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Dallas tx real estate and homes for sale news blog. Information about urban neighborhoods, buying a home and selling a house for sale.

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2017 

In 2016, sales of previously owned homes reached their highest level in 10 years, according to new estimates from the National Association of Realtors.  A combination of low mortgage rates and an improving economy helped push sales higher than the year before. Still, they remain about 1 million s...
01/30/2017
The National Association of Realtors' Profile of Home Buyers and Home Sellers takes an annual look at the who, what, where, and how of the year's typical real-estate transaction. Based on a survey sent out across the country, the results reveal things like how much the average home seller made on...
01/28/2017
New data from the Commerce Department and the National Association of Home Builders shows builders are optimistic about the market for new homes this year. That's an encouraging sign, as a lower than normal number of homes available for sale has caused affordability conditions to decline in recen...
01/25/2017
The fact that young Americans aren't buying homes at the rate they used to isn't news. Ever since the housing crash, Millennial homeownership rates have been lower than historically normal. In fact, homeownership rates among home buyers between the ages of 18 and 34 dropped 8 percent between 2006...
01/22/2017
For many home buyers, buying a home is both exciting and a little bit intimidating. On the one hand, it's seen as a vital part of achieving the American dream and, on the other, it's a major financial undertaking that comes with some real risks. So what are some of the top fears of potential home...
01/19/2017
For many years now, the average size of a newly built home has been going up. In fact, by 2015, the typical new home was 2,689 square feet – by comparison, the average was 1,660 square feet in 1974.  That longtime trend took a step back last year, however. In 2016, the average new home fell 55 sq...
01/16/2017
Naturally, affordability is a concern for anyone deciding whether they'll rent or buy their next home. Buying a house is a significant undertaking and involves a number of costs and responsibilities that renters don't have to worry about. That, however, doesn't necessarily mean that renting is al...
01/12/2017
There are an endless number of reasons you might decide to buy a home at any particular time in your life. Whether you just got a new job on the other side of town or are looking for a place closer to family, the motivation behind a move is usually very personal. But there are economic factors at...
01/10/2017
Selling a home can be challenging in any year. Even if market conditions are perfect for homeowners who want to sell, just the act of finding a buyer, shopping for a new place, and organizing a move can be overwhelming. Add in lower for-sale inventory, higher mortgage rates, and economic uncertai...
01/09/2017
The real-estate market is constantly evolving and there are a lot of moving parts. So, whether you're buying or selling a home, it's good to have some awareness of your local market, average mortgage rates, home prices, inventory, etc. That way, you aren't approaching a major financial transactio...
01/06/2017
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