Is Now a Good Time to Rent in D-FW? Let’s Check the Latest Data

By Tommy Cummings / October 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Despite predictions of widespread evictions because of economic distress caused by the pandemic, the apartment industry is weathering the storm, especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. So far, residents are making their rent payments on time. More than 87 percent of D-FW apartment households made a full or partial rent payment on time, according to […]

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RealPage Dinged by FTC for Misidentifying Housing Applicants as Criminals

By Shelby Skrhak / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s a problem that people with common last names face often: being mistaken for another with the same name and birthdate. But Richardson-based RealPage, which provides tenant screening information to landlords and property managers, ran into trouble when the FTC found their tenant screening software misidentified potential renters as criminals, who then were turned down […]

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Fort Worth, Dallas Lead Nation In 2016 Rent Increases, No Relief In Sight, Say Experts

By Leah Shafer / January 9, 2017 / 4 Comments

If it feels like you’re paying a lot for rent, you’re probably right: huge demand for DFW apartments in 2016, coupled with a shortage of supply, has pushed rents and building occupancy to record levels. DFW rent prices are now averaging almost $1,100 a month, according to MPF Research. Add to that a vacancy rate of […]

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MOTIVE Accelerator Program to Fund, Mentor Real Estate Technology Start-ups

By Leah Shafer / June 25, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tuesday night, 200 people gathered at RealTech Dallas for a big announcement for Dallas real estate professionals. John Backes, a young real estate entrepreneur and innovator, is launching Texas’ only real estate technology accelerator this fall. The MOTIVE Accelerator Program will fund selected commercial real estate (CRE) technology start-ups, as well as provide mentoring through […]

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