Americans Are Still Optimistic About Buying

March 31, 2020 – Realtor Magazine Cities may be putting more social distancing measures in place to control the spread of COVID-19, but physical distance is not lessening consumers’ views on buying a home in the future. A new survey released by Point2 Homes, an online real estate marketplace, shows that home buyer sentiment remains

Have faith, not fear

California’s Rock Church went solely online for its Sunday worship services due to the coronavirus scare, and the megachurch’s pastor, Miles McPherson, said in his sermon that carefulness was needed, but with faith and not fear. He also interviewed a health official and two mayors about the pandemic. We have to be careful in the

Silicon Valley company moving HQ to North Texas

Silicon Valley company moving HQ to North Texas Dasan Zhone Solutions (Nasdaq: DZSI), a provider of technology to the telecommunications industry, said Monday it will be shifting its headquarters from Oakland to Plano. The company also will open a new “Engineering Center of Excellence” in Plano. DZS, which has more than 700 employees, will keep

Buyer Competition Expected to Be Steep This Spring

Fewer homes were on the market in February compared to a year prior, and home prices are rising as inventory continues to tighten, according to®’s February Housing Trends Report. That has prompted economists to predict a particularly competitive spring homebuying season. National housing inventory dropped 15.3% year over year in February, the largest annual

Is explosive growth in Frisco creating ‘Orange County 2.0’?

Is explosive growth in Frisco creating ‘Orange County 2.0’? FRISCO, Texas — At commercial real estate firm esrp, they jokingly call Frisco “Orange County 2.0” because the North Texas city’s explosive growth and development pattern seem to be mirroring that of the Southern California county. Others in the office use the term “boomburbs” to describe

12 Signs That Spell Caution in a Fixer-Upper

Fixer-uppers have long had their fans. Some investors love the idea of making major repairs to a home that increase its value and then resell the property for profit. Others are looking for a low-priced starter home and might not mind making gradual improvements over time. But anyone who’s seen the 1986 movie “The Money Pit”