Real Estate trends

Buyer Beware: Today’s McMansion Rebound is Tomorrow’s White Elephant

By Jon Anderson / July 8, 2020 / 7 Comments

The investment credo is “buy low and sell high.” The point is to do the opposite of what the flock are doing. Don’t buy into a trend – no, poke restaurants are not the next McDonald’s, they’re tomorrow’s ramen.  It’s with this in mind that I read a Realtor.com story about COVID-19 buyers seeking out […]

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How Single Adults Are Changing The Real Estate Market And Why

By Jon Anderson / March 26, 2020 / 2 Comments

In 1969, Three Dog Night sang, “One is the loneliest number.” Is it time to retool that to, “One is the happiest number”?  I’ve written before that homebuilding in the US is short millions of homes as a result of the continuing underbuilding that began in 2008 (here, here, here). In Dallas, we’re tens of […]

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Realtors: Now’s The Time To Focus on Your License Requirements

By Karen Eubank / March 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Realtors spend an inordinate amount of time driving around in their cars to meet with buyers, sellers, title companies, photographers, and stagers. Now they have a precious commodity: Time. So this is a great opportunity to get in front of your computers and dig into online classes for your continuing education credits. The best news […]

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Back-to-the-City Trend Reversing: Suburbanization Returns

By Candy Evans / September 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

For years we have been hearing that it’s all about urbanization: everyone is moving into the city core, desiring higher density housing like apartments and condos, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. The high life!  Certainly if you are leading or running a large city like Dallas, the chart to the right might want to make […]

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Who Commutes the Longest in North Texas? You’d Have to Hunt For It

By Candy's Dirt / August 24, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports As affordable housing becomes dearer in urban areas, and the workforce gets pushed out of the urban core, commutes increase, a new study from Apartment List found. The number of workers who commute 90 minutes or more each way grew by 32 percent nationally from 2005 to 2017, more than triple the […]

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What Turns Off DFW Homebuyers Could Be Costing You Thousands

By Bethany Erickson / August 11, 2019 / 1 Comment
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So you are mulling over putting your home on the market, but you know it could use some updating. What do you spend your money on, and what can you hold off on? Turns out, some things that homebuyers find turn them off can cost you thousands, so making good choices can make the difference […]

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