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New Construction Allen TXA major new mixed-use project appears to be in the works for downtown Allen. According to a new report from the Dallas News, developers are looking to build a 12-acre, four-block project on the east side of Highway 75 at Main Street. 

If approved, the development, now being called Allen City Center, would include an office building, 850 urban-style apartment residences, a small park, and even some retail space as well.

The tallest sections of the project are planned to rise 5 stories high, which would include the office building that will face Highway 75.

Allen City Center is being designed by Dallas-based JHP and will be built in several phases, if approved. 

Right now, the building site is mostly vacant land or occupied by older homes. 

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DFW New Home Construction StartsNew home construction slowed during the first quarter of 2019 as North Texas home builders started just 8,439 new homes. According to data from Residential Strategies Inc, that represents a 4.4 percent decline compared to a year ago, and also the second quarter in a row in which homes starts in the DFW area have dropped. 

Despite low mortgage rates and strong demand and buyer traffic, sales definitely tailed off towards the end of last year, which could be a product of economic uncertainty, the government shutdown, and the 2018 stock market ups and downs late last year. 

As noted by the research and consulting firm, builders are now more focused on unloading existing inventory rather than starting new homes, and in some cases have offered some

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Dallas New Homes For SaleNew construction homes and condos are in high demand right now in Dallas, which means many available options can get quite pricey. But if you're looking for something relatively affordable that's also newly built, we have a few communities in mind that might be the perfect place to begin your home search. 

University Place

Filled with single-family homes and townhomes, University Place presents affordable new construction for Dallas buyers. With dozens of different floor plans to choose from, it’s possible to find a spacious townhome or a larger home with options starting under $400,000.

Swiss Avenue Crossing

A similar price point affords new homes in Swiss Avenue Crossing. Homes in this development start at around 1,900 square feet of living

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Fort Worth NeighborhoodsFort Worth features a broad mix of neighborhood that all have something unique to offer home buyers. Whether walkability is high up on your wish list or you prefer more of a quiet residential vibe, there's truly something for everyone. And if you're also looking for a great deal or an even better value when buying a Fort Worth home this spring, we know just where you need to start your search. 

University Place

With a range of price points to choose from, University Place also offers the ease of sitting close to everything you need in the region. The move-in ready homes of this neighborhood present some great options for the spring.

Arlington Heights

Another great neighborhood to continue your search is Arlington Heights. This charming

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Addison Condos & TownhomesAmong young and first time home buyers, demand for condos and townhomes throughout the DFW area has been strong. And if you're planning to make the transition from renting to owning somewhere in or around Addison, we have a pretty good idea where you should begin your search heading into the spring market of 2019. 

Meridian Square

For a mid-rise condo building that’s just a short walk from restaurants and shops, consider Meridian Square. The newer construction property currently has your choice of two- or three-bedroom condos on the market.

La Mirada

More options exist in La Mirada. This more established property also includes access to community tennis courts and a swimming pool. A large one-bedroom unit here commands more than 1,200 square

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Dallas ApartmentsDallas-based Billingsley Co. is looking to replace two old warehouses situated just just of Galleria Dallas with new apartment residences, according to a recent report from the Dallas News. 

The project site, located at 4730 Simonton, encompasses roughly 8 acres and is currently surrounding by industrial development. However, Billingsley Co. is also looking to demolish another warehouse property just a few blocks away and develop and additional five-story apartment complex. 

Combined, both projects would be a major step forward in totally changing the area landscape. 

For now, the first project planned is a four-story, 412-unit apartment community that will have a rooftop deck and two interior courtyards. 

Approval from Farmers Branch’s

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Deep Ellum Real EstateDallas isn’t short on desirable neighborhoods that all have something unique to offer home buyers. Not surprisingly, some locations have more of a laid-back residential vibe that features tree-lined streets and stately single-family homes, while others offer more of an urban living experience that’s walkable, vibrant, and full of energy. 

Deep Ellum, for the most part, tends to lean towards the latter of the two, but it’s also a neighborhood that’s quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations in all of Dallas for home buyers to consider. But just what makes Deep Ellum so attractive? Well, here’s a closer look at 3 key reasons that are among a fast-growing list….

The Arts

Along with hosting an art festival that’s been around since 1994, you’ll

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Downtown Dallas Apartment TowerA new high-rise development slated for downtown Dallas will include a number of affordable units according to recent reports—something many new projects throughout DFW have been lacking. 

Being developed by Matthews Southwest, the new apartment tower will soon break ground at 2400 Bryan Street, and when finished, will stand 15 stories high and have around 230 apartment residences. And of those 230 units, over 100 will be reserved for below-market rents. 

But just what does that means exactly? Well, according to affordable housing regulations, residents will need to be earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area’s median household income to qualify for the affordable units. 

Also included in the project scope is a parking garage and right around

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Apartment Construction in DFWWe already know that the apartment market throughout North Texas has been robust over the past few years. But to put things in perspective, apartment builders in the DFW region added a whopping 26,000 rental units in 2018 alone—a total that led the nation in completions by a large margin according to apartment data firm RealPage. 

Despite the huge number of apartment deliveries over the past 12 months, most economists say demand is still quite strong for DFW rentals, which is why another 35,000 more apartment units were already under construction or getting ready to start construction at the end of 2018. Compared to last year’s new construction apartment pipeline, that’s 5,000 more units for those of you keeping track.  

The good news for renters in

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Just a few short months ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute released a report that summarized what kind of housing market we can expect in 2019, and not surprisingly, Dallas-Fort Worth was labeled the top real estate market to watch in 2019. 

Thanks to a relatively low-cost of living [for now] and strong population growth, DFW took home the top spot on the report, which considered 78 other cities in the U.S.

Right now, DFW’s business economy and housing market are strong, which is a trend that should continue throughout the new year. The cost of business remains low in North Texas, which is driving more businesses and companies to DFW, and ultimately more people. 

According to the report, DFW’s population growth in 2019 is

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