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(Sandy) Alex G shares “Hope” video and announces North American tour

Tonje Thilesen

(Sandy) Alex G has shared a new song from his upcoming album House of Sugar. "Hope" is accompanied by a creepy video of a puppet dancing to the song and can be streamed below. It follows “Gretel” from the Philadelphia indie rock singer-songwriter’s new record, which is due out on September 13.

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Along with “Hope”, (Sandy) Alex G has also announced a headline tour through North America, the U.K., and EU beginning October 2019. Tickets for the dates below will be on sale Friday July 19, at 10 a.m. local time.

You can read the FADER cover story with (Sandy) Alex G here.

(Sandy) Alex G U.S., U.K., and E.U. tour dates:

Thu 10/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Fri 10/18 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Sat 10/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Sun 10/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Tue 10/22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Wed 10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Fri 10/25 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Sat 10/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Sun 10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
Tue 10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Wed 10/30 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
Fri 11/01 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sat 11/02 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
Sun 11/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue 11/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Wed 11/06 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Fri 11/08 – St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Sat 11/09 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Sun 11/10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Tue 11/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Thu 11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Fri 11/15 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
Sat 11/16 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
Sun 11/17 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat 11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Fri 02/07 – Liverpool, UK @ Phase One
Sat 02/08 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
Sun 02/09 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
Mon 02/10 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Wed 02/12 – London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH)
Fri 02/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Sat 02/15 – Brighton, UK @ TheOld Market

Mon 02/17 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Tue 02/18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonda)
Thu 02/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (SkyBar)
Sat 02/22 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Mon 02/24 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom
Tue 02/25 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu 02/27 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz (Sala 3)
Fri 02/28 – Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol
Mon 03/02 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Wed 03/04 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
Thu 03/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Fri 03/06 – Groningen, NL @ Vera

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Marcus Hiles: The Need for Housing in Rowlett, Texas Opens Up Opportunities for Property Developers

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / July 8, 2019 / A study on the North Texas suburb of Rowlett finds a growing need for housing options as the population in the region continues to reach top growth rates each year. In the area there is an expected demand for 55,000+ housing units over the next 20 years based on the state of Rowlett’s current economic and population growth. This need for housing has Texas property developers investing in the region to build out single family house, housing complexes and rental communities.

One market with a growing demand is in apartment rentals which will increase to an expected 15,000 units by 2039. This spark in the area’s value has property developers investing in all forms of housing projects, many with construction already in the works. Leading Texas property firm Western Rim Properties has recently completed two new Rowlett projects earlier this year that will introduce nearly 1,000 units combined. The properties that opened their doors in spring 2019 are positioned around Rowlett’s popular Lakefront destination of Lake Hubbard, home to some of the city’s most desirable real estate for both developers and residents.

Along with these Rowlett additions, another one of the projects for WRP in the area, The Mansions at Bayside is a 448-unit property started development in early 2018 and is expected to begin renting this fall. Described as a luxury, urban-style community, The Mansions is also positioned on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard and will offer unique housing options that Rowlett has not previously had. Situated just 19 miles northeast of Dallas, the suburb community is tucked between the city of Garland and Lake Ray Hubbard and gains its popularity after the network of business and professional opportunities the community has fostered for its residents.

"Rowlett, Texas is one of the many locations across the state that is experiencing a growing interest from a diverse group of demographics who want to live in close proximity to large metro areas while also benefiting from community style suburbs." shares Western Rim Properties’ CEO and Founder, Marcus Hiles.

A city that was reported to have over $1 billion in property development projects last year alone, Rowlett continues to become a magnet for those looking for the city meets suburb lifestyle in an area that presents long-term opportunity. With rising property values, housing availability and the benefits that come with living around the DFW metroplex, Rowlett is bringing in more investors and residents and will only continue to grow as its position in the state’s economy rises.

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The Dallas Real Estate Market Has Cooled Off. Don’t Panic.


Mike and Tracy Voegtle are not getting back into the Dallas housing market anytime soon. Who can blame them? It took months of constant searching for the couple to find their Far North Dallas home back in 2013. That year, the local residential property market was the hottest it had ever been. Cash offers were being made for homes all over the area. Prices soared higher by the day. Supply was limited. Demand seemed endless.

