Real Estate Values

Starbucks: Caffeinating Home Values Since 1997

By Leah Shafer / February 18, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you think coffee is only good for getting you moving in the morning, this new study will wake you up. Apparently, it can also provide a jolt nearby home values. That’s according to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries. In their New York Times bestseller, Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, […]

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UPDATE: Frisco Homeowners Retain Attorney to Fight Above-Ground Power Lines

By Leah Shafer / January 26, 2015 / 2 Comments

As expected, on Jan. 15 Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to build to build a 138,000-volt transmission line across west Frisco. In response, several Frisco homeowners have retained legal counsel to represent their interests to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas. Their attorney, Francis B. Majorie of […]

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Skirting the I-Word: Dallas, Denver Home Prices Up, High, Is Legalizing Marijuana Next?

By Candy Evans / October 30, 2013 / 2 Comments

Rocky Mountain High takes on a whole new meaning as Dallas and Denver continue to lead the nation as the most vibrant real estate markets, according to the venerable Standard & Poors Case-Shiller Home Price Index that came out Tuesday. . Here, too, is why more real estate investors are swooping in to Dallas to […]

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Real Estate Values in Dallas Projected To Go Up, and Texas is the Darling of the Economy

By Candy Evans / July 8, 2011 / 0 Comments

No, I have not been drinking. No, this is not one of those Realtor sites where I’m going to tell you this is the best time to buy a home, that prices are going up up up the moment the clock strikes midnight. But I was pleasantly surprised to read that Dallas is one of […]

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Property Tax Appraisals In Your Mailbox but Never Fear: The Tax Doctor Is In!

By Candy Evans / April 30, 2011 / 0 Comments

May means great weather, less sneezing, and, in North Texas Real Estate parlance, time to grit our teeth over home appraisals. Property tax appraisals went out Friday, so this coming week we should be getting the hard, cold news about property taxes. Dallas rates have gone up. Property values have gone down. Will the Appraisal […]

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Why You Need To Buy A Home, Any Home, NOW — Not Tomorrow, Not Next Year

By Candy Evans / March 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

Now this really sends me out for Happy Pills: my colleague Rob Hahn over at AOL Real estate says we really need to get ready for 20% down payments IF WE ARE LUCKY! Yep, I’ve been having this convo with many housing experts: first of all, the Obama admin really wants to scale down home […]

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