If you’re looking for a new North Texas home and are open to various locations around the DFW area, Garland is one city you should seriously consider. Perfect located just northeast of Dallas, Garland is located almost entirely in Dallas County, providing residents with a quaint suburban lifestyle while being just minute from the heart of the big city. But if that’s not enough, here are 3 more reasons why anyone and everyone should think about Garland as their next place to call home..

The Historic Downtown 

There’s a lot of suburbs scattered around DFW but few have a downtown quite like Garland. It’s vintage charm that also blends modern industrial aesthetics is truly one-of-a-kind, and the 1941-built Plaza Theater, located right in the center of…

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Downtown Dallas DevelopmentIn case you missed it, the brand new development slated for 2200 Jackson Street that has been in the works for years is finally moving forward, according to new reports. 

Initially, construction started on the six-level underground parking garage, but further development beyond that has been in a holding pattern until now. 

However, general contractor TriArc Construction is restarting work on the 271,000 square foot project, which will include ground level retail space and 246 luxury apartment rentals on top of the already existing garage structure. 

Details about the apartment residence are still limited but units will face Hardwood Park, which is also under construction across the street. 

Once complete, apartment dwellers at 2200 Jackson…

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New Development in DFW 2022 If you’re a prospective home buyer and have been frustrated with the lack of inventory recently, some relief may soon be on the way. According to recent figures, DFW had more than $9 billion in building starts in the first quarter of 2022, enough to rank North Texas third in the country for total residential and commercial construction activity. 

Compared to the first quarter of 2021, the increase in new development starts is up 19%. 

Roughly $4.2 billion of the total dollar volume lies on the residential side, but it is worth noting that this represents a 5% decline compared to last year due to a slowdown in single-family starts by local home builders. 

In fact, DFW single-family building permits were once again down in March, the eighth month…

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DFW Home Prices Compared to Austin Home PricesHomes in one part of North Texas are beginning to cost more than homes in the Austin area. Collin County just saw its median sale price rise 37-percent from March of last year to March of this year.

The county’s median sale price is now $540,000, which is a $65,000 jump from the previous month. According to data out of the Austin area, median prices during the same time period hit $521,000.

When taking a broader look across North Texas, the median home price rose about 22-percent to $380,000 this March. Home prices were up about 19-percent in Dallas County, 23-percent in Tarrant County and 25-percent in Denton County.

Collin County is home to McKinney, Frisco, Celina and Prosper, which just so happen to be some of the fastest-growing communities…

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Dallas Fort Worth Home Buildings Pushing to Meet Housing DemandHome builders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are doing what they can to try and better meet housing demand. The beginning of the year saw a slight increase in new home construction starts, even despite ongoing labor issues and the high cost of materials.

There were more than 15,000 new construction home starts in the first quarter of the year. That’s up more than four percent when compared to last year. 

Despite this, the housing market in the Dallas-Fort Worth area still faces many challenges. There are a number of people interested in buying a new home, but at the same time, the area is dealing with a shortage of new construction homes for sale.

According to MLS data, the existing home inventory this March in North Texas was only about 2,400…

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Creek Valley Garland TX Homes For SaleIf you’re looking for a new construction home not far from Dallas, you may want to take another look at the Creek Valley community. This new Garland, TX neighborhood is full of possibilities. 

Central location

To begin with, you’re sure to love the community’s central location. Close to major roadways like I-30 and I-635, the area makes it easy to enjoy several nearby restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, too. As well, the homes of Creek Valley sit close to boating and fishing at Lake Ray Hubbard and close to quality schools. In addition, the community is only about 25-minutes from the many conveniences of Dallas.

Floor Plans

The floorplans offer just the right amount of space for many families. With four-bedrooms and at least…

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Heron's Bay Estates Garland TXThere are plenty of things to enjoy about the Heron’s Bay Estates community in Garland, Texas, but we’ve narrowed it down to just three top reasons. 

Large Floor Plans

To begin with, homes in Heron’s Bay Estates are on the larger side, with plenty of exciting floor plans for buyers to choose from. Options include either a single or two-story home, typically with at least 2,100 square feet of living space. Some of the largest homes exceed 4,000 square feet of living space. It’s not uncommon to find homes with three- to six-bedrooms, up to 4.5-baths and at least a two-car garage. 

Features & Finishes

Because these are newer construction homes, they often include some of the latest features and finishes. Buyers will often find gourmet kitchens…

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McKinney New Construction HomesIf you’re interested in buying a new construction home in McKinney, here are some great places to search in 2022:


The single-family home community of Bloomridge currently offers new construction homes and some quick move-in homes ranging from around 1,900 to 3,000 square feet in size. Homes in the neighborhood typically include three- to four-bedrooms. The community offers shared amenities including a clubhouse, amenity center and swimming pool.

Timber Creek

Timber Creek is another new construction community in McKinney to consider. Homes typically include three- or four-bedrooms, making them a good choice for families. The neighborhood has a swimming pool, plus the homes of Timber Creek sit within walking distance of two parks with…

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DFW home prices February 2022Competition continues to heat up in North Texas, as home prices in February just took another major jump. Last month, the median sale price for a single-family home sold by a real estate agent in North Texas hit $365,000.

That’s a record, and it’s also up about 21-percent from the same time last year. Newly released real estate data shows prices went up about four-percent from January to February alone, which equates to a jump of about $15,000.

As demand remains high, it’s only pushing inventory lower. There were only about 4,500 homes on the market in North Texas in February.

That’s about 32-percent fewer homes when you compare it to February 2021. Some analysts say they’re seeing inventory continue to go down, which is only increasing home prices in the…

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Moving to McKinney TXIf you’re thinking about making a move in 2022, you may want to consider McKinney, TX. In fact, there are several great reasons you should move to the area.

Local economy

The local economy is strong. There are plenty of job opportunities in McKinney, as the city is home to several Fortune 500 companies. The area is also considered one of the nation’s fastest growing cities and is a past winner of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in America”.

Things to do

There are plenty of things to do in McKinney, too. From shopping centers and restaurants to area parks and movie theaters, the city is fun for the entire family. While it may be close to some of the advantages of a bigger city lifestyle, this Dallas suburb has more of a small-town vibe.

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