That meant the Voegtles had to drag their three boys to multiple open houses on the weekends and face disappointment as they lost out on the first six houses they bid on. Finally, they landed a four-bedroom, four-bath place near Brentfield Elementary.

As the Dallas housing market has stayed hot in the years since, the Voegtles’ house has appreciated significantly, even though the only major change they have made was putting in a pool. But something else has changed in the Voegtles’ neighborhood. “For Sale” signs are standing on lawns a lot longer than they used to.

“The housing market around us feels like it is slowing down a bit,” says Mike, an architect with Dallas’ 5G Studio. “We’re seeing houses sitting on the market for a long time now, for months, even. That didn’t happen a few years ago.”

In fact, the average days on the market for a house in North Texas is now 53—the highest it has been since the Voegtles bought theirs. That’s just one of the many signs that the once white-hot Dallas housing market has finally begun to cool down.

Strength in the Numbers

Don’t panic. This is not a bust. It is not a crash. If you are a homeowner in the Dallas area, you will not have to start making your belt out of cardboard. Prices overall are still increasing. First-quarter home prices in North Texas increased 1.4 percent over their level in 2018, according to the National Association of Realtors.

That was the smallest price gain in the area since 2011. In 2011, the median home price in North Texas was $150,000. Today, it is $254,300. So if area price increases have slowed, does that mean that $254,300 is something like the top of what has been a huge upward sales market here?

Not according to Zillow. It’s dubbed the Dallas market “cool,” but it’s also calling for a 7.5 percent rise in the median home price this year. That’s only half the 14.2 percent rise last year. But it still means the market is on an upward trajectory.

The reason for that is simple. There are jobs here, and tens of thousands of people are still moving to this area looking to land those jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 102,500 new jobs were created here in 2018. That helped cut the local unemployment rate to 3.3 percent as this story was going to print—lower than the 3.9 percent national average. There are 3.7 million people in this area going to work every day now.

Some of those people are new. About 130,000 people moved into the Dallas and Fort Worth area just last year alone. Some experts figure that about a third of those people want to buy a house. That’s a lot of new demand on top of whatever demand already existed before those 40,000 people dropped into this market.

The bottom line? “Home prices this year will still probably go up in Dallas-Fort Worth,” says Jim Gaines, chief economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. “But they’re not going up as fast. In economics terms, we call what is happening a ‘reversion to norm.’ The market is going back to its normal pace of activity. Instead of being in a state of exuberance where prices go up 10 percent annually, they’ll return to going up 3 or 4 percent.”

For homeowners, it seems like good news that the demand is still out there and prices are still climbing. But, then, what’s the deal with those lingering “For Sale” signs in Mike Voegtle’s neighborhood?

Price Fatigue

As every Econ 101 student knows (or ought to know), when demand is high and supply is low—both phrases describe the overall North Texas housing market—prices go up. And, sure enough, whether you ask Zillow or the National Association of Realtors or just about anyone else, prices here are continuing to rise.

Sales, however, are not really going up. In January there were about 15,254 homes listed for sale in a part of the Dallas area that includes Plano and many other northern communities and Irving and other western cities. In April there were about 18,012 homes listed. That, in real estate agent-speak, is about three months of inventory, meaning that, if no new houses were listed for sale for the next three months, the existing level of demand would consume all the current listings and there’d be no more homes left to buy here. There are, of course, new listings coming online all the time—both for new homes and existing homes. Dallas leads the nation in number of new homes under construction. In 2018, construction began on 34,523 new homes here, up almost 3 percent from the year before. Houston ranked second to Dallas with 30,206. No other city reached 30,000 “home starts,” as they’re called.

Even so, Dallas still has only about three months of inventory on hand, well down from levels seen earlier this decade. Said in fewer words: supply is tight. Demand is high. So why are sales flat and why are price increases slowing? Many experts offer the same explanation: the prices are too damn high.

“There has been some price fatigue,” Gaines says. “People are looking at what they’re being asked to pay and there’s a little more resistance from buyers. If they’re not getting exactly what they want, they’re not buying it at all.”

