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May
24

Recent housing-market data has shown the massive effect the surge in rates has had on home buyers. "The pandemic boom in home sales is over, and activity is back at pre-pandemic levels," Mizuho Securities U.S. economist Alex Pelle and chief U.S. economist Steven Ricchiuto wrote in a research note.  It's clear that the affordability challenges posed by rising rates and higher prices has cooled demand among home buyers. Nevertheless, home listings remain few and far between. That means that home prices likely will continue to grow — albeit at a slower pace — since even with a reduced pool of buyers there aren't enough properties to grow around, analysts say.

Most economists anticipate that the housing market is balancing out, meaning that bidding wars and contingencies could soon become a thing of the past.

  • MarketWatch, May 8, 2022
May
24

The Pandemic Real Estate Boom is Slowing

Recent housing-market data has shown the massive effect the surge in rates has had on home buyers. "The pandemic boom in home sales is over, and activity is back at pre-pandemic levels," Mizuho Securities U.S. economist Alex Pelle and chief U.S. economist Steven Ricchiuto wrote in a research note.  It's clear that the affordability challenges posed by rising rates and higher prices has cooled demand among home buyers. Nevertheless, home listings remain few and far between. That means that home prices likely will continue to grow — albeit at a slower pace — since even with a reduced pool of buyers there aren't enough properties to grow around, analysts say.

Most economists anticipate that the housing market is balancing out, meaning that bidding wars and contingencies could soon become a thing of the past.

MarketWatch, May 8, 2022

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May
23

Home showings soaring in Dallas-Fort Worth despite higher prices, mortgage rates

Quickly rising mortgage rates, high home prices and a persistent inventory shortage aren't enough to sideline Dallas-Fort Worth house shoppers, judging by new data on the number of showings per listing.   DFW remains solidly in double-digit territory and among the nation's leaders in the number of showings per home, according to an index by Showing Time, a home touring technology and data firm.  The ratio of showings to listings of DFW homes in March was 16.1. That's the same as it was in March 2021 and down an almost most meaningless 2% from February.  DFW's showings ratio is well above the U.S rate of 9.3 showings per home.  Nationwide, the number of markets seeing double-digit showings per listing jumped 46% in the past two months as buyer demand continues to outpace slightly rising inventory, according to the Showing Index. In hard numbers, that's 83 markets with double-digit showings in January of this year, 109 in February and 121 markets in March of this year.  The ShowingTime Showing Index is compiled using data from more than 6 million home showings scheduled across the country each month on listings using ShowingTime products and services. It tracks the average number of appointments received on active listings during the month.

Dallas Business Journal, April 29, 2022

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May
23

Quickly rising mortgage rates, high home prices and a persistent inventory shortage aren't enough to sideline Dallas-Fort Worth house shoppers, judging by new data on the number of showings per listing.   DFW remains solidly in double-digit territory and among the nation's leaders in the number of showings per home, according to an index by Showing Time, a home touring technology and data firm.  The ratio of showings to listings of DFW homes in March was 16.1. That's the same as it was in March 2021 and down an almost most meaningless 2% from February.  DFW's showings ratio is well above the U.S rate of 9.3 showings per home.  Nationwide, the number of markets seeing double-digit showings per listing jumped 46% in the past two months as buyer demand continues to outpace slightly rising inventory, according to the Showing Index. In hard numbers, that's 83 markets with double-digit showings in January of this year, 109 in February and 121 markets in March of this year.  The ShowingTime Showing Index is compiled using data from more than 6 million home showings scheduled across the country each month on listings using ShowingTime products and services. It tracks the average number of appointments received on active listings during the month.

  • Dallas Business Journal, April 29, 2022
May
16

What's Hot and What's Not: Statement Plants, Jean Tables, and More

Statement Plants, Jean Tables, and More
Find out the results when you put the latest design trends to the test.

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May
16

DFW Restaurants for Rooftop Dining

Dallas Dining

What could be better than a meal with a view? Some of the area's best, trendiest restaurants offer rooftop dining experiences that you won't want to miss, with fantastic views of the city skylines and outstanding food to match. All that's left is to pick your destination and make a reservation. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on some of the best places throughout the DFW for rooftop dining.

The Henry – 2301 Akard St., Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75201
With a well-earned great reputation for its casual vibes, chic décor, and eclectic menu, The Henry offers everything that you need to enjoy a rooftop meal in downtown Dallas. Rooftop dining here is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a convenient location near Dallas homes for sale.

Gallery Rooftop Lounge – 1325 Botham Jean Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215
Ever wish you could enjoy a swim while savoring unique views of the Dallas skyline? Gallery Rooftop Lounge, which features a large infinity pool overlooking Dallas, allows you to do just that on the rooftop of the Canvas Hotel. The menu here is packed with delicious small plates and craft cocktails, perfect for an evening out with friends.

Terilli's – 2815 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
A menu highlighted by fresh spins on classic, authentic Italian cuisine is just the start of what you'll enjoy when you visit Terilli's, which has been a local favorite since it first opened its doors in 1985. The rooftop dining area is decorated like an Italian terrace, with fantastic views of downtown Dallas. Stop by on the weekend to enjoy some live jazz and a craft martini along with your meal.

HG Sply Co. – 2008 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
One of the most popular restaurants in Lower Greenville, HG Sply Co. has earned a strong reputation, thanks in part to its outstanding rooftop dining area. The menu here features a variety of vegan and paleo-friendly options, perfect for accommodating groups with diverse tastes. Enjoy some great apps and drinks on the rooftop patio, then head inside for a delicious entree.

Free Play Ft. Worth – 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth, TX 76104
Retro gamers and arcade aficionados alike will love visiting Free Play Ft. Worth, which features scenic rooftop dining near Fort Worth homes for sale along with its vast collection of free-to-play (with admission) arcade games. Grab a table on the rooftop patio, order some delicious bar bites, then journey downstairs to the retro arcade after your meal.

Reata Restaurant – 310 Houston St., Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Known for its legendary lineup of perfectly prepared steaks and a rooftop dining area that's full of atmosphere, Reata Restaurant has been a local favorite for more than two decades. The rooftop features multiple dining areas, including a large, enclosed igloo and fantastic views of Sundance Square below.

Branch & Bird – 640 Taylor St., 12th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Towering above Fort Worth on the 12th floor of the Frost Tower, Branch & Bird is the perfect place to visit when you're in the mood for a cocktail with your rooftop meal. The views here are tough to top, while the wine list, craft cocktails, creative cuisine, and frequent live music are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Ready to buy or sell your next home close to all of the delicious dining options? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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May
9

Hot Home Trend: Curvy Furniture

Hot Home Trend: Curvy Furniture
Find tips on how to style the curvier shapes that are growing more popular in home design.

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May
2

5 Hottest Hues for the Bathroom

5 Hottest Hues for the Bathroom
Even the smallest spaces can be enhanced with the right color scheme.

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