Texas cities, both large and small, once again lead the pack in a new ranking of the best places for jobs. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos topped the chart for the fourth straight year among the nation’s 65 biggest metro areas. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown was ranked second, followed by No. 3 Salt Lake City, according to NewGeography.com, a […]Read More Fort Worth #4 in US for job growth!
existing single-family home sales up 13% from a year ago in the 29-county North Texas region where 6,126 homes were sold. the median price was up 11% in March to $155,000, per the Real Estate Center @ Texas A&M University. Q1 2012 realized a 16% jump from Q1 2011 as well while the median sales […]Read More N TX sales 6,126 homes! + more!
The Federal Housing Administration has rescinded and will delay a ruling that as of April 1 prohibited borrowers with more than $1000 in collection accounts from getting a federally backed (FHA) mortgage. FHA postponed the ruling until July and will take public comment from lenders, builders and other industry professionals until then to clarify guidance.Read More FHA delays ruling on collections accounts!
Texas existing home sales grew 2.8% in February from a month earlier, outpacing transactions nationwide according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Sales also increased 16.5% from February 2011, rising in the four largest Texas metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. The rest of the state’s economy continued to grow in […]Read More TX up 2.8% AND 16.5%
Foreclosure filings are down by more than 20 percent this year in North Texas. Home foreclosure filings in the DFW area are down 22 percent for April from a year earlier levels. And so far there is no sign of an expected bump in home foreclosure postings. what’s more?? there are FEWER homes in […]Read More foreclosures down AND N TX inventory lowest in DECADE
north Texas home sales are off to a GREAT start this year, up 14% in January compared to last January (2011), according to Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center. additionally, pending homes sales were up 16% from a year ago to boot! the ‘North Texas’ market represents 29 north Texas counties. last month alone there […]Read More North TX Home Sales JUMP 14%
Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index rose one point in November, to a level of 100. November’s reading is the highest index level since September 2008, and is 17 points, or 20 percent, above the index cyclical low of 83. Year-to-date the index has averaged 97, eight percent above the average for all of 2010. […]Read More Texas employment hits pre-recession peak of 2008!
Fewer Dallas-Fort Worth area homes are scheduled for foreclosure this week than a year ago. Lenders have scheduled 4,672 homes, condominiums and townhouses for sale at Tuesday’s monthly foreclosure auctions in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties. That’s a 16 percent drop in foreclosure filings from February 2011, according to numbers from Addison-based Foreclosure Listing […]Read More DFW foreclosures DOWN!
the Texas housing market, well, rocks! during the October – December period the volume of single-family home sales in Texas was 46,764 or 6% MORE than one year ago, while the median price remained steady at $148,100. additionally, the housing inventory in Texas, as of December 31st, dropped from 7.6 months to 6.4 months from […]Read More Texas = +6% AND 6.4 !!
november marks the FIFTH straight month that home sales have increased in North Texas, according to the Texas A&M Real Estate Center’s report released last Thursday. last month 4,855 homes were sold representing a 13% increase over November 2010. FURTHERMORE this increase brought our year-t0-date numbers back to level – which had been lagging since the […]Read More 4,855 home sales, 138% Southlake, and DFW Rocks!