Economy

Freelance? Study Indicates You Can Get a Shorter Work Week in North Texas

By Candy's Dirt / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
Freelance

From staff reports The gig economy means that more and more people are taking the plunge and working for themselves — often in a freelance capacity. The freedom of choosing projects, being your own boss, and working from home can be attractive to many. But how much do you need to work to be able […]

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Dallas Seeks Business and Resident Input on Economic Development

By Candy's Dirt / October 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Want to provide the city of Dallas with input regarding a comprehensive strategic economic development plan? Now is your chance. The city rolled out two separate surveys — one for businesses, and one for residents — that will help determine how the city approaches its economy in the future, including how it can improve Dallas’ […]

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Dallas Gets New Amazon Distribution Center — Just as Company Announces Wage Hike

By Bethany Erickson / October 3, 2018 / 1 Comment

Wednesday, Amazon announced that it would adopt a $15 minimum wage company-wide, and the news couldn’t have been more welcome for Dallas city councilman Omar Narvaez, who had a prime Amazon announcement of his own last week. “Breaking District 6 News,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you to my colleagues for unanimously approving the following […]

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Mortgage Report: Inflation Remains Stable, But Fed Comments Influence Bond Market

By Joanna England / October 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

As our most-trusted mortgage expert told us in last week’s Mortgage Report, there was news on the way that could definitely influence the bond market. Those indicators were the PCE, one of the Fed’s favorite measures of inflation, and of course Fed chairman Jerome Powell’s comments.  As expected, the bond market had a bit of […]

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Wage Increases Buoy Labor Force, Provide Access Up The Property Ladder

By Joanna England / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

When it comes to buying a home in hot North Texas markets, what’s holding a lot of buyers back — besides inventory — is income. With so much of a recent graduate’s paycheck going toward exorbitant student loans, and with many families making the tough choice of forgoing homeownership so one parent can stay home […]

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Economists Predict Recession, But How Soon?

By Bethany Erickson / June 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

There’s been a pretty steady drumbeat from leading economists — a recession is coming. In fact, at this month’s National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism convention, all three economists on a dais one Friday found themselves agreeing on two things: a recession is coming, and real estate won’t be the impetus this time. Frank […]

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