Housing STarts

Should I Buy a House If A Recession Is Coming? Probably.

By Jon Anderson / August 21, 2019 / 6 Comments

Unless you’ve been on a “cut the cord” vacation, you’ve seen last week’s headlines warning that an inversion in the bond market has folks worried we’ll be entering a recession soon. About a third of economists think we’re likely on that road. Remembering the Great Recession, should we shun the real estate market? No. As […]

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Best Places to Rent? In North Texas, Start in Plano

By Bethany Erickson / July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Plano hits the top 20 when it comes to best places to rent, we have a look at June’s single-family and multi-family housing starts, and homeownership is up for one key age group. We have all this and more in this week’s roundup of real estate news. Best Places to Rent? In North Texas, Start […]

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Affordable Home in DFW for Less than $200K Almost Impossible, Study Finds

By Bethany Erickson / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments
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It’s official — the likelihood of finding an affordable home for less than $200,000 in Dallas-Fort Worth is slim to none, economists with Metrostudy said last week. “While DFW’s strongest price point during the last cycle, below $200,000, is no longer viable, the “new affordable” price bracket, $200,000 to $300,000 grows,” Paige Shipp, regional director […]

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Real Numbers: Texas Schools Get C- in National Ranking

By Bethany Erickson / January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Texas schools aren’t failing, but they’re close, Education Week’s annual report card revealed. The biggest mark against the state seems to be no surprise — school finance (we talked more about how school finance affects the real estate world here).

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Looking for a New House Under $200K in DFW? You’re Gonna Have a Tough Time

By Leah Shafer / June 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

It used to be fairly easy to find a new home for under $200K in North Texas. But according to a recently released report from Metrostudy, first quarter 2016 data shows a “new normal,” reflecting a meteoric rise in starts above $200,000, meaning it’s harder than ever to find a new home in the sub-$200K price range. […]

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The New Homebuilding Boom: Land Shortage and Jobs Drive New Home Starts

By Joanna England / June 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

The big takeaway from this morning’s homebuilding panel at the National Association of Real Estate Editors spring conference is that land — more specifically, the lack thereof — is responsible for our lagging new home inventory and the dearth of new home starts in the nation. And while the pool of potential homebuyers is relatively […]

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