arlington home sales

The property at 1404 Millbrook Dr. in Arlington is one of many on the market now, and homes in that market are fast appreciating.

It’s not just Dallas and northern suburbs where homes are notably appreciating and sales are “fly-off-the-market” fast. Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Mansfield showed substantial increases last month in both home prices and sales, according to a new report from the Arlington Board of Realtors.

Arlington home sales increased 9 percent, Grand Prairie’s increased 9 percent, and Mansfield home sales increase a whopping 36 percent in March 2016. Home prices increased in all markets, as well.

“We continue to be in a strong real estate market, as the numbers show,” said Tim Beary, 2016 Chairman of the Arlington Board of Realtors.

The numbers for homes sold, median price, monthly housing inventory, average number of days on the market, and active home listings were all notable in these three DFW markets.

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Globe Life Park in Arlington (Photo: Eric Kilby via flickr)

Globe Life Park in Arlington (Photo: Eric Kilby via flickr)

As former Rangers announcer Mark Holtz once announced at the beginning of every Rangers game: “It’s baseball time in Texas!”

Yes, today is opening day for your Texas Rangers, who meet the Seattle Mariners at 3:05 p.m. today at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. It’s the first of 162 games for our home team, and considering that half of those games will be played just off Interstate 30 with no mass transit to or from the ballpark from Dallas, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about moving?

If you’re looking for a swanky estate from which you can jet over to the ballpark to put another mark in the win column without the horrendous commute to Arlington, here are the seven most expensive properties from which you can choose:

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