Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Denied But Returning: Lincoln Katy Trail Has More Lives Than A Cat

By Jon Anderson / January 9, 2019 / 8 Comments

City Council took up the long in the tooth Lincoln Katy Trail project at Wednesday’s evening meeting after failing City Plan Commission in November. In an attempt to sweeten the deal to an affordable housing-hungry city council, Lincoln raised their affordable component from five percent to 15 percent (from 15 to 45 units). And many […]

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Latest Federal Tax Plan Bites Home and Second Home Owners

By Jon Anderson / November 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

Here’s the net-net of the proposed Republican plan to “lower” our taxes. Mortgage interest deductions would be capped at mortgages $500,000 or less (half the current $1 million) for primary residences. Mortgage interest deductions for second homes would simply vanish. You may be thinking this doesn’t sound bad and you may be mostly right.  While […]

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Dallas City Council Agenda for Dec. 7: Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund All Day Long

By Candy Evans / December 6, 2016 / 1 Comment

This is one of the biggest pickles Dallas, or really any U.S. city, has been in. As we have mentioned, the police and fire pension is asking the taxpayers of Dallas to make up a $1.1 billion shortfall. At the same time, the police are SUING Dallas for $4 illion in back pay, IF they […]

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Mayor Rawlings Files Lawsuit to Stop Police & Fire Pension System Bleeding: Bad for Our Real Estate Market?

By Candy Evans / December 6, 2016 / 2 Comments

How badly has our real estate market been harmed by this news? Why did he wait until now, or was Rawlings’ timing impeccable? The news about Dallas’s Police and Fire Pension System goes from bad to worse. And it continues to be negative national news that could potentially hurt our housing market. In particular, the […]

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From the Archives: Earthquakes—What Can North Texas Houses Handle?

By Leah Shafer / December 28, 2015 / 2 Comments

If tornadoes are not bad enough — and they are really, really bad –— we have to worry now about earthquakes in North Texas. With the recent identification by seismologists of the two-mile fault line near the Trinity River at the center of the activity, many homeowners are wondering about the safety of their houses. […]

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New ‘Ebby’s Place’ YWCA Honors Real Estate Legend, Empowers Dallas Women

By Leah Shafer / May 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

Dallas community leaders, including Mayor Mike Rawlings, gathered yesterday morning to celebrate the opening of the new YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place, named after the grande dame of Dallas real estate, Ebby Halliday. Empowering women to improve their lives is the bottom line, which is why the YWCA chose Ebby as its namesake, says Jennifer M. […]

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