The American Dream of home ownership is alive and flourishing in North Texas!
Steve Brown reported in the Dallas Morning News on January 8th, 2018, that home prices shot up 9% and real estate agents sold over 106,000 preowned family homes, eclipsing by five percent, the all-time high of home sales set in 2016!
Additionally, home sales have risen by more than 60% in the last 8 years.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has consistently driven the North Texas real estate market and according to Paige Shipp, Regional Director at Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood Company, the resale market has more room to grow, both in sales AND demand! She states that as the median price increases, appreciation and sales pace will slow.
This is very good news indeed, for not only existing homeowners and investors, but for those who have yet to enter the still affordable and buoyant North Texas real estate market.
Mortgage interest rates are still at historical lows, presenting an excellent opportunity for many first time home buyers to still find their "forever" home.
As of December 2017, the median price of a single family home is now $250,000, an increase of 8% from a year earlier and townhomes/condominium prices are not far behind, at $236,250. This bodes well for existing home owners and prospective new ones too, because there is continuing stability and growth in the North Texas housing market. This will protect their investment and allow it to grow it at a pace that cannot be duplicated if their funds were locked into a CD or a savings account.
The only area in the housing market that did decline was in houses that were listed for less than $180,000 because there was not enough inventoryof homes at that price point as there was in the past.
A good real estate agent will find you a home to buy or sell, but a great REALTOR® will understand the changing market statistics, combined with your requirements, financial ability and your needs and wants, and apply experience and guidance, insuring that your investment is as secure and protected as much as possible.
If you are considering selling your home or buying one, I want to be your go-to person.
Craig Dellio REALTOR®
Rogers Healy and Associates
Author:Craig Dellio Phone: 972-821-6957 Dated: January 10th 2018 Views: 246 About Craig: Craig Dellio was born in Toronto, Canada, into a family where selling was a part of life.
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Growing up in Tarrant County and later moving to Dallas County, Heath is well versed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, and then receiving his MBA, he wasn’t fulling his passion of remodeling houses and finding the next person to call it home. After remodeling a few house on his own, he decided to take it to the next level and help others find their dream homes to accomplish their goal of calling it home.
“I really want to be the Real Estate Professional that remembers the agony of waiting to hear back from buyers or sellers on a sale and ensure communication is fulfilled along the way, the waiting can be torture when you are excited for your next buy or sell”.
Dedication, professionalism and the “can do attitude” are all the traits you will find in Heath.