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Friday Feb 24 | via Dallas Morning News
Maybe that's why a big Chinese investor is pumping $655 million into the D-FW housing market in a deal with a local builder. Puyin Blockchain Group of Shenzhen, China is teaming up with Serene Country Homes to fund construction of 2,300 houses in the Sendera Ranch community in Tarrant County. Comment?
Saturday Jan 28 | via Star-Telegram.com
A competitive housing market that has buyers plopping down cash to quickly secure home purchases is likely to boost appraisals again in Tarrant County this year, with valuations increasing by at least 5 percent, the county appraiser said. While he's still collecting data for a complete report, Tarrant Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Jeff Law on Friday said that he is telling taxing entities to expect the increase in property values when estimates are released. Comment?
Jan 20, 2017 | via Star-Telegram.com
But even though you wisely purchased a home within your budget, it can become a source of frustration when it's time to pay your property taxes. For years, members of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors , who are also members of the Texas Association of Realtors , have been dedicated to helping people in our community become homeowners. Comment?
Jan 20, 2017 | via Star-Telegram.com
Tarrant Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Jeff Law is not prepared to say exactly how much yet, but he said that he anticipates another boost in property tax appraisals notices in 2017. Citing a report by the MetroTex Association of Realtors in Dallas that puts North Texas housing inventory at less than two months, Law said the "low supply and high demand" will raise valuations in Tarrant County. Comment?
Dec 22, 2016 | via National Mortgage News
A consumer's ability to afford to purchase a home during the fourth quarter was at its lowest level in eight years due to rapid price appreciation, moderate wage growth and the post-election increase in interest rates, said Attom Data Solutions. Nationally, the affordability index in the fourth quarter was 103, down from 108 in the third quarter and down from 116 a year ago to the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008, when the national home affordability index was 102. Comment?
3 hrs ago | via Dallas Morning News
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a runaway success. In the five years since its founding, the CFPB has handled more than 1 million consumer complaints, including 53,000 from Texans, and returned $12 billion of ill-gotten gains from financial companies back to 29 million consumers. Comment?
4 hrs ago | via Hotel Online
With Super Bowl 51 in the history books, Houston hotels are back to facing an uncertain future. The big question to answer in 2017 is, will this be a year of ups or downs for the local hotel market? 2016 was not a good year for the Houston hotel market as hotel occupancies declined 9.1%, ADR declined by 3.6%, and overall RevPAR declined by 12.4%. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via The Victoria Advocate
Government officials and Realtors all have slightly different takes on the bill. Some said HB 379 would raise property taxes and kill the real estate market in Texas, where property taxes are already higher than in other states. Comment?
Friday | via Star-Telegram.com
A shortage of construction workers has lengthened the time it takes to build a new home from four months to six or seven months, area builders say. A shortage of carpenters, masons and other construction trade workers continues to slow North Texas home builders as they ramp up for the spring selling season in what has become a very tight regional housing market. Comment?
Thursday Feb 23 | via WFAA-TV Dallas
North Texas homes are overvauled by as much as 14 percent, according to the latest Fitch Ratings report. DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL -- As home prices continue to climb in Dallas-Fort Worth, Fitch Ratings ' latest quarterly sustainable home price report says North Texas homes are overvalued by 10 to 14 percent. Comment?
7 min ago | via Santa Barbara Independent
It unfortunately seems to be the perennial struggle in the City of Santa Barbara: a desire to preserve our cherished community character, quality of life, and the general beauty of our town while agonizing over the relative expense of housing. In 2011, the drumbeat of "Housing, Housing, Housing" became so loud that the City of Santa Barbara adopted a General Plan that instituted something called with the goal of incentivizing workforce housing. Comment?
11 min ago | via Scoop
Wall Street seesawed, with the Dow and S&P 500 touching record highs earlier in the session, as investors geared up for US President Donald Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday, which might offer more details on tax promises that have lifted equities. "We're going to start spending on infrastructure big," Trump told a group of governors at the White House on Monday. Comment?
13 min ago | via The Washington Post
If some American banks are too big to fail, others have begun to feel they're too small to succeed. Just ask Joey Root, the president of First Liberty Bank in Oklahoma City with $310 million in assets. 1 comment
13 min ago | via Inman News
Real estate photography company PlanOmatic has announced it will assign copyright and ownership of listing photos to its broker clients. The new policy is meant to allow brokers to use listing photos as they see fit without worrying about legal ramifications. Comment?
29 min ago | via Inman Real Estate News
How to create a full social media strategy with "pillar content" and more tips that agents and brokers can implement today -- all given in five minutes -- from industry media maven Katie Lance.... Comment?
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