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Dallas dodges list of Amazon HQ2 ‘biggest losers’

The Dallas-Fort Worth area may or may not ultimately win Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, but at least North Texas has escaped a list of “biggest losers” for the highly coveted project.

Toronto, Los Angeles and Miami were tagged with that distinction in an Op-Ed published Wednesday in The Daily Caller, a conservative news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C.

Twenty metro areas have made it to the second phase of the selection process for Seattle-based Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.

The Daily Caller knocked Toronto for its lack of incentives and, well, just generally being in Canada.

The publication dinged Los Angeles for high taxes, onerous regulations and a housing crisis.

Miami made the biggest-loser list because it lacks a major research universi...

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Physical Rehabilitation Network Opens New Clinic in McKinney, TX Under the Vista Rehab Partners Brand – Dallas Business Journal

MCKINNEY, Texas, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), announced the opening of their newest physical therapy clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The McKinney clinic is located at 3565 Lakota Trail, Suite 100, and is the 19th clinic lead by Craig Rettke, PT, MBA, founder of Vista Rehab Partners. In addition to Vista’s full spectrum of outpatient orthopedic rehab services, the clinic will also offer specialties of trigger point dry needling, spinal manipulation, joint specific mobilizations, myofascial release, and management of chronic cervicogenic, cluster, and tension related headaches.

The clinic will be directed by Bobby Curtis, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, RKC, who was previously the director of Vista Rehab of Mesquite...

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Ratings firm raises red flag about D-FW home prices

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Dallas-Fort Worth is one of most overvalued home markets in the country, a top Wall Street analyst warns.

In it most dire warning yet about the rate of North Texas home price gains, Fitch Ratings says that home prices in the D-FW area are as much as 19 percent overstated.

"The Dallas housing market has shown the most significant overheating in the last two years and is now 15 percent to 19 percent overvalued," Fitch managing director Grant Bailey said in a new report. "Overvalued markets are more likely to experience a slowdown in price growth, or a price correction."

Fitch Ratings has been warning about overheating in the local real estate market since 2015.

During that time the analyst’s estimate of overvaluation has steadily increased.

"Fitch estimates that approximat...

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How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey?

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last summer, many housing experts worried what the megastorm’s effect on the market would be. Turns out, their fears of a wounded market were needless.

"Despite the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kaki Lybbert, Chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, “the Texas housing market had a very strong fourth quarter, helping solidify 2017 as another record-breaking year in Texas real estate.”

According to the 2017 Texas Real Estate Year in Review report from the Texas Association of Realtors, home sales volume and home prices in the Lone Star State reached all-time highs for the third year in a row last year. Overall, Texas home sales jumped 4 percent, with 336,502 homes sold statewide...

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Texas Premier Locksmith Offers Complimentary Security Consultations to Dallas Homeowners in March 2018 – The Business Journals

DALLAS, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Homeowners today face a wide range of security threats. There are innumerable solutions available to meet these challenges, but it can be tough to sort through the choices and design just the right security solution for an individual home. To help with these decisions, Texas Premier Locksmith is offering complimentary home security consultations for all Dallas homeowners throughout March 2018.

Home Security Hardware
Home security hardware comes in many assorted styles, but all can be loosely categorized into three basic types. Although every home and family are unique, most homeowners find that choosing products from two or all three categories provides the most complete security.

Door Locks: Door locks run the gamut from traditional deadbolts to ...

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Dallas Doctor Talks Opioids, Substance Abuse

DALLAS, TX — The faces of drug addiction rarely match up with the stereotype. Signs of a person with a substance abuse disorder are often subtle, which is why people with these disorders suffer in silence. And contrary to popular belief, anyone from any background can have substance abuse issues.

Doctor Ralph Cox has been in the medical field for 35 years. But in the past 10 years, he has found his calling working with people struggling with substance abuse disorders.

C0x works for Pathway Healthcare, a treatment and recovery clinic in Dallas. The clinic is a one-of-a-kind treatment center in terms of Dallas’ approach to substance abuse.

That’s because it’s a comprehensive program that combines counselors and doctors together under the same roof...

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DFW-Based Sunet Group LLC Affiliates With Century 21 Real Estate Franchise System – Houston Business Journal

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sunet Group LLC announced today that it has joined the CENTURY 21® Franchise System and will now do business as CENTURY 21 Sunet Group. The company will continue to provide full-service real estate services to buyers and sellers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and it will now benefit from the world-class marketing, agent learning and educational resources, and technology and productivity tools provided through its affiliation with the iconic CENTURY 21 brand.

"CENTURY 21 Sunet Group is an unparalleled example of the success that is possible when agents commit to understanding the distinct needs of their buyers and sellers," said Nick Bailey, president and chief executive officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC...

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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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National Weather Service Fort Worth TX

333 AM CST Sat Feb 3 2018

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Dallas-

Including the city of Dallas

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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