NEW YORK, NY – Many of the leading U.S. metropolitan areas for commercial and multifamily construction starts showed reduced activity in 2017 compared to levels reported during 2016, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Of the top ten markets ranked by the dollar amount of construction starts, seven registered declines, one was essentially unchanged, and just two showed greater activity in 2017. For the metropolitan areas ranked 11 through 20, the 2017 performance was more evenly balanced, with four reporting declines, one essentially unchanged, and five reporting gains. At the national level, the volume of commercial and multifamily construction starts was $194.7 billion, down 7% from 2016, although still 8% above the amount reported for 2015. Continue reading “Multifamily Construction Starts Settled Back in Many of the Top U.S. Metropolitan Markets in 2017”
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Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, a proud sponsor of Make-A-Wish®, hosted a wish reveal party for 10-year-old wish kid Payton of Lake Dallas, who suffers from cerebral infarction. After announcing an initial donation of $150,000 to Make-A-Wish, Service Experts, one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning companies, surprised Payton with some exciting news.
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Service Experts CEO Scott Boose and other members of the Make-A-Wish sponsor’s team in Dallas joined with the 501st Legion to reveal 4th grader Payton’s wish. (Photo: Business Wire) Continue reading “Make-A-Wish® Sponsor Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Reveals Wish to Dallas Fourth Grader”
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Renters became the majority in nearly a quarter of the largest US cities in the decade between 2006 and 2016.
Over those 10 years, rentership growth outpaced homeownership in nearly all of the most populous US cities, according to a report released last week by the listing site RentCafe.
Some 22 of the 100 largest cities became renter-majority between 2006 and 2016, bringing the total of renter-dominated cities to 42. The increase was so pronounced that it was only slightly below the total national population growth recorded during that decade. Continue reading “Homeowners just became the minority in these US cities”
Plano-based Green Brick Partners (Nasdaq: GRBK) plans to build more than 1,000 homes in three master-planned communities in the fast-growing Frisco community. The homes will have a build-out value of more than $500 million.
The North Texas suburb is one of the most dynamic markets for home lot development in Dallas-Fort Worth, which is why Green Brick Partners is banking on the city, said CEO Jim Brickman.
The building will feature a 1,500-seat multi-purpose performance hall and art gallery.
PLANO, TX—Residents approved a Plano Independent School District bond proposal, allowing for $63.6 million toward the Plano ISD Performing Arts Center. The center is part of a larger $94.3 million investment being made by the school district in fine arts-related projects, GlobeSt.com learns.
PLANO, TX — Whether your engineering field is civil, electronic or management, we’ve got job options for you. Our Plano Patch Job Board, compiled with help from our friends at ZipRecruiter, has 260 engineering jobs in different fields with in 10 miles of Plano.
It’s not too late to claim a New Year’s Resolution; this year, resolve to find your dream job close to home. Here are the top engineering jobs in and around Plano.
Big building sales, more ground breakings and strong leasing activity marked 2017 as another banner year for North Texas real estate.
With close to 100,000 jobs added in Dallas-Fort Worth this year, demand for all kinds of real estate grew in the area.
Openings of major new developments including the Dallas Cowboy’s Star in Frisco and Plano’s Legacy West brought an end to some major construction projects.
Chedana Chitralehkha was last seen riding a red mountain bike. She may have been in the area of Brand Road, East Renner Road and East FM 544, police said.
She was wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Additional details were not immediately available.
Anyone who sees Chedana is asked to call 911.
PLANO, TX — Are you looking to be the next owner of a multi million-dollar estate in Plano? Plano Patch partnered up with Realtor.com to bring you the five most expensive mansions in Plano. For the right price, you could make each of these homes your own today!
BATON ROUGE, La. – In the days after Texas A&M blew a 34-point lead in the Aggies’ season opener at UCLA, a longtime A&M insider told the Chronicle, “Remember the name Jimbo Fisher.”
In the couple of months since, the insider and eventually others have not wavered in their belief that the sought-after Florida State coach will succeed Kevin Sumlin at A&M.