July 2020

New Home Sales Soar In July To 901,000 SAAR

New home sales for July soared to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 901,000. That was the best showing for the new home market since 2007 as sales increased 13.9 percent for the month and 36.3 percent compared to July 2019. Both median and average prices jumped, rising $330,600 and $391,300 respectively. The supply of new homes plummeted to 3.9 months looking at the unadjusted numbers. Record low mortgage rates and $trillions in stimulus courtesy of the Federal Reserve's Covid-19 bailouts have proven to be the perfect recipe for home price inflation this summer. [...]

Denton Texas Employment Stalls With Fading Govt Stimulus

Denton Texas employment stalled in July as stimulus benefits for many Americans came to an end. While Denton and Denton County showed slight increases in employment from June levels, North Texas as a whole actually lost jobs during the month. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA region saw unadjusted nonfarm employment fall by 12,900 jobs from June levels. Employment for the North Texas region was down by 150,500 jobs compared to July 2019. The latest numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission in July are a stark reminder that the real economy has not fully recovered, even if [...]

Denton TX Home Prices Go Parabolic With Fed Liquidity

2020 is going to be memorable for a number of reasons, and the housing market is certainly one of them. With the Federal Reserve injecting $trillions in Covid stimulus to prop up the flailing U.S. economy, Denton Texas home prices managed to completely detach from traditional fundamentals in July. Denton TX home prices skyrocketed 14.8 percent to an average price of $316,601 last month, easily shattering the all-time record. 3647 fewer people had jobs in Denton according to the latest employment report, but apparently it didn't matter. 2020 is all about central bank liquidity and [...]

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