Denton County Ranks 3rd In Nation For Inbound Migration, Relocation

By |2018-10-19T18:16:14+00:00October 19th, 2018|Denton County Home Prices, Denton County Real Estate, Denton County Relocation, Denton Tx Home Prices, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Real Estate, Housing Market, In the Press, Real Estate, Relocation|

Denton County Texas ranks as the 3rd most popular destination in the United States according to a recent study from RentCafe on inbound and outbound migration during the past 5 years. Denton was behind only Maricopa County in Arizona and Clark County in Nevada. Not surprisingly, Texas is home to 5 of the 10 most popular inbound destinations. Denton County's net migration gain of 96,000 during the last 5 years is 10,000 more than neighboring Collin County which also made the top 10, posting at number 6. People in Las Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami [...]

Existing Home Sales Lowest In 3 Years With 4.1% September Drop

By |2018-10-19T15:26:40+00:00October 19th, 2018|Denton County Homes For Sale, Denton County Real Estate, Denton TX Homes For Sale, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Homes For Sale, DFW Real Estate, Existing Home Sales, Housing Market, Housing Policy, In the Press, Mortgage Rates, Texas Real Estate|

The National Association of Realtors reported the lowest levels for existing U.S. home sales in 3 years. Sales of existing homes posted at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5,115,000 for September, down from August numbers which were also revised lower. The year-over-year decline in existing home sales of 4.1 percent puts sales levels back to where they were three years ago. Existing home inventory at 1.88 million homes was up slightly from last year's 1.86 million units. NAR's chief economist, Lawrence Yun, indicated that "higher interest rates have led to a decline in sales [...]

LGI Homes’ Beaver Creek In Denton TX A Haven For Wall Street Landlord

By |2018-10-18T11:58:53+00:00October 16th, 2018|Denton County Home Prices, Denton County New Homes, Denton County Real Estate, Denton Tx Home Prices, Denton TX Homes For Lease, Denton Tx New Homes, Denton TX Real Estate, Development, DFW Real Estate, Housing Market, Housing Policy, In the Press, Mortgages, Spin Cycle, Texas Real Estate|

The quiet little community of Beaver Creek on the north side of Denton Texas offers a perfect portrait of what's wrong with the current housing market in the United states. Beaver Creek is an LGI Homes community that specializes in affordable starter homes priced in the mid to upper $200's. Having viewed the community earlier this year, I was interested to see how sales would progress since Denton Texas is a popular destination for DFW home shoppers looking for affordable homes. Denton home prices are generally more affordable than the average prices in the Dallas-Fort [...]

Hoisington Q3 Update – Deflationary Wave Of Debt Will Stifle Yields

By |2018-10-13T12:42:56+00:00October 13th, 2018|Denton County Real Estate, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Real Estate, Economy, Housing Market, Housing Policy, In the Press, Markets, Mortgage Rates, Mortgages, New Home Sales, Politics, Spin Cycle|

The deflationary wave of debt growing within multiple facets of the U.S. economy will stifle yields. That's the gist of Van Hoisington and Lacy Hunt's latest third quarter Review and Outlook. As the market was puking on the latest surge in Treasury yields above 3%, I couldn't help but notice that the publicly traded homebuilders were getting crushed yet again. With the Freddie Mac 30-year mortgage rate touching 4.9 percent this week (levels not seen in 7 years), things were getting even uglier for the housing sector. There was nowhere to hide this week if [...]

Denton County Home Sales See Big September Decline

By |2018-10-08T23:14:14+00:00October 8th, 2018|Denton County Home Prices, Denton County Homes For Sale, Denton County Real Estate, Denton TX Homes For Sale, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Home Prices, DFW Homes For Sale, DFW Real Estate, Housing Market, Mortgage Rates, Texas Real Estate|

Denton County home sales saw a big September decline as Dallas-Fort Worth experienced the sharpest home sales drop in seven years according to the latest NTREIS data. The latest press release on September home sales show a statistically estimated 7 percent drop in total single-family home sales in North Texas during the month of September. Pending sales show to be down 6% year-over-year. The median price of a North Texas single-family home was $251,000 in September, a gain of 4%. The average price of a single-family home stood at $304,331, an increase of 6%. Single-family [...]

