Real Estate

Starting Home Prices and Good School Districts: How does Dallas Stack Up Nationally?

By Bethany Erickson / July 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

How much does it cost to buy a home in a good school district in the Dallas area? What do single-family rents look like in Dallas? And are people remodeling? We find out in a roundup of real estate news.

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Dallas Area Tops Nation in New Apartment Completions in 2017

By Bethany Erickson / February 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dallas-Fort Worth topped the nation in new apartment completions last year — finishing almost 28,000 new rental units in 2017. According to RealPage, the metro area’s 27,974 completions were part of the 395,777 completions for the 150 largest metro markets nationwide for the year. New York City’s 23,207 came in second, and Houston was third […]

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Five Open House Lessons Every Seller Should Know

By Bethany Erickson / January 30, 2018 / 3 Comments
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Ask just about any homeowner who has ever sold a home — the looming prospect of an open house is daunting. There’s the cleanup involved (it really doesn’t matter if you’re normally a very clean person, there’s just something about people coming into your home that brings you to your grout with a toothbrush at […]

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Real Numbers: Texas Schools Get C- in National Ranking

By Bethany Erickson / January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Texas schools aren’t failing, but they’re close, Education Week’s annual report card revealed. The biggest mark against the state seems to be no surprise — school finance (we talked more about how school finance affects the real estate world here).

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Old Dallas ISD Headquarters Slated To Become 365-Unit Luxury Apartment Site

By Bethany Erickson / January 9, 2018 / 2 Comments
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Demolition began last week on Dallas ISD’s former headquarters on Ross Avenue, and while part of the historic art deco design will be saved, you won’t be seeing any affordable housing coming from the 365-unit development that will replace it. “Set to begin construction this summer, the four-acre luxury development known as ‘The Academic’ will […]

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Yes, Virginia, Your Holiday Shopping Can Include a House

By Bethany Erickson / November 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Why would anyone want to buy or sell a house during the holiday season? Who in their right mind would want to pack and move in the middle of all those Christmas parties, family gatherings, and other assorted holiday commitments? Turns out, plenty of people like to take advantage of a traditionally slower period to […]

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