September 2020

New Home Sales in September Lighter Than Expected

New home sales for September came in a little lighter than analysts expected. The Census Bureau reported new home sales for September at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 959,000. This was down from August numbers which were revised lower. Despite missing expectations, September new home sales were still up 32.1 percent from last year. The summer and fall of 2020 have seen an incredible run for new home construction in the United States. It has been an incredible run considering the economic backdrop. While the median price of a new home rose slightly [...]

North Texas Home Sales Defy Economic Stagnation

North Texas home sales continued to defy economic stagnation in September. NTREIS data reflect a 24 percent rise in home sales in the DFW area last month. Pending sales look to be up by 17 percent. The median price of a DFW home jumped 10.3 percent compared to a year ago. Average prices climbed 13.4 percent. Months of inventory plummeted 46 percent to just 1.9 months of supply. Denton County home sales skyrocketed 30 percent with pending sales up 18 percent. The median price of a Denton County home jumped 7.8 percent while average prices [...]

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