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TEXAS VIEW: How DISD suffers if Congress doesn't act on immigration reform

02/18/2018 Imagine the disruption in classrooms and the further strain on Child Protective Services and the foster care system if suddenly thousands more kids need homes. Superintendent ... which include about half of Texas’ counties and the state of Oklahoma ...

Austin Habitat for Humanity builds energy-efficient homes

02/19/2018 AUSTIN, Texas — East Austin natives Steve and Elida Quiroz can't ... The Austin American-Statesman reports the homes being built by Austin Habitat for Humanity for the Quirozes and three other East Austin families feature another perk: They're the ...

BuyerDocs To Rescue Real Estate From Wire Fraud

02/19/2018 AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With wire fraud stealing approximately $1 billion from the real estate industry in 2017 alone, BuyerDocs https://buyerdocs.com is here to facilitate the safe and worry-free transfer of documents between title ...

Bias persists in Texas home loans

02/18/2018 Latinos and African-Americans in five Texas metro areas — including Longview — were ... That finding came as a surprise to three Hispanic real estate agents in the city, who said last week they have not seen such discriminatory practices.

Texas announces $1B for mitigation efforts after Harvey

02/13/2018 The hurricane made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 25 and dumped more than 60 inches of rain in some areas of Southeast Texas after weakening to a tropical storm. The storm flooded thousands of homes, was responsible for 68 deaths and caused an ...

This is why U.S. banks are pulling back on their real estate footprints in DFW

02/16/2018 By the end of last year, North Texas had 1,672 retail bank branches in the region ... Or they are parceling off excess real estate, ultimately whittling down the banking footprint in the country. "It's not about them pulling back, but they are optimizing ...

Taylor Morrison Launches myModel Home Project™ Crowdsourcing Campaign to Shape its Next Model Homes

02/15/2018 Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (TMHC), a leading national homebuilder and developer, is turning to new home shoppers to help design its latest model homes in Arizona, California and Texas. Available at www.mymodelhomeproject ...

Builder Lets Consumers Design Its Model Homes

02/16/2018 Taylor Morrison Home Corp. is allowing home shoppers to have more say in the design of its model homes in Arizona, California, and Texas. Consumers can vote online for design amenities like flooring, cabinetry, paint colors, and countertops. The features ...

Atlanta development group readying SkyHouse arrival in Texas' $1.8B Frisco Station

02/16/2018 in North Texas. The 242-acre Frisco Station project, which is being developed in partnership with Fort Worth-based Hillwood, The Rudman Partnership and VanTrust Real Estate, was attractive to the development group because interwoven design, said Novare ...

New Vista Solutions, Omnia Real Estate Services Announce Strategic Marketing Alliance

02/15/2018 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New Vista Solutions (NVS), a Texas-based mortgage settlement solutions firm, announced Monday that they are pleased to add Omnia Real Estate Services as a strategic partner. Omnia, a nationwide provider of commercial and residential ...

Central Texas homes sales, prices set January records

02/15/2018 The Central Texas housing market kicked off 2018 showing continued strength, with home sales and the region’s median sales price both at record highs for the month of January, the Austin Board of Realtors said Thursday. January’s year-over-year ...

San Jose identifies three tiny homes sites for the homeless

02/13/2018 The city isn’t the first to build tiny homes. Austin, Texas and Portland and Eugene, Oregon have created micro-housing to shelter people. Fresno has a micro-housing area called Village of Hope. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and ...

Texas announces $1B for storm mitigation efforts

02/13/2018 The storm made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Aug. 25 and dumped more than 60 inches of rain in some areas of Southeast Texas after weakening to a tropical storm. It flooded thousands of homes, was responsible for 68 deaths and caused an estimated $125 ...

Real estate technology company Homesnap secures $14 million in funding

02/14/2018 Homesnap, a real estate technology company that provides a mobile productivity ... He is a graduate of University of North Texas. Follow Ben on Twitter at @BenLaneHW.

Another build-your-own burrito chain plans locations in Austin, across Texas

02/14/2018 Houston-based restaurant chain Überrito is preparing for a major Texas expansion. Through a new master franchise ... The timeline for the new restaurants will be based on availability of real estate. A typical Überrito location requires 2,200 to 2,400 ...

Paxton, Huffines Spend Millions In GOP Bid For Texas’ Only Open State Senate Seat

02/13/2018 The race for Texas’ only open state Senate seat up for election this ... The pair run Huffines Communities, a real estate company. Phillip says their politics are pretty much identical. “I’m going to be just like him. I’m never going to be ...

DCT Capital Fund Launches Its Investor Portal and Educational Real Estate Website

02/13/2018 HOUSTON, February 13, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Real estate investment company, DCT Capital Fund, based in Houston, Texas focuses on providing investment opportunities that maximize the returns and value to their partners. With the launch of their new site ...

Selena Gomez Still Thinks She Can Attract a Buyer in Texas

02/12/2018 Selena Gomez is determined to find a buyer to take a sprawling Texas home off her hands this year ... said was what “won her over,” in a release from the prior real estate brokerage. Outside, there’s a sport court, putting green, pool and cabana ...

A First Look at Austin’s Weirdest Homes

02/13/2018 We report on vital issues from politics to education, as well as being the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering everything from music to cultural events with insightful recommendations.

Harvey-related repairs go on at Southeast Texas golf course

02/11/2018 SOUR LAKE, Texas (AP) — Ronnie Pfleider wasn't sure he would be able ... Still, as a large portion of homes in Pinewood sit vacant, residents say the course's reopening gives them confidence that the neighborhood will soon follow suit.

