The Texas bullet train now looks likely. Here’s what to expect

The Japanese bullet train, known there as the Shinkansen, is coming to Texas, if all goes as planned. But the question persists: Is Texas ready for high-speed rail? Texas Central said it will break ground late next year on the first bullet train line in the United States, which will connect Dallas to Houston, and…

Is downtown Dallas’ sleepy southwest corner about to take off?

The more than $30 million pending sale of The Dallas Morning News’ historic building puts a spotlight on an area of downtown that’s been overlooked in recent years. In the early 20th century, the southwest corner of downtown Dallas was one of the busiest sectors of the city. Thousands of people a year poured through the area in…

Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West and Toyota campus honored by Urban Land Institute

Several of the Dallas-area’s top real estate projects have been honored – along with a legendary property market player. The North Texas chapter of the Urban Land Institute – one of the country’s top commercial real estate organizations – selected Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West development and Toyota Motor’s new North American headquarters as two…

5 Facts to Know About Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a well-known American holiday, but there are also a few misconceptions about it — like how it’s spelled or whom exactly it celebrates. To clear some of that up, here are the important facts you should know. Veterans Day does NOT have an apostrophe.   A lot of people think it’s “Veteran’s…

One D-FW housing market that is still doing well….or is it?

It is so frustrating when I read articles, like the one Steve Brown wrote in the Dallas News, that makes a grand statement about “surging sales and runaway prices” in the high-end housing market. Such a broad statement leads seller’s to believe they can ask an outrageous price for their home when the facts show…

After years of expansion talk, Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park to get $76M addition

The focal point of plans unveiled Thursday is a 20,000-square-foot pavilion between St. Paul and Akard Streets that will house a sprawling visitor center and event space. https://media.wfaa.com/embeds/video/8286513/iframe DALLAS — It took years of planning and an engineering masterpiece to build Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Uptown and Downtown Dallas in 2012….

Dave Ramsey Only Endorses the Best

I am proud to announce my affiliation with Dave Ramsey as one of his trusted ELP Advisors (Endorsed Local Providers). After an extensive six month vetting process, where he interviewed two years of past clients, I was selected to represent Dave’s loyal listeners. My adoption and belief of his Money Matters Program fits my personal…

Dallas wants to sell off seized property to Commercial Developers

For years, Dallas has had a strategy to deal with vacant lots owned by people long delinquent on their taxes. Acquire the property and sell it to developers. The city sets one condition: The developers must build houses for sale to low-income homebuyers. But this week — after some debate — the City Council tweaked…

These cities are the easiest places in Texas to sell a home

While more residents are moving into the Dallas-Fort Worth region than relocating elsewhere, if you’re looking to sell your North Texas home, you’re in luck. According to a study by SmartAsset, the top 10 easiest places to sell a home in Texas are all located in DFW. Leading the list is Seagoville, which scored a 96.62…