North Texas builders scrambling to meet a flood of buyers have boosted home starts to the highest level in more than a decade.
Dallas-Fort Worth single-family home starts soared by more than 34% in the third quarter from a year earlier, rising in the face of the pandemic and recession. Builders started almost 13,000 local houses during the just-completed quarter, according to just-released data from Residential Strategies Inc.
“Back when the pandemic hit, we were bracing for a pretty tough summer with all the job loss,” said Ted Wilson, principal for the Dallas-based housing consultant. “But everything opened up in May with strong sales and it has continued onward.
“It’s pretty amazing considering the backdrop of COVID.”
Wilson said the third-quarter D-FW home starts were the strongest since
ROYAL PALM BEACH — Taking advantage of this prolonged stretch at home to make some changes to your surroundings?
You’re not alone, and the staff of the South Florida Fair wants to help.
The Home Improvement and More Show is Oct. 23-25 at the fairgrounds’ Expo Center, 9067 Southern Blvd. The event features more than 60 vendors across 35 categories related to home improvement, said Tim Pachis, corporate sales manager for the South Florida Fair.
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The show will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Cindy Korn, 25, from Singleton, NSW, shares her true story;
Breathing deeply, I rubbed my aching baby bump and moaned.
“You need to call the hospital,” my partner, Beau, urged.
I rolled my eyes and waved him away.
“It’s too soon,” I argued. “They’ll only send me home.”
Forty weeks and five days into my pregnancy, I’d gone into labour.
It was 5am and I’d been experiencing contractions for three hours, but they were still spaced out, sometimes only coming every 10 minutes.
When I gave birth to our son, Dylan, four, I was in labour for 38 hours, so I