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

International toolmaking firm moving headquarters to Plano from Tulsa

By Steve Brown,    stevebrown@dallasnews.com 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

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