affordability

Losing Amazon HQ2 Gave Dallas Time To Figure Out Zoning Policy

By Jon Anderson / July 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

One of life’s joys is the “I told you so,” because it is so often precluded by a period of scorn and disbelief. Last week I had a bumper crop, but let’s talk about Amazon’s HQ2. You remember that? The corporate welfare pageant where municipalities fell over themselves, checkbooks flailing in the breeze, trying to […]

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Housing Industry Braces For More Tariffs Amid Affordability Crisis

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer Dallas Builders Association In the midst of a nationwide, 10-year low in affordability, the housing industry is bracing for additional tariffs. From tile to countertops, laminates, lighting, and furnishing, about 450 products commonly found in new homes and remodeling projects are seeing tariffs rise from 10 percent to 25 percent […]

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Go Ask ALICE: Who Can Afford The Basics In North Texas?

By Candy's Dirt / February 3, 2019 / 3 Comments

More than 40 percent of Texans are one even minor catastrophe away from being unable to afford even the most basic needs, the United Way’s report on asset limited, income constrained, employed (or, ALICE) households revealed last week. The most recent ALICE report looks at how many in each state and county lived below its […]

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