2015 DFW Area Property Tax Rates

The following table provides 2015 property tax rates for Dallas Fort Worth area cities and towns.  Often, it will be said that “blah blah city has really high taxes, don’t move there.”  This is misleading as the tax rates are very similar.  The appraised value (purchase price) can vary substantially from one location to another on an identicalRead More

California lost 9,000 business HQs and expansions, mostly to Texas, 7-year study says

Roughly 9,000 California companies moved their headquarters or diverted projects to out-of-state locations in the last seven years, and Dallas-Fort Worth has been a prime beneficiary of the Golden State’s “hostile” business environment. That’s the conclusion of study by Joseph Vranich, a site selection consultant and president of Irvine, California-based Spectrum Location Solutions. Of the 9,000 businesses thatRead 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

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

Hisun Motors Corp. selects McKinney for its new U.S. headquarters

Candace Carlisle,  Staff Writer-Dallas Business Journal  April 28, 2014 China-based Hisun Motors Corp., which makes utility-terrain vehicles and all-terrain vehicles, is opening its new North American headquarters in McKinney, where it will ultimately employ 80 new corporate workers.The all-terrain vehicle maker plans to move into the facility recently acquired by McKinney Economic Development Corp. from Emerson Process ManagementRead More

Raytheon joining State Farm at new Richardson office campus

Raytheon joining State Farm at new Richardson office campus By Steve Brown stevebrown@dallasnews.com March 26, 2014 Raytheon’s new campus will open next year. (KDC) After almost a year of rumors, Raytheon Co. has confirmed that it will be joining State Farm Insurance in Richardson’s new CityLine development. Raytheon will occupy an almost 490,000-square-foot office campus to be constructed near theRead More

State Farm adds fourth building to Richardson campus project

  State Farm adds fourth building to Richardson campus project Tom Fox/Staff Photographer Construction is underway on the State Farm Insurance complex in Richardson. Developer KDC said Friday that it’s adding a 500,000-square-foot office tower, increasing the project’s size to 2 million square feet. By STEVE BROWN, Real Estate Editor, stevebrown@dallasnews.com, 14 February 2014 State Farm Insurance’s 1.5 million-square-foot campus underRead More

State Farm Moving To Collin County

Like a huge neighbor: New State Farm complex in Richardson will allow company to grow to 8,000 Dallas-area workers Real Estate Editor, stevebrown@dallasnews.com,  11 July 2013 State Farm Insurance’s new regional campus in Richardson will allow the Illinois-based company to boost its Dallas-area employment to 8,000 workers. The buildings open in early 2015. The mammoth commercial real estate development —Read More