Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow FILE- In this June 20, 2018 photo, a member of a construction team works on the site of Gables Station, a mixed use project featuring apartments, retail, a hotel and cafes, in Coral Gables, Fla. Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over…

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UH Law Center launches new post-Harvey relief program

The University of Houston Law Center received a $205,000 grant from the Greater Houston Community Foundation on July 12 that will allow the law center to launch its Hurricane Consumer Assistance Program. This program will provide assistance to people who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and have legal issues related to the hurricane and its…

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Dallas is still one of the top apartment building markets even though construction permits are down

Dallas area apartment-building activity is down a tad so far this year. But the 1.5 percent decline in apartment-building permits wasn’t enough to knock Dallas off its perch near the top of the list of the country’s busiest apartment-building markets. During the 12-month period ending in May, 20,191 multi-family homebuilding permits were recorded in the…

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Do historic districts help or hurt affordability?

There is a wide range of views about how historic preservation rules relate to Austins housing affordability problems. Some argue that actions taken to prevent the demolition of old homes advance affordability because, in general, older homes are cheaper than new ones. When a home is torn down, it is almost always replaced by one…

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Smoking in public housing will soon be banned

(CNN) – Smokers wont be able to light up in or near public housing starting July 31. Theyll still be allowed to rent in the communities but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from buildings. Electronic cigarettes will still be permitted. The policy was announced two years…

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Do historic districts help or hurt affordability?

There is a wide range of views about how historic preservation rules relate to Austins housing affordability problems. Some argue that actions taken to prevent the demolition of old homes advance affordability because, in general, older homes are cheaper than new ones. When a home is torn down, it is almost always replaced by one…

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Smoking in public housing will soon be banned

(CNN) – Smokers wont be able to light up in or near public housing starting July 31. Theyll still be allowed to rent in the communities but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from buildings. Electronic cigarettes will still be permitted. The policy was announced two years…

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UH Law Center launches new post-Harvey relief program

The University of Houston Law Center received a $205,000 grant from the Greater Houston Community Foundation on July 12 that will allow the law center to launch its Hurricane Consumer Assistance Program. This program will provide assistance to people who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and have legal issues related to the hurricane and its…

Read More  

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow FILE- In this June 20, 2018 photo, a member of a construction team works on the site of Gables Station, a mixed use project featuring apartments, retail, a hotel and cafes, in Coral Gables, Fla. Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over…

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North Texas Rent Dropping, But Not Everywhere

What to KnowSupply is catching up with demand for the first time since 2008 * East Dallas has significant drops; Uptown, downtown Fort Worth seeing rent rates increase * Good luck finding deals in Tarrant County, where demand is outpacing supplyNorth Texans have gotten used to construction cranes and saying hello to more and more…

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Cities where Americans are struggling to afford their homes

The government, as well as lenders, generally advise that Americans spend no more than 30% of their monthly income on housing. Households spending more than that on rent or mortgage payments are considered cost burdened and often do not have enough money left over for other necessities. Still, 32 percent of American households are cost…

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UH Law Center launches new post-Harvey relief program

The University of Houston Law Center received a $205,000 grant from the Greater Houston Community Foundation on July 12 that will allow the law center to launch its Hurricane Consumer Assistance Program. This program will provide assistance to people who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and have legal issues related to the hurricane and its…

Read More  

We Still Are A Blank Canvas: Rethinking Dallas Urban Identity As The City Grows

Dallas web of interstates and highways transformed the city in the 1960s, allowing people and families to prioritize cars and spread out. But recently, the commuter city? identity has been challenged. People are gravitating back to the urban core. And people with knowledge of city planning say theres a right and wrong way to handle…

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North Texas Rent Dropping, But Not Everywhere

What to KnowSupply is catching up with demand for the first time since 2008 * East Dallas has significant drops; Uptown, downtown Fort Worth seeing rent rates increase * Good luck finding deals in Tarrant County, where demand is outpacing supplyNorth Texans have gotten used to construction cranes and saying hello to more and more…

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Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow FILE- In this June 20, 2018 photo, a member of a construction team works on the site of Gables Station, a mixed use project featuring apartments, retail, a hotel and cafes, in Coral Gables, Fla. Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over…

Read More  

Smoking in public housing will soon be banned

(CNN) – Smokers wont be able to light up in or near public housing starting July 31. Theyll still be allowed to rent in the communities but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from buildings. Electronic cigarettes will still be permitted. The policy was announced two years…

Read More  

Cities where Americans are struggling to afford their homes

The government, as well as lenders, generally advise that Americans spend no more than 30% of their monthly income on housing. Households spending more than that on rent or mortgage payments are considered cost burdened and often do not have enough money left over for other necessities. Still, 32 percent of American households are cost…

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Do Dallasites still want a white-picket-fence house in the suburbs? Study says yes

Dallas is enamored with the American Dream. The dream that involves a single-family home in the suburbs with access to the types of wide-open highways that American planners first dreamed up during the dawn of the automobile. This comes from a study Zillow conducted of American home-ownership preferences. In Dallas-Fort Worth, those preferences come straight…

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We Still Are A Blank Canvas: Rethinking Dallas Urban Identity As The City Grows

Dallas web of interstates and highways transformed the city in the 1960s, allowing people and families to prioritize cars and spread out. But recently, the commuter city? identity has been challenged. People are gravitating back to the urban core. And people with knowledge of city planning say theres a right and wrong way to handle…

Read More  

Do Dallasites still want a white-picket-fence house in the suburbs? Study says yes

Dallas is enamored with the American Dream. The dream that involves a single-family home in the suburbs with access to the types of wide-open highways that American planners first dreamed up during the dawn of the automobile. This comes from a study Zillow conducted of American home-ownership preferences. In Dallas-Fort Worth, those preferences come straight…

Read More  

Cities where Americans are struggling to afford their homes

The government, as well as lenders, generally advise that Americans spend no more than 30% of their monthly income on housing. Households spending more than that on rent or mortgage payments are considered cost burdened and often do not have enough money left over for other necessities. Still, 32 percent of American households are cost…

Read More  

North Texas Rent Dropping, But Not Everywhere

What to KnowSupply is catching up with demand for the first time since 2008 * East Dallas has significant drops; Uptown, downtown Fort Worth seeing rent rates increase * Good luck finding deals in Tarrant County, where demand is outpacing supplyNorth Texans have gotten used to construction cranes and saying hello to more and more…

Read More  


Smoking in public housing will soon be banned

(CNN) – Smokers wont be able to light up in or near public housing starting July 31. Theyll still be allowed to rent in the communities but will have to keep lit cigarettes, cigars and pipes at least 25 feet away from buildings. Electronic cigarettes will still be permitted. The policy was announced two years…

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Report: 5 demands that make San Antonio the nation’s pickiest renters

San Antonio might be one of the most affordable cities in the U.S., but its renters are also the pickiest, according to a study by Apartment List. Apartment List, a company that helps prospective renters find homes, compiled a list of 10 amenities that tenants might ask for when looking for an apartment. On the…

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