In The News 2015

News articles featuring Residential Strategies in 2015.

Dallas Business Journal

December 29, 2015

Case-Shiller: Dallas Remains A Top U.S. Market For Rising Home Prices

Dallas-Fort Worth has remained one of the top cities in the United States for home price increases with a 9.3 percent year-over-year growth in home values in October, according to the latest S&P/Case Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index.
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Dallas Morning News

December 27, 2015

So Far, Housing Push Across South Is Working

Dallas City Hall wants to drastically increase the number of new middle-class homes across southern Dallas with a seemingly simple idea — make it as easy to build in Dallas as it is in the suburbs.
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Dallas Morning News

December 3, 2015

Editorial: Six Months In, Rawlings’ GrowSouth Pivot Makes Sense

Mayor Mike Rawlings continues to be a man of his word when it comes to the four-year GrowSouth initiative.
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Dallas Morning News

November 12, 2015

Buyers Driving Farther, Looking Harder For New Homes Under $200K

Soaring home costs in North Texas have made it tougher for buyers to find properties priced under $200,000.
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Dallas Business Journal

November 11, 2015

Dallas Developer to Start New $55M Regional Shopping Destination in Midlothian

Dallas-based developer John Weber has closed on nearly 53 acres of land in Midlothian near State Highway 287, which will make way for a $55 million Kroger-anchored regional shopping center.
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Dallas Business Journal

November 3, 2015

CoreLogic: Rising Home Prices in DFW Reflect Growing Long-term Trend

Home prices in Dallas-Fort Worth continued to rise in September by 8.5 percent year-over-year, reflecting a long-term trend and stabilizing housing market, according to a California-based CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) Home Price Index report released Tuesday.
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Dallas Morning News

October 22, 2015

Record Dallas-Area Home Prices Fuel Scramble For More Affordable Properties

North Texas home sales are on track to set another record in 2015.
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Dallas Morning News

October 12, 2015

North Texas’ Tight Housing Market Isn’t Showing Signs Of Ending Soon

After the third summer of tight housing supplies, there’s no sign that the Dallas area’s housing shortage will end any time soon.
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Dallas Morning News

October 12, 2015

North Texas Home Sales Jump 16 Percent In September

North Texas home sales were up 16 percent in September as property purchases saw more increases from 2014 levels.
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Dallas Morning News

October 2, 2015

Builder Making North Texas Debut With High Profile Project

An Austin homebuilder is making inroads in the booming North Texas housing market.
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D Magazine

October 2015

The Year’s Best Real Estate Projects

Make no mistake: Those involved in North Texas residential real estate are thrilled with the robust job growth, corporate relocations and expansions, and demographic shifts pushing thousands into new homes and apartments.
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Dallas Business Journal

September 18, 2015

Home Shortage Fuels Price Increases

Housing prices in Dallas-Fort Worth for single-family residential homes and apartments are continuing to escalate due to tight supply.
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Dallas Morning News

July 31, 2015

Editorial: A Southern Dallas Housing Boom

Stagnant or falling home prices have plagued many southern Dallas neighborhoods, amounting to a flashing neon sign that too few people want to make their biggest investment in neighborhoods where there seemed to be little hope for property appreciation.
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Dallas Business Journal

July 17, 2015

Dallas Duo Bringing $775 Million In New Homes To North Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth’s hot single-family home market has fueled a new joint venture between two Dallas developers, who are working on two master-planned communities that will add $775 million in real estate to North Texas.
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Dallas Morning News

July 9, 2015

Threat Of Higher Mortgage Costs Is Ramping Up Home Sales

Worries about higher home finance costs are turning up the heat on Dallas’ blazing home market.
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Dallas Morning News

July 6, 2015

DFW Home Starts Up 25 Percent In Second Quarter

After falling behind in the early months of 2015, North Texas homebuilders in the second quarter started the most houses in five years.
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Dallas Business Journal

June 30, 2015

Dallas Ranks As A Top U.S. City For Growing Home Prices

Home prices in the Dallas area grew 8.8 percent year-over-year in April, which pushed the area to a top three ranking among U.S. cities based on rising home prices.
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Dallas Morning News

June 16, 2015

Homebuilder Merger Will Create Larger Firm For D-FW Market

The just announced merger of two big national homebuilders will mean more consolidation for the North Texas housing market.
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Dallas Morning News

June 11, 2015

Family-Owned Highland Homes Has Grown To Be One Of The Country’s Top Private Builders

