North Texas home prices at record high in March

Staff Photographer North Texas home sales prices hit an all-time high in March. The median price of homes sold by real estate agents in the area was $260,000 – up 8 percent from a year ago. Median home prices in North Texas are now almost 90 percent higher than they were in March of 2009, according to data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. Through the first quarter of 2018, prices are up another 6 percent from the same period in 2017. While prices are still increasing, Dallas-Fort Worth home values are not rising at the 13 percent first… Read More

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North Highland to Donate $20,000 in Funds in Day of Giving Back Competition – Atlanta Business Chronicle

ATLANTA, March 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Management consulting firm North Highland is hosting its annual "Day of Giving Back" event beginning this weekend. From March 31 – April 27, 1,500 individuals across 23 offices, accompanied by families and friends, will volunteer with a variety of nonprofit organizations supporting economic empowerment. "North Highland’s philanthropic mission is to disrupt root causes of poverty for underserved communities. Through our annual Day of Giving Back, we bring our culture of caring to life by enriching our local communities and helping others reach their full potential," said Dan Reardon, CEO of North Highland. "By hosting events throughout April, we’re able to maximize our partnerships with… Read More

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Real Estate Website Urges Conservatives To Buy Texas Homes

MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Move to Texas for the great schools, the good jobs and the low crime. But also, a new web company pitches, move because you’re a conservative. McKinney-based website conservativemove.com is drawing interest from around the country for its focus on moving right-leaning residents from blue states, to the Lone Star state. The website tag line reads “Helping Families Move Right.” This week, company founder Paul Chabot says the first two homes owned by clients in California will go on the market. Five more clients are actively searching for homes in North Texas. There have been inquiries he said from more than 500 people, in more than 40… Read More

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From a real estate agency to an A/C repair shop, these North Texas businesses are betting on bitcoin – Dallas Business Journal

Twenty-five stories above Victory Park, a condo at the W is for sale. It has a million dollar view, and just over a million-dollar price tag. “(It’s) $1,049,000,” says Brandt Barham, co-Founder of Nail & Key Realty. Barham says the condo can be bought with regular money or with Bitcoin. “I think the demographic for people who would want to buy in the W is the same as the demographic that would typically invest in Bitcoin…late 20’s, early 30’s professional,” he added. El Segundo, California-based startup Aperture Real Estate Ventures has also brought cryptocurrency home sales to Dallas-Fort Worth, with plans to sell a North Dallas house after fixing it… Read More

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Twin-Engine Airplane Crashes in Muddy Field South of Dallas ...

Twin-engine airplane crashes in muddy field south of Dallas

FERRIS, Texas — Officials say a plane that apparently lost power in both engines has crashed in a muddy North Texas field in an accident that left the pilot slightly hurt. KTVT-TV reports the nose of the Beechcraft B-60 appears to have been torn off in the crash late Thursday morning near Ferris, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Dallas. The left engine apparently broke off during the accident in rural Ellis County. A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the pilot was alone and suffered minor injuries in the crash. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot reported both engines lost power on a flight from Addison Airport to… Read More

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Dallas oil investor Mike Terry now seeks to tap potential of Cafe ...

Dallas oil investor Mike Terry now seeks to tap potential of Cafe Express chain

Staff Photographer Mike Terry, oil investor, son of a Terminix franchisee and the newest owner of the Cafe Express chain, is still just trying to work out the bugs of the restaurant business. He admittedly started the first two ventures — taking over his father’s pest control franchise and later drilling for oil with Chief Oil & Gas founder Trevor Rees-Jones — without “knowing a whole lot what I was doing.” This time, as he tries to resurrect a restaurant chain that’s largely been in mothballs for more than 10 years, he’s relying in part on guidance from some local industry experts and in part on skills he learned decades… Read More

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WildHorse Resource Development Corporation Announces Divestment of North Louisiana Assets and Acquisition of Lee County Properties – Dallas Business Journal

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE) WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) announced today that it has executed a definitive purchase and sale agreement to divest its North Louisiana assets to a third party for consideration of approximately $217 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. Additionally, WRD could receive contingent payments of up to $35 million based on the number of wells spud by the buyer on the North Louisiana assets over the next four years. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on or about March 30, 2018 and has an effective date of January 1, 2018 WRD’s North Louisiana assets are primarily located in Webster, Claiborne,… Read More

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Texas housing market finally sees increase in inventory — even Dallas

For the first time since 2011, housing inventory is up across Texas. The story right now in the Texas housing market: quarterly gains in inventory for the first time in three years, according to the latest report from the Texas Association of Realtors. Because of a housing shortage in 2014, Texas has not seen the double-digit home sales growth it did last year — but it certainly saw increases in home prices. “This new increase in inventory is promising,” said Dan Hatfield, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, in a release. “However, home sales volume continues to keep pace with 2013 — the second-best year ever for Texas real… Read More

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North Texas Ranks 2nd In Housing Markets For 2018

DALLAS, TX – Constraints and upticks in the housing market have made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in recent years, but data from Realtor.com’s 2018 National Housing Forecast suggest those roadblocks will begin to ease next year — especially for buyers in North Texas and other southern cities. The data suggest home prices will begin to level out and home sales will rise modestly. Buyers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington can expect home-buying costs to increase by 5.57 percent in the coming year, down slightly from 2017’s growth rate of 6.02 percent. The annual forecast, which is among the industry’s leader in tracking and analyzing major… Read More

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Dallas News Topics You Should Read

Whether you live in Dallas or not, you should take the time to stay up to date with Dallas news. Are you wondering what news topics you should read? If so, then continue to read on to find out. Crime Generally speaking, Dallas is a safe place to visit and live. However, it is a major city, so crime does happen there. Reading Dallas news makes you more aware of what type of crimes are taking place in the city and how frequently they are happening and where they are happening. Sports Dallas has some of the most popular sports teams. Reading Dallas sports news allows you to find out… Read More

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