Affordable Lofts in Dallas

With Millennials putting a high value on walkability, living in the heart of an urban core is generally a top priority for most of today’s younger home buyers in search of a new place to live. And when it comes to the local Dallas real estate market, some of the coolest, most affordable properties around the downtown area happen to be chic and stylish loft conversions, which works out well given such properties also tend to be among the most popular to this demographic as well.

Like most living spaces, Dallas lofts have their pros and cons, and you have to really appreciate all the unique characteristics that usually coincide with a residential loft to ultimately call one home.

From irregular layouts to a sometimes constant draft felt all throughout a…

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Dallas Real Estate Market

Summer is traditionally a pretty hot time of the year for the housing industry, and that’s been especially true for the DFW real estate market this year. According to numerous reports in recent months, North Texas leads the country in home price gains, with median home sales prices more than 10% higher than they were this time last year.

In Oak Cliff, prices on pre-owned homes are up an incredible 30%, while Fairview is seeing a 29% hike, and North Dallas a 22% hike over the first 6 months of 2015. And although these areas seem to be the exception, more than a dozen other Dallas-area communities have seen a 15% or more increase in home prices, according to the midyear analysis from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.

Continued job growth in…

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, Dallas-area home prices have increased a lot in recent months. But even despite the median price level at its all-time high, reports still surfaced last month about pending home sales in DFW also being at their highest levels since 2006.

While many parts of the DFW region are seeing around a 15% hike on preowned homes, other areas like Oak Cliff, Fairview, and North Dallas have jumped by 20 or even close to 30 percent. And while it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s causing this monumental shift in the DFW real estate market, low inventory, pent up demand among young home buyers, incredible job growth in the area, and the risk of increased mortgage rates are certainly all contributing to what’s been a record…

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North Texas Homes For Sale

Although we’ve all heard or read about the DFW real estate market being as hot as ever recently, it’s not something we anticipate getting old any time soon. Coming off a housing crash that ranks among the worst in our country’s history, it’s certainly nice to see such a healthy rebound, especially for our market up here in North Texas.

Recently, new reports have surfaced that home sales in the area increased by 12% in June, with a record number of preowned single-family homes being sold. According to such reports, agents in North Texas sold 10,575 homes last month, while sales prices also hit a new high point as well, reaching a median price of $220,000.

To put these incredible market conditions into perspective, June’s home prices were 12% higher than…

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McKinney Aquatic & Fitness Center Coming Soon

McKinney is widely regarded as one of Dallas’ top suburbs, and back in 2014, Money magazine even ranked it No. 1 on its Top 50 Places to Live in the U.S. list. Home to right around 140,000 people, home prices in McKinney continue to be pretty favorable to potential buyers, while the area’s job growth is also on the rise, continuing to make it a true destination for anyone in the market for a new place to live.

In addition, the 34+ miles that separate McKinney from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas also provide a well-established buffer zone from many of the headaches that coincide with the urban core of the city, while the commute is still pretty easy and just a straight shot down Highway 75. 

If you’ve been considering a move to McKinney

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Dallas Apartment Market

We’ve been hearing the chatter about DFW’s crazy apartment market for awhile now, but when you take a step back and look at some of the numbers, it’s even more jaw dropping than you may think.

According to recently released data from MPF Research, which was highlighted earlier this month in the Dallas Business Journal, the DFW area is now seeing record highs for rental rates, with high demand and low availability continuing to push rents upward.

Over the first half of 2015, approximately 11,429 apartments were leased, ranking the Dallas-Fort Worth area highest in the country in terms of apartment demand. Incredibly, it’s estimated that demand in 2015 has grown by 26% since last year alone, and despite developers brining nearly 8,600 new apartments to…

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Think the stakes aren’t high when it comes to DFW real estate? Tell that to two Dallas-based developers who are investing roughly $775 million to build out two new master planned communities in the area over the next five to seven years.

Having formed a new joint venture called Allegiant Realty Partners, the two companies are now currently working on bringing thousands of additional homes to the region, which happens to be one of the hottest markets in the entire state of Texas right now.

The first of the two new communities is ArrowBrooke, which will be located near U.S. 380 in Denton County. Plans for ArrowBrooke call for about 1,750 single-family homes over its 410 total acres, while homes here will be built by one of three local home builders: Beazer…

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One Arts Plaza DallasA home at One Arts Plaza in Dallas begins on the 18th floor. It is a masterpiece of light and dark contrasts. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the condo display the panorama of northeast Dallas. Seagrass-limestone floors complement highly polished walls. High ceilings with recessed lighting give the condo an ultra-modern feeling. The open floor plan lends itself to the owner's self-expression with effortless ease. Two over-sized terraces, a fireplace plus an area for a home office or workout room add to the ambiance of the One Arts Plaza condominiums. 

What is luxury? Luxury at One Arts Plaza is lifting a finger to tap a button which will summon the virtual concierge. Picking up the dry cleaning, calling a cab to get to a meeting, or getting a…

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Discovery at The Realm

It’s hard to believe that Lewisville’s Castle Hills community is now more than than 15 years old, and despite getting started all the way back in the late 1990s and having a population of over 12,000 residents to date, development for this sprawling master plan is still only about 60 percent complete, with plenty more work ahead for developers.

Conveniently situated right off Highway 121, single-family homes in Castle Hills typically price between $300,000 and $1.5 million, with some even exceeding that. Until recently, single-family dwellings were really what the Castle Hills community was known for, but now that the market has changed and everybody seems to be going after Millennials and young professionals, rentals are now starting to make their way…

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