Housing Market

Survey Says … Trulia Economist Asked Homeowners What Their Biggest Regret is as National Housing Market Shows Signs of Rebound

By Joanna England / April 23, 2013 / 0 Comments

More and more homeowners are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and as the downward trajectory of the housing market turns upward, they are also seeing missed opportunities. Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist, says in a Wall Street Journal interview that national home prices are up 7.2 percent annually and that most […]

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Good Luck Finding a House! Forbes Ranks Dallas as Third-Fastest Growing City Behind Houston And Austin

By Joanna England / January 23, 2013 / 0 Comments

As Candy already mentioned, pre-owned inventory is scary low, which is driving prices up for Dallas properties. Sure, demand means a seller’s market, but what about all of the folks that are either being born or moving to Dallas? That’s putting our housing market in a tough spot! Several big corporations have moved to Dallas in recent years — Comerica Bank being one of the largest — which has made move-in ready pre-owned homes sell like hotcakes.

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Another Case-Shiller Report Calls for a Toast: Home Prices Up 4.3% Nationally, 4.6% in Big D

By Candy Evans / December 28, 2012 / 0 Comments

They may be talking Fiscal Cliff in D.C., but you can only say good things about our housing market unless, that is, you live in Chicago. Or New York. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index shows home prices continued to rise in October, with prices up 4.3% annually within the 20-city composite index that S&P scrutinizes […]

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Housing Starts Are Up, Builders Stocks Are Rebounding: Is it Time To Crack One Open And Celebrate?

By Joanna England / December 19, 2012 / 0 Comments

I bet big builders like Lennar Corp., Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton, and Pulte Homes are breathing a collective sigh of relief. According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, housing starts are up — way up, as a matter of fact — from November 2011. According […]

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And Then That Little FHA Bombshell: Next Taxpayer Bailout? Take a Lesson From Hostess

By Candy Evans / November 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

I hate to put a damper on your holiday week, but hope you saw this item: the agency responsible for guaranteeing most of our housing loans, may need a bailout: FHA. The agency doesn’t make loans, but it backs lenders if borrowers stop paying, like a nice parent or co-signee. With this guarantee in place, […]

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Something Significant Happened This Past Week In Dallas Real Estate: the WSJ Almost Said It’s Miller Time, Here

By Candy Evans / April 28, 2012 / 0 Comments

To a real estate junkie like me, this was almost as exciting as getting a new Porsche: People are starting to get wise about Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller report. Did you notice that numbers came out this week, Monday in fact, the news was pretty bleak IN SOME LOCALES, but no one (here, at least) freaked out? Then the […]

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