21
JUN
2014

North Texas housing market acceleration is slowing

This spring’s North Texas housing market isn’t shaping up like the one last year. A year ago, sales of preowned homes were up 23 percent and prices were rising at double-digit rates. But last month, home sales in the area fell 1 percent from a year earlier. Prices rose, but by 6...
21
JUN
2014

This year’s housing slowdown has economists hunting answers

The housing recovery is shifting into a lower gear thanks to affordability issues and unwillingness by many homeowners to give up their current low-cost mortgages to finance a new purchase. Top housing economists predict continued declines in home sales and a moderation in home...
20
JAN
2014

Local home prices stay on sharp upswing

The Dallas area is one of only two major U.S. markets where home prices have surpassed pre-recession levels. Prices of pre-owned homes in Dallas and the Denver area are now 4 percent greater than where they were in 2007 before the housing crash, according to the latest Standard...
27
JAN
2013
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North Texas home foreclosures fall to lowest level since 2005

North Texas home foreclosures have been tapering off for the last couple of years. But Dallas-Fort Worth foreclosure postings for January have fallen at an even sharper rate. Just under 2,400 area homes are threatened with forced sale by lenders next month. That’s a 42 percent...
18
JAN
2013
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Tight inventory means higher prices for Dallas-area pre-owned homes

Real estate agents attribute home price gains to a decline in foreclosures in North Texas and a sharp drop in the number of houses on the market. There’s no doubt that home prices in North Texas will head higher this year. The only question, real estate agents and housing...
02
JAN
2013
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Texas to Have 5% Home Price Gain in 2013!

For the first time in seven years, all 50 states are expected to have price gains this year. Some states, such as Texas, Florida, California and Arizona are expected to have the largest price gains, from 2.9% to 5.6% gain. Texas is expected to see one of the healthiest price...
24
DEC
2012
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NORAD Tracks Santa

Great way for the kiddos to track Santa tonight and see how it all originated! No need to wait up with milk and cookies if you know when he will arrive in your neighborhood. Fortunately, the military keeps track of Santa’s progress. The tradition began in 1955 as the result...
05
MAR
2012
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Cancelled credit card debts come back to haunt taxpayers

Billions of dollars in credit card debt that was charged off during the Great Recession— some of it decades old — is coming back to haunt borrowers in the form of unexpected tax bills. Debt that is canceled or forgiven is considered taxable income, something many borrowers...
23
FEB
2012

Downtown Dallas and What It Has to Offer

Downtown Dallas and What It Has to Offer Downtown Dallas is a popular residence for many young professionals, and for those that enjoy a vibrant lifestyle.  The area features many trendy residential lofts and the urban lifestyle is unmatched by many areas in Dallas.  The...
14
FEB
2012

Are there alternatives to foreclosure?

Understanding the Foreclosure Process Knowing what to expect can better prepare you to leave your properyt and move forward. We’ll hlep guide you through the process and, if we can find an alternative solutions for you, offer you assistance with your transition out of your...