DFW New Home Construction Starts Increase 60% in First Quarter From Year Ago

With new homes sales still declining, down more than 20% from 2009 levels, Dallas home builders are betting big that sales will rebound soon. Starting 60% more new homes in the first quarter of 2010 than they did in 2009, are home builders betting too big, or is this number of starts insignificant in a …

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A Guide To Incentives For Green Built Homes

Beyond the health and environmental benefits of living in a green home, many local and state governments, utility companies and other entities across the country offer rebates, tax breaks and other incentives for adding eco-friendly elements to your house. As a Certified Green Building Professional - and one who believes strongly in building green homes …

Woodall Rodgers Park: Dallas Takes A Giant Step Towards Becoming A World-Class City

Three attributes seemingly shared by all world class cities are outstanding public parks, transportation and neighborhood connectivity. In building Woodall Rodgers Park, Dallas improves all three. In September, Dallas broke ground on a park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets. The park creates tremendous connectivity between Downtown Dallas and Uptown – …

Moody’s Says US Debt Could Test AAA Rating

Even before massive costs of socialized medicine are piled on, crushing deficits being amassed by Obama and the Democrats are leading the United States to a downgrade of its AAA credit rating. The gold-plated credit rating of the United States may be at risk as the nation copes with growing debt. According to Moody's, even …