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Texas mortgage market will still shine in 2015

Oil bust? Give me a break
Marcus McCue
Despite everything going on in the oil industry, the Texas housing market is still poised to shine in 2015. Texas-based Guardian Mortgage explained that 2015 looks to be both bigger and better than last year; itself a pretty decent year.
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The future of the Dallas mortgage market

A forecast for 2015 and it looks bright
Marcus McCue
For the second year in a row, Dallas-Fort Worth ranked as the fifth-best area in which to build or invest in real estate, paving the way into 2015. But the forecast isn't all positive.
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North Texas is the country's hottest rental market right now

Rents rise 4.9%
Brena Swanson
The Dallas-Fort Worth housing market is surging across the board, making North Texas the strongest market nationwide.
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Here’s how the top 5 housing markets look going into 2015

Buyers wait on the sidelines
Brena Swanson
The top five housing markets weighed in on how they fared at the end of 2014. This list includes exactly where each market stands for the new year. Preview: Expect pent up demand.
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Housing, mortgage lending mixed in latest Beige Book

Overall sales and price gains slow, with some bright spots
Trey Garrison
National economic activity continued to expand in October and November, while real estate activity across the nation was inconsistent and varied, according to the latest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Board.
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Former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman lists Dallas home

Paid $4.6 million last year; wants $5.3 million now
Ben Lane
After selling his long-time home in the chic Dallas enclave of Highland Park, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman purchased two homes last year, one for $4.6 million and another for $4.3 million. Now, Aikman is looking to sell the more expensive of the two homes and he’s looking to make a profit as well.
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Want a free Bentley? Sell this house

Agent who finds buyer for $10 million house gets added bonus
Ben Lane
Whoever finds a buyer for the nearly $10 million home will not only get his or her commission on the sale, the seller is also throwing in a new a 2015 Bentley at no charge. Just consider it a little cherry on top of your normal compensation.
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Former Fannie Mae manager trades basis points for beer

Opens beer growler shop in Dallas suburb
Ben Lane
Bradley Trapnell, who was REO Sales Manager at Fannie Mae from 2005-2009, is leaving the world of mortgages, REO sales, and field services for a life of lagers, ales, and stouts.
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Here’s the status update for the top 5 housing markets

1 out of 4 reports improvement
Brena Swanson
While they are the top 5 housing markets, they are struggling like the rest of the economy as a lack of buyer urgency, driven by weak confidence in economic conditions and an unwillingness to pay current prices, dominate real estate agents' concerns.
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Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund loses $200 million on luxury real estate

Looks to sell Hawaii houses, Napa Valley vineyard
Ben Lane
Among the properties that the pension fund is selling are a group of homes in Hawaii purchased “at the top of the real estate bubble”, a vineyard in Napa Valley, and a $34 million patch of land in Arizona that was to be developed into a golf course.
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