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One-on-One With George Ratiu, Senior Economist for Realtor.com

By Candy Evans / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

I first met George Ratiu at NAREE, then again at MetroTex, and liked him immediately. Then I discovered we shared a common ethnic heritage: we are both Romanian! My maternal grandparents were Romanian, my grandmother emigrating when she was 12. She had six children, supported them all through the Great Depression. Tough doesn’t even begin […]

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Is There a Bubble In Dallas Housing Prices? Zillow Senior Economist Says Nope

By Leah Shafer / February 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

There’s no doubt that Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S. Zillow recently named it No. 3 in the country, noting a 4 percent unemployment rate and solid income growth. Additionally, the Zillow Home Value Forecast predicts the Dallas-Fort Worth median home value will go up by 5.6 percent in 2016. But some housing analysts and mortgage […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: North Texas Ranks in 7 Best Texas Cities for Employment Growth

By Leah Shafer / July 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

In Texas, it’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs. A new report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University says that the Texas economy gained 276,400 nonagricultural jobs from June 2014 to June 2015, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, compared with 2.1 percent for the United States. Many of the major metropolitan areas in […]

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