Author: Lavonne Parks

Pearl District to drop opposition to apartment building near Fremont Bridge

The Pearl District Neighborhood Association said it’s dropping its opposition to an apartment building proposed near the Fremont Bridge. The decision clears the way for the 17-story tower proposed by Lincoln Property Co. of Dallas, Texas, to win the Portland City Council’s blessing later this month. The neighborhood group had sought to block the building’s

More study needed before Austin uses this tool for affordable housing

0 The developer of the Mueller community agreed to make a quarter of the housing units affordable while the city used tax-increment financing to pay for roads and other improvements. City officials are looking into using that financing tool directly for affordable housing. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Austin faces a yawning gap in affordable housing and a

Tips For Helping Students As STAAR Testing Begins Across Texas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Thousands of students across Texas will sharpen their pencils on Tuesday on put their skills to the test. It is the first day of STAAR testing for many children in third grade through eighth grade. There is a lot of pressure on kids to take this standardized test and do well. In

Here’s What You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In Dallas County

DALLAS, TX – Median home prices in Dallas County, along with 141 other counties in the U.S., are affordable for average wage earners, according to a new report from ATTOM Data. Over the past year, median home prices in Dallas County grew but home affordability also increased. The report, which looked at home affordability for

Stronger Job Growth Points to Improvement in Houston Real Estate Markets, According to Deal Sikes & Associates – Dallas Business Journal

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE) Houston real estate markets are benefitting from stronger than expected job growth indicated by newly revised economic statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission, according to Houston-based Deal Sikes & Associates, one of the state’s leading real estate valuation and counseling firms. In revised annual statistics, the state commission recently reported 62,900 jobs were