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Interest Rate Changes can Cost Huge!

by Christie Cannon

The Cost of Waiting to Purchase on Interest Rates

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.
  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
  • Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!

If you are looking to find out more information about the local North Dallas Real Estate Market, please give us a call.  We would be delighted to answer your real estate questions.  Likewise, we would be happy to refer a quality local lender to answer your mortgage questions!

Christie Cannon | Keller Williams Frisco | 469-951-9588

Green Meadows in Celina TX

by Christie Cannon

Celina TX's explosive growth is expected to continue well past 2016 with one of their latest large master planned communities with Green Meadows.  This latest 1,400 acre community by Tomlin Investments is expected to be over 4,500 single-family homes once completed.  Amenities are planned to include multiple swimming pools, community gardens, dog park, playgrounds, walking trails, sand lot volleyball courts, a massive outdoor grilling area with a fire pit, a $4.5m amenity center, and even an in-community day-care (expected to arriving in phase III). 

Dallas Morning News reported the developer as expecting to be approximately 90 days from starting.  Dan Tomlim (of Tomlin Investments) offered to Steve Brown of DMN that while builders have not yet been expected, they are forecasting a target starting price of about $350K.  

The community boasts a premium location approximately 10 miles north of 121 fronting Legacy Rd, just west of the Tollway & south of the expanding Collin County Outer-Loop. 

Additional concept plans can be found here!


CHRISTIE CANNON  REALTOR

The Christie Cannon Team

Keller Williams Frisco

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Frisco Accepting Donations for Project Warm Us

by Christie Cannon

Project Warm Us is a great way for members of the community to give some much needed warmth to the homeless in the Dallas, TX area.

Donate your new or gently used items - coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, shoes, socks(new only).  Donations are being accepted between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at the Frisco Square Management Office, 8874 Coleman Blvd., next door to Dimples Cupcake Factory.  To learn more, click here...


Frisco Community Parade 2014

by Christie Cannon

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10 am.

Frisco will be hosting it's annual Community Parade.  Attractions include Frisco Police and Fire vehicles, Frisco fire clowns, homecoming/forthcoming royalty of high schools, team mascots, representatives of Frisco’s professional sports teams, and floats and marchers from various civic and youth groups.  Come out and enjoy everything the parade has to offer!  More details can be found here.


I Don’t Always Find a House I Like, but When I Do …..

by Christie Cannon

“Why is it….

By now we have all experienced it… House Today, Gone Tomorrow!  But why so fast?...  Sometimes the answer is obvious – the home is priced well, staged, well marketed, in a desirable area, low inventory, priced below FHA limits,… etc & thus moves quickly.   BUT what about that home that is 112 days on the market, you finally go look at it… make your offer & BOOM – multiple offers, or worse… the seller just accepted another offer!   That (my friends) is a whole other level of frustration… how odd that no-one bought it for all that time, until (seemingly) “we” get interested.  So why is it?

It is important to understand that often the very same market factors that “drove” you to that particular home are driving other buyers.  It isn’t hard to surmise that buyers are looking for the best home at the best price – but to see how that may play out in a home that seems more “market stale” than others, picture this same 112 “days on market” home for the last 100 days as having strong competition in surrounding homes. One with an award winning media room, one on a greenbelt, one almost new, one with massive updates, perhaps one a little less functionally obsolete, or maybe a few just priced less – all of these fall under contract, one after the other - until POOF, the 112 “days on market” house’s time has come. This isn’t to take away from the 112 “days on market” house, but simply to reflect that as competition falls off the market, simply due to scarcity of the inventory, the desirability of the 112 day home increases (this is especially true if new listings to the market continue to have price increases) - driving you & the other buyers towards the same home.

Even knowing this…. it still doesn’t make it feel any less like a conspiracy.

Stay "searching" my friends,

- Christie Cannon  -  469-951-9588  -  Christie@christiecannon.com

Frisco's MLS March Market Numbers!

by Christie Cannon

The MLS just released the preliminary Frisco numbers for March 2014 & WOW!

