Nationwide foreclosure starts rise for first time in 3 years

Foreclosure starts increased by less than 1 percent year-over-year in July after 36 consecutive months of decreases, according to Attom Data Solutions.

Opendoor temporarily caps offers in Dallas-Fort Worth at $300,000

Opendoor, the popular iBuyer startup launched in 2014, will temporarily stop making offers on houses over $300,000 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

HUD approves $5B Hurricane Harvey recovery plan for Texas

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday the approval of a $5 billion disaster recovery plan for Texas.

Don’t mess with Texas — its population is the fastest growing in the US

Texas and its strong business engine seems to be successfully wooing growing numbers of the population to its larger cities such as San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth.

Warren Buffet’s HomeServices of America to acquire Ebby Halliday

Ebby Halliday, the largest independent brokerage in North Texas is set to combine forces with industry juggernaut HomeServices of America, a spokesperson for Ebby Halliday confirmed to Inman on Tuesday morning.

What’s the no. 1 thing you’d change about the real estate industry?

Improving industry leadership would be at the top of the wish list for many, as would raising the barriers to entry to becoming an agent in the field, increased transparency, and better benefit offerings from brokerages …

How would Amazon’s HQ2 impact your city’s housing market?

It is safe to say the millennial outlook on preferred locations for living and working has had a big impact on corporate America, and subsequently the commercial and residential real estate market …

LBJ’s former Texas country estate hits the market for $2.8M

For $2.8 million, you’ll be able to live like a president — not at The White House, but at former president Lyndon B. Johnson’s 3,980 square-foot estate situated on 142 acres of land in the Texas Hill Country …

Police still searching for killer of Abilene, TX, Realtor

It’s been just over a year since 54-year-old Tom Niblo, formerly vice president at Abilene, Texas, brokerage Senter Realtors, was gunned down in his home in a vicious killing that left his brokerage reeling …

Ex-husband indicted in Realtor Crystal McDowell’s murder

A Texas man charged with strangling his ex-wife, a Realtor in Houston, was indicted last Thursday, according to The Houston Chronicle. A Chambers County grand jury leveled the murder charge against Steven McDowell nearly three months after Crystal McDowell, a beloved Realtor with Virginia Malone & Associates, went missing on Aug. 25 during the hours leading up to historic Hurricane Harvey’s destructive landfall …