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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!

The Best Suburbs in Texas - according to Niche Rankings

by Christie Cannon

Niche.com just released their Best Places list for 2015.  Included in these ranks is the Best Suburbs List for Texas.  Not surprisingly North Texas secured 6 of the top 10 spots!  Collin County alone has 4 of the top 10 spots!

  1. Rollingwood  (Travis Co)
  2. University Park  (Dallas Co)
  3. Murphy  (Collin Co)
  4. Allen  (Collin Co)
  5. Lakeway  (Travis Co)
  6. Alamo Heights  (Bexar Co)
  7. Highland Park  (Dallas Co)
  8. Frisco  (Collin Co)
  9. Terrell Hills  (Bexar Co)
  10. McKinney  (Collin Co)
The full list can be found here.  Their methodology & assessment criteria can be found here!

US Median Home Price Up over $200K - Local up 10%

by Christie Cannon

 

In Steve Brown's recent Dallas Morning News article is reporting that the nationally median home price is up 7.4%, breaking the $200K barrier with a US Median price of $205,200!  All but 25 of the 170 Market areas are reporting gains in home prices.  


The National Association of REALTORs is also reporting that 51 of the market areas saw double digit growth (more than twice the number of last year.) However, chief economist Lawrence Yun also cautions that pricing could level out if housing supplies improve.  Yun further described an all too familiar sentiment in our market, as buyers “are hesitant to move up and sell because they aren’t confident they’ll find another home to buy.” And that, he says, is “leading to the ongoing inventory shortages and subsequent run-up in prices seen in many markets.”  This same report places a fair amount of blame on "subpar homebuilding activity," as home builders are still trailing behind the demand.  

Interest Rate projection costs

by Christie Cannon

The Difference A Year Can Make [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

The Bottom Line:

  • Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey reports the 30-year fixed rate at 3.7%.
  • Freddie Mac's projection for Q2 2016 - interest rates will be 4.7%.
  • The Home Price Expectation Survey predicts prices (national averages) will appreciate by 4.4% during this same time
Want to discuss if now is the right time for your home purchase?  Please call to discuss! - Christie Cannon - 469-951-9588 

Real Estate Comeback of Bubble?

by Christie Cannon

Is Another Bubble Forming? | Keeping Current Matters

After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas.

One particular example of this is a recent article pointing toward the California Bay Area’s price gains over the last 18 months.

The quickest and easiest way to show how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go in regards to the ‘Peak’ is to share CoreLogic’s Price & Time Since Peak figures, used to create the map below.

CoreLogic Price & Time Since Peak | Keeping Current Matters

Even with the high performance of prices in the Bay Area, the state of California as a whole is still -14.4% below their Peak, experienced in May of 2006.

The biggest challenge facing the housing market’s recovery right now is the lack of inventory available for sale. Prices are determined by supply and demand. Right now buyer demand is out-pacing seller supply, across many price ranges, driving prices up.

Bottom Line

Traditionally the Spring months have been the most popular dates sellers choose to list their homes. With additional inventory coming to market soon, meet with a professional in your local market to evaluate your best course of action.

Inventory Levels are LOW!

by Christie Cannon

Housing Inventory Slowly Disappearing | Keeping Current Matters

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

Inventory Levels & Demand

Amidst reporting on the fact that sales of existing homes rose 1.2% from January, and outpaced year-over-year figures for the fifth consecutive month, was the news that total unsold housing inventory is at 4.6-month supply.

This is down 0.5% from last February 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 under 4%, new programs available for down payments as low as 3%, and you have an attractive market for buyers.

Buyer demand for housing remains twice as high as this time last year.

Prices Rising

February marked the 36th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median price of existing homes sold rose to $202,600 (up 7.5% from 2014).

So What Does This Mean?

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

Impact of Inventory on Home Prices | Keeping Current Matters

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

"Insufficient supply appears to be hampering prospective buyers in several areas of the country and is hiking prices. Stronger price growth is a boon for homeowners looking to build additional equity, but it continues to be an obstacle for current buyers looking to close before (interest) rates rise."

Bottom Line

If you are debating putting your home on the market this year, now may be the time. The amount 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

Wondering the latest & greatest in Frisco's development future? - The Frisco Economic Development Council's own Jim Gandy recently presented to the GroupOne Real Estate Network (a network of some of Frisco's top producing real estate proffesionals). Click the link HERE to see some of Frisco's latest, greatest, & upcoming!  

Key Stats & Points:

  • Frisco's project build out population is expected at 350,000!
  • Current average home values are at $317,560
  • Current Frisco ISD enrollment is 49,287.
  • Frisco experienced 307% growth since 2000.
Upcoming projects include:
  • The 5 Billion Dollar Mile
  • Frisco Bridges Place
  • Frisco Hyatt House
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Stonebrook Business Park
  • Grand Park
  • Gearbox Software
  • Frisco Commerce Center
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Performance Indoor Training (PIT)
  • Cornerstone Automation Systems
  • Frisco North
Special thanks to the EDC for their time & consideration & it is always a treat to see what the future holds for our city! - Have Questions? Please call Christie Cannon - 469-951-9588 

Grandscape in The Colony - a Game Changer?

by Christie Cannon

The Colony TX scored a huge commercial win a few years back, the culmination of which is come due.  The corner-stone of this development plan is ambitious project - Grandscape.  Billed as one of the largest & most unique mixed use developments in the nation, this complex boasts 400+ acres, 3.9 million sqft of retail space, entertainment, & dining.  It is in a prime location to serve The Colony, Castle Hills, Plano, Frisco, & more -not to mention the 306k cars per day projected to cruise past this development in 2015!  The driving force behind this development is the massive Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas. With Nebraska Furniture Mart's grand opening almost upon us.. it will be amazing to see how this project advances! - Have Questions?  Please call Christie Cannon - 469-951-9588 

 

Nebraska Furniture Mart - The Colony, TX - OPENING SOON

by Christie Cannon

Everything is bigger in TX.... to the tune of 1.8+ million square feet if you are the Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas.  This new shopping experience is part of a rejuvination of The Colony & Castle Hills areas, which includes new & updated projects like Grandscape.  The cities newest commercial anchor, Nebraska Furniture Mart will be making their grand opening in the next month, complete with an appearance by Omaha's very own Warren Buffett.  They are currently projecting over $1Bn in annual sales!  Nebraska Furniture Mart is already ramping up the advertisements & a few giveaways to start the buzz.  

Check out a few sneak peeks below! - Have Questions please feel free to give me a call! - Christie Cannon

 


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