When The Black Lives Matter Protests Come To Your Front Door

By Contributor / June 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

By Eden ElieffSpecial Contributor As I live on the corner of Churchill Way and Hillcrest, I didn’t have to travel far to witness Thursday’s rally that gathered in reaction to the president’s visit to the Gateway Church. I could watch the four-hour event from our study that overlooks Churchill Way. Or I could leave the […]

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Trump Won’t Be at The Malouf Estate on Strait Lane Today, But The Street is Popular With Presidents

By Candy Evans / June 11, 2020 / 2 Comments

President Trump is coming to Dallas today. Word is that he will first meet with local police and religious leaders at Gateway Church on Northwest Highway and the Dallas North Tollway. on Hillcrest. The President plans to announce a plan for “holistic revitalization and recovery” at a roundtable with “faith leaders, law enforcement officials.” Small […]

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Mortgage Report: Changing Stock Market Conditions, Tariffs, And Interest Rates

By Joanna England / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

How does Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) decide whether it’s time to carefully float or lock in interest rates for his clients? This past week’s stock market slide and brief rally provide an excellent example. The stock market, heavily influenced by the affects of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the recent increase in interest rates by […]

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Housing Affordability: Escalation of Tariff Conflict Exacerbates Construction Costs

By Joanna England / September 24, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports With lumber tariffs already adding more than $6,000 to the price of every new home in Dallas, President Trump’s decision this month to escalate the trade conflict with China has builders bracing for more challenges to housing affordability. This decision could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction, […]

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The Mortgage Report: The Market Responds to Fed Rate Hikes, Possible Trade War

By Joanna England / June 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bonds made positive moves last week on Friday, which is typically a positive indicator for mortgage rates. However, the Federal Reserve increased rates last week, too, though the comments were a mixed bag. All of this on top of what appears to be a budding trade war with China.  Looking for clarity in a turbulent […]

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Mortgage Report: Bonds Weaken With News of Syria Bombing, Inflation

By Joanna England / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s a lot of news for the market to digest, says our most-trusted mortgage expert, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk. Bonds fell through a key support level, and with news of President Trump’s decision to bomb Syria and the Fed’s watchdog-like concern regarding inflation, […]

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