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Author Archives: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

Some Markets Go from Hardest Hit to Healthiest

Eight years has made all the difference in several single-family housing markets that were affected most by the recession. Many of these markets now rank among the healthiest, one analysis reported.

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Breaking Down Housing for 2017

A sector-by-sector look at the housing industry from the perspective of those who know it best. Editor's note: This special print feature originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of DS News.

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Does the Latest Jobs Data Pose Challenges to Homeowners?

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The headline numbers in the latest Employment Situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has left industry experts to speculate what the effect of the data will be for housing.

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Bank of America Nearly Fulfills Settlement Obligation

Bank of America has until August 2018 to pay off its consumer relief obligation under its August 2014 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and six states. But it appears that the bank will pay off that obligation two years before the deadline.

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Housing Market Has Room to Run in the New Year

The year 2016 was the best for home sales in a decade by many counts. But 2017 may turn out somewhat differently due to some recent changes in the market.

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New Treasury Secretary Pick Outlines Plans for Dodd-Frank

Multiple media outlets including CNNMoney and the New York Times reported on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin as his new Treasury Secretary.

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Building an Effective Acquisition Strategy

When it comes to acquiring single-family properties, whether you are a traditional fix-and-flipper or you intend to buy-and-hold for rent, an effective acquisition strategy is necessary for investors to succeed.

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