Real Estate Economy

Dallas Poised to Attract Baby Boomer Homebuyers with Affordable Housing, Business Climate

By Leah Shafer / December 18, 2014 / 1 Comment

Dallas is one of 15 top markets poised to attract baby boomer homebuyers because of an affordable cost of living, sunny weather, and friendly business climate, according to new research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NAR looked at 100 metro areas with lower state taxes (or none at all, as is the case […]

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Real Estate Center at Texas A&M Posts Inventory Outlook

By Joanna England / December 16, 2014 / 1 Comment

One of the great things about the reports published by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is that you don’t have to be an economist to understand them. Luis Torres, Jim Gaines, and Mark Dotzour all do a fantastic job of breaking down the information into digestible bits. I was very impressed by […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth Named Market to Watch in 2015 by Realtor.com

By Joanna England / December 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Riding on the tail of Leah Shafer’s post yesterday on the past year in Texas real estate, today Realtor.com released its predictions detailing predictions for 2015. In their top 10 list of real estate markets to watch for next year Dallas-Fort Worth is expected to make big gains. So, why is Dallas-Fort Worth slated to have […]

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More on Zillow Acquisition of Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock, Dwarfing Competitor Realtor.com

By Joanna England / July 28, 2014 / 6 Comments

Candy already told you about this incredible, game-changing transaction. Of course, Zillow started out with a low-ball offer of $2 billion in stock, but the deal was sealed at $3.5 billion as Zillow acquired Trulia. This transaction will create a Goliath in a market where a new real estate internet start-up crops up seemingly every […]

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