Novel Coronavirus

Who is Essential? Home Builders Take Precautions Against Coronavirus as Business Continues

By Joanna England / April 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to the most recent Dallas County shelter-in-place orders, residential home construction is considered an essential business. However, builders are expected to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among crews and subcontractors. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins amended his order earlier this week outlining the different protective measures builders must engage in order […]

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Dallas Luxury Builders Remain Optimistic Despite Coronavirus Complications

By Elaine Raffel / April 2, 2020 / 2 Comments

Luxury homebuilder Mark Molthan struggles for words when it comes to describing the current state of the industry. “It’s weird, almost surreal,” Molthan says. “On the job site, everything seems normal. Everyone’s working. But then you leave, you turn on the news, and suddenly you’re in this anxiety-fueled environment.” Along with having his crews operating […]

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As COVID-19 Slows Buyer Traffic, MetroTex Has No Plans to Pause Days On Market

By Joanna England / April 1, 2020 / 4 Comments

In California, one of the states hardest hit by the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — the MLS board has opted to pause the days on market (DOM) count for current listings. The rationale is that with slower foot traffic thanks to shelter-in-place orders, DOM is not necessarily an accurate indicator of […]

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Want to Stay Home Far Away From People? We Got You

By Adlene Neely Dealey / April 1, 2020 / 3 Comments

Listen, I have to tell you that we just got word that we’ll be homeschooling and avoiding people until May — maybe longer — but I have to tell you all that some of you are annoying the ever-loving mess out of me. But I also know there are no preventive measures for stupidity, so […]

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Open Houses Are Out, Drive-Through Closings Are In

By Joanna England / March 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Just last week, Dallas County Commissioners amended the shelter-in-place declaration to allow real estate-related businesses (inspectors, escrow, and loan officers) to continue to operate as essential businesses. So while curbside closings are in, showings and open houses are still out. Robert Frye, escrow officer at Allegiance Title Preston Center, has conducted several curbside closings this […]

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Home Maintenance Projects To Make The Most of Quarantine

By Contributor / March 26, 2020 / 1 Comment

Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in for “Upon Closer Inspection.” This post may contain affiliate links. Since many of us are currently stuck at home, it’s a great time to catch up on your home maintenance. […]

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