DFW is a Shining Star in the US Real Estate Market
Posted September 18th, 2012 | by The Update
Candy’s Dirt: We have had a steady stream of positive real estate news reports from everywhere the last couple weeks… The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices show Dallas as the only Texas city on the index showing a 3.68 percent increase in home prices from June 2011 to June 2012.
Did you get that? Prices are up, not just sales.
The numbers are almost astonishing. According to NTREIS, Park Cities sales are up 55 percent from last August, North Dallas is up 35 percent, and Trophy Club-Westlake is hitting it out of the ballpark with sales up 86 percent.
And we haven’t said this in a long time: home prices also improved month-over-month in all 20 cities tracked by Case-Shiller. I’ll bet Bob Shiller needs smelling salts.
Prices are up, and so are existing home sales in North Texas. The North Texas Real Estate Information Systems tells us North Texas had an 18 percent increase in pre-owned home sales for the month of August.
Those 7,986 single-family home sales are the largest number of single-month sales since before the recession. Median sales prices also rose in August, up a whopping 8% in some areas over the same month last year.
This may have something to do with it: we only have a 5.3-month supply of available homes to sell, the shortest inventory in over a decade.
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