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D.R. Horton's homebuilding revenue grows 33%

Beats revenue expectations
Brena Swanson
“With the largest market share in company history and 46% more homes closed than any other builder in the most recently reported 12-month period, D.R. Horton has solidified its position to be the nation’s largest builder for the 13th consecutive year in calendar 2014,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman of the board.
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Deion Sanders’ stunning North Texas home hits auction block

Prime Time’s Prosper mansion was previously listed for $12.9 million
Ben Lane
The 29,000 square foot home features 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a screening room, a bowling alley, an arcade, indoor and outdoor pools, a full-sized football field (complete with uprights), an indoor basketball court with two baskets, a sauna, a barber shop, and the home backs up to an 8-acre lake with a central fountain and private dock.
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Here’s how the top 5 housing markets look for fall homebuying

Future not too promising
Brena Swanson
The housing market is hesitantly moving into the fall homebuying season, and so far the results don't look too promising. These top 5 markets illustrate just where housing is going.
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MERS hot streak continues

Secures legal victory for second day in a row
Ben Lane
In its ruling, the Court of Appeals cited its previous ruling, Martins v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P, which upheld the validity of a MERS mortgage assignment to a foreclosing entity, stating, “MERS ‘qualifies as a mortgagee’ under Texas law, and we have repeatedly upheld MERS’ assignment of mortgages to other entities.”
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SCOTUS agrees to hear challenge to disparate impact in housing

Decision in Texas housing case could rock housing, mortgage financing
Trey Garrison
For the third time, the U.S. Supreme Court has assented to hear a case that could overturn the Obama administration’s heavy-handed use of a theory that says even if there’s no evidence of discrimination in housing, unequal outcomes prove there’s discrimination.
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Fair Housing discrimination law under scrutiny

Texas officials challenge law
Brena Swanson
Historically, courts have ruled that plaintiffs making discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act don’t have to prove intentional bias. But this could change soon depending on a Texas lawsuit.
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The best and worst state economies

Where should you be doing business?
Brena Swanson
The overall forecast for the future of housing isn't too bright, but there are plenty of hot spots when you break it down state by state.
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Should real estate agents disclose murder?

Modern day haunted houses...
Brena Swanson
A majority of states don’t consider psychological stigmas to be material defects to a home; which means you can purchase a home that hosted a murder, suicide or another gruesome event without even knowing it.
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Skyrocketing real estate taxes in Austin kneecap affordability

Even Austin progressives can't hide from paying the piper
Trey Garrison
Homeowners in Austin being forced out of their homes by skyrocketing tax bills that pay for all the progressive initiatives the city embraces.
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Dallas homebuilders won’t build for less than $250,000

Higher-priced homes dominate market
Brena Swanson
The once competitively priced Dallas market is now losing its appeal as builders cater to higher-priced homes, leaving average borrowers in the dust.
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