MetroTex Alerts Realtors to NTREIS Phishing Scam

By Candy's Dirt / October 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

After agents began getting emails alerting them that someone had attempted to log in to their North Texas Real Estate Information System (or NTREIS) accounts, the MetroTex Association of Realtors warned its members. The message some received said, “We were notified of a log in attempt on your account from El Paso, TX. This may […]

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As North Texas Home Prices Break Records in May, Some Wonder if a Bubble is Forming

By Joanna England / June 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Far East Dallas is swarming teeming with work trucks as investors, eager to catch the wave of demand within inner-loop neighborhoods, remodel homes on these close-quartered blocks. But even with all of the flippers tacking up new drywall and painting these post-war ranches varying shades of gray, supply of move-in ready homes hasn’t kept up […]

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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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Sound Off: What Do You Think of The New NTREIS Matrix System?

By Joanna England / August 14, 2014 / 18 Comments

A reader writes: “I would like hear feedback from your readers on the new Matrix MLS that MetroTex Association of REALTORS put out this week. It has a lot of frills is harder to use and ultimately has nothing new. The learning curve just like the last 3 or 4 MLS system changes only slowed […]

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Shrinking Halloween Sales is a Sign of a Recovering Economy, Housing Prices and Sales Still Moving Fast

By Joanna England / October 22, 2013 / 2 Comments

Halloween is an escape from troubled times, and as Oct. 31 has rolled around in recent years, Americans have spent several simoleons on the spooky holiday. But as the economy has turned a corner this year, Americans are projected to spend 13.9 percent less on costumes, candy, and decorations this year. According to this story […]

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You Want Labels and Boundaries That Reflect Neighborhood Reality? Call a Realtor!

By Candy Evans / July 23, 2013 / 12 Comments

Last week, Dallas Morning News editorial writer Tod Robberson complained that the neighborhood boundaries used by North Texas Real Estate Information Systems are the “wackiest thing I’ve seen in a long time,” he wrote. He wished that NTREIS would get its act together and use “labels and boundaries that reflect reality, not fantasy.” He favors the neighborhood […]

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