Real Estate Market News

Dueling Market Forecasters: Who’s Right?

By Jon Anderson / July 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Depending on your source, the Dallas housing market is either doomed or the outlook is relatively rosy. But which one is right? CoreLogic is the often-quoted source for real estate market forecasting. We’ve all read their pessimistic predictions for the coming year. To review, currently, CoreLogic forecasts that from May 2020 to May 2021, home […]

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Up or Down? Which Real Estate Report to Believe?

By Jon Anderson / June 29, 2020 / 2 Comments

Two seemingly contradictory reports were issued last week on the state of the nation’s real estate market. Realtor.com trumpeted “What Recession? Luxury Housing Market is Back …” while ATTOM headlined “Home Affordability Increasing …” Reading about luxury’s return could be viewed as contradictory to increases in home affordability. One says wealthy checkbooks are open while […]

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Market Has Challenges Ahead, But it’s Not as Bad as Steve Brown Reports

By Jon Anderson / June 4, 2020 / 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I broke down the Dallas Morning News’ recent real estate coverage since COVID-19 sprung up. Essentially I had a problem with their telling an incomplete story and tirelessly opening in gloom when they didn’t need to (clickbait). Well, bad news Steve Brown has been at it again with stories that […]

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Buyers And Sellers Shouldn’t Let COVID-19 Get in The Way of a Deal

By Jon Anderson / May 20, 2020 / 1 Comment

Earlier in the week, I looked at how local media coverage has reported on COVID-19 and how it tends to prefer negative and sensational wording (not just in real estate coverage, of course). I ended by pointing to research that shows the media’s ability to push along a self-fulfilling prophecy – if they say it’s […]

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Is It Better To Read The DMN’s Real Estate Coverage Backwards?

By Jon Anderson / May 18, 2020 / 9 Comments

If you read the Dallas Morning News’ real estate coverage, be sure to start at the end for best results.

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Phil Crone: Recovering From COVID-19 Gives Me Hope For Our Community

By Joanna England / May 14, 2020 / 3 Comments

For almost two months, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been coping with the fallout of the coronavirus, and one essential industry that never broke its pace is construction. In fact, the Dallas Builders Association was at the forefront of the industry’s response, organizing compliance efforts for the new social distancing guidelines, doing hand sanitizer and […]

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