Little wonder, then, that 61 percent of Dallas-area residents (an increasing number of whom are young people in the early phases of their careers) are now renters and not owners.

Jeff Duffey, who runs Jeff Duffey & Associates, a real estate firm that handles both existing and new home sales in Dallas, thinks that too many sellers believe Dallas is experiencing a boom market that gives them total control over pricing. “For example,” he says, “two to three years ago, it was hard to find many homes in North Dallas that were listed between $400,000 and $600,000. Now I can show someone homes for five straight weekends and still not go through all of the active listings in that price range. Sellers who have overpriced their homes or who think they don’t need to go through the trouble to fix up their homes for sale are watching their properties sit on the market. Buyers don’t want those homes and they don’t need them.”

But some potential buyers may also simply not be able to afford what’s on the market in many neighborhoods. Since 2012, prices in the Dallas market are up more than 60 percent. Fitch Ratings, a credit analysis firm, says the Dallas market is one of the more overvalued in the country and that prices are 15 percent higher than what they should be based on the growth of the area’s population, income, and average rental prices. The median income in North Texas has gone up a lot in the last 10 years, jumping from $58,025 to $67,382. That’s 16 percent. Median home prices in the same time period are up 70 percent.

“There are a whole bunch of houses now that are priced in higher price points—price points that a lot of people can’t afford,” says Paige Shipp, regional director in Dallas-Fort Worth for Metrostudy, a real estate research firm.

The National Association of Home Builders has crunched numbers that tell the same story on affordability here. The NAHB puts together a quarterly Housing Opportunity Index—a ranking of the percentage of total homes for sale that are considered affordable to the typical family. In Dallas a decade ago, the NAHB’s Index found that 75.7 percent of the homes were affordable. That rating increased a year later, peaking at 79.9 percent in the first quarter of 2010. But it has fallen sharply in recent years, sinking to just 45.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, then rebounding slightly to 52.4 percent in the first quarter of this year.

Affordability isn’t just a problem in Dallas. It’s a major issue in many big markets today, like San Francisco. Still, the national affordability index average is 61 percent—higher than overall affordability in Dallas.

Builders have started to address buyer concerns about affordability by hanging drywall on thousands of new homes priced between $250,000 and $350,000. Metrostudy says one-quarter of all new home construction in the area is in that price range. A handful of those homes are townhouses located in Dallas. But most are more traditional single-family houses in communities far from the center city, with price points in the $250,000 to $350,000 range.

Examples include Sandbrock Ranch in Aubrey and Union Park in Little Elm—new developments popping up around U.S. 380 in Denton County. “Highway 380 is hot as a firecracker,” says Bill Shaddock, a partner in Shaddock Development Co. and CEO/owner of Capital Title of Texas.

For those who aren’t interested in seeing the pop of that affordable, exurban firecracker—and all the issues of sprawl that go with it—the Dallas area still has plenty to offer buyers and sellers, even as the market reverts to some of its former norms. “This is the first time in my career I’ve been able to say to my sellers that if they do certain things to their homes and are careful with how they price it, they will absolutely sell the home in a week,” Duffey says. “That’s not a guarantee real estate agents are normally willing to make, but I know that the buyers are still out there, and they’re ready to make a deal.”


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‘War Zone’: Dallas Crane Collapses Onto Apartment Building

Image shows a crane that fell Sunday on an apartment building in Dallas. (Shaban Athuman/Dallas Morning News ViaAP)

DALLAS, TX — A crane collapsed onto an apartment building in Old East Dallas and at least one person is dead, according to reports. Graphic video posted on social media showed multiple floors also collapsed when the crane fell. Several cars fell, landing on top of each other amongst the debris field.

Video shot by Twitter user @soph_daigle shows the moment high winds seem to push the crane over.

"Oh my God! The crane is falling over," she shouts. "Oh my God! Oh my God, you guys."

A second video showed the aftermath. Firefighters can be seen rushing someone away from the scene on a gurney. Four cars were covered with debris from a severely damaged building that saw its roof and several floors caved in. To the untrained eye, the structure seemed as if it could give way at any moment.

"It’s absolute chaos," the man who shot the video can be heard saying. He later described what he was seeing as a "war zone."


Jason Evans, a spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, told NBC News that six people were hurt. Five of them were in serious or critical condition and the sixth was treated at a hospital and released. Emergency responders found a woman inside the Elan City Lights apartments, the Morning News reported. She was later declared dead. The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released.

The crane fell as strong winds, heavy rain and hail battered parts of North Texas, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans told the Dallas Morning News. Initially he said two people were hospitalized but later acknowledged the total wasn’t known.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the region until 7 p.m. Sunday. Heavy rains, damaging winds and large hail were possible, and a flood advisory was issued for parts of the region until 5 p.m.

Warning: Video contains graphic images and language.

NEW VIDEO from an eyewitness at the apartment complex on the east side of the Dallas skyline badly damaged by a falling crane in this afternoon’s severe thunderstorm. (Warning about the language.)— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) June 9, 2019
I got a video of the crane collapsing in Dallas. I hope everyone’s ok— it was terrifying to watch— sophie daigle (@soph_daigle) June 9, 2019

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Dallas crane collapse: Apartment building deemed totally unusable

The Dallas apartment complex that suffered damage from a crane collapse has been deemed "totally unusable," and residents will be refunded their security deposits and June rent.

Two days after the tragic accident that left one woman, 29-year-old Kiersten Smith, dead, officials told residents they will be allowed back in to retrieve their belongings, but they will no longer be able to reoccupy their apartments.

According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, apartment complex management will arrange for moving trucks to facilitate the move.

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Greystar, the apartment management company, is meeting with City of Dallas officials to determine the safest options to remove the personal belongings and vehicles of all the residents, according to a letter issued to residents Tuesday.

No determination has been made regarding the removal of the crane from the property, according to DFR. Three people remain in the hospital.

Sunday’s tragedy marked the ninth crane accident death in North Texas since 2012, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. From 2011 to 2015, Texas had about four times more crane-related deaths than any other state.

‘It just sliced through the building’

Abbey Kearney, who lived in the Dallas apartment complex, said the disaster happened quickly.

"It was like a sunny, beautiful day and people were at the pool," she said. "And then it just got dark very quickly, and the wind picked up something fierce. It got dark, and it was over in a matter of seconds."

She saw three umbrellas shoot straight up into the air. All the pool furniture flew into the pool.

Then she saw the crane plummet.

"It just sliced through the building … like a hot knife through butter," Kearney said. "It went from the fifth floor to, from what I can tell, the third floor."

Concrete floors of the parking garage ripped like paper. Rows of vehicles fell several stories below and lay heaped in a mangled mess.

"There were cars that were vertical," she said.

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Your Dallas apartment high-rise might become a pop-up hotel

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A Houston apartment landlord just signed one of the biggest leases in that city’s history.

Developer Camden Property Trust rented a block of 100 apartments in its new downtown Houston residential tower to a single tenant. More than a third of the 21-story high-rise will be rented to a Washington, D.C.-based firm for what it calls a "pop up" hotel.

Founded in 2017, WhyHotel leases big chunks of apartment buildings to use as short-term stay hotel space.

So far, the company has opened locations in Baltimore and Arlington, Virginia, turning sections of luxury apartment towers into exclusive hotel suites.

Checking WhyHotel’s reservation page, I see that you can snap up a 2-bedroom Baltimore apartment in the middle of next week for roughly $160 a night.

Sounds like a deal.

Since Dallas-Fort Worth is the country’s fastest growing metro area and economy, don’t be surprised if WhyHotel turns up here, too.

The D-FW area has more than 35,000 new apartments on the way, with about a dozen new high-rise rental projects either under construction or just completed. While demand for new apartments is strong locally, it would be tempting for a developer to fill a large section of a new rental community with a single lease.

"Several major apartment owners and operators are experimenting with the inclusion of some short-term rentals in their properties," said Greg Willett, chief economist at RealPage, a Richardson-based apartment sector service firm. "Pull a block of apartments in a new property beginning initial lease-up out of overall inventory, have a specialist in the short-term rental space operate them for a while, and then bring them back into general inventory as the rest of project finishes building its first resident base."

Willett said property owners can generate revenue on units that otherwise would sit empty during the initial leasing process,.

