Dallas Leads Nation in Home Price Gains

The Dallas area had the largest year-over-year home price rise in the country in October – up 9.1 percent from the year before, according to a just-released report from CoreLogic Inc. Nationwide, prices were up 6.8 percent from October 2014.





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D-FW Home Prices Up in 3rd Quarter

D-FW Home Prices Up in 3rd Quarter


Dallas-Fort Worth home prices were up 8.5% in the 3rd quarter, compared to the same period last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Home prices were up in 87% of the 170 U.S. cities included in the price comparison.


Almost two dozen U.S. markets saw double-digit appreciation in third-quarter. The biggest increases were in Florida, including the Tampa area (up 20.7%), Punta Gorda (up 19.7%) and Naples (up 16.8%).


Among the major Texas markets, Dallas-Fort Worth had the biggest home price hikes, followed by Austin (7.4%), Houston (7.3%) and San Antonio (6.9%).


The North Texas median sales price for a single-family home reached $210,000 in the 3rd-quarter report. That compares with a nationwide price of $229,000 in the same period.


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Dallas Home Prices Rise 8.9 Percent


Dallas home prices rise 8.9 percent


Home prices for the Dallas area were up 8.9 percent over a year ago in the just-released Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Dallas had the fourth-highest price appreciation among the nation’s 20-largest metro areas.


The year-over-year increase in Dallas in August was the highest in almost six months. Nationwide, prices were up 4.7 percent from August 2014 levels.


The largest annual increases were in San Francisco, 10.7 percent, Denver, 10.7 percent and Portland, 9.4 percent.


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Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Leads Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth Housing Market Leads Texas


The Dallas-Fort Worth area had the biggest home sales jump of any major Texas market in August, according to the latest statewide data and Steve Brown at The Dallas Morning News.


Home sales in Fort Worth were up 14 percent last month from a year ago and in the Dallas area sales were 13 percent higher year-over-year.


The North Texas increase is almost twice the 7 percent statewide gain in home sales last month compared with August 2014.


Home sales in the Houston area were flat in August. Sales were 7 percent higher in Austin and up 4 percent in San Antonio.


In August real estate agents sold 29,685 homes were sold statewide, 1,900 more than in August 2014.


The Dallas-area also led the state in median home price increases, up 9.7 percent from August 2104.


Statewide median prices were up 7.4 percent


Frisco Ranked ‘Healthiest Housing Market’

Frisco Ranked ‘Healthiest Housing Market’ in U.S.


Seven North Texas cities made the top 25 of a list of cities with the “Healthiest Housing Market” developed by WalletHub.


The rankings, which compared 300 U.S. cities across a series of metrics that included median home-price appreciation and home price as a percentage of income to job growth, listed Frisco as the city with the healthiest housing market in the country.


Seven North Texas cities made the list’s Top 25: Frisco, Allen, Plano, Carrollton, McKinney, Richardson and Denton. Other North Texas cities that landed in the Top 100 included Irving (39), Fort Worth (46), Grand Prairie (58), Arlington (67), Garland (79) and Dallas (99).


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To see the complete list of cities as well as a look at the metrics used, click here.


PHOTO: Shown is the five-bedroom home at 5009 Spanish Oaks Drive in Frisco. Offered by Stacey Boyd of Ebby’s Frisco Office, it is priced at $2,999,000.


D-FW Home Prices Up 12.5%

D-FW Home Prices Up 12.5%


Dallas-Fort Worth was among the top markets in the country for home price gains in the second-quarter.


D-FW prices were up 12.5% in the National Association of Realtors’ latest quarterly survey of U.S. metropolitan areas. Prices were higher in 163 of the 176 of cities in the report.


Nationwide, median home sales prices rose 8.2% to $229,400.


In the D-FW area at the end of June, the median price was $215,200, a new high for North Texas.


In Texas, D-FW had the greatest home price increases at midyear. Second-quarter prices were up 9.9% in Austin, 8.4% in Houston and 8.3% in San Antonio.