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.
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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.
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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.”
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