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Buyer Beware: Today’s McMansion Rebound is Tomorrow’s White Elephant

By Jon Anderson / July 8, 2020 / 7 Comments

The investment credo is “buy low and sell high.” The point is to do the opposite of what the flock are doing. Don’t buy into a trend – no, poke restaurants are not the next McDonald’s, they’re tomorrow’s ramen.  It’s with this in mind that I read a Realtor.com story about COVID-19 buyers seeking out […]

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Up or Down? Which Real Estate Report to Believe?

By Jon Anderson / June 29, 2020 / 2 Comments

Two seemingly contradictory reports were issued last week on the state of the nation’s real estate market. Realtor.com trumpeted “What Recession? Luxury Housing Market is Back …” while ATTOM headlined “Home Affordability Increasing …” Reading about luxury’s return could be viewed as contradictory to increases in home affordability. One says wealthy checkbooks are open while […]

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The Best Time To Rent In Plano Is Now

By April Towery / May 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re taught as children that there’s a time to laugh and a time to weep, a time to dance and a time to be still. And this four-bedroom home on Westway Court in Plano is a strong reminder that there’s a time to buy and a time to rent.  The spacious two-story home currently features […]

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One-on-One With George Ratiu, Senior Economist for Realtor.com

By Candy Evans / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

I first met George Ratiu at NAREE, then again at MetroTex, and liked him immediately. Then I discovered we shared a common ethnic heritage: we are both Romanian! My maternal grandparents were Romanian, my grandmother emigrating when she was 12. She had six children, supported them all through the Great Depression. Tough doesn’t even begin […]

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Real Estate Events Canceled In Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

By April Towery / March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

As panic surrounding COVID-19 increases, and the number of diagnosed cases in Texas continues to climb — including a just-announced case of Coronavirus in Colling County — officials in every industry, including real estate, are taking precautions.  NAR Cancels California Events The National Association of Realtors announced last week it will no longer hold events […]

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Texas Live! To Undergo $810 Million Expansion

By April Towery / January 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

A massive expansion is planned for the Arlington-based Texas Live! venue, we identify design trends to ditch in 2020, and Zaida Basora is tapped as new executive director of AIA Dallas and Architecture and Design Foundation, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

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