COVID-19

Small Bank Delivers Big Results for SBA Loan Applicants

By Elaine Raffel / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

The SBA’s “CARES ACT” promised a lifeline for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Yet for many owners, the loan process proved frustrating, time-consuming, and full of red tape.

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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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Is It Better To Read The DMN’s Real Estate Coverage Backwards?

By Jon Anderson / May 18, 2020 / 9 Comments

If you read the Dallas Morning News’ real estate coverage, be sure to start at the end for best results.

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Pandemics And Property Taxes: Don’t Expect A COVID-19 Miracle

By Jon Anderson / May 4, 2020 / 1 Comment

On May 15, the Dallas Central Appraisal District will be mailing property tax appraisal notices. Property owners will have the normal 30-day window to protest their valuations. For those newly homesteaded in 2019, you had until April 30 to file your exemption (just like always). Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines. Aside from appraisal date […]

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Poll: Now That You’ve REALLY Lived There, What’s The Best Room in Your Home?

By Candy Evans / April 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

April is coming to an end today — and not soon enough for our estimation, as it was probably the longest April in our memories. And starting Friday, we can inch back out, wearing masks and practicing “social distancing.” No more than 25 percent occupancy in malls, theaters, and restaurants, if they are even open. […]

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Set in Stone: New Takes On A Design Favorite

By Elaine Raffel / April 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

In all its iterations, stone lends a timeless and elegant vibe to a home’s aesthetic. Interesting and innovative options abound, both inside the house and out.

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