North Texas home buys set record in 2020

Area real estate agents sold more than 119,000 homes last year. Soaring sales in the final months of the year led to a record number of North Texas homes purchased in 2020. Real estate agents sold 119,121 single-family homes last year — a 10% rise from the previous record set in 2019. In December alone,…

Trinity River Audubon Center

Trinity River Audubon Center, located just ten miles south of downtown Dallas, is your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest. As the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States, this forest supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods,…

Onward To 2021

I think we can all agree that 2020 will be one for the history books. While the year ended well for real estate, it found many of our clients scrambling to adjust. I have lived through many real estate markets in my 30 years, both up and down, but this one has all of us…

Fire and Ice Winter Festival at Six Flags Over Texas

The Arlington theme park will be open weekends and holidays in January and February for a new seasonal event. The festival will include the Frosty Snowhill attraction that’s a favorite from Holiday in the Park, millions of twinkling lights, a Saturday night fireworks show, live stage performances, ice carving demonstrations, a dancing fountain show and,…

‘Red hot’ Dallas-Fort Worth housing market hits near-record level

Boosted by continued strong housing demand and low mortgage rates, Dallas-Fort Worth builders pushed new home starts to a near-record level in 2020. DFW area builders initiated construction on 13,667 units in the fourth quarter of 2020, a 51.3 percent increase over the 9,034 starts in fourth quarter 2019. For the year, builders started 47,919…

Are You Thinking About Buying Now?

Are thinking about buying right now? So many of our clients are renting right now. Their leases are up sometime in the spring and they are getting kind of antsy about starting to look for houses…and I get that. Once you get that bug, it’s hard to shut that off, isn’t it? Let’s say your…

Panther Island Ice

Panther Island Ice Located at the Coyote Drive-In north of downtown Fort Worth, Panther Island Ice offers skating seven days a week through Jan. 18, including holidays. Skate on ice under the pavilion at the outdoor movie drive-in. To limit in-person contact, advance online ticket purchase is required. Snacks and drinks, including beer and wine,…

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

  Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through the creation…