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New Frisco Community - Edgestone at Legacy

by Christie Cannon

New Master-Planned community announced west of the Dallas North Tollway & just north of Legacy!  This new Hines development is situated in the heart of West Frisco & is expected to boast some of the area's top builders - Huntington Homes, Shaddock Homes, Darling Homes, Coventry Homes & Village Builders. With approimately 311 acres, Edgestone at Legacy is currently planned for single-family residences. 

Nationwide releases Health of Housing Report

by Christie Cannon

Nationwide just released their 2015 Q2 report on the Health of US Housing & incase the conflict of numbers is not great enough.... they rank TX negatively in affordability! Several years of strong housing has started to reflect a drop in housing affordability in Dallas & North Texas.  While overall Dallas-Irving-Plano continue to rank in the top 10 best performing markets, this is largely due to our otherwise strong economic indicators.  The entire Q2 2015 report can be viewed here!

2015's Healthiest Real Estate Markets - North TX Tops Ranks

by Christie Cannon

Once again data reflects continued strength in our North Texas real estate market – just this past week Wallet Hub released their 2015 Healthiest Housing Report.

WalletHub compared 14 metrics in 300 cities to rank the overall “health” of each market.  To see their unique metrics, please click here.

 

Overall Rank

City

‘Real-Estate Market’ Rank

‘Affordability & Economic Environment’ Rank

1 Frisco, TX 3 2
2 Allen, TX 8 1
3 Arvada, CO 2 52
4 Plano, TX 6 29
5 Sunnyvale, CA 1 140
6 Carrollton, TX 11 16
7 McKinney, TX 21 4
8 Cary, NC 22 3
9 Richardson, TX 9 40
10 Santa Clara, CA 4 120
11 Fort Collins, CO 7 87
12 Austin, TX 28 5
13 Boulder, CO 5 139
14 Centennial, CO 15 61
15 Bellevue, WA 14 72

Home Value Predictions for the Next 5-Years

by Christie Cannon

Home Values: Where Are They Headed in the Next 5 Years? | Keeping Current Matters

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number.

The results of their latest survey

  • Home values will appreciate by 4.1% in 2015.
  • The cumulative appreciation will be 18.1% by 2019.
  • That means the average annual appreciation will be 3.4% over the next 5 years.
  • Even the experts making up the most bearish quartile of the survey still are projecting a cumulative appreciation of 10.5% by 2019.

Have questions about our local market - please feel free to give me a call - Christie Cannon - 469-951-9588

Prairie View in Frisco TX - New Community Coming this Fall

by Christie Cannon

Coming this fall to Frisco TX - another great community!

Prairie View boasts amazing amenities (beach entry pool, club house, hike & bike trails, splash park & more), award winning Prosper ISD, a great Frisco location, & some of DFW's best builder - Highland Homes, American Legend Homes, & David Weekley Homes!

www.prairieviewcommunity.com

 

Buyer Demand Remains High

by Christie Cannon

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report.

Inventory Levels & Demand

Sales of existing homes rose 3.2% from May, outpacing year-over-year figures for the ninth consecutive month. Total unsold housing inventory is at a 5.0-month supply.

This is down from May’s 5.1-month supply and remains below the 6 months that is needed for a historically normal market.

Consumer confidence is at the highest level in over a decade. Pair that with interest rates still around 4%, new programs available for down payments as low as 3%, and you have an attractive market for buyers.

Buyer demand for housing surged to it’s highest level since June 2013.

Prices Rising

June marked the 40th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median price of existing homes sold rose to $236,400 (up 6.5% from 2014).

So What Does This Mean?

The chart below shows the impact that inventory levels have on home prices.

Inventory & Pricing | Keeping Current Matters

NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun gave some insight into the correlation:

"Limited inventory amidst strong demand continues to push home prices higher, leading to declining affordability for prospective buyers."

NAR’s President, Chris Polychron added:

"The demand for buying has really heated up this summer, leading to multiple bidders and homes selling at or above asking price."

Bottom Line

If you are debating putting your home on the market in 2015, now may be the time. The number of buyers ready and willing to make a purchase is at the highest level in years. Contact a local professional in your area to get the process started.

The Power of Interest on your Mortgage!

by Christie Cannon

Sometimes a simple graphic goes a long way!  This is based on average interest rates on a $200K mortgage (principal & interest only on 30yr fixed).

Lagging Appraisal Values

by Christie Cannon

The Impact of Rising Prices on Home Appraisals | Keeping Current Matters

The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize the major challenge a hot real estate market creates.

Each house must be sold twice; once to a buyer and a second time to an appraiser who represents the bank that will grant the purchaser a mortgage to buy the home (unless it is an “all cash” purchase). In a real market with escalating prices, the second sale may be the more difficult. And a recent survey by Quicken Loans reveals that the gap between what a homeowner believes is the value of their home compared to an appraiser is widening.

Appraisal vs. Homeowner Value | Keeping Current Matters

This could lead to an increase in the percentage of real estate transactions being challenged by a ‘short’ appraisal (where the appraiser value is less than the contracted price of the home).

The Take Away

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you must be prepared for this possibility as it may result in a renegotiation of the price of the home.

Housing Bubble Fears rise with Prices

by Christie Cannon

What is a Housing Bubble? Is One Forming? | Keeping Current Matters

Sky-rocketing rises in real estate values have left many people worrying if we are in the middle of another housing bubble.

What is a housing bubble?

According to Jack M. Guttentag, Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania:

“A price bubble is a rise in price based on the expectation that the price will rise. Sooner or later something happens to erode confidence in continued price increases, at which point the bubble bursts and prices drop. What makes it a price bubble is that the cause of the price increase is an expectation that the price will increase, which sooner or later must reverse itself.”

In a recent article, he explained:

“My view is that we are a long way from another house price bubble. Home buyers, lenders, investors and regulators now understand that a nationwide decline in house prices is possible -- because we recently lived through one.”

Where are home prices today?

Though home values are continuing to appreciate, the acceleration of the increases has slowed to year-over-year numbers which reflect a healthy housing market. Here is a chart showing year-over-year appreciation since January of last year:

Case Shiller Price Changes | Keeping Current Matters

The Take Away

Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal put it best in a recent tweet:

“Predictions of a new national home price bubble look unfounded for now, according to data.”


Union Park Little Elm TX - New Community

by Christie Cannon

More information has been coming out about Little Elm's newest master planned community - Union Park. Developed by Hillwood, this Denton ISD community is seeking to bring in some of DFW's best builder: Highland HomesPlantation HomesAmerican Legend HomesEmerald Homes and Drees Custom HomesThe community will feature a community greenbelt with hiking trails to connect each phase. 

Amenities will include:

  • 35 Acre Wooded - Contiguous Central Park
  • Open Air Pavilion overlooking park
  • Community Center with Resort Pool
  • Food Truck Park
  • Pocket Parks and sports practice fields throughout the community
  • Denton ISD
  • Variety of Trails through the wooded areas and throughout the community
  • Fishing Ponds
  • Outdoor Fitness
  • Lifestyle, community event

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Christie Cannon
Keller Williams Realty
4783 Preston Road. Ste 100
Frisco TX 75034
469-951-9588
972-215-7747
Fax: 214-853-4774