Updates from July, 2018 Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Steve Young 10:15 AM on July 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Originalist Court 

    never-miss-viewpoints-7-23-18     Excellent article by Kirby Anderson with Point of View.

    There has been lots of fear mongering from the Left about how the newly constituted Supreme Court would rule on various social issues. Justices that attempt to apply the original intent of the Constitution to legal issues are called originalists. Here are a few suggestions about how an originalist court might rule on cases before it.

    • Abortion – Despite the fears being spread that the next court would overturn Roe v. Wade, there isn’t any likelihood it will happen soon. First, there has to be a significant case that would come before the court. Then, there would have to be at least five justices willing to use that case to overturn the 1973 abortion decision that has been a precedent for over four decades.
    • Religious liberty – The narrow decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case suggests that future religious liberty cases will be decided in favor of the First Amendment, even when it appears to conflict with LGBT issues. In fact, the Kennedy opinion in the case suggests that further confirmation of religious liberty will come when future cases come before the court.
    • Gun laws – An originalist court will probably provide a clearer definition of the Second Amendment rights of citizens. The court has already ruled in two cases (Heller and McDonald) about the right to own weapons that are “in common use for lawful purposes.”
    • Affirmative action – An originalist court would probably be a color-blind court. The original meaning of equal protection in the Constitution would suggest that attempts to favor one race over another would be unconstitutional.

    These few examples conform to what most Americans would desire from the Supreme Court. In fact, they match up closely to various opinion polls taken over the last few decades. An originalist court will not be as controversial as many liberals say that it would be.


  • Steve Young 11:24 AM on July 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Some Local Real Estate News 

    Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System are developing a new 38-acre medical campus. The Texas Health Hospital Mansfield will be on the southeast corner of US 287 and Lone Star Rd. ​​The four-story, 195,40​​0-sf facility will have an initial capacity of 83 beds. Services will include a 24/7 emergency room, general surgery, women’s care, orthopedics, and interventional cardiology. The $150 million campus will also have an 80,000-sf medical office building.

    The local median home price increased 7.8 percent​ year over year to $227,250 in June, according to the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors (GFWAR). Cowtown home sales fell 2.1 percent to 1,281 homes last month, pushing inventory up to 2.4 months. The Real Estate Center considers a six- to 6.5-months inventory a balanced market.
    “The inventory of homes for sale is at the highest we’ve seen in a few years, due in part to an increase in active listings and a slight decrease in closed sales,” said J.R. Martinez, 2018 GFWAR president. “This could be due to a slight correction in the market and/or a slowdown at the end of summer as school will begin in a few weeks. However, inventory and days on market remain historically low, and the increase in median price over 2017 reflects that dynamic.”

    Last month, area homes spent an average of 28 days on the market, the same as the year before. Sales​​ took 32 days to close. There were 2,596 active home listings, up 13.9 percent.

    Articles from The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M RECON_logo


  • Steve Young 6:51 AM on July 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    July 2018 Newsletter by Steve Young 

    Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter by Steve Young. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. 

    Please click on this link to view: Steve Young’s Housing Trends July 2018 Newsletter   

    The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. 

    If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report: 

     What is the value of your home?
    Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future. 

    Sincerely yours,                                                                                                                                      headstraight_weblg
    Steve Young
    RE/MAX Associates
    4105 S Bowen Rd Arlington TX 76016


Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc