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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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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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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