McKinney | July 2020

MCKINNEY EDITION

REAL ESTATE

VOLUME XX, ISSUE XX  XXXXXXXXXX, 2020

ONLINE AT

2020EDITION

VOLUME 6, ISSUE 4  JULY 8AUG. 4, 2020

Housingmarket rebounds following COVID19slowdown

SALES DROPWITH PANDEMIC Before the COVID-19 pandemic came to the area, McKinney home sales in 2020 were on pace to perform at the level they had in 2019.

500

2018 2019 2020

COVID-19 pandemic begins in North Texas

400

300

BY MIRANDA JAIMES

IMPACTS

6

200

Despite a lingering decline in home sales from COVID-19, the housing market in McKinney remains healthy, local real estate agents said. It’s still a seller’s market, said Gisella Olivo, a McKinney-based Realtor with JP & Associates. She described a seller’s market CONTINUED ON 18

100

0

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

June*

*MARKET DATA IS COMPILED SEVERAL WEEKS AFTER THE CLOSURE OF THE MONTH TO ENSURE ACCURACY. AS OF PRESS TIME JUNE 2020 DATA WAS NOT AVAILABLE. SOURCE: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY REAL ESTATE CENTERCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

MY DIAMOND SHOPPE

23

McKinney calls for unity, equality, ve years after pool party incident

BY MIRANDA JAIMES Five weeks after the McKinney police chief’s hiring in April 2015, the city made national news when a white McKin- ney police ocer pushed an unarmed Black teenage girl in a swimsuit to the ground during a pool party. The incident provided Chief Greg Conley with what he called a “springboard” to implement training and procedures for an issue he was already wanting to address, he said. Over the past ve years, the police department has implemented de-escalation trainings and formed a Chief’s Advisory Council. But McKinney City Council Member La’Shadion Shemwell and others say these changes are not enough. Shemwell, who is Black, was unable to garner support from fellow council members several months ago when CONTINUED ON 20

THE YARD

24

SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM

Please join your friends and neighbors in support of Community Impact Newspaper ’s legacy of local, reliable reporting by making a contribution. Any amount matters. Together, we can continue to ensure our citizens stay informed and keep our local businesses thriving. Become a #CommunityPatron

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COMCIPATRON

A prayer gathering hosted by Collin County Churches in McKinney called for justice against racism. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

communityimpact.com

Powered by