Blog

Dallas Residential Real Estate RSS Feed

2/13/2018 1:00:33 PM

At the time of the deal, Trump's companies had suffered a string of six successive bankruptcies.

2/13/2018 12:56:35 PM

The family of James Wynne is getting closer to making a deal for the city of Kaufman's first master-planned community after placing portions of the the historic Texas ranch, which the extended Wynne family has owned going back generations to The Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. An undisclosed North Texas developer with experience in building master-planned communities has the acreage under contract to build roughly 2,400 single-family homes. The deal is expected to close by the end of April. If…

2/13/2018 4:34:59 AM

After four seasons as an assistant coach for the Houston Texans, Mike Vrable is moving to take the head gig with the Tennessee Titans — and that means his Houston-area home is up for sale.  Located at 4723 Linden St. in Bellaire, the nearly 6,000-square-foot house is listed for $1.99 million, according to the Houston Association of Realtors website. Betty Crain of Houston-based John Daugherty Realtors Inc. is the listing agent. See photos of the home in the attached gallery at the top of the…

2/12/2018 4:54:07 AM

Richard Garriott’s ranch already features a haunted forest and a Shakespearean theater to lure potential buyers. Now the video game pioneer has added a new twist — he prefers buyers pay for his $45 million property in bitcoin. In fact, he is offering a “significant discount” for buyers who use the cryptocurrency. Marketed as Lake Austin Ranch, Garriott’s 69-acre property went up for sale last April and is the most expensive property ever put on on Austin's multiple listing service, according…

2/9/2018 12:52:17 PM

We chat with Hillwood Communities President Fred Balda about the development firm's latest master-planned communities, including the $1.5 billion Pecan Square community that's expected to get started in Northlake in May.

2/9/2018 11:40:56 AM

North Texas' four counties were a top destination in Texas for relocating out-of-state residents, according to the latest report by the Texas Association of Realtors.

2/9/2018 8:59:13 AM

Forestar Group Inc. has sold $232 million of homes and land to the East Coast investment firm that had tried to acquire the Austin real estate company in 2017. In a Thursday securities filing, Forestar said it offloaded 20 community development projects to an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and an affiliate of Land Strategies Management. The 20 community development projects total about 750 home lots that are developed or under development as well 4,000-plus undeveloped lots, plus 730 acres…

2/8/2018 10:20:34 AM

Dallas-based Crescent Real Estate LLC and luxury home builder Platinum Homes recently formed a partnership to complete the final phase of Regency Row at The Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Construction on the Robert A.M. Stern-designed brownstone-inspired homes is slated to begin this spring. Platinum Homes, led by CEO Mark Molthan, was selected to complete Crescent's vision for Regency Row based off the firm's design aesthetic, attention to detail and talent in creating custom-tailored…

2/7/2018 3:13:51 PM

Dallas-based developer Hillwood Communities plans to open its newest master-planned community by the end of the month in Celina, which sits on the edge of the northward growth in Dallas-Fort Worth. The 250-acre development, called Bluewood, will include 900 home lots with houses priced in the mid-$200,000s. Builders include Arlington-based D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI), Meritage Homes, CalAtlantic Homes and M/I Homes. Hillwood Communities' President Fred Balda said homeowners will have the opportunity…

2/7/2018 10:54:23 AM

A Dallas-led development partnership started construction this week on a $300 million, 336-acre master-planned community in Forney, which is expected to bring more than 1,000 homes to North Texas. Those homes are expected to start at an affordable price point for would-be Forney residents, said developer Michael Jackson, vice president and principal of Dallas development firm Wynne/Jackson Inc. "As development has gotten more expensive, it's been pretty difficult to build affordable homes," Jackson…