Texas Attracting More Moving Trucks

Texas Attracting More Moving Trucks


Two of the country’s leading moving firms agree that Texas was near the top of their migration list in 2014.


Texas ranked second in the country for total household moves with Atlas Van Lines in 2014 .


California edged out the Lone Star State with 13,967 Atlas moves compared with 13,137 moves for Texas. Florida was third with 10,226 moves.


Atlas said more than 55 percent of its business in Texas was shipments coming into the state. Texas was one of only 10 U.S. states where Atlas had more inbound shipments than moves out of the state.


United Van Lines ranked Texas seventh nationally for inbound moves in 2014.


Oregon was United’s top state for inbound shipments, with 66 percent of the mover’s business to the state coming from outside.


United says the states with the largest percentage of outbound moves last year included New Jersey, New York, Illinois and North Dakota.

Texas Attracting International Homebuyers


Strong growth continues for international real estate activity in the Lone Star State, according to the new 2014 Texas International Homebuyers Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. Among the reports highlights:


*  Texas accounted for 12 percent ($11.06 billion) of the international home sales in the U.S. from March 2013 to March 2014 — a 3 percent increase from the previous period and the highest level in the past five years.


*  Texas ranked No. 3 in the U.S. for total number of international home sales by state, behind only Florida and California.


*  By far, the majority of U.S. home purchases by Mexican buyers from March 2013 to March 2014 were in Texas, with 65 percent of purchases occurring in the Lone Star State.


Whether your plans include a move to or from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ideally positioned to assist with your real estate needs through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This accomplished group of more than 500 of the finest residential real estate firms around the world produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.


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D-FW Posts Nation’s Brightest Jobs Outlook

D-FW Posts Nation's Brightest Job Outlook


Dallas-Fort Worth employers plan to hire at a “bullish pace” in the fourth quarter, posting the best employment outlook among the nation’s metropolitan areas, according to the just-released Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.


Some 30 percent of D-FW companies interviewed by Manpower plan to hire more employees from October to December. Nationwide, 19 percent of the employers surveyed plan to hire in the next quarter.


At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re thrilled to call D-FW home and we’re proud of helping make the dream of homeownership a reality for those relocating to North Texas. If you’re considering relocating to D-FW, the best place to start searching for your next home is at the award-winning ebby.com.

North Texas is Great for First-Time Home Buyers

North Texas is Great for First-Time Home Buyers

The accolades just keep piling up for North Texas. In a recent report by realtor.com, Fort Worth and Dallas were named two of the top ten best cities in the U.S. for first-time home buyers in 2014!


The study examined five key factors that make particular markets ideal for first-time buyers: market popularity, prices, inventory, time on market and unemployment rates. Though Florida captured three of the top ten spots, Texas had solid rankings with Fort Worth in the No. 4 spot and Dallas in the No. 8 spot.


“As we head into home-buying season, these markets show favorable conditions for first-time buyers, which is encouraging because these buyers are crucial to the housing market,” said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move Inc., operator of realtor.com.® “First-time buyers have a widespread impact on the local housing markets. In transitioning from renters to owners, new buyers pay property taxes and other fees and taxes associated with homeownership that benefit local schools and services.”


If you’re a first-time home buyer, check out our website, ebby.com. Your search can be broken down by city, specific neighborhood, price range and much more. Ready to see a house or get some more personalized information? Check out our agents and offices. If you’re thinking about relocating to the area, click here for everything you need to know about moving to North Texas.


It’s another great day to be a Texan!


Chart from realtor.com