October 2020

New Home Sales Level Off With Rates Near Record Lows

New home sales have leveled off now that mortgage interest rates stagnating at record lows. It would appear the massive stimulus from the Fed which began in March of this year has run its course. The big question is what comes next. The Census Bureau reported new residential home sales for October at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000 units. This was better than expected and previous months were revised upward as well. Compared to October of last year, new home sales rose 41 percent. Median and average prices of new homes sold (contracted) [...]

Home Prices Soar As Denton County Home Inventory Bottoms

Home prices soared again last month as Denton County home inventory appears to have bottomed at record lows. Updated data show 1.3 months of supply in Denton County and just 1.7 months of home supply in the DFW market. With inventory running on fumes, median and average prices in Denton County climbed 9.9 percent and 9.5 percent respectively. North Texas saw home price gains of 12.4 percent and 14.8 percent compared to a year ago as the average price of a DFW home eclipsed $360,000. The reflation trade in the real estate market looks to [...]

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