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Champions’ Santamaria Passes Baton – Literally – to Dydalewicz

By Candy's Dirt / August 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports It was announced with a literal passing of the baton — a golden one, no less — but Champions School of Real Estate founder and CEO Rita Santamaria has handed the daily business operations of the well-regarded school to Kimberly Dydalewicz, who has served as company president for the past five years. The move […]

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Opendoor Enters Lending Business with Opendoor Home Loans

By Candy's Dirt / August 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports A few months after Zillow announced it would enter the lending business, iBuyer Opendoor announced Thursday that it would as well, launching Opendoor Home Loans. In a statement released Thursday, the company said it was aiming to make the home lending process less complicated. It can take around 45 days to finance […]

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Ebby Halliday Companies Team With Mayfair International Realty

By Candy Evans / August 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Why is this partnership so important for Dallas? It’s no secret Dallas is becoming one of the most competitive markets for real estate agents and brokers, what with Compass taking the town by storm and Douglas Elliman headed our way. Redfin is gaining ground, and I have seen quite a few Door signs of late. […]

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How Much Do You Need to Make to Afford a House in Dallas?

By Candy's Dirt / August 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

From staff reports How much do you need to make per year to afford a home in Dallas? According to one report, less than $60,000. But is that true? According to CNBC Make It, they’ve identified 15 cities where the qualifying income to purchase a home with 10 percent or 20 percent down is an […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth Unemployment Rate Holds Relatively Steady in July

By Bethany Erickson / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
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The unemployment rate for Dallas-Fort Worth held relatively steady in July, Dallas ISD seeks volunteers for 2020 bond subcommittees, and we find out what county in Texas is shrinking the fastest, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news. Dallas-Fort Worth Unemployment Rate Holds Relatively Steady in July The unemployment rate in the Dallas-Fort […]

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Dallas ISD Board to Take Up Lowering Property Tax Rate

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Almost a year after voters approved a 13-cent property tax hike in a Tax Ratification Election, the Dallas ISD board of trustees will discuss reducing the rate this Thursday. In November, voters approved raising the rate from $1.04 to $1.17, the first increase since 2008. The agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting includes discussion of reducing […]

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