Archive for April, 2014

[Watch] Not Just Nevada, BLM Land-Grabbing 90,000 Deeded Acres in Texas Too

See on – Texas Lots and Land While the eyes of the nation are focused upon the rural Nevada town of Bunkerville and the Bundy Ranch, another significant land grab is underway in the other half of the country. While less physically confrontational at present, government oppression is…   Troy Corman‘s insight: Sounds like we’re living in a communist…read more →

The Dallas City Council comes to save dead malls, not to bury them, with $432 million in public money

See on – Texas Lots and Land On Friday, we debuted the city’s newest Tax Increment Financing district, the so-called Mall Area Redevelopment TIF District. This morning, Office of Economic Development honcho Karl Zavitkovsky said the TIF district is intended to help fund the See on

Drought Threatens Texas Rice Farmers’ Future

See on – Texas Lots and Land Brothers Stewart and Kirby Savage should be out right now, planting rice, a crop that their family has grown in Matagorda County for nearly a century. But here they sit, in their low-slung office along Texas 60,… See on

D-FW is top U.S. market for apartment building and leasing

See on – Texas Lots and Land Almost 27,000 apartments were under construction in North Texas at the end of March, more than any other U.S. metropolitan market, according to MPF Research.   Troy Corman‘s insight: Other highlights from Steve Brown’s speech to the Dallas Builder’s Association – 10,000 in population growth a month in DFW. Inventory levels of…read more →

Housing expert sees prices still climbing

See on – Texas Lots and Land A national housing consultant predicted Tuesday that Houston-area home prices will continue to rise over the next several years before dipping when there’s a downturn in the national economy. “At some point, there will be a hiccup,” said John Burns, CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting, addressing 500 builders,…read more →