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Real Estate Development Progresses in Plano


Steve Brown/Real Estate Editor for DMN always keeps readers ‘in the know’!  Here’s a perfect example from Steve’s May 18, 2015 Biz Beat Blog on Liberty Mutual’s new West Plano office campus in the $2 billion Legacy West mixed-use development. For those that might not be familiar with Steve Brown ….. he is the longstanding […]

What does a Waffle Wagon have to do with new homes?


New Homes for Baby Boomers in Dallas New home builders like Dunhill Homes out of DALLAS  utilize The Waffle Wagon out of Denton to promote the opening of  new subdivisions to both REALTORS and potential new home buyers. The last time I met with Chris Hartley, VP of Marketing for Dunhill Homes, indicated that Dunhill Homes is starting […]

Big Deal to Dallas


Big Deal to Dallas based Santander Consumer USA Inc consolidation will bring 700 to 1,000 employees into the central business district Santander is majority (65%) owned by Banco Santander concentrating on auto financing (such as CarMax) and consumer lending. It has been noted a number of Banco Santander’s North Texas subsidiaries will consolidate within up […]

Dallas Midtown – LBJ and Preston Road a $3 Billion + Project


Creating a one of a kind Dallas Midtown development Never thought about LBJ and Preston Road being noted as Dallas Midtown. But when someone is planning to spend $3 Billion + like The Beck Group, I guess you can name a development anything you like. So here’s the bottom line on what’s being developed by […]

University Park Sales Stats – Might Surprise YOU!


UP Sales by Price Range The criteria used was all sales just in UP last 6 months. Take a look at the 1.M to 4.49M – 44 properties, sure not indicative of what you here about the market or news, is it? What’s interesting is sales have been better in UP than HP past 6 […]

Best Buys in Dallas Real Estate: Million Dollar Homes


Buy low and sell high is what you want to happen when you buy real estate.  Although you might think everything will work out sometimes the timing is just plain bad, like pre 2005.  When every builder, speculator, mortgage entities, bad banks and yes, agents, brokers went crazy and bid everything up.  Notice I didn’t […]

Park Cities Real Estate Report


The May numbers are in and guess what? They are better than April.  This report covers Highland Park and University Park only.  May ended with: 488 active listings 15 pending ( waiting to close ) 27 sold ( 22 last month ) it’s better but not great… For single family homes the least expensive is […]

Park Cities and Preston Hollow Pricing Trends


Ask anyone around and the real estate market in these zip codes are tough! Especially in the upper end market. Slow and slower come to mind. The chart gives you a barometer from last year so you buyers can see that pricing has come way, way down from higher levels. Sellers are serious! Year to […]

This could be an Easy Tax Fix if you bought your home last year


Just when you thought the tax man was done, here comes the other taxing authority, Dallas CAD.  The appraisals are out and the shout out has begun.  Especially in tony neighborhoods, values have come down, way down.  Time to get out the gloves and run the comps! One easy way to get your tax values […]

Scam Real Estate Pricing


Boy, If you were an agent and made your living in real estate, you would not believe what goes on in this industry. Oh! Buyer beware and then some…The only way you can detect fraud or unethical practices is to work in and study the market, know your numbers, it’s no surprise that first quarter […]