MetroTex NEWS


Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban

May 06, 2021

U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the District of Columbia struck down a nationwide eviction moratorium Wednesday, calling it unlawful. Friedrich’s ruling applies nationwide. The eviction ban was put in place last year by the Trump administration using public health powers granted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during health emergencies. The […]

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DFW Leads Texas in Home Sales

Apr 30, 2021

Dallas-Fort Worth led the state in first-quarter home sales. But Austin was the major market that saw the biggest price increases. DFW real estate agents sold 22,449 homes during the first three months of 2021—more than in any other big Texas metro area, according to a new report from Texas REALTORS®. Austin’s median home sales […]

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Want To Be a Broker? This Series Is for You

Apr 29, 2021

So, you want to be a Broker? Already one, but need help? MetroTex is offering a seven-part Broker Series in May aimed at small to mid-size independent brokerages. In this popular series, learn to: Set up a brokerage, hire agents, and retain agents Maintain an administrative checklist Implement efficient technologies such as zipForm’s Broker edition […]

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NAR: Housing Equality, Commercial Recovery Are Top Priorities

Apr 28, 2021

With racial equity at the forefront of American consciousness, the National Association of REALTORS® will focus the bulk of its policy priorities this year on improving equal access to housing, association leaders said Wednesday during NAR 360, a Facebook Live event serving as the unofficial kickoff of the virtual 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. Earlier this year, NAR […]

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Doing Business in Playa del Carmen

Apr 27, 2021

Do you or your clients want a vacation or second home on the Caribbean? Consider Playa del Carmen—home of world class beaches and water recreation, with easy access to jungle environments, ancient ruins and the famous cenotes! AMPI Playa del Carmen President, Francisco Pavon, and Past President, Vanessa Rios, will join us at the MetroTex […]

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Median Texas Home Price Up 13.4% in First Quarter of 2021

Apr 22, 2021

The median sales price of homes in Texas reached $274,300 in the first quarter this year, an increase of 13.4% over the same period last year, according to the 2021-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released Wednesday by Texas REALTORS®. “The demand for housing in Texas remained strong despite the winter storm in February and the pandemic,” said […]

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