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Dallas is home to one of country’s biggest concentrations of McMansions

There are mansions, and then there are McMansions. Dallas has them all.

To be sure, North Texas is heralded for its massive ranches and sprawling estates. But it turns out the Dallas area also is a mecca for McMansions.

According to a new ranking from Realtor.com, Dallas is the sixth most McMansion-y metro area among the country’s 150 biggest metros. That’s based on the percentage of homes for sale measuring at least 3,000 square feet.

Realtor.com’s research unearthed nearly 9,000 of these properties listed on the website, up 35 percent from two years ago. This represents about 40 percent of the Dallas-area homes on the market, Realtor.com says.

Realtor.com did acknowledge a limitation in its McMansion sleuthing...

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One Of A Kind Houses: Weekend Real Estate Roundup

DALLAS, TX — House hunters, rejoice! We’re back again with the Dallas Patch Real Estate Roundup, a weekly look at some of the most unique and coveted houses in the Big D. This week’s roundup includes updated remodels and brand new beauties to suit every price range. To see all of these houses and thousands more, visit Realtor.com.

This beautiful mid-century remodel with open floors and southern style sits in a prime, central location on Northaven Road. The layout offers dual living spaces and French door access go a spacious courtyard, a pool, White Rock Creek Trail and major roadways.

Quaint Space at 3505 Regent Drive

This open-floor plan home in Sparkman Club sits on a large corner lot on Regent Drive in Dallas...

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TX Fort Worth TX Zone Forecast

TX Fort Worth TX Zone Forecast for Friday, February 2, 2018

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333 AM CST Sat Feb 3 2018

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333 AM CST Sat Feb 3 2018

.TODAY…Partly sunny this morning…then becoming mostly cloudy.

Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the

mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

.SUNDAY…Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the

upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

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.SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Cold with lows around 40.

Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

.MONDAY…Cloudy. Highs around 60. East winds 5 to 10 mph

shifting to the south in the afternoon.

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New real estate firm has area offices

Gilmer real estate broker Cathy Daniels has established Texas Real Estate Executives, buying out a real estate office in Longview with a partner and opening an office in Daingerfield.

"We are planning on quite a few future expansions in the East Texas market as well as the Dallas area," Daniels said.

A broker for 11 years, Daniels said she decided to go independent because "it was time for me to do my own thing and build a new team."

Texas Real Estate Executives was founded in December and will maintain the office Daniels has occupied for 12 1/2 years at 117 Simpson St. in Gilmer.

On Jan. 4, she said, Daniels and business partner Heather Kelly bought out Skip Morton & Associates and renamed that office Texas Real Estate Executives Next Level Agents...

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Some Texas lawmakers are forgoing their pay during the government shutdown

Members of the Texas congressional delegation from both parties discuss funding for recovery from Harvey at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7, 2017. By Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune checked with all the Texans in Congress on Monday about whether they planned to forgo their pay during the shutdown which began Saturday. Ten have decided to withhold their pay or donate their paychecks to charity. One lawmaker, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, had no comment, per her spokeswoman.

The shutdown, which began early Saturday morning, was a result of Republicans and Democrats not reaching a compromise on spending, largely due to a stalemate over immigration policy.

"There’s no good reason why Members should receive pay during a #shutdown while fed e...

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Tips For Buying Dallas Texas Real Estate

If you’re in the market for a new home in Dallas Texas, there are many things you need to keep in mind. The last thing you should do is simply choose the cheapest home or the first “good” property that you see. There are many things that you should consider before buying a home. After all, purchasing a property would most likely be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life. So, we will now cover a few tips that you should keep in mind.

The first tip is that you should think about the needs of yourself and the needs of your family before you start looking at properties. Basically, you should know what you want and what type of property you’re looking for before you start your property search...

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