texas? Who was honored locally for their work in providing summer meals to reduce childhood hunger? We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Austin No. 1 Nationally for Jobs, Where Does Dallas Rank?

Austin is tops in the nation when it comes to having the hottest labor market, the Wall Street Journal’s analysis of 53 metro areas with more than one million people revealed. (more…)

 
A few months ago, I received a letter stating that radon testing was being done near my neighborhood, across Hillcrest in the JanMar streets. A home had been tested there and found to have an unusually high radon level. Yikes! The company, Clear Environmental,  was alerting neighbors and offering radon tests.
 
Radon in Dallas? Isn’t radon usually found in the mountain states?
 
Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that usually resides in your basement, which we don’t have a lot of in Dallas. It is said to kill 21,000 homeowners a year.
 
“There is more radon in North Dallas than previously thought,” says Zack Shipley, with CLEAR Environmental. ” The government-contracted flyover done in the early 90’s, a gamma ray test, was not a deep enough penetration. We were rated a Zone 3 by EPA.”
 
But that test may not be accurate in dense, North-Texas type compacted soil.  
 
“Now we are finding that 40% of the homes we are testing are coming up with higher levels of radon.

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