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Growth and affordability: Is DFW the next Los Angeles?

With a constantly flow of corporate relocations, it’s no secret that North Texas is expanding rapidly. And with an influx of California companies and residents, the region is seeing similar growth to one of its rival cities on the West Coast. According to research from the JLL DFW Research team, Dallas-Fort Worth is seeing a level of […]

No Regrets: 4 Ways to Find the Right Neighborhood

Know what you want—then find it. House hunters tend to focus on, well, the house. Extra bedrooms, an updated kitchen, a dreamy patio—these things may boost your future happiness while you’re at home, but what about when you walk out the front door? It’s easy to forget to evaluate the whole neighborhood during a home […]

Mortgage Rates Tick Down as More Home Buyers Choose to Wait It Out

Interest rates for home loans ticked down as simmering trade tensions kept investors flocking to the safety of bonds, even as evidence mounts that more would-be home buyers may be giving up. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.60% in the Aug. 9 week, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, down one basis point. The 15-year fixed-rate […]

Texas Housing Insight – July 2018

Texas Housing Insight July 2018 Summary Texas housing sales rebounded 3.8 percent, reaching a record level 29,456 homes sold through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) after a sluggish first half of the year. The recently wavering $200,000-$300,000 price range accounted for most of the improvement. Housing demand strengthened across the price spectrum amid the state’s […]

One Big Reason Millennials Are Buying Homes? For Their Dogs

Millennials are now leading the pack of home buyers, and what’s one incentive driving them to take the mortgage plunge? Their dogs. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage found that 33 percent of millennial home buyers’ decision to buy a home was driven chiefly by their dog. Furry friends outranked wedding bells (25 percent […]

New Construction Home Prices Increased 3.2% in Second Quarter

Second-quarter 2018 new construction metrics compared to second quarter 2017: 22.3% of newly built homes sold above their list price, down from 24.8%. For the past seven quarters, the percentage of new construction homes that sold above list has been declining. For existing homes, the percentage sold above list has been increasing over the same […]

Mortgage Rates Climb as Housing Market Loses Its Mojo

Rates for home loans surged along with the broader fixed-income market, pressuring mortgage affordability again even as housing market growth falters. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.60% in the August 2 week, according to weekly data from mortgage provider Freddie Mac. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.08%, and the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.93%. […]

Charming DFW Steals – Mid-August 2018

Check out these charming steals that are located all across the DFW metroplex.  725 Lowell St, Dallas, TX 75214 4 beds 3 baths 3,347 sqft Link to home: 2578 Middleton Dr, Frisco, TX 75033 4 beds 4 baths 3,314 sqft Link to home: 2220 Alston Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110 3 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft Link to home: 1307 Foster Ln., Weatherford, TX […]

The reason for rising property taxes may not be what you think

Source It didn’t feel good, did it? It’s the biggest check you’ll likely write all year. You just paid your property taxes. It’s no longer a matter of if your property taxes went up, it’s how much … but this doesn’t have to be the case. Take a second to review your property tax bill and you’ll likely see […]

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