The Longevity of Value in Dallas Homes for Sale

By: Richard Soto

It is a buyer's market in Dallas, Texas - especially as it relates to area real estate. A recent report about Dallas homes for sale shows a 3.3% price drop overall based on a comparison for the same time last year. The study, performed by S&P (Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index), measures home costs for average single family homes in each major metropolitan area. It does not factor in the costs of new construction homes, only existing homes for sale. Although there has been conflicting data provided by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