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Prices Move up 8.1 percent

Case-Shiller Home Prices up 8.1 Percent Case-Shiller index recently reported that Dallas-area home prices are up another 8.1 percent.  Nationwide, prices are up 5.8 percent from a year ago with only Seattle, Portland, Denver outpacing our current increase.In just the last 4 years, prices have risen more than 40%, on average, resulting in housing costs being […]

Boomerang Buyers… They Are Coming!

  Yes, the Boomerangs are coming! TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?. The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners–the Boomerang buyers–that were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market in the next three years. TransUnion defined “negatively […]

Rent Prices Rise 6 Percent

Rent prices were up another 6% in January after near record increases all of last year.  With this latest increase, which is above the national average, the market shows that more rent hikes are on the way. In 2015 net leasing in DFW totaled 18,754 units which is significantly ahead of demand in other top […]

Politics And Home Ownership

This is not a political post! Finally, the issue of home ownership has become a platform talking point in this year’s presidential debate. Yesterday, one of the candidates running for President spoke out about the importance of home ownership in America. Hillary Clinton detailed a new economic agenda yesterday. In announcing her new agenda, she […]

Cost Of Waiting

Being in real estate, I tend to see and understand the appreciation you receive when buying. However, when I see graphs that show different types of investments and the return received, I am still in awe of how the system works. As you can see in this chart, last year was a great year for […]

Should I Buy Now?

We often get asked if a person should buy now or wait a year or two.  As you can see in the graphic below, waiting even a year will actually cost a lot.  The projections show that that putting off buying one year could cost you $67,000 over 30 years.  That is really something to […]

Should I Invest In Real Estate?

A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of home ownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like: Paying rent does not make sense Home ownership provides a good financial opportunity Owning a home […]

Rent prices UP 6%

Rent prices were up another 6 percent in January after near record increases all of last year.  With this latest increase, which is above the national average, the market shows that more rent hikes are on the way. In 2015 net leasing in DFW totaled 18,754 units which is significantly ahead of demand in other […]

Are You Smart Enough to go to Harvard?

I will admit that I’m probably not smart enough to get into Harvard but it’s really ok.  In order to profit from “The Brains” that do go to Harvard I just need to do a little research on what THEY learned! Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard […]

Winter Home Buying Report

Buying a home in any market in any year in any season is a big decision.   To help you make your buyer decisions, read the following report on buying a home in 2016. Buying a Home Winter 2016    


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