Covid-19 and real estate

Negative News Creates Positive News for Texas Home Prices

By Tommy Cummings / September 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Imagine a positive coming from a negative in 2020. At the moment, it’s happening for Texas home prices. Analysts say some consumers have stronger credit profiles, more stable income and asset resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Ironically, this has created a prosperous environment for home prices. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University’s Texas […]

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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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Wine, Real Estate, And Coronavirus Is The Trifecta of The Times

By Seth Fowler / June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Wine, real estate, and the coronavirus — which doesn’t belong? I would imagine you would take the wine and real estate and leave the virus alone. But what if you didn’t have a choice? Such is the predicament of the real estate power couple Sam and Jennifer Demel of Burt Ladner Real Estate in Fort […]

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Market Has Challenges Ahead, But it’s Not as Bad as Steve Brown Reports

By Jon Anderson / June 4, 2020 / 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I broke down the Dallas Morning News’ recent real estate coverage since COVID-19 sprung up. Essentially I had a problem with their telling an incomplete story and tirelessly opening in gloom when they didn’t need to (clickbait). Well, bad news Steve Brown has been at it again with stories that […]

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Buyers And Sellers Shouldn’t Let COVID-19 Get in The Way of a Deal

By Jon Anderson / May 20, 2020 / 1 Comment

Earlier in the week, I looked at how local media coverage has reported on COVID-19 and how it tends to prefer negative and sensational wording (not just in real estate coverage, of course). I ended by pointing to research that shows the media’s ability to push along a self-fulfilling prophecy – if they say it’s […]

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Show Business: What It’s Like To Be In Real Estate Right Now

By Nikki Barringer / April 23, 2020 / 5 Comments

That’s a musical instrument announcing something you didn’t necessarily ask for, but also didn’t NOT ask for, so we’ll take it! It’s called A Day in the Life of a Realtor When The World Is Basically Bananas and here’s how it goes: 1. Wake up, check roots. I’ve been bleaching my hair since high school […]

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