DALLAS (Dallas Business Journal)
– The Metroplex’s housing market had its first quarterly increase in
home starts and closings in a year, according to Metrostudy.

Starts during second quarter 2011 were up 18 percent from the
first quarter. Closings were up 9 percent from the first quarter as well.

These increases are the first since the end of the homebuyer tax credit in
April 2010.