"Plus, with fewer apartments moving through initial lease-up all at once, the decrease in overall availability means achievable rents should tend to be slightly higher for the units being offered as traditional apartments," he said.

Some North Texas apartment community owners already are dabbling in the short-term stay sector with units up for grab on websites including Airbnb and Vrbo.

But WhyHotel takes the concept to a whole different level, providing a "welcome lounge" and 24/7 host team to oversee the operation.

"Look for some properties in Dallas to begin offering short-term rentals pretty quickly," Willett said. "The concept is worth exploring in neighborhoods where apartment construction is heaviest, especially in spots like the Victory area where there are multiple lease-up projects located adjacent to each other."

That means some of the folks you meet in your apartment tower elevator aren’t neighbors but visitors in town for a weekend sports event.

"What’s unclear at this point is whether or not renters signing long-term leases will care that a portion of the property is being operated as what’s essentially a pop-up hotel," Willett said. "If long-term renters object to the degree that it slows a new project’s leasing velocity or lowers pricing power, short-term leasing will disappear quickly."

There’s also another possibility.

"If the short-term rentals are clustered on select floors of high-rise buildings or in specific spots within mid-rise projects, it’s possible that many long-term renters won’t even realize that the short-term rental operations are even there," Willett said.

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North Chattanooga’s Riverview Grande apartment complex sells for $31 million

Outside investors continue to buy into Chattanooga’s rental housing market.

An Austin, Texas investment company, GVA Property Management, purchased the Riverview Grande Apartments in North Chattanooga this week for $31 million in the latest among over $300 million of purchases made by outside investment groups of local apartment complexes in the past three years.

Since the start of 2016, investor groups have paid more than $300 million to buy apartment complexes in Hamilton County. The biggest purchases include:

1. Legends at White Oak in Collegedale sold for $41.8 million

2. Village at Apison sold for $31.9 million

3. Elements of Chattanooga on Standifer Gap Road sold for $31 million

3. Riverview Grande in North Chattanooga sold for $31 million

5. Bridgeway at Chattanooga on McCutcheon Road sold for $29.5 million

6. The District at Hamilton Place on Gunbarrel Road sold for $28 million

7. Arbor Creek Apartments on Standifer Gap Road sold for $26.6 million

8. Standifer Place Apartments Homes on Jenkins Road sold for $25.5 million

9. Ridgemont Apartments in Red Bank sold for $21 million

10. Mountain Brook Apartments on Mountain Creek Road sold for $20 million

Source: Hamilton County Register of Deeds

The new owners of Riverview Grande, organized as Mansion Circle LLC, acquired the 12-acre site with a former Riverview mansion, now used as the apartment clubhouse, and 269 two- and three-bedroom apartments. The Riverview Grande Apartments were originally built in 1972 and the previous owners, organized as Riverview Grande LLLC, had owned the complex since March 2016.

GVA owns and operates apartment complexes in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio in Texas and in Clarksville, Tennessee.

"The GVA team believes multi-family residents appreciate and will pay for modern style at affordable prices, close proximity to jobs and school, and well-maintained complexes with curb appeal," the company says on its web site. "Once in place, you create long term value while mitigating investor downside risk, while improving communities."

GVA, like many other multi-family housing investors, see Chattanooga as an attractive market due to its growth, economic stability and below average prices for real estate.

The two- and three-bedroom units at the Riverview Grande Apartments rent for between $975 and $1,244 a month and the pet-friendly development includes a swimming pool, tennis court, conference room, fitness center and laundry facility, among other amenities.

Contact Dave Flessner at or at 423-757-6340

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Associa Principal Management Group of North Texas Welcomes White Bluff Property Owners Association to Client Portfolio

Dallas, TX, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Associa Principal Management Group of North Texas (PMG) has been selected as the management company for White Bluff Property Owners Association in Whitney, Texas.

The White Bluff Property Owners Association is a unique, resort-style community nestled on 3,450 acres of land with four pools and stunning lakeside views. The community offers residents one-of-a-kind amenities including two restaurants, a marina, state-of-the-art fitness center, lodging units, and two RV parks. PMG will partner with Arcis Golf to oversee the community’s golf amenities, including restoration of the golf courses, refurbishment of two clubhouses, and updates to the dining areas.