During the last few years, mergers and acquisitions have led to consolidation in the
homebuilding industry, increasing the number of big nationwide firms.
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Dallas Morning News

June 8, 2015

New Home Market Still Rebounding

The new home market in Dallas-Fort Worth still has a long way to go before it recovers from the recession.
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Dallas Business Journal

May 26, 2015

Expert Not Surprised DFW Home Prices Continue To Rise

Housing analyst Ted Wilson isn’t surprised as North Texas home values continue to rise with the region being short tens of thousands of homes.
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Dallas Morning News

May 8, 2015

North Texas Median Home Prices Soar Above $200,000 For First Time

This spring’s scorching home market has propelled median house sales prices in North Texas above $200,000 for the first time.
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Dallas Morning News

April 3, 2015

Home Construction Slows

A sharp drop in first-quarter home starts has dimmed hopes of easing the Dallas-
Fort Worth housing crunch.
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Dallas Morning News

April 2, 2015

DFW’s Rainy Weather Dampens Home Starts 22% Despite Strong Sales

Dallas-Fort Worth’s rainy weather has dampened home construction in the first quarter of 2015 — leading to a 22 percent decline year-over-year — with only 5,740 homes getting started in the quarter compared with 7,375 homes in the first quarter of 2014.
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Dallas Morning News

March 13, 2015

Young Adults Are In No Rush To Buy Homes

Parham Barari is paying just under $3,000 a month to rent his 885-square-foot, 22nd-floor apartment on the edge of downtown Dallas.
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Dallas Morning News

March 13, 2015

Homebuilders Wooing Urban Buyers

Drivers coming into downtown Dallas may do a double take at the David Weekley
Homes sign on Live Oak Street.
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Dallas Morning News

February 26, 2015

Australian Firm’s New North Texas Homes Are Attracting Buyers Who Want a Contemporary House

A homebuilder expanding into North Texas is turning buyers’ heads with its nontraditional
designs.
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Dallas Morning News

February 9, 2015

North Texas Home Prices Jumped 12 Percent In January

North Texas’ home market started the new year with another big jump in prices.
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Dallas Morning News

January 26, 2015

Housing Expert: D.R. Horton’s Building Strategy Helping Boost Profits

Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc., the nation’s largest homebuilder ranked by revenue, reported Monday its net income increased 16 percent to $142.5 million in first fiscal quarter ending on Dec. 31.
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Dallas Morning News

January 23, 2015

D.R. Horton Tightens Grip On Market

Homebuilder D.R. Horton’s hold on the North Texas market grew in 2014.
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Dallas Morning News

January 22, 2015

Big Public Builders Dominate D-FW Home Construction

With the homebuilding market gaining ground since the recession, the clout of big public companies continues to grow.
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Dallas Morning News

January 22, 2015

Houses Grew Smaller In 2014

Home-buyers and builders are beginning to downsize houses to make them more affordable and meet changing lifestyles.
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Dallas Morning News

January 20, 2015

D.R. Horton Widens Its Lead In The D-FW Homebuilding Market

Homebuilder D. R. Horton’s hold on the North Texas home market showed grew
in 2014.
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Dallas Business Journal

January 15, 2015

Prominent Frisco Banker Dies; Leaves Thousands Of Acres Of Land Worth Millions

The death of a prominent North Texas banker and oil man Bert Fields Jr. has thousands of acres of land in play in the growing suburb of Frisco, which is located near Toyota’s soon-to-be developed $350 million corporate campus.
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Dallas Morning News

January 9, 2015

Ups… And Downs?

Texas’ housing market just finished one of its best years on record.
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Dallas Morning News

January 9, 2015

Analysts Say Oil’s Drop May Help Or Hurt

Plunging oil prices could put the brakes on Dallas’ runaway housing market, some national economists warn.
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Dallas Morning News

January 8, 2015

DFW Homebuilding Boon Beats Projections In 2014

Dallas-Fort Worth builders brought nearly 26,000 homes to the region in 2014, which surpassed expectations and is expected to continue into the New Year.
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Dallas Morning News

January 8, 2015

D-FW Home Start Surged 30 Percent in Fourth Quarter

A jump in fourth quarter home starts made 2014 the best year for home construction in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since the recession.
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The Star Telegram

January 8, 2015

North Texas Existing Home Sales Close Out Another Banner Year In 2014

As forecast, the North Texas housing market had one of its best years ever in 2014.
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