Dallas-Fort Worth Home Sales Soar


Dallas-Fort Worth Home Sales Soar

 

North Texas home sales were up 15 percent in April as housing activity rose to the highest level since last summer, according to Steve Brown over at The Dallas Morning News. Real estate agents sold 9,178 preowned single-family homes through the Multiple Listing service last month.

 

Almost 30,000 homes have changed hands during the first four months of 2016, a 14 percent increase over the same period last year.

 

And prices of North Texas homes continue to reach new levels. In April, the median price of a single-family home sold by real estate agents in Dallas-Fort Worth was a record $220,000. That’s up 7 percent from a year earlier.

 

May is already on track to be another big month for home sales. More than 10,000 homes are under contract for purchase – 17 percent more than a year ago.

 

 

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent


 

Dallas-area Home Prices Up Almost 10 Percent

 

Dallas-area home prices were up by more than 9.5 percent in the latest housing report from CoreLogic. The only major market in the report with a bigger gain was Denver, where home prices were up 10.9 percent year-over-year.

 

“Home prices reached the bottom five years ago, and since then have appreciated almost 40 percent,” Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, said in the report. “The highest appreciation was in the West, where prices continue to increase at double-digit rates.”

 

North Texas home prices are at record levels. Dallas-Fort Worth topped other major Texas cities for both first-quarter annual price increases and sales, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors.

 

To determine the market value of your North Texas home, contact an Ebby Halliday sales associate today. To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

Our People are the Difference


Our People are the Difference

Many things make Ebby Halliday Realtors unique in North Texas – a legacy of sincere service to the community for more than 70 years, the first MLS transaction, and more than $7.85 billion in real estate transactions in the past year – but what really makes the company special is its people.

 

“Ebby always said she was able to achieve what she was able to because she was blessed with a great team,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “We care for each other and we care for our clients. This more than anything is what makes this company stand head and shoulders above everyone else in the industry.”

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a reflection of Ebby herself, an extraordinary leader who inspired thousands of people with her simple approach of “Do Something for Someone Every Day.” And, as the company has grown, it has attracted many like-minded individuals who have played major roles in enriching its reputation for empathetic, knowledgeable and hardworking sales associates and employees.

 

“We’re a company, a corporation, but we’re hardly faceless,” Burleson says. “We’re made up of real people, with big hearts and keen minds – people who care about serving other people. We are quick to listen and slow to speak. We are given to taking on our clients’ problems as if they’re our own. And we’re determined to always do right by them.”

 

Visit ebby.com to find the right agent for your real estate needs.

 

 

 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

 

 

Mary Frances Burleson Among Top Industry Execs


Mary Frances Burleson Among Top Industry Execs

Mary Frances Burleson, president & CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, ranks No. 8 on the just-released Swanepoel Power 200Top 20 Women Leaders in Residential Real Estate 2016” list. Ms. Burleson also placed No. 54 on the Swanepoel Power 200Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate 2016” list. The Swanepoel lists are widely considered the most comprehensive compilation of influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives in the residential real estate brokerage business.

 

The Swanepoel rankings are based on such criteria as personal influence, industry tenure, the office held, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of the company or organization, the company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and the executive’s activities, growth, and potential.

 

Congratulations to Mary Frances on two more honors very well deserved!

 

To see the full Swanepoel Power lists, click here.

North Texas is Booming


North Texas is Booming

 

A brand-new analysis puts the cities of Richardson, McKinney and Frisco among the Top 10 American Boomtowns of 2015.

 

The rankings come from financial technology company SmartAsset, which looked at four economic factors in the country’s 575 largest cities. Rankings are based equally on the cities’ GPD growth rate, unemployment rate, net migration and housing growth.

 

Richardson comes in at No. 2, behind Loveland, Colo. McKinney finishes a close third. Frisco ranks No. 7. The Texas cities of Austin and Odessa rank sixth and eighth, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 are Bend, Oregon; Bismarck, N.D.; Cape Coral, Fla.; and Westminster, Colo.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has long had a strong presence in Richardson, McKinney and Frisco, as well as across the entire North Texas region. For all of your residential real estate needs in North Texas and beyond, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

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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Determining your home’s market value is a job for a properly educated real estate professional. If you’re considering offering your home for sale, contact an Ebby agent to determine the current value of your property. To get started, visit the website voted one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, ebby.com.

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.

 

To determine what your North Texas home is worth, contact an Ebby Associate today. It’s easy to find the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning ebby.com.

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.

 

To find out what your North Texas home is worth, contact an Ebby Associate today. It’s easy to find the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning ebby.com.

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