Denton TX Property Taxes Soar As Homeowners Confront Fed Propaganda

By |2018-10-09T15:32:48+00:00October 7th, 2018|Denton County Home Prices, Denton County Property Taxes, Denton County Real Estate, Denton Tx Home Prices, Denton TX Property Taxes, Denton TX Real Estate, Politics, Spin Cycle, Texas Property Taxes|

Collections from Denton TX property taxes will likely hit record highs this year. When you receive your property tax bills in the mail, be sure to thank the Federal Reserve. After years of goosing asset prices higher, particularly property and stock prices, just about every piece of real estate in Denton TX and Denton County has risen in value. This is not rocket science. There is no mystery behind what drove the price increases. If you are a beneficiary of home price appreciation and you are fortunate enough to sell, cashing in on the gains [...]

Yield Surge Hits Already Beaten Down Homebuilder Stocks

By |2018-10-06T17:17:46+00:00October 5th, 2018|Denton County Home Prices, Denton County New Homes, Denton County Real Estate, Denton Tx Home Prices, Denton Tx New Homes, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Home Prices, DFW New Homes, DFW Real Estate, Economy, Housing Market, In the Press, Markets|

The yield surge experienced this week certainly took its toll on homebuilder stocks. As the yield on the benchmark U.S.  10 -Year Treasury eclipsed 3.2 percent this week, you could hear the air coming out of the publicly traded homebuilder sector. The Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index was down 27% as of yesterday's close. The year-to-date declines in the stocks of publicly traded homebuilders certainly don't echo the "remarkably positive" economic circumstances that Fed chair Jerome Powell was playing up this week. I can only assume he was referring to the Wall Street bonus [...]

Denton TX Residential Lease Market Squeezing Renters

By |2018-10-02T14:03:00+00:00September 29th, 2018|Denton County Home Prices, Denton County Real Estate, Denton Tx Home Prices, Denton TX Homes For Lease, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Home Prices, DFW Homes For Lease, DFW Real Estate, Housing Policy|

Single-family rents in Denton Texas continue squeeze local renters, and it comes at a time when average home prices are near record highs. For those looking to lease a home this past summer, the available rental options were more expensive than ever. As Denton TX home prices were shooting to record highs this year, the summer demand for single-family lease homes rose like the North Texas triple degree temperatures. During the month of August lease activity in Denton rose 65% year-over-year with the average price of a Denton rental hitting $1599 per month in the [...]

New Home Sales Rise 3.5%, Up 12.7% Year-Over Year

By |2018-09-27T14:07:09+00:00September 26th, 2018|Denton County New Homes, Denton County Real Estate, Denton Tx New Homes, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW New Homes, DFW Real Estate, Mortgage Rates, New Home Sales, Texas Real Estate|

The Census Bureau reported new home sales for August at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units. This was in line with expectations, but previous months were revised downward. The August numbers for new home sales indicated a month-over-month increase of 3.5% and a 12.7% increase above August of last year, a relatively easy comparison. Sales of new homes are up 6.9% year-to-date through August when compared to the same period last year. The median price of a new home contracted in August was $320,200, down about $8,000 from last month, but higher than [...]

Existing Home Sales Soften As New Home Permits Stall

By |2018-09-22T13:07:37+00:00September 20th, 2018|Denton County Homes For Sale, Denton County Real Estate, Denton TX Homes For Sale, Denton TX Real Estate, DFW Homes For Sale, DFW Real Estate, Existing Home Sales, Housing Policy, Mortgage Rates|

Today the National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for August came in flat from last month, actually down about 1.5% from this time last year. The median price of an existing home sold in the U.S. during the month of August posted at $264,800, a rise of 4.6 percent year-over-year and the 78th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains. According to NAR chief economist, Lawrence Yun, "homes continue to fly off the shelves" with most properties selling within a month. The supply of existing homes in the United States rose to 4.3 [...]