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Dallas MLS One Area Impacted in Suit Against NAR, Major Broker Franchisors

By Bethany Erickson / March 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was the shot heard round the real estate world, but if you’re not a Realtor, you may not have heard about it — a group of home sellers has filed suit against the National Association of REALTORS® and four major real estate broker franchisors. Why? Because of buyer broker commissions and the requirement to […]

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Jon Anderson: Tax Dodging and The Black Hole of Property Tax Valuations

By Jon Anderson / March 29, 2016 / 13 Comments

Get caught up and read part one of Jon Anderson’s Property Tax series here. Tax Dodging 101 Every Realtor I have asked has completely agreed with this statement, “The more expensive a home, the less accurate DCAD’s valuations are.”  The translation here is that the wealthier you are, the more able you are to pay taxes […]

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Jon Anderson: How Real Estate Transaction Non-Disclosure Cheats All Taxpayers

By Jon Anderson / March 23, 2016 / 14 Comments

Taxes are paid so that government can pool monies that enable it to embark on projects that enrich society as a whole. When government is underfunded, education and infrastructure suffer. Anyone who jumped for joy at their measly property tax reduction this year also abdicated their right to complain about DISD, potholes, or Fair Park.  […]

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Realtors and MLS Systems Are Still Valuable Despite Calls For Their Demise

By Joanna England / March 18, 2015 / 2 Comments

  Inman contributor Creed Smith wrote a column published on the real estate news site suggesting that the system real estate agents use to access listing information, the Multiple Listing Service, was on the way out. It ignited a heated debate among Inman staffers and commenters, earning a reply from Inman managing editor Matt Carter.  […]

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Homefacts App Provides Complete Picture of Neighborhood to Buyers With School Data, Crime Stats, and Demographics, But is it Too Much?

By Joanna England / July 22, 2014 / 3 Comments

    We love a good app here at CandysDirt, and when RealtyTrac announced their new Homefacts app, we had to give it a test. We’ve reviewed several good real estate apps before, and some of them are great for just run-of-the-mill home shopping (Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin), some give you a more visual […]

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How Much of Museum Tower is Under Contract? MT Marketing Flier Says 25%, But D-Mag Editor-at-Large Tim Rogers Says 13%

By Joanna England / March 4, 2014 / 9 Comments

This morning when I was doing my regularly scheduled RSS blog-reading binge, I noticed this post from D Magazine’s Tim Rogers asking just where Museum Tower officials came up with the figures in their recent marketing email:

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