  • March-to-March listing down -21.3%
  • Year-to-Date listings down -13%
  • March-to-March closed sales down -12.8%
  • Year-to-Date closed down -3.6%
  • March-to-March Listing Under Contract down -25.2%
  • Year-to-Date Listings Under Contract down -12.5%
  • March-to-March Days on Market UP +0.7% = 51 days.
  • Year-to-Date Days on Market down -12.9%
  • Month’s Supply of Inventory down 32.9% to 1.5 months supply
  • YTD Price is up +12.5% Average & +16.5% Median Sales Prices
  • Percent of Original List Price Received YTD is 96.4%

A couple of things that stand out to me…

  1. WOW – inventory is low!
  2. See #1
  3. The huge discrepancy between March-to-March numbers v/s the YTD may be explained by not only changes in market but also (to a degree):
    1. March numbers include some estimates/projections
    2. Weather factors were big this spring – which often affects buying cycles (moving them sooner &/or later in a year)
    3. More purchases are occurring outside of the MLS – New Builds, some “Hip Pocket Listings”, etc
    4. ** While a 1.5 months supply of homes clearly indicates a strong seller’s market, dare I say, there are still some sellers who may be over estimating their home’s position in the market or the market’s strength – which is reflected in an average sale with a Percent of Original List Price as 96.4%, which does NOT reflect seller paid concessions – and an increased number of days on market (I am proud to say that The Christie Cannon Team averaged 20 Days on Market with over 98% of Original List Price).

Have questions on how this market may affect you or your family's real estate goals?  Have questions about how your city, area, or neighborhood is doing?

Please feel free to call or email with questions!

-          Christie Cannon  -  469-951-9588  -  Christie@christiecannon.com

Report: Dallas-Fort Worth home prices least likely to drop

by Christie Cannon

 

Report: Dallas-Fort Worth home prices least likely to drop

07:30 AM CST on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News

Dallas-Fort Worth's housing market is the least likely of any in the country to see a decrease in home values, a new report confirms.

At the same time, the chances of a house price decline rose in almost four out of five U.S. markets, according to a report released Tuesday by mortgage insurance firm PMI Group.

Dallas and Fort Worth ranked dead last in PMI Group's latest forecast of cities with the biggest chance for a home price shakeout.

Analysts with the California-based company estimate that Dallas-Fort Worth has less than a 1 percent chance of marked home price drops in the next two years.

By comparison, cities in California, Nevada and Arizona have more than an 80 percent likelihood of falling residential values.

"We're seeing an increasingly polarized market," PMI economist David Berson said in a news release.

"The risk that home prices will be lower in two years has increased for many of the largest cities in the nation, although areas that saw only moderate home price gains during the 2002-to-2005 period still generally have low risks of price declines," he said.

That's certainly the case in Dallas-Fort Worth, where home price appreciation during the last five years has been a fraction of the national average.

"Because Texas did not participate in the double-digit home price gains in the first half of the decade, it doesn't have to take the great pain of the areas that are compensating for that now," Mr. Berson said in an interview.

Now that the housing sector is in a slump, home values in North Texas have been relatively flat while they are falling in many other major U.S. cities.

In 2007, the median price of homes sold through the North Texas Realtors' multiple listing service was up 1 percent from 2006.

Texas markets – including the D-FW area – were also less affected by investors who ran up prices in some cities, Mr. Berson said.

And most Texas cities are outpacing the rest of the country in overall economics, he said.

"The state economy is doing pretty well, and job growth is above the national average," Mr. Berson said.

"It's quite likely Texas will be doing better than the national average for the foreseeable future," he said.

The D-FW area has gotten high marks in the PMI risk report before.

And other national surveys show that North Texas' housing market is outperforming those in the rest of the country.

Even so, pre-owned home sales were down about 8 percent last year, and sales of new homes fell about 17 percent in 2007.

Foreclosure rates also continue to rise.

Analysts are therefore keeping a close eye on D-FW home prices for signs of deterioration.

"I can't argue with the PMI risk assessment, but it doesn't mean that it still couldn't happen – just not as likely as elsewhere," said Dr. James Gaines, an economist with Texas A&M University's Real Estate Center. "So far, most Texas markets are doing well.

"The metroplex probably will do well to have positive overall appreciation, but pockets within the metroplex will have a rough time for a while."

Indeed, Mr. Berson said, the Texas housing market isn't bulletproof.

"There are no sure things," he said.

"It's possible that some parts of Texas will see some declines in the near term."

But overall, the outlook for the local housing market is good, he said.

 

HOW RISKY IS THE HOUSING MARKET?

 

Markets with the most and least risk of a home price decline, based on price appreciation, economic growth and affordability according to PMI Group, one of the country's largest mortgage insurance firms. An index of 100 means there is a 100 percent chance of home prices falling in the next two years.

 

MOST RISKY

 

Riverside, Calif. 94

Las Vegas 89

Phoenix 83

Santa Ana, Calif. 81

Los Angeles 79

 

LEAST RISKY

 

Fort Worth Less than 1

Dallas Less than 1

Pittsburgh Less than 1

Houston Less than 1

San Antonio Less than 1

SOURCE: PMI Group

 

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