Why DFW is the Fastest Growing Metroplex in the Nation (And What It Means for Investors)

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 11, 2018

When they say everything’s bigger in Texas, they really aren’t kidding. Just to give you a real glimpse into the size of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, let us give you some quick comparisons. The metroplex itself encompasses 9,286 square miles, making it larger than both Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. It includes 13 Texas counties and boasts a population of roughly 7.4 million as of the 2017 census estimate.

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Topics: Dallas real estate, dfw metroplex

An Analysis of Dallas Investment Real Estate for Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Nov 9, 2016

While Houston was the market in Texas that garnered the most attention in recent years for being the hottest market around, it wasn’t the only star of the show in the Lone Star state—not by far! Texas has been home to several real estate champions: Houston, Austin, and, you guessed it: Dallas.

All three cities rank in the top five real estate markets in the nation, and Dallas actually ranks ninth in the world for investments. It’s not just a seller’s market, it’s a landlord’s marke, and many real estate professionals are calling DFW one of the hottest real estate markets seen in decades.

Naturally, that’s not the full story. There are a lot of questions left unanswered about Dallas’s real estate market. How big was the impact of the oil crash? What’s the economic landscape like? Where’s the trajectory headed? What’s the long-term outlook for investors? Are rapidly increasing property prices creating a bubble?

What is the best course of action for investors who want to strike on Dallas real estate?

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Topics: Dallas real estate

5 Key Summer Updates on Dallas Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Things are cooking in Dallas-Ft. Worth! For all of the fears surrounding the Texas real estate market in 2016 due to the flagging energy sector, real estate has refused to flinch. Overall, the success seen in Dallas real estate has been nothing short of astounding—but not without its lingering questions, concerns, and pain points.

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Topics: Dallas real estate

Dallas Rises Into Top 5 Real Estate Markets for 2016

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Big news for Dallas. While Houston has been in the spotlight for the past few years, it’s Dallas-Ft. Worth that’s on everyone’s radar for 2016!

DFW landed on Zillow’s Top Ten Hottest Housing Markets for 2016 list, and came in third: only behind Denver and Seattle. Dallas isn’t just highly regarded by Zillow: Dallas ranked fourth hottest market by Realtor.com in December, up from it’s fifth place spot the previous month. 

What’s made Dallas so hot? What are experts saying about 2016? Let’s take a look!

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Topics: Dallas real estate

Dallas Real Estate Rises to Top Market to Watch

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Houston has been the top dog in real estate investing for awhile now...but could that title be usurped by its sister Texas city, Dallas? Signs are pointing to big things for Dallas real estate and real estate investors are taking note. A survey of 1,500 real estate professionals said they wouldn’t be as likely to put their money in those big cities that are slowly losing their luster—New York City, San Francisco, and the like. No, the survey ranked the Dallas-Fort Worth area number one overall, and just second for investors.

So what’s making Dallas real estate so hot? As one of the strongest markets out there right now, it’s important for investors to understand the why. 

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Topics: Dallas Invest, Dallas real estate

A Look Back at the Summer of Dallas Real Estate!

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

As we move on towards September and anticipate cooler weather, let’s take the chance to reflect on the temperature of the real estate markets that we’ve chosen to invest in. We’ve already covered Memphis and Houston, and now our attention turns to Dallas!

Similar to Houston, Dallas’ economy is affected by the state of the oil industry and, despite some recent lows, it hasn’t done much in the way of slowing Dallas real estate down.

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Topics: Dallas real estate

What Is Trending In Dallas Real Estate Investing...

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Like its sister city Houston, all signs in Dallas are pointing to a great year in real estate. While the Dallas-Fort Worth boom has attracted a little less attention than Houston’s, it’s no less significant. They both felt softer effects from the recession and, now that the economy is picking back up, are at the forefront of recovering markets.

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Topics: PPMG of Texas, Dallas real estate

7 Facts 'Why We LOVE' Dallas Real Estate Investing

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Dec 8, 2014

When we as real estate investors turn our eyes to a new region to invest in, it’s important for us to investigate the area. After all, we’re putting a lot of time, energy and capital towards real estate investing — shouldn’t we know what we’re getting into?

At Memphis Invest, when we looked to open a new market, Dallas was the no-brainer market for our company.  We were highly familiar with the state of Texas and the positives that went beyond just "real estate" were readily apparent.  The state was growing in both poulation and jobs.  The MIMI Index from Freddie Mac was super strong indicating some of the top markets were in Texas.  Both Dallas and Houston were showing up as markets set to explode in investor activity.  Look like we were right.  BUt we had one other reason.

Nothing beats the knowledge that comes from actually living there.  Our family was raised in Texas and if you ask me, I still claim to be a Texan even though I operate out of Memphis, TN.  There is something about having intimate knowledge of markets that make for smart investing.   However, that doesn’t mean investors need to be in the dark when it comes to remote investing.  It just means you have to be smart about who you listen to!

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Topics: real estate investing, Dallas Invest, Dallas real estate

3 Reasons Dallas is a Leader in the Real Estate Market

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

The Dallas-Fort Worth area of the Lone Star state is in the running as one of the best real estate markets in the country for 2015. Dallas-Fort Worth, along with sister cities Houston and Austin, were highlighted in the Emerging Trends in Real Estate report by the Urban Land Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers for their strong real estate fundamentals that set investors up for an excellent year.

We love Dallas as a company.  And....many of you may not know that all three of the Clothier bothers were born in the DFW metro-plex and spent many of our early years in the area.  We still have family, friends and business associates there so Dallas was a natural market for our company to grow into.  And speaking of growth...

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Topics: Dallas Invest, Dallas real estate

Job Markets Are Driving Real Estate

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Strong Job Markets Equal Strong Real Estate Markets

Real estate investing, at least investing successfully, has always been about finding good opportunities and understanding what is driving that opportunity.  We always hear about investors who land the big deal and take home an enormous payday.  Sometimes those scenarios are luck and others they are a mix of luck and skill.  

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Topics: Memphis real estate, real estate investing, Top U.S. Job Markets, Dallas real estate