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Is Texas Too Expensive? Many Locals Can't Even Buy A Home

The cost of living in Texas is skyrocketing. Therefore, many people earning minimum wage are priced out of the real estate market. According to the 2021-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report issued by Texas Realtors, the median sales price of homes in Texas reached $274,300 in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 13.4% over the same period last year. Quoting Marvin Jolly, chairman of Texas Realtors:
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Austin is heating up because everyone wants a piece of this new American dream. Young professionals are flocking Austin from left, right, and middle in search of a better life. Billionaires, millionaires, venture capitalists, and other investors are keeping tabs on Austin. Many are looking for a way in and the right moment to start the next chapter in their business journey.
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Lagoon Mania Spreads Across North Texas

The developer Megatel Homes, which is already building “lagoon communities” in West Dallas and McKinney, said yesterday it’s bringing the lagoon craze to Forney. The $800 million Bellagio Lagoon project a little north of Interstate 20 just off FM741 will include 400 homes hitting the market in the $350,000 to $600,000 range with various amenities and a restaurant and bla bla bla—let’s talk lagoons.
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Report: Texas is third most popular state for international homebuyers

AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — International homebuyers accounted for $4.9 billion in home sales in Texas between April 2020 and March 2021, making the state the third most popular destination for homebuyers from outside the U.S, according to a new report from Texas Realtors. Texas has held the No. 3...
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Texas third most popular state for international homebuyers

Nearly 10,000 homes in Texas totaling $4.9 billion were bought up by international buyers between April 2020 and March 2021, according to a report from Texas Realtors. Texas ranked third in the country, trailing Florida and California, for most popular states for buyers from outside of the U.S. The report...
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Lower Property Taxes Coming to Texas Side Residents

During Monday nights City Council Meeting, members proposed a vote to approve the new 2022 Fiscal Year Budget, which includes lowering the property tax rate by $.05 cents. Kristin Peeples, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Texarkana, Texas addressed Board Members, citing several changes that were made to the budget since the last meeting in August. After researching and discussing the proposed lower tax rate for the new Fiscal year, it was determined that this would be the first time the Council could lower rates since 2001. The current rate is $.70 cents, and with the adoption of the new Fiscal Year Budget the tax rate will be lowered to $.65 cents. With the adoption of the budget, houses that are valued at $100,000 will see a decrease in property taxes by at least $50. The Budget was approved during the meeting, and the Fiscal Year is set to start on October 1st, 2021 and will go through September 2022.
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