Dallas rent prices took a small dip in a recently-released report for October, Mesquite breaks ground on a new mixed-use community, and Southern Gateway deck park moves forward, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas rent prices took a small dip in a recently-released report for October, Mesquite breaks ground on a new mixed-use community, and the Southern Gateway deck park moves forward, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas Rent Prices Decline Slightly This Month

A very slight decrease in Dallas rents was reported for the month of October, but don’t get too excited. Numerous figures and comparisons are compiled – and this good news is just for the month. Overall annual numbers show rent is on the rise in Dallas and just about everywhere else.

Rent growth, median prices, and market trends are tracked monthly by Apartmentlist.com, whose report for October shows the following local data:

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Just 15 minutes from “Dallas proper,” this Weekend One Hundred in Mesquite will give you all the feels for a price you can live with. First of all, it’s got four bedrooms, two full bathrooms (none of that half-bath nonsense, thank you very much), and a two-car garage in the Town East Estates area.

Just 15 minutes from “Dallas proper,” this Weekend One Hundred in Mesquite will give you all the feels for a price you can live with.

First of all, it’s got four bedrooms, two full bathrooms (none of that half-bath nonsense, thank you very much), and a two-car garage in the Town East Estates area.

“It’s a beautiful and affordable home in a quiet neighborhood,” said listing agent Zach Faris. “This home is ready to move into; it just needs new owners.”

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As Dallas dirt becomes more and more pricey, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of our close-in suburbs for good deals you just can’t ignore. One such suburb is Mesquite, which is proving to be one of the next big areas primed for investors. 

And this listing from Bobbie Jo Glover of Compass’ Summit Group is a shining example of a move-in ready Mesquite ranch that is not only affordable but is close to great shopping and within an easy commute to Dallas. For those looking high and low for a close-in home that won’t break the bank, set your sights on our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week.

Not only is this Hearthstone Manor ranch adorable, but it shows that you don’t have to head to the pricey suburbs up north to get a great house for an amazing price. 

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How did North Texas fare in a ranking of overall best housing markets in the U.S.? How far has the Dallas-Fort Worth apartment market come in recovering after the recession? How much of their income is the average Dallas-Fort Worth homeowner spending on housing? All this and more in this week’s review of real estate news. (more…)

The board of Dallas County Schools met today in a special called meeting. Among the agenda items were strong hints Superintendent Rick Sorrells will no longer be with the agency.

The board of Dallas County Schools met today in a special called meeting. Among the agenda items were strong hints Superintendent Rick Sorrells will not be with the agency. (Photo courtesy Dallas County Schools)

Embattled school transportation provider Dallas County Schools may have been able to continue its relationship with Dallas Independent School District, but as early as this morning it seemed its superintendent could be the most recent casualty of a recent spate of very bad news.

DCS, which provides busing for Dallas, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Irving, Aledo, Cedar Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Lancaster, Richardson, Weatherford and White Settlement school districts, called a special meeting today.

The agenda included two ominous items –  “Consider Appointing an Interim Superintendent” and “Consider Defining Requirements and Authorizing Search for a Permanent Superintendent.”

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