Coronavirus

Tarrant County Halts Evictions Indefinitely As COVID-19 Concerns Rise

By Brandi Addison / April 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in job loss and financial instability for many, the Texas Supreme Court announced that evictions would be halted across the state through April 19. Tarrant County — which spans 41 cities, towns, and census-designated places — will attempt to protect its residents even more, extending its suspension […]

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Dallas Luxury Builders Remain Optimistic Despite Coronavirus Complications

By Elaine Raffel / April 2, 2020 / 1 Comment

Luxury homebuilder Mark Molthan struggles for words when it comes to describing the current state of the industry. “It’s weird, almost surreal,” Molthan says. “On the job site, everything seems normal. Everyone’s working. But then you leave, you turn on the news, and suddenly you’re in this anxiety-fueled environment.” Along with having his crews operating […]

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As COVID-19 Slows Buyer Traffic, MetroTex Has No Plans to Pause Days On Market

By Joanna England / April 1, 2020 / 1 Comment

In California, one of the states hardest hit by the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — the MLS board has opted to pause the days on market (DOM) count for current listings. The rationale is that with slower foot traffic thanks to shelter-in-place orders, DOM is not necessarily an accurate indicator of […]

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Want to Stay Home Far Away From People? We Got You

By Adlene Neely Dealey / April 1, 2020 / 2 Comments

Listen, I have to tell you that we just got word that we’ll be homeschooling and avoiding people until May — maybe longer — but I have to tell you all that some of you are annoying the ever-loving mess out of me. But I also know there are no preventive measures for stupidity, so […]

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Shelter in Place in Style With This East University Walled Condo

By Joanna England / March 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

There’s something about this walled-in, Palms Springs-inspired condominium complex just east of North Central Expressway. The East University complex called Bella Gardens Condominiums has to be one of our all-time favorite SMU-area buildings, and for great reasons. First and foremost, these units hold their value exceptionally well, as Unit. 222 at the Bella Gardens Condominiums […]

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Open Houses Are Out, Drive-Through Closings Are In

By Joanna England / March 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Just last week, Dallas County Commissioners amended the shelter-in-place declaration to allow real estate-related businesses (inspectors, escrow, and loan officers) to continue to operate as essential businesses. So while curbside closings are in, showings and open houses are still out. Robert Frye, escrow officer at Allegiance Title Preston Center, has conducted several curbside closings this […]

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