“PMG is excited to be the new management company and partner with the White Bluff board and community,” stated Mark Southall, PMG president. “This property is so special and offers its residents the chance to be a part of something unique and evolving. We look forward to providing specialized services and helping the community reach its true potential.”

"It is an objective of the White Bluff board to create a closer partnership with the residents of the greater Whitney area and create opportunities for non-property owners who live close by to be able to enjoy the facilities like our dining venues, golf courses, and expanded marina services," stated Leonard Critcher, White Bluff Property Owners Association board president.

With more than 200 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. Our 10,000+ team members lead the industry with unrivaled education, expertise, and trailblazing innovation. For more than 40 years, Associa has provided solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more, visit

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Gov. Abbott deploying resources to North Texas for severe weather

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has deployed resources to North Texas as severe weather is expected to continue hitting the Metroplex through Friday.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas A&M Texas Task Force 1, Texas Department of Transportation, and the Texas State Guard of the Texas Military Department are all taking part in the emergency response.

The following have been deployed or are on standby as needed:

13 Water Rescue Boats and Crews 6 Helicopters with Hoisting Capability 30 High Profile Vehicles 8 Ambulance Buses 8 Ambulance Strike Teams 1 Type One Mobile Medical Unit 8 Medical Incident Support Teams 1 Task Force Leader

MORE: Damage in Tarrant, Denton County after Tuesday’s severe storms

“As severe weather moves into the North Texas area, the state is taking every precaution including pre-positioning helicopters and boats to ensure we are ready to assist local officials with potential search and rescue operations,” Gov. Abbott said in a release. “I urge all residents to stay up to date on local weather reports and heed warnings from local officials throughout this severe weather event.”

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Grapevine Texas Roofing Company Advises Dallas Residents To Beware Of Scammers During Storm Season

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Richland Hills, TX – Storm season is now here, and unfortunately they are many dubious characters and companies who try to take advantage of storm-related problems to scam homeowners out of large sums of money. One of the top Southlake Texas roof repair companies is attempting to inform residents of the Dallas � Fort Worth Metroplex to try and protect them from becoming a victim of this type of scam. Storms inevitably increase demand for roofing contractors. It is also an excellent breeding ground for �storm chasers,� fly-by-night roofing contractors who sometimes go door-to-door offering their services enticing residents with incredibly low estimates or offering new roofs paid entirely by the insurance company. Storm season in Texas has led to a lot of scams, and they are still going on.

The Grapevine Texas Roofing Company has some recommendations for residents who are having problems with their roofs and are in need of hiring a contractor to fix their leaks. Hire only licensed or bonded contractors. They might be more expensive but are the only ones who can offer you some peace of mind in case you are not happy with the repairs. Do not be rushed into signing any contract, especially if the contractor uses high-pressure sales tactics, such as today-only discounts. Always sign a detailed contract for the project and get the terms and any warranties in writing. Before deciding to hire a contractor, do your homework.

Get more than one estimate; ask for references from the companies, and search online for any complaint filed against the company or the individual, particularly with the Dallas Fort Worth area Business Bureau. If one is required, ask the contractor to obtain the permit. This will ensure that they are bonded and insured. Most established roofing companies are trustworthy and professional. Consumers should be wary of an offer that sounds too good to be true � it probably is.

�It is a sad fact of life that when an emergency strikes, there will always be a certain group of individuals who attempt to profit at other people�s expense,� said Freddie Rheinwald, owner, and operator of the Grapevine Roof Repair Company. �I hope that if people follow these simple rules, they should be able to avoid what could turn out to be a very expensive scam.�

Roofing Professionals of Texas, a Grapevine Roof Repair Company has been licensed in Texas since 1987. With a prior history in residential construction, the majority of their early work was in building new homes. Every year when storms hit in Texas, they were some of the first responders to the area. They spent years in Texas helping to rebuild. Over time, they began to specialize in re-roofs and structural repairs of roofs.

Roofing Professionals of Texas has been an active part of the construction industry in North Texas for over 30 years. Integrity and professionalism are immensely important to us because they consider many of the residents to be friends, family, and neighbors in the Richland Hills, Grapevine, Southlake and Plano area. To learn more about the company visit their website at�

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