Phil Crone

For Homeowners, Spring Storms Bring More Than Wind, Rain, and Hail

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / April 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Special Contributor Make no mistake, storm season in North Texas can be a scary experience, even for lifelong residents. Especially this time of year, we are no strangers to hearing the eerie wail of tornado sirens or posting photos of hail that confirm to the rest of the nation that everything is […]

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Phil Crone: The Texas Legislature’s Impact on the Housing Industry

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / March 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association With so much of the news cycle focusing on Washington, D.C., many may be unaware that Texas is in the thick of a legislative session. That will certainly change soon as we approach the March 10 bill filing deadline and debate heats up on topics ranging from […]

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When Builders Go Bankrupt: Finding Trustworthy Homebuilders Takes Some Homework

By Bethany Erickson / March 2, 2017 / 9 Comments

When the homebuilders whose signs you’ve seen around your neighborhood suddenly declare bankruptcy, it can give you pause. But when news of those bankruptcies opens a floodgate of customers with unhappy experiences, prospective homebuyers begin to worry even more. After Bella Vita Custom Homes and M. Christopher Custom Home Builder filed for bankruptcy last month, […]

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Phil Crone: Make America Great at Making Things Again

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association These days, any article about President Trump, especially one that is an opinion piece, is bound to be read with a certain level of trepidation. That being said, how he addresses the labor shortage will be the barometer by which the construction industry evaluates his presidency. Certainly, […]

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Dallas Builders Association Eyeing Dallas ISD Partnership

By Bethany Erickson / February 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you’re building a new home, or are a builder, this will come as no shock to you: It’s taking longer to get the job done, and it’s more expensive. In fact, at a recent annual meeting, National Association of Home Builders economist Robert Dietz said this shortage was actually holding home construction growth back.

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Exhibitors Go All Out For International Builders’ Show in Orlando

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 1, 2017 / 4 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Heading into this year’s International Builders’ Show, I felt that the show had two things working against it: making the move from Las Vegas to Orlando, and holding the show earlier in January than usual. Most of the people I spoke with shared my opinion that Vegas […]

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