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North Texas Real Estate Shatters Records, Before The Fed Pulls the Rug

North Texas real estate shattered a number of records as we closed out the year. December saw record home prices in December as the Federal Reserve continued to pump asset prices. Available home inventory in the Dallas-Fort Worth area dipped to new record lows. Investors, speculators and other home buyers were busy fighting over the dwindling pool of properties available for for sale. The number of homes for sale in North Texas slipped to roughly 11,400 in December. There would be about 30,000 homes for sale in the DFW area under normal conditions. At the [...]

North Texas Home Sales Continue To Soften

North Texas home sales continue to soften. September sales data reflect a 9 percent slide in closings in Denton County. The DFW area experienced a 5 percent slide in home sales last month according to NTREIS Trends data. Pending sales in Denton County were flat to just slightly negative last month. The broader Dallas-Fort Worth area saw a 3 percent decline in September sales contracts. With the Federal Reserve expected to announce a taper of their huge asset purchase program ($120 billion per month) things have been a little wobbly in the markets. After marching [...]

Average Denton County Home Costs More Than Half a Million

Denton County home prices shattered records last month. The median price of a home in the area hit $410,000, up 22.4 percent from the same time a year ago. The average price of a Denton County home hit $506,957, shattering the previous high set in June. The new average home price above half a $million was 29.7 percent higher than August of 2020. Average prices for new construction and resale properties hit new records last month as inventory remained in the basement. The number of homes available for sale in Denton County dipped slightly from [...]

North Texas Home Sales Taper Before The Fed

North Texas home sales have tapered before the Federal Reserve. The stellar spring selling season is gone, and now we just have the record high prices along with limited inventory. NTREIS stats show that home sales across the Dallas-Fort Worth area declined for the second month in a row in July. Closed sales were down 15 percent, and pending sales were 10 percent lower. After setting records in June, it appears area home prices have also peaked for the time being. Median and average home prices in North Texas slipped last month but were still [...]

Meritage Submits Plans For New Corinth Housing Development Along Lake Sharon Dr

Meritage Homes has submitted an application for development for a new community along Lake Sharon Drive just east of the recently-completed Terrace Oaks subdivision. The new proposed 83-acre community is slated for 447 home sites in total. Preliminary plans call for 249 single-family "Cottage Home" sites with lots approximately 50'x 120'. There are also 198 "Patio Home" lots which are roughly 30'x 98'. These would feature a denser townhome product located toward the center of the community. Kimley Horn is working with Meritage Homes on the new planned development. Development is tentatively scheduled to occur [...]

Inventory Homes in Reserve at Creekside

The Reserve at Creekside has several nice inventory homes for prospective new home buyers. Perry Homes and Rendition Homes each have several completed spec inventory homes which are completely finished and available to view. Prices range from the high $300's to the $500's. Most of the homes feature 4 bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. There are several single-story options available, and a few homes with a 3-car garage. The Reserve at Creekside is a new community in Denton off of Ryan Road, complete with its own community pool. Perry and Rendition currently have [...]

North Texas Finishes Year With Strong December Home Sales

North Texas finished the year with strong December home sales. NTREIS data indicate home sales jumped 13 percent compared to the same time last year. Median home prices rose 5.1 percent, and average home prices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area rose 5.5 percent in December. The supply of homes for sale dropped about 7 percent to 25, 503 in December. December provided another easy year-over-year comparison. At the end of 2018 the North Texas real estate market was experiencing a pronounced slump amid rising interest rates. There was also a big swan dive in the [...]

Want To Sell Your Denton County Home? Time To Get Real

Denton County home sellers are experiencing a different real estate market in 2019. It's the type of market some people probably remember, but one they haven't experienced for a number of years as the Federal Reserve and other global banks jawboned markets higher and fueled a speculative frenzy in global real estate. Average days on market continued to rise in February. Even though sales activity rebounded a bit last month, the Denton County housing market correction that started during the last half of 2018 is still taking shape. While many housing pundits and professional economists [...]

Dallas Morning News Real Estate Desk Continues Comedy Of Errors

The Dallas housing market isn't dead, but real estate editor, Steve Brown, continues floating more comical real estate industry spin to minimize what's going on with the Dallas-Fort Worth housing market. Mr. Brown's latest article about overdone expectations caught my attention. He's right that the truth is usually not as bad as those screaming fire. The DFW housing market certainly isn't dead. As I have explained, it is just beginning to deflate. I'm not sure where Mr. Brown is getting his forecast for a 1 percent decline in home sales next year, but I certainly [...]

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Denton County Home Inventory Climbs 17% As Sales Stagnate

The supply of homes for sale in Denton County TX continues to climb, even as area home sales stagnate. Recent data point to a 17 percent increase in the number of homes available for sale in Denton County compared to this time last year.  Home inventory in nearby Collin County is 21 percent higher than August of last year. Other major metro U.S. markets are seeing home inventory increase by as much as 90 percent. This was an inevitable point in the latest housing market cycle, for reasons that were obvious to anyone paying attention. [...]

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