Texas Economy

International Homebuyers Bring $7.8 Billion to Texas Economy

By Candy's Dirt / October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Staff Reports   Real estate purchase by international homebuyers brought $7.8 billion to the Texas economy, says a new report from Texas Realtors. From April 2018 to March 2019, Texas accounted for 10 percent of all homes purchased by international homebuyers in the United States, with 18,310 home sales out of 183,100 nationwide according […]

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Rent Increases in Arlington Are Among Highest in Nation

By Bethany Erickson / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Texas is the 12th-best state when it comes to jobs, rent increases in Arlington are among the highest in the nation, and Dallas-Fort Worth is expected to add jobs this year. We have all the details in this week’s roundup of real estate news. Texas Ranks 12th For Jobs Texas was tops in the country […]

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Texas Economic Forecast: Housing Still Strong Despite Headwinds

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Marcus McCue Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer Guardian Mortgage Company The national housing market remains strong, and Texas, in many respects, is leading the way with record existing-home sales in Dallas and robust price growth. Some housing experts were surprised at just how vigorous the Texas housing market was last year. […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: North Texas Ranks in 7 Best Texas Cities for Employment Growth

By Leah Shafer / July 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

In Texas, it’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs. A new report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University says that the Texas economy gained 276,400 nonagricultural jobs from June 2014 to June 2015, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent, compared with 2.1 percent for the United States. Many of the major metropolitan areas in […]

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Is Dallas Real Estate Overvalued? New Report From Fitch Ratings Says Yes

By Joanna England / December 23, 2014 / 2 Comments

Let’s just say that my eyes widened a little without the help of coffee when I read this story from Steve Brown. According to Fitch Ratings, Texas home prices are way overvalued, by 11 percent they say, and there could be a reckoning coming thanks to falling oil prices. The financial analysts at Fitch are […]

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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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