Texas condo sales continue to surge, new report shows

The recently released Texas Condos Sales Report shows that condo and townhome sales in Texas exceeded $5.4 billion between August 2016 and July 2017. Individually, condo sales saw an 8.6 percent increase, while townhomes saw a 5.1 percent increase during the time period. “The Texas condominium market has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the housing market…

Halloween Costume Stores Dallas 2017

If you are looking for a really awesome selection of Halloween costumes for yourself or your child and you’re not finding what you want at the “usual” stores of Party City, Target or Walmart, then check out these Halloween costume stores we’ve found in the Dallas Fort Worth area for your kids Halloween costumes. Stores include convenient…

Wacky Wednesday: Texas Woman Finds Bears in Car While in Colorado

A Texas woman had quite the mess to clean up after a couple of unusual thieves broke into her car while visiting Colorado. Liddy Breeden said she woke up Monday morning and found a mama bear and two cubs rummaging through her stuff. Bears are known to be protective of their young, so Breeden was…

Dallas CASA

CASA was founded in 1977, when a Seattle superior court judge, amidst an overwhelmed child welfare system, grew concerned about making decisions on behalf of abused and neglected children in his court without enough information. He felt that more individualized attention and time for gathering important facts would produce better outcomes for the children. He…

A Dozen North Texas Cities Vying For Amazon HQ2

At least a dozen North Texas cities are hoping to score what could be the Super Bowl of jobs: luring Amazon HQ2, its second corporate headquarters. Amazon is talking about offering up to 50,000 jobs with salaries and total compensation of $100,000 and investing up to $5 billion. Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners says, “We’re insanely excited about the…

New Foods at the Texas State Fair 2017

Fair food doesn’t stop at the Big Tex Choice Awards. Concessionaires spend the entire off-season concocting new foods to showcase at the State Fair, and this year doesn’t disappoint. Check out some of this year’s featured new foods. For a complete list of new food and their locations, visit an information booth while on the…

Financial Friday – September 29th, 2017

WEEKLY UPDATE Weekly Review This past week the stock market ended “mixed” with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indexes recording marginal gains while the NASDAQ Composite Index slipped modestly lower.  Investors were wary of continued rhetorical threats between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un who boasted North Korea would test…

Travel Thursday: Scenic Drives

If you straightened out Texas’ 80,000 miles of highway and set them end-to-end, they would lap the Earth more than three times. But the real fun of Texas roads is the endless variety. The winding drives of East Texas are lush with roadside forests, while on the other side of the state, stretches of West…

Dallas and Fort Worth rank among top U.S. markets for housing recovery

As a testament to the region’s healthy economy, both the Dallas and Fort Worth housing markets have fully recovered — and then some — from the price declines they sustained during the Great Recession. A new index from mortgage website HSH.com shows Dallas-Plano-Irving ranks third among the 100 biggest U.S. metro areas for the level of home price recovery…