What would it take to get Amazon to locate it’s HQ2 here in Dallas? Jon Anderson says you don’t want to know, and we shouldn’t be so sure we want the e-retailer here anyway.

And according to new stats from ApartmentList, if Seattle’s fallout from HQ1 is any indication, Dallas and Austin renters should expect a bump in cost of living should Amazon HQ2 land in these major Texas metro areas.

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Slow inflation has the Federal Reserve eyeing a December rate increase, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage). That news, plus housing data, could seriously influence the mortgage market this week. Plus, the bond market, which has a lot of sway on mortgage rates, has been fighting to stabilize, too. Should you lock or float? 

This week’s mortgage report paints a perfect picture of why an experienced mortgage advisor can save you thousands of dollars. There’s no better expert in the ups and downs of housing finance than Bob Johnson, senior mortgage advisor for Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest private mortgage company. 

Educate yourself and find out more about the hurdles for the housing market in this week’s Mortgage Report: 

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Designed by Maestri Studio, this stunning contemporary in Forest Hills offers bright and open entertaining. (Photos: Aaron Dougherty Photography)

When it comes to residential architecture, our city is just lousy with incredibly designed homes thanks to our stacked lineup of talented Dallas architects. And like any house porn addict, we here at CandysDirt.com look forward to the annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes with excitement, as there’s no faster way to induce heavy breathing among us than with high design and risk-taking concepts come to life. 

This year, the sole architect-curated home tour doesn’t disappoint. With seven incredible houses ranging between 2,700 and more than 6,000 square feet, you can get a taste and feel for the modern and contemporary residential architecture of Big D, from Forest Hills to Preston Hollow and beyond. 

One of our hands-down favorites on this year’s tour, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, is a beautiful, warm contemporary with a touch of the Texas Hill Country vernacular on a beautiful lot in Forest Hills from Maestri Studio. Unlike many more traditionally styled homes in the neighborhood, Santa Clara offers front yard living with huge glass walls that open the home’s interior to the neighborhood. 

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While the stock market has been posting gains, bonds continue to sink lower. The affects, combined with reports of job losses in September, have been a disaster on the mortgage market, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk  — the nation’s oldest private mortgage lender.

And despite the news, rate hikes are on the horizon in December. So what should you do? Find out from one of the best in the business with more than 20 years of industry experience — Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) — in this morning’s Mortgage Report presented by Wallick & Volk:

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This week’s mortgage report illustrates just how important it is to have a seasoned mortgage advisor on your side. With signs of weakness in the bond market, as well as rate hikes looming in December, Bob Johnson, senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk – the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company – breaks down the dynamics to give buyers an advantage in the market.

Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service. Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

THIS WEEK: Will bonds stay above the support line of 103 this week? Should you lock or float?

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The bond market is still showing signs of weakness, but the big news this week is that, despite no increases in interest rates last week, more and more FED members are forecasting increases in the months and year ahead. This is why you need a trusted mortgage advisor, and we can’t think of anyone better than BobMortgage.

You may know him as Bob

Johnson, the senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk, the nation’s oldest privately-held mortgage company. Bob Johnson has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

THIS WEEK: Breaking down the outlook on FED interest rates, plus the bond market.

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This week marks a significant passing for the Dallas real estate community with the loss of Catherine Chastain, a brilliant mind in the real estate marketing realm, who helped many an agent sell a property with her innate skills and creativity. Catherine passed earlier this week after battling a long illness.

She was adored and revered by colleagues and friends for her sharp mind, devotion, and passion for life.

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The market has taken on a mind of its own recently, with gains in stocks and bonds were … down? That’s right, explains senior mortgage advisor at Wallick & Volk Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in his latest Mortgage Report. Could the market become immune to recent events? What’s going on here?

Today’s report illustrates why you want an experienced mortgage advisor on your side to navigate the ups and downs of the market. And there’s no one better suited to explain it all — and then give you the facts you need to make the right decisions for your finances — than Bob Johnson, who has helped more than 25,000 families get into the homes of their dreams, in 20 plus years of lending service.

Now with five offices across the DFW metroplex, the nation’s oldest mortgage firm is helping thousands of consumers get into homes with the most up-to-date financial information possible. Wallick & Volk brings experience and integrity into every single loan, but they also deliver a highly personalized touch that conforms to each client’s need. Is it speed of delivery, unique products, total transaction transparency, or great pricing you need? Wallick & Volk has it all in a broker-friendly banking platform that can do the impossible when it comes to home financing.

THIS WEEK: Taking the temperature of the market is tricky right now. Should you lock or float?

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