Tag: dallas

November 30, 2017

Has the Texas Real Estate Market Slowed?

by Mark Sprague I am frequently asked if the Texas real estate market has slowed. In this piece I’ll explain the state of the market and try to answer this question. First, some context. Austin real estate has been traveling at light speed with over 60% appreciation on residential real estate in the last ten […]

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May 16, 2016

Beware! Wire Fraud is at an All Time High.

You’ve done it!  You took a Buyer from shopping for a house, to a contract on a house, to the closing table and you couldn’t be more ecstatic for them.  Then… in total shock you find out your Buyers have wired thousands of dollars to a thief!  You discover the “I could never be a victim to wire fraud, it’d never happen to me” […]

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April 5, 2016

Looking for Something to do While Sitting in Traffic?

Let’s face it, sitting in traffic isn’t ideal.  Especially when your to-do list is a mile long, you were supposed to be at your appointment 20 minutes ago and every radio station is playing that VERY annoying used car guy commercial.  We get it and can very much relate!  What can you do while you […]

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December 18, 2015

End of year Texas economic review

It seemed like the Texas growth miracle would never end. Texas has led the nation in job creation and home price appreciation since the end of the Recession. 2013 was a tremendous year, with home price appreciation at 15% or greater in all Texas metros. 2014 saw continued strength but a slowing of demand. At […]

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September 18, 2015

Texas metros remain sellers’ markets

We are in interesting times. Texas metros have had hot real estate markets for the past five years. For the last few months, we have had questions at both end of the selling spectrum. On the one hand, we are still seeing a sellers’ market in terms of inventory and demand. On the other hand, […]

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August 7, 2015

2015 Texas Midyear Review, Part II

We are continuing our review of the major metro real estate markets in Texas. This week we will spotlight Dallas / Fort Worth. Five Texas cities were among the top 10 U.S. cities in population growth between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014 — Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, with each […]

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July 10, 2015

Mid-year condo report doesn’t tell the whole story

The Texas Association of Realtors released a report about condo sales in the Austin, DFW, San Antonio, and Houston metro areas. Values are strong in all, and sales are strong and improving except for Austin. According to the report, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio experienced an aggregate 1% decrease in condo sales between January […]

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October 3, 2014

Metropolitan job growth drives demand for all real estate channels

The median price for homes in the state of Texas hit another all-time high in June 2014 in the four major metros, and demand for homes in the state continues to be strong, but demand has seems to reached a plateau in the last couple of months with values and rents continuing to remain strong […]

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July 25, 2014

The future of Texas is bright

With the media attention on the lack of housing starts and the lukewarm national economy, I felt it was time to revisit why Texas continues to stand out from all the negative news about the national economy. The $1.3 trillion Texas economy has shown a complete recovery from the Great Recession and is getting stronger, […]

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March 7, 2014

Factors driving the Texas economy

Texas cities are clearly the place to be in terms of job creation, wealth formation, and overall growth. All the major Lone Star cities continue to show economic strength while the rest of the nation struggles. I thought we would look at each of the metros and see what is driving the growth in each […]

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February 28, 2014

Remarks from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher

Last Friday, I had the good fortune to hear a speech by Richard Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Fisher has been known for his hawkish views on monetary policy and candid comments as the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Fisher became head of the Dallas Fed […]

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November 15, 2013

No bubbles here: a look at the DFW real estate market

Last week, we took a close look Austin’s real estate economy. This week we are going to look at the growth in Dallas-Fort Worth. We also wanted to spend some time discussing why the strong appreciation we are seeing through out Texas is indicative of a healthy market and not a real estate bubble. The […]

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October 25, 2013

Continued job growth drives strong Texas real estate market

The median price for homes in the state of Texas hit another all-time high in September 2013 in the four major metros, and demand for homes in the state continues to surge to record levels, increasing home values and rents. On a statewide basis, 271,839 single-family homes were sold in the last 12 months, up […]

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August 23, 2013

Texas real estate: no sign of slowing down

Texas continues to lead the national economic recovery. Home prices are on the rise, businesses are relocating here, and jobs are being created. I wanted to revisit the major Texas metros and examine all channels of real estate to really show how well we are doing. First, understand that the median price for homes in […]

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December 14, 2012

2012: A Year in Review – San Antonio, Houston, and DFW

Last week we talked about the major 2012 happenings in Austin real estate. This week we wanted to focus on the other Texas metros and the strength of their markets. San Antonio Over the last year, San Antonians have shown more confidence as the city’s economic base expands – signs of an improving metro economy […]

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November 9, 2012

Texas’s Largest Independent Title Company Continues Expansion, Announces First Branch Located in DFW

PRESS RELEASE – November 5, 2012 Austin, Texas – Austin-based Independence Title Company is expanding its presence into the Dallas-Fort Worth market with the acquisition of Noble Title, located in Dallas. “The Dallas-Fort Worth metro market was the only major Texas metro market that we did not serve. This addition will put us in a […]

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