Real Estate Sales

First-time Homebuyers Less Likely to Be Married Than in Decades Past

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Who needs a spouse to buy a first house? Not too many folks anymore. According to new research from Zillow, only 40 percent of first-time homebuyers are married today, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s. Why is this? First, fewer people are getting married in general. Barely half of adults (51 percent) were married in 2011, according […]

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It's Spring Break Week in Dallas & Everyone is Beaching It on the Florida Gulf Coast

By Candy Evans / March 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

You know why? Because the Gulf Coast is hopping with real estate sales. This is one of my absolute favorite vacation home beach communities that is always loaded with Texans. Plus Santa Rosa Beach realtor extraordinaire Karen Wagner tells us they are going to have a whole lot MORE Texans once Southwest Air Lines starts […]

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It’s Spring Break Week in Dallas & Everyone is Beaching It on the Florida Gulf Coast

By Candy Evans / March 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

You know why? Because the Gulf Coast is hopping with real estate sales. This is one of my absolute favorite vacation home beach communities that is always loaded with Texans. Plus Santa Rosa Beach realtor extraordinaire Karen Wagner tells us they are going to have a whole lot MORE Texans once Southwest Air Lines starts […]

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Dallas Real Estate News: Local Market Monitor Report Projects Growth in Home Prices, Rents as RedFin Analysis Says Market is Transitioning to Benefit Buyers

By Joanna England / October 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

Rarely do you see both home prices and rents grow in the same market where, as we reported earlier this week, net migration is in the red. And yet that’s what Local Market Monitor is projecting for Dallas-Irving-Plano area over the next 12 months.

That’s partially due to unemployment rates dropping and a strong financial and service job market in the Dallas area. Local Market Monitor projections show 9 percent growth in housing prices over the next 12 months and 12 percent growth over the next three years. And demand for housing, both buying and renting, will grow thanks to overall population growth that is outpacing the national average.

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Dallas Real Estate Facts: Baby Boomers Boost Vacation Home Sales As Home Prices Fall

By Candy Evans / April 4, 2011 / 0 Comments

543,000 vacation homes were sold in 2010, ten less than in 2009. 867,000 investment homes were sold in 2010 940,000 investment homes were sold in 2009 Only 25 percent of vacation home buyers plan to rent them. Only 20 percent of investment buyers plan to use their second homes themselves. The median price of a […]

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Dallas Real Estate: Know of Any Cash Buyers in Dallas?

By Candy Evans / February 12, 2011 / 0 Comments

I wrote a piece for AOL this week that was very telling: cash real estate transactions are up, as originally reported by the Wall Street Journal: in fact, cash buyers may be juicing up the market, especially in the underwater areas. The WSJ wonders if this could be a good gauge that the market has […]

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