Phil Crone

Starting Sept. 1, HB 2439 Will Provide Choice, Diversity in Housing

By Candy's Dirt / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Area homebuyers grappling with affordability challenges and lack of diversity in housing choices will soon see significant relief thanks to the Texas Legislature. HB 2439, which passed by overwhelming majorities in the House (133 to 9) and Senate (26 to 5), was signed into law by the governor and becomes effective on Sept. […]

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Executive Officer Phil Crone And Dallas Builders Association Win Big at NAHB Conference

By Candy's Dirt / August 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

From Staff Reports It’s been a pretty big year for Phil Crone, the executive officer of the Dallas Builders Association, and getting recognized by your industry has to be the icing on the cake for him. The Dallas Builders Association relaunched their Parade of Homes, hosted a City Council debate, and worked to get more […]

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Housing Industry Braces For More Tariffs Amid Affordability Crisis

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer Dallas Builders Association In the midst of a nationwide, 10-year low in affordability, the housing industry is bracing for additional tariffs. From tile to countertops, laminates, lighting, and furnishing, about 450 products commonly found in new homes and remodeling projects are seeing tariffs rise from 10 percent to 25 percent […]

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Keller State Rep Proposes Roofer Registry To Protect Texas Homeowners

By Joanna England / April 24, 2019 / 1 Comment

Recent severe weather has brought the issue of fly-by-night roofing companies to the forefront of the Texas Legislature. To combat scammers that prey on homeowners after hail storms and high winds, Texas State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Keller) introduced HB 2101, also known as the Reroofing Contractor Registration Act.  In order to comply with the proposed law, […]

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Dallas Housing Market: Four Things To Watch in 2019

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Unlike prior years, 2019 will not be full steam ahead for our area’s housing market. Looking ahead, here are four things to watch in the year to come and why they matter:

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Collin College Breaks Ground on The Construction Industry’s Future

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association  Craig Johnson had no idea who, if anyone, would turn up for Collin College’s first construction management course offerings. The newly hired instructor only had a few weeks to get the program up and running. Johnson expected around five students. He ended up with nearly 20. These […]

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