Across the state, Texas has shown no shortage of development. Homes are being erected at the fastest pace in Dallas-Fort Worth in nearly a decade, with studies by the University of Texas concluding that employment has consistently trended positively in San Antonio, and UTSA Institute for Economic Development research director Thomas Tunstall expects that “growth will continue to flow into the local economy for years.” Marcus Hiles notes that the best way to continue enlarging the housing market statewide is through sustained enactment of strong laws that protect and grow the labor force. The past several years provide a solid testimony for this position: after the housing bubble crisis decimated real estate values nationwide, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex was more resilient than nearly every other major city, and a Fortune article noted that the cause for the robust economy traces back to the “more than 100,000 new jobs added each year in North Texas.” This idea stems from its reputation as being a business-friendly region, with major corporations like Toyota, State Farm and Liberty Mutual relocating to the fourth-most populous American metro area in recent years. Forbes stated that zoning and land-use construction burdens may be eased across the U.S., as the new presidential administration could bring an era of eased regulations and reduced building costs. Relaxed protocols for small banks may allow them to do business differently and encourage development, with flexibility to approve more loans for new housing projects.
When temperatures peak in the middle of a Texas summer, air conditioners are forced to work overtime due to poorly installed traditional roofing. Marcus Hiles, the CEO of Western Rim Property Services, assists residents by instead installing highly reflective radiant barrier panels in every attic of his buildings, reducing up to 97% of heat transfer and keeping homes up to 30 degrees cooler.
Resort-style conveniences are found at many of Marcus Hiles Dallas homes, such as swimming pools with tanning decks and outdoor gourmet summer kitchens, giving young professionals and families the ability to enjoy the relaxed Texas environment. The designs exude a sense of community with wi-fi lounges and clubhouses offering HDTV and Blue-Ray entertainment centers. Tenants are also encouraged to take advantage of the on-site trainer working in a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Location remains a key element in development planning, with Hiles’ trademark being close proximity to both the outdoors and necessary urban conveniences as all of Western Rim’s properties are within walking distance of golf courses, walking trails, waterways and shade trees. The units themselves boast elegance and comfort, highlighting crown moldings, upscale kitchen cabinets and counters, and the highest quality fixtures.
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Rental homes, townhomes and apartments built by Marcus Hiles always include energy efficient features without sacrificing luxurious amenities. For example, the roof of each building is installed with highly reflective radiant barrier panels that can reduce heat transfer by almost 97 percent and indoor temperatures by 30 degrees. High-quality weather stripping complements dual pane windows with a layer of argon gas and a solar heat gain coefficient of a minimum of 0.22 to further assist in heat loss prevention. Inside, every apartment is equipped with Energy Star rated appliances which not only reduce the resident’s carbon footprint, but also lower utility bills. Air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of over 16 are used, above the industry standard of 12 to 14 SEER. As a result, residents across his 15,000 homes have reduced their carbon emissions by 32,000 tons, and saved almost half a million dollars.