Credit Crunch

Dallas Leads the Country in Apartment Construction: Rental Market Better Than Ever

By Candy Evans / October 22, 2011 / 2 Comments

We know from the cranes: apartments are going up in Dallas like crazy. More than 7,200 apartments are being built in North Texas right now to satisfy the need for more rental housing. Most construction projects, like homes, are almost non-existent, the Home Builders Association has lost almost a third of its members, but construction workers are hammering […]

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How Washington, D.C. and the Banking Industry is Killing the Housing Market, Part II: Dodd Frank Gone Rogue

By Candy Evans / September 19, 2011 / 2 Comments

I hate Dodd-Frank. It’s a good idea gone rogue. And if you value the ability of qualified people to buy real estate without having to place 20% to 50% as a down payment, you should hate it, too. Dodd-Frank is like nuking an entire apartment complex to get rid of bedbugs in one small 300 square foot […]

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The Bellas Will Pay Your Principle and Interest for One Full Year: Southwest Fort Worth Land Developers Going Gangbusters Because That’s Where The Jobs Are

By Candy Evans / September 16, 2011 / 0 Comments

More developers are circumventing both builders and realtors and selling directly to the consumer to adapt to today’s credit crunch. And, it works! Before the bust, I had heard that southwest Fort Worth was the fastest growing segment of what some call the Metroplex — this conglomeration of communities that comprise Dallas-Fort Worth. There was […]

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