Some Realtors Experience Sticker Shock as Zillow Begins Charging For Rental Listings

By Joanna England / January 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

For John Angell, it was the last straw. The Dallas-based agent with Paragon Realtors took to Facebook to air his grievance with Zillow, the company that uses MLS data to populate its site with for-sale and for-lease listings. The company, which started its own brokerage — Zillow Homes — last September, also announced at that […]

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If You’re Selling in 2021, Studies Have Good News for Texas’ Housing Market

By Tommy Cummings / January 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

Thinking about putting your home up for sale but just haven’t found the right time or conditions? Will the seller’s market remain hot this year? The news is good. According to one analysis, median Dallas-Fort Worth market home values will grow 5.3 percent in 2021. California-based Construction Coverage analyzed data from Zillow in its study. […]

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Are You a Zillow Surfer, Daydreaming About Better Surroundings? It’s Now a Pandemic Pasttime

By Tommy Cummings / December 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sitting at the home-office computer with HGTV playing in the background, we’ve all done it. We’ve watched Chip and Joanna turn a dive into a jewel made of shiplap somewhere in Waco. We’ve seen the House Hunters episode in which a guy in Dallas obsesses over buying a house that looks like a castle. Or […]

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Search Analysis Shows More Renters Checking Out Dallas During Pandemic, Plus Other Reports

By Tommy Cummings / December 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas might be regarded as a temporary safe haven for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the easy conclusion from Apartment List’s quarterly renter migration report, but the data suggests other reasons. In its fourth-quarter report, Apartment List crunched its search numbers and determined that 23.5 percent of people looking for a place to live […]

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Need an Incentive to Lease? Dallas Rents Decline 2.6% Since Start of Pandemic, Plus Other Reports

By Tommy Cummings / November 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Another day, another study about declining rents. This time, Apartment List’s November 2020 Dallas Rent Report shows that Dallas rents over the past month have declined significantly. Last week, a RENTCafé analysis found that Frisco and Plano ranked first and second in the percentage of renters vs. homeowners over the past decade. Apartment List also […]

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D-FW, Texas Still Face Low Housing Inventories, Plus Other Reports and Studies

By Tommy Cummings / November 2, 2020 / 0 Comments
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In any business, low inventory is a bad thing. It’s a delicate balance of having a product, moving it, and having something to replace it. Just recall looking for toilet paper in the pandemic’s beginnings. Wasn’t that fun? Like it is on a national scale, the pandemic is impacting the Dallas-Fort Worth housing inventory. Prices […]

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