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DFW's Best Schools

The niche.com rankings for DFW’s best school districts in 2017 have officially been released, which are based on a number of different factors like state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and much, much more. 

For DFW home buyers with kids, living within a certain school district is usually a top priority during a home search, but even for buyers without kids, identifying some of the area’s most coveted school districts can still be beneficial when it comes to resale value and how quickly a home has the potential to sell when it comes time to move. 

According to this year’s results, the Highland Park Independent School District once again ranked No. 1 overall, scoring an A+ in every single ranking

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U.S. News & World Report has officially unveiled their annual “Best Places to Live” rankings for 2017, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area placed 15th overall

According to their release, U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the country based on a variety of factors, including quality of life, job growth, cost of living, net migration, and a number of other elements that all help combine to determine general desirability, affordability, and an overall score for each city.  

The three categories in which DFW scored particularly well on include value, job market, and net migration, which isn’t terribly surprising. As we’ve routinely pointed out over the last 12 months, the job market around much of North Texas is expanding at a record-setting

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According to new numbers from CoreLogic, DFW area home prices jumped by another 8.5% in December, putting our market’s year-over-year gain ahead of the nationwide increase of 7.2%. 

But even with the most recent spike in Dallas area home prices, Denver saw the highest year-over-year jump of any major market in the country, registering a 9.9% increase from December 2015 to December 2016. 

Analysts at CoreLogic are projecting home prices around the country to jump another 4.7% in 2017, an increase that will largely be fueled by a lack of inventory and increased demand—two factors that we’re all too familiar with here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  

Locally, home prices have officially reached all-time highs throughout the North Texas region,

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The Tribute Homes For Sale - The Colony

Reports have surfaced about Darling Homes adding 133 home sites over at one of the more desirable housing communities you'll find in The Colony—The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort. 

With demand high and inventory low all over DFW, the timing couldn’t be better, especially with new construction also being extraordinarily hot right now throughout many North Texas suburbs. 

According to the release, price points for the new home sites with a build-out are divided into three categories: 60-foot position with a 2,800-4,000 square foot home will be priced in the mid to high $500,000 range; 55 foot patio position with a 2,300-3,100 square foot home will be priced around the mid $400,000s; and a 40 foot position with 2,500-2,800 square foot home will

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The Deep Ellum neighborhood near Downtown Dallas is best described as an artsy community, full of eclectic boutique shops, lively entertainment venues, and a trendy nightlife scene. A wide range of new restaurants and cafes have also started filling out the Deep Ellum landscape, providing anyone looking for a new Deep Ellum home, condo, or loft with plenty to see and do all throughout the neighborhood. 

But even despite all the new and recent additions to one of Dallas’ hottest up-and-coming communities, the Deep Ellum Association is continuing to look for new ways to make the neighborhood even stronger, which is exactly what the new Commerce Street Project aims to do.  

In a nutshell, the motivation behind revamping a primary stretch of

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Greenwood Flats Dallas

The M Streets neighborhood in Dallas is widely thought of as being one of the more charming neighborhoods in town. Located north of downtown and just off Highway 75, there’s hardly a more convenient spot to live in Dallas if you happen to be someone who prefers to be settled just a bit further outside of downtown’s core. And now, with the announcement of a new 36-unit community that’s being planned for M Streets, there’s going to be even more opportunities to call this wonderful part of the city home as well. 

Being developed by Stillwater Capital, the project will consist of both one-level flats and two-story townhouses—two product types that are sorely lacking in Dallas’ red hot real estate market right now. 

As of now, the project is being

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Kress Lofts When it comes to unique and desirable living spaces around downtown Fort Worth, it’s hard to beat what the Kress Lofts have to offer anybody looking for a new place to live, both from a style and location standpoint. Perfectly situated at 604 Main Street right in the heart of the city, the Kress Lofts building has it all. Common interior finishes include high 13-foot ceilings, stained concrete floors, concrete ceilings, open concept floor plans, and nicely appointed kitchen and bathroom finishes that really bring each individual unit to a whole new level in terms of style. 

As for walkability, countless shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues are scattered all around the Kress Lofts building, putting residents right in the middle of all the

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2017 Deep Ellum Events

If you’re a frequent follower of our DFW real estate blog, you’ve probably noticed we love talking about all that’s happening around Deep Ellum, which truly is one of the hottest neighborhoods in all of Dallas right now. And with the calendar now turned over to a brand new year, we thought now might be a great time to highlight some of Deep Ellum’s many upcoming events. So whether you live in Deep Ellum or just love spending time around the neighborhood, here are a few event we’re excited for in the coming weeks and months. 

Deep Ellum Arts Festival: April 7-9

Now on its 23rd year, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival is one of our favorite annual events in all of DFW. As usual, the Deep Ellum Community Association is working to build out the Deep Ellum

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If you can’t figure out why the DFW housing market continues to remain so strong, consider the fact that industrial leasing all over our region set a new record in 2016. And in a nutshell, more industrial leasing means more jobs; and more jobs equal a much stronger demand for homes, condos, and apartments. 

According to a report released by commercial property firm CBRE, over 25 million square feet of net warehouse and industrial property was leased around DFW in 2016, which as mentioned is a record high. And as first reported by the Dallas Morning News, that’s 2.6 million more square feet than the previous record, which was recorded all the way back in 1999. 

Southern Dallas County saw the largest growth in warehouse and industrial leasing,

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It’s been one of the most active years on record for the DFW apartment market and the end of the year showed no signs of a slowdown according to recently released data from MPF Research. According to the numbers, North Texas saw 10,485 units leased over the fourth quarter of 2016, which is the highest demand every recored over the fourth quarter of any given year. 

The end-of-the-year spike helped elevate the net leasing total for all of 2016 to just over 27,120 units, which is a major jump compared to 2015’s total of just 17,000 units leased. As noted by MPF, DFW now claims the country’s top spot for apartment demand, which can largely be attributed to the region’s incredible job growth and employment opportunities that have continued to help feed

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