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4/26/2018 4:53:34 AM

A new survey by Bankrate.com shows that 6 in 10 homeowners have no plans to move. In the survey taken by YouGov of 1,330 homeowners, only 30 percent said they expect to leave their current home in the next decade. The survey reflects the state of the housing market in big cities, where a low number of existing homes are available for sale and prices keep rising. In March, existing home sales grew for the second month, but remained below last year's levels, according to the National Association…

4/25/2018 2:09:00 AM

With a premier school district, plenty of outdoor entertainment options and affordable homes, Allen has earned a reputation for family friendliness that’s attracting new residents. The suburb, a roughly 25-mile trip up U.S. 75 from downtown Dallas, ranked seventh on Niche’s 2018 list of the best places to raise a family in Texas. Niche lauded Allen for its public schools, diversity and housing. The city also scored high for safety. Clients who work with Cathy Browne, a Realtor for Ebby Halliday,…

4/20/2018 8:39:28 AM

The first phase of a Clear Lake City flood-mitigation project is complete, and construction on the second phase will begin soon.  Exploration Green — which is redeveloping a roughly 200-acre golf course — finished the first of five detention ponds and park area in March, a spokesperson for the project said. To celebrate, a grand opening event will be held April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the project’s website. Above, check out photos of the project. “The purpose (of the event)…

4/17/2018 4:36:38 AM

Strong spending on multifamily housing is a sure sign of Dallas’ booming job market and economy, according to a report by Apartment List. The apartment locating site found that between 2000 and 2016, Dallas developers spent $27.6 billion on constructing new multifamily housing, ranking the city third among the nation’s 25 largest metroplexes. Only New York and Los Angeles topped the Big D, at $64.9 billion and $28.4 billion, respectively. Showing the prevalence of new multifamily offerings…

4/16/2018 9:52:18 AM

A longtime Houston Texans player has put his mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina, up for auction. Owned by Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph, the 15,454-square-foot gated estate in south Charlotte's affluent Seven Eagles neighborhood is the latest upscale property set to be bid off across the Charlotte region. The auction, handled by Charlotte-based luxury real estate marketplace Interluxe, begins April 16 and is scheduled to end the following day. Joseph is a Charlotte-area native, playing…

4/16/2018 4:19:00 AM

With its reputation for frequent droughts and flat, dusty terrain, Texas may not seem like an ideal place to buy a lake home. But the state sees a strong demand for homes with lakefront access and views, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region is home to three of Texas’ top 10 lakeside housing markets: Cedar Creek and Possum Kingdom lakes, as well as Lake Texoma along the Texas/Oklahoma border. “North Texas lakes have very good demand that seems to be increasing,” said Stephanie Mueller, a real…

4/13/2018 4:52:59 AM

Crystal Lagoons is close to executing deals for retail and university spaces, according to its executive vice president.

4/11/2018 4:43:28 AM

Troy Rodriguez has spent his career making parts for space satellites and military aircraft — so when it came time to build his home, the engineer and co-founder of Sierra Microwave Technology LLC poured the same meticulous planning into constructing a practically disaster-proof, 10,000-square-foot mansion. The aerated concrete walls — eight to 12 inches thick — are built to withstand fire. A rainwater collection system stores 30,000 gallons of back-up water underground in the event of a natural…

4/11/2018 4:17:42 AM

Two homebuilders are planning to construct affordable houses near a proposed crystal lagoon in Rowlett. According to the Dallas Morning News, Meritage Homes will build 57 cottage-style homes and K. Hovinian Homes will build 47 houses at Bayside, a proposed destination-style development near Lake Ray Hubbard.  The homes will range between 1,867 and 2,800 square feet and be priced below $300,000. "Our elevated vision for Bayside is an authentic lake-front resort community and we are pleased to…

4/11/2018 4:12:57 AM

North Texas residents are finding attractive living options in Dallas’ northern suburbs, and for those wanting newly-constructed homes, McKinney is an ideal choice. Like Plano and Frisco, McKinney is benefitting from a wave of residents relocating to work in major employment areas like Legacy West and the $5 Billion Mile. Similar to its sister cities, McKinney also offers family-friendly amenities like green spaces and top-notch schools. What sets it apart is a wave of new construction, says…