Our top 10 posts of 2020

December 28, 2020 by Ted Bauer

We're going to do this in two parts: first (this post) is about posts that were popular in 2020 -- largely from our blog -- and then the next post will be about some properties -- from our property collection -- that were often viewed. Let's see how 2020 sussed out. (We know how it sussed out broadly, so let's avoid that topic for a second.)

1. Imagine if you were born in 1900: While this has nothing to do with renting an apartment in DFW, it's a good perspective on what we went through as a society this year -- and how things could have been way worse. It performed well for us!

2. Can you terminate a real estate listing? We focused more on rentals and apartment acquisition this year, but we did help a few clients on the home purchase side. This article is a bit more in that category and aimed towards potential sellers, and we're pleased to see it generated some interest.

3. How long does it take to close on a house? Great question, and we endeavored to answer it. Obviously "COVID times" are a bit different than "normal times."

4. "I'll just wait until lease prices drop in 2021!" This is an investigation into how lease prices work, how parent companies and complexes set and adjust them,  and why "the waiting game" doesn't always pay off. It's sometimes good to pull the trigger right now.

5. "We pay you? You pay us?" This is a look at how our process works.

6. Brand new apartments in Frisco: We wrote this back in June, and hammers did keep swinging in Collin County despite COVID, so we will be updating this shortly for y'all.

7. Inside the DFW population surge: What did we learn from 2010 to 2019, and how could that be applied from 2020 to 2029?

8. Can I get an apartment if I am furloughed or laid off? An important question this year.

9. On the fence about getting a new apartment during COVID? It's possible, and the process is safe. Complexes have done a great job.

10. Biden vs. Trump on housing: Biden won. And while his housing plans are not entirely clear yet, they're beginning to come together. Marcia Fudge is his HUD Secretary, FYI.

Onto a glorious 2021!

About the Author

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer is a writer/editor for White Rock Locators focused on as much cool content about the DFW Metroplex rental scene as he can possibly find week-to-week.