How Gentrification is Affecting Housing Prices in Dallas

Gentrification in Dallas

When a formerly depressed neighborhood suddenly becomes hot, the rapid growth can transform an area almost overnight. But it can also bring expensive growing pains. Is gentrification making Dallas unaffordable? Gentrification can happen quickly. As higher-income buyers move into a growing neighborhood, the cost of living goes up. Rents typically escalate, forcing poor and working-class […]

Remodeling Projects that Require a Permit in Dallas

Remodeling Project Requirements Dallas Texas

Finally, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to get started on that big remodeling project you’ve been delaying for years. Maybe you’re going to build a man cave in your basement or install an island in your kitchen. Whatever it is, it’s going to be awesome, and look great. However, before you […]

Famous People from Dallas

With a population of nearly 5 million people, Dallas has probability on its side when it comes to producing famous people. Here are a few of the biggest names to ever come out of Dallas. Owen Wilson Owen Wilson is one of the most easily identifiable and beloved actors in Hollywood. Most people know him […]

Tax Breaks for Homeowners in Dallas

Own a home in Dallas? Then you’re most certainly aware of the many tax advantages available to you as a homeowner. Here are a few you might not know about. First-time Homebuyer Credit Looking to buy your first home? According to the IRS, a first-time homebuyer is “any taxpayer who has not owned another principal […]

Oldest Neighborhoods in Dallas

Old Neighborhoods Dallas Ft. Worth

Officially incorporated as a city in 1856, the city of Dallas’ early success came largely in part due to its role as a center for the oil and cotton industries, as well its proximity to many different railroad lines. Today Dallas is a veritable metropolis. It is fourth most populous city in the United States, […]

Predictions: Dallas Housing Market in 2016

Dallas downtown skyline

There has been a lot of speculation over how the Dallas housing market will perform in 2016, and most of it has been extremely positive. PwC recently released their annual “Markets to Watch” report, ranking Dallas as the number one city to watch for 2016. Their report ranks cities via broad analysis of investment, development, […]

Vote! It Could Affect the Value of Your Home

Dallas elections

Photo courtesy. Early voting is now underway in Texas, and if you’re a little confused about the state’s new Voter ID regulations, here’s a quick rundown. Voters are now required to present one of these things at their polling place: Texas driver license Texas Election Identification Certificate Texas personal identification card Texas concealed handgun license […]

Dallas Foreclosure Rate Hits Decade Low

What helped the foreclosure rate in Dallas hit such low number= is the median home prices in in the area are at record levels. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/rutlo If you need more proof the real estate market in Dallas is in good shape, here you go. The home foreclosure filings hit the lowest totals in […]

Worst Dallas Snowstorms

When many people think of Dallas, they think about its cowboys, both real and the football team, oh and let’s not forget about those cheerleaders. The hit TV show, the Mavericks and a major city in the middle of wide-open country are other things that are the city’s claim to fame. People also think of […]

Safest Neighborhoods in DFW

When you are considering what is important to you when choosing a new neighborhood, safety is something that is important for many people to consider. A majority of homeowners take safety levels in to consideration if they have kids but even if you haven’t procreated, it doesn’t mean that you should avoid safety statistics. We […]