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Just the Facts: Dallas Area School Districts Pay Heavily in the Robin Hood School Tax

Dallas Area School Districts Pay Heavily in the Robin Hood School Tax Coppell and Highland Park Pay the Most Per Capita Property taxes continue to rise, but increasingly for taxpayers in North Texas, those dollars aren’t going to local school districts.  According to estimates from the Texas Education Agency for the 2018-19 school year, 25 D-FW school districts are expected to surrender $539 million back to the state through recapture, the mechanism designed to better balance school funding between “property-rich” and “property-poor” districts.  Statewide, the TEA estimates that 217 school districts will be subject to recapture for the upcoming school Read more
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Light Farms Plans New Neighborhood for Empty Nesters

By Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News Celina’s Light Farms community in Collin County, already one of North Texas’ most successful residential projects, hopes to woo older buyers with a new neighborhood. The 1,070-acre development is adding a phase of housing for active older residents. Called Sweetwater, the neighborhood will have single-story homes built by Taylor Morrison. Developer Republic Property Group says the subdivision will have building sites for 170 homes for baby boomers and empty nesters. “We believe the strongest and most-welcoming communities develop over time thanks to balance and diversity in all that they offer residents,” Tony Ruggeri, co-CEO Read more
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Just the Facts – Texas is CNBC’s Top State for Business in America in 2018

* Texas claims the top spot in CNBC’s 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings. * The energy sector is helping to turbocharge the $1.6 trillion Texas economy. * Texas has added more than 350,000 jobs in the past year. * Texas is home to some of America’s most important public and private companies, including giants like AT&T, ExxonMobil and Dell.   Riding the rising tide of energy prices—and the job growth that goes with it—Texas claims the top spot in CNBC’s 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings. This is familiar territory for the Lone Star State, which becomes Read more
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Just the Facts

Dallas Sets New Record – 13.7% Home Appreciation in February Dallas-area home prices were up 13.7 percent in February over the previous year, according to Zillow. Denver and Dallas led the country in home price increases in a new nationwide price comparison. Home prices in Denver were up 14.5 percent in February, and in the Dallas area prices were 13.7 percent higher than a year earlier, according to the new report by Zillow. Nationwide home values appreciated 4.3 percent annually in February to a median value of $184,600. This is still 5.9 percent below the record median home value set Read more
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New Home For Sale In Light Farms Celina TX: 5 Steps To A New Home

When you’re ready to buy a new home in North Texas, be sure you look at a new home for sale in Light Farms Celina TX.  Light Farms is a master-planned community twenty minutes north of Dallas that will make you feel like you’ve gone back to a time when neighbors knew and cared about each other, kids could walk safely to school and life seemed to move at a slower pace.  But before you start your search for a new home for sale in Light Farms Celina TX, there are a few steps you must take to prepare: 1 Read more
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New Homes For Sale Celina TX: A Great Place To Raise A Family

Finding new homes for sale Celina TX is easy when you have the help of a great realtor like Blair Taylor. Call (972) 457-3008 to get started with your new home search. If you want to get a jumpstart on what is available right now, browse our listings online at If you’re considering building a new home from scratch, we can help you determine the right builder for your needs today and in the future. Celina TX offers the best in both amenities and community so don’t delay your home search or move. Get started on the rest of Read more
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New Homes for Sale Celina TX: More Construction Means Better Deals

It’s a buyers’ market out there, with new homes for sale Celina TX being built at a rapid pace. Homeowners considering moving into the area will have their choice of existing homes, but new construction is booming and may soon provide most of the town’s homes for sale. New Homes for Sale Celina TX: A Small Town with New Master Planned Communities Celina is a town in Collin County, Texas. It’s currently experiencing rapid growth with new home construction and the addition of several stores and restaurants. Celina is a great place to live, regardless of your stage in life. Read more
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House for Sale in Light Farms, Celina, TX: A Better Planned Community

Prospective homeowners in North Texas should consider buying a new house for sale in Light Farms, Celina, TX. Light Farms offers all the perks of suburbia with the safety and camaraderie of a master-planned community. New House for Sale in Light Farms, Celina, TX: Enjoy Recreation Close to Home Light Farms offers the best of suburban living and on-site recreation options. It features 18 miles of hiking and biking trails, two basketball courts, three tennis courts and two bocce ball courts. A centrally-located volleyball court is under construction. Light Farms even has a pickle ball court located in their community tennis Read more
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Find Your Perfect House For Sale in Light Farms, Celina, TX

A house for sale in Light Farms, Celina, TX will be the perfect place to raise your family. You can remain close to Dallas while still experiencing the charm, comfort, and security of a gorgeous country suburb. However, sifting through endless listings on your own is time-consuming and frustrating. You know what you’re looking for, and you need a realtor who knows how to find it for you and streamline the process, so you can be in your new home as soon as possible. Call Blair Taylor today at (972) 457-3008 and spend your precious time looking at exactly the type of house Read more
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4 Cash-Savers When Buying a House for Sale in Light Farms, Celina, TX

There’s a house for sale in Light Farms Celina TX just for you, so don’t miss your opportunity to live in this beautiful neighborhood. If beautiful homes, a vibrant community atmosphere, and fantastic schools are what you’re looking for, stop by and give Light Farms a look. You’ll be charmed–we guarantee it. New home owners have to wrestle with an overwhelming amount of costs, though, and the balancing act is even harder if it’s your first time buying. Here are 4 simple ways to save some money when you buy a new house. Appliance Wisdom Appliance insurance can be a Read more