National Association Of Realtors

NAR President-Elect is Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Leslie Rouda Smith

By Joanna England / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate broker associate Leslie Rouda Smith was just elected as the National Association of Realtors’ 2021 president-elect. Rouda Smith, who lives in Plano, is also a past president of the Collin County Association of Realtors. Rouda Smith has real estate in her blood. She was not only raised by real estate professionals, […]

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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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One-on-One With George Ratiu, Senior Economist for

By Candy Evans / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

I first met George Ratiu at NAREE, then again at MetroTex, and liked him immediately. Then I discovered we shared a common ethnic heritage: we are both Romanian! My maternal grandparents were Romanian, my grandmother emigrating when she was 12. She had six children, supported them all through the Great Depression. Tough doesn’t even begin […]

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Texas Home Sales Hit Pre-COVID High, Realtors Remain Firm on Price, Renters Look For New Digs

By Joanna England / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Texas real estate made big gains before the novel coronavirus hit, and according to recent surveys, more Realtors refusing to budge on price despite the coronavirus-related market slowdown. However, more renters are looking to pull up stakes despite lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders. Find out about these trends in this week’s Dallas real estate news roundup. […]

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Report Shows Strong National Housing Market, Pre-Recession Foreclosure Lows

By Joanna England / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

The latest numbers from ATTOM Data Solutions show that foreclosures are up 42 percent in Q1 2020 from the previous quarter, but are down 3 percent from the same time a year ago. The U.S. Foreclosure Market Report saw a total of 156,253 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings during the first quarter of 2020, as […]

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Brands Act as Coronavirus Cases Surge in North Texas

By Joanna England / April 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Statler opens its guest rooms to those fighting COVID-19, NAR offers Realtors free teleheath resources, and a local Dallas designer shows you how to make a mask in this week’s news roundup.

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