Preapproval and Why It’s Important

You’ve been searching online for just the right home, cruising neighborhoods looking for the “that’s it!” house and picturing yourself on your shady new porch. You know there’s plenty to do before you get to the really serious house hunting, but it’s hard to resist. Hang on, you’re almost there. You’ve got to have one thing in handRead More

Why Buy New Instead of Pre-Owned?

Many home buyers wrestle with the decision of whether to buy a new home or one that’s pre-owned. There was a time when this decision was more difficult to make because the features were similar. However, new building materials and construction techniques have created financial and lifestyle advantages, making the new home purchase a far superior choice. Here’s why:Read More

Dallas Area Home Prices Rise, April 2015

According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, prices for pre-owned homes in the Dallas area increased at twice the national rate and were up 8.6% in February 2015 compared to the previous year. S&P’s David M. Blitzer noted in the report that while prices are certainly rebounding, only two U.S. cities, Dallas and Denver, have surpassed theirRead More

Nebraska Furniture Mart begins stocking huge Dallas-area warehouse

Store slated to open this spring–Clint Engel — Furniture Today, October 29, 2014 DALLAS — Nebraska Furniture Mart said it reached another milestone when it recently began stocking the 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center for its new store coming to the market here in the spring. The warehouse in The Colony, Texas, will support the 560,000-square-foot Nebraska Furniture Mart of TexasRead More

DFW Supply of Homes is “Horrendously Low.”

Tight Dallas-area housing market will continue to keep prices rising, sales down By STEVE BROWN, Real Estate Editor, After two years of fast-paced selling, Dallas’ housing market shows no sign that supply is catching up with demand. The inventory of preowned homes on the market is at a two-month supply or less in about half of the areaRead More

International toolmaking firm moving headquarters to Plano from Tulsa

By Steve Brown, A Tulsa company that’s the U.S. subsidiary of an international tool firm is moving its headquarters to Plano. Hilti is moving its offices into the new Legacy Tower in West Plano. (Steve Brown) Hilti North America said Tuesday that it will relocate 250 jobs Texas. “Moving the corporate headquarters to the Dallas Metroplex puts usRead More

Dallas-Fort Worth apartment developers riding boom even as rents grow

Andy Jacobsohn/Staff Photographer Near an exit ramp off Central Expressway, the 424-unit Elan City Lights apartment project is going up at Live Oak and Good Latimer. About 8,000 units are being built in and around downtown Dallas. By STEVE BROWN,Real Estate Published: 07 October 2014 08:07 PM, Updated: 07 October 2014 10:21 PM Apartment developers, riding the biggest Dallas-Fort WorthRead More

Why everybody is moving to Texas

NEW YORK (CNNMoney), By Les Christie  @CNNMoney September 29, 2014: 8:20 AM ET More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city.  (McKinney a close second) Jobs is the No. 1 reason for populationRead More