With California in Lockdown, Is Tesla Headed For Texas?

By Joanna England / May 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

The rumor mill doesn’t rest or respect social distancing, it seems, as it runs off the rails with whispers that Tesla may be landing its next factory in Texas. In fact, Austin is being eyed as a possible location for a Tesla factory as founder Elon Musk rages over California’s rather devastating lockdown orders. If […]

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Breaking: NAR Gets More Deadline Relief on 1031 Exchanges, Opportunity Zones

By Candy Evans / April 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Just in from the National Association of Realtors: The IRS issued guidance Thursday evening to grant deadline relief for both 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway.  Both of these programs are designed to promote economic growth in communities, and NAR made the case that investors in these programs should not be harmed due to […]

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The State of Dallas Real Estate: Coronavirus

By Candy Evans / March 9, 2020 / 2 Comments

We were supposed to be in Barcelona this week, enjoying a city I have always wanted to visit, attending a friend’s wedding, basking in a pre-celebration of our 40-year marriage. Instead, we went to Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg. I cannot tell you how relaxing it was for one main reason: little or no mention of […]

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Another Nail in the Coffin of Real Estate Print Advertising

By Candy Evans / December 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m doing research on my end-of-year, end-of-decade post and lookie what I stumbled upon. This is from the National Association of Realtors 2018 home buyers and sellers profile. Only one percent of consumers find the homes they purchased through a print ad, yet print advertising still consumes huge marketing budgets at most brokerages. Why?

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Single Females Strong Force Among Homebuyers

By Candy's Dirt / January 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

From staff reports Single female buyers made up 18 percent of all homebuyers, National Association of Realtors®’ 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed recently. That statistic means that for the second consecutive year, single female buyers were the second most common household buyer group, behind married couples, which account for 63 percent of […]

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Honesty and Real Estate — Who Can You Trust?

By Bethany Erickson / October 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

This week’s social media-generated story actually came about as the result of two different stories about honesty we asked readers to react to — one that gave a shockingly low number of those surveyed who felt that Realtors were trustworthy, and another that delved into the depth and scope of MLS manipulation.

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