Transactions & Financings: Ensign Buys Two Communities in Texas

02/11/2018 has announced that its assisted and independent living portfolio company acquired the real estate and operations of two 37-unit AL facilities in Texas. The acquisition by AL and IL portfolio company Bridgestone Living LLC — effective February 1 ...

Texas Road Collapses to Reveal Cavern Nearly 200 Feet Long

02/10/2018 A road in a Texas neighborhood collapsed to reveal an expansive cavern ... Three chambers of the cave extend under three homes, officials said. “The initial finding, so far, is it seems the area where the collapse occurred is probably the extent of ...

TEXAS VIEW: Prison A/C settlement encouraging, should be expanded to all units

02/10/2018 In Texas, it should be a no-brainer that A/C is not a luxury ... surely not to enjoy luxury resorts or vacation homes. No one is suggesting that be the case. But prisoners should be able to expect not to die from a heat stroke because their living quarters ...

Sinkhole in central Texas neighborhood reveals deep cave under 3 homes

02/10/2018 WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KEYE)- A sinkhole in Williamson County is exposing a 22-foot-deep cavern. New pictures show how far it reaches underneath three homes in the Brushy Creek neighborhood. The hole opened up Thursday morning by Friday, geologists ...

Selena Gomez Tries Again to Sell Texas Mansion

02/11/2018 There may be no place like home, but Selena Gomez is once again trying to offload her amenity-packed Texas mansion close to where she ... an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. A rep for Gomez did not respond to request for comment.

Texas School District Faces Two Lawsuits Over Sexual Assault

02/11/2018 The La Vernia, Texas, Independent School District is facing two lawsuits ... at other schools, and in teammates’ homes, according to the suit. The student claims a coach heard him screaming during one assault and actually witnessed another but did ...

See photos of giant cave revealed by sinkhole in Texas neighborhood

02/09/2018 ROUND ROCK, Texas - A water leak that caused a sinkhole In Round Rock led to a much bigger discovery Thursday — a cave. The roof of the cave collapsed on the 8400 block of Cambria Road in Williamson County, leaving 10 homes in the Brushy Creek ...

Heat relief likely in Texas prisons

02/10/2018 In Texas, it should be a no-brainer that A/C is not a luxury ... surely not to enjoy luxury resorts or vacation homes. No one is suggesting that be the case. But prisoners should be able to expect not to die from a heatstroke because their living quarters ...

Texas homebuilder acquires 200 acres in North Las Vegas

02/09/2018 A Texas homebuilding giant has bought land in a North Las Vegas ... a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R., picked up 73 acres from Ridgewood Real Estate Partners, property records show. The land sold for about $42.5 million combined, and the deals closed ...

Lots of people leaving their homes in San Francisco

02/10/2018 On Thursday night, I was talking to an old friend who told me had moved to Texas from San Francisco. He went on to say that the cost of housing is prohibitive and the quality of life not that good. On Friday, I saw this and realized that my friend has a ...

In this Texas Democratic primary, the Clinton/Sanders divide still lingers

02/08/2018 Bob Daemmrich The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Two years ago, Beverly Powell and Allison Campolo found themselves on opposite sides of a question dividing Democrats across the country: What kind of Democrat do you want? Powell, a real estate ...

Houston real estate mogul looks back on her 40-year career and the challenges she overcame

02/08/2018 In real estate, you technically work for yourself ... and I had a bachelor’s in business from the University of Texas. I wanted to be treated equally even then. For overcoming our advertising challenges, we did what we could with small ads, and most ...

Selena Gomez Puts Her $3M Texas Mansion Back on the Market

02/07/2018 Pop singer and North Texas native Selena Gomez has put her 10,000-square-foot ... It’s just outside the 10 most expensive homes in the city and is the sixth-largest home currently on the market there. Built in 2005 on a 1.5-acre lot, Gomez's stone ...

Plantation Homes Unveils New Model in Richmond, Texas

02/07/2018 Plantation Homes recently unveiled a new model home in Grand Mission Estates showcasing designs for a new section of the Richmond, Texas master-planned community. The three-bedroom model is the builder’s single-story Carmine floor plan. Offering more ...

Lyndon Johnson's former Texas retreat on market for $2.8 million

02/06/2018 This 142-acre property in Johnson City, Texas, is more than just a home ... hangar-turned-gallery and a 1,140-square-foot ranch house. Subscribe to our free real estate newsletter — our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design — at ...

New real estate firm has area offices

01/27/2018 Gilmer real estate broker Cathy Daniels has established Texas Real Estate Executives, buying out a real estate office in Longview with a partner and opening an office in Daingerfield. "We are planning on quite a few future expansions in the East Texas ...

Texas Nursing Homes Address Statewide Quality Care Crisis

01/31/2018 San Antonio,Texas (PR MediaRelease) January 31, 2018 - Morningside Ministries and LeadingAge Texas held a joint press conference focused on addressing the nursing home quality crisis in Texas. The conference was planned after Morningside Ministries ...

New warehouse project on the way on I-45 in southern Dallas County

02/05/2018 Real estate brokers are pitching another major industrial park ... and Interstate 20 corridors are among the busiest industrial development corridors in North Texas with almost 8 million square feet of construction.

North Texas community planned to help adults with autism

02/05/2018 The first students accepted to the 29 Acres transitional program will live in two houses in nearby Paloma Creek that were purchased by an unnamed North Texas family that has a daughter with autism. They are leasing the homes to 29 Acres for a significantly ...

Luxury lakeside ranch northeast of Dallas is up for grabs

02/02/2018 Another Texas ranch has hit the auction block — this one northeast of Dallas. The 428-acre Timber Creek Ranch is on Lake Cypress Springs near Winnsboro. The ranch includes a 26-acre lakefront property with a five-bedroom lodge featuring a gourmet kitchen ...