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Dallas-area housing market facing new danger

Affordability crisis spreads across metroplex
In almost every housing or home price report, Dallas comes out in the top ten. In one study, cities in the Dallas metro even made up five of the top ten spots. That then begs the question: is the market overheating? Will Dallas become the next San Francisco? Is the much-vaunted housing market in the Big-D about to start getting Fs?
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Here's how low inventory impacts 3 top housing markets differently

Not all markets created equal
Summer, while it’s not over, is shaping up to be less than hoped for, with agents surprised at how quickly demand faded through the season. Each month, Credit Suisse surveys agents about trends in buyer traffic levels for homebuilders in the top homebuilder markets. This is how the top three performed. Hint: They’re all very different.
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Newest Bachelorette couple buys home in Dallas

A look inside their happily ever after
America's favorite couple has a new place to call home. After the world tuned in to watch them fall in love on the latest season of The Bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, now engaged, announced they bought a house in her hometown of Dallas. Here's a look inside the couple’s new home.
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Dallas homebuilding values shift dramatically

More expensive homes being built
New home starts in Dallas may be up, but it won’t help the affordability crisis as homebuilders made a dramatic shift in the type of homes they are building. Instead of building affordable homes, new home starts are increasing in the higher price ranges.
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Hey West Coast! Your homes are worth more than you think

Quicken Loans: West Coast bucks national trend
Good news for folks living on the West Coast, your homes are worth more than you think. A new report from Quicken Loans found that homeowners in the West tend to think their house is worth less than what the appraisal turns up. As for the rest of the nation, they lean the other direction.
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Body found buried in backyard of Dallas home sold to investor

The in-depth story behind the gruesome discovery
A Dallas investor purchased a home in the Oak Cliff area hoping to flip and sell it for nearly half a million dollars. But his plans quickly changed during the renovation process when workers discovered a black bag filled with a decaying body buried under a concrete slab in the yard. Check out the in-depth investigative piece here.
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Texas housing inventory officially hits all-time low

Supply problems in every major metro
The problem just got worse for folks looking to buy in the Lone Star State. If they weren't already struggling enough with today’s tight market, housing inventory now sits at an all-time low. According to the Texas Association of Realtors, this could become a larger problem if something doesn't change.
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Hey Dallas Millennials! Better get used to renting

Study shows 'little hope' for reviving sub-$200,000 new home market
First-time homebuyers and those looking for a smaller, new home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are out of luck now, and will remain that way into perpetuity, according to a new report from Metrostudy. That's because homebuilding is booming in DFW, but not for smaller homes.
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Exploding population sends rents soaring in Dallas

Can housing starts close the gap?
According to a recent study by the Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center, DFW’s population could double in the next 25 years. As more people move to the area, housing supply just can’t keep up, pushing potential homebuyers into the rent market. So how bad is it?
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