Real Estate trends

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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DFW In Top 10 Nationally for Housing Permit Activity, Jobs

By Bethany Erickson / August 4, 2019 / 0 Comments
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While across the country approved housing permits remain about 38 percent below pre-recession peaks, Dallas is chugging along, despite certain conditions hampering a more robust effort.  In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA, about 5.9 new housing units per 1,000 residents were permitted in Dallas from 2008 to 2018, making the area seventh among the 50 largest […]

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Bring on the Baby Chasers: More Grandparents Making Big Moves

By Bethany Erickson / July 12, 2019 / 1 Comment
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It may not be a new phenomenon exactly, but grandparents making big moves to be closer to grandchildren have a relatively new term — “baby chasers.” In fact, real estate research firm Meyers Research recently released its Meyers Baby Chaser Index, which indicates that 25 percent of Baby Boomers will likely retire to be near their […]

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What Happened When I Paid a Flat-Fee Brokerage $495 To Sell My Home

By Jon Anderson / July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’d always envisioned the opening line to this story would be, “When I first met Robert Blackman …” but I never did because I didn’t need to. Robert Blackman is with Solvent Realty Group, a flat-fee brokerage who charged me $495 to sell my home – flat. As you may recall, it was under contract […]

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