Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund

Sales Up 26 Percent in November: Could Police & Fire Pension Plan Mess Screw Up Our Real Estate Roll?

By Candy Evans / December 8, 2016 / 3 Comments

Our real estate market has never been better. North Texas sales were up 26% in November. Our median home price is now $230,000. Yeah, the trophy home sales are a little soft, but  our region saw some of the biggest property price/value increases in the country in September, just three months ago. We are up a […]

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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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Could the Dallas Real Estate Market Survive a 130 Percent Property Tax Increase?

By Candy Evans / November 7, 2016 / 7 Comments

As if the doom and gloom from the almost-over election isn’t bad enough, the city of Dallas has an economic crisis brewing that will most likely mean higher property taxes in the future. How would that affect our local real estate market? I was speaking to a prominent agent last week about the sticker shock […]

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Dallas Police and Fire Pension Names James A. Perry Chief Investment Officer

By Joanna England / August 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

After a few negative headlines, including a potential FBI inquiry and some trepidation about some serious losses, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System has created a new position to oversee the $3.1 billion portfolio that funds the retirement income of our city’s first responders. The pension system has brought in Texas Tech University System assistant […]

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New York Times Picks Up Story on Museum Tower’s Glare Roasting The Nasher Sculpture Center

By Joanna England / May 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

The tweet from the New York Times twitter feed says it all. The saga over Museum Tower has officially become a national news story. One can only wonder if this is the result of Nasher architect Renzo Piano making good on his threat to “make trouble” for the owners of the high-rise condo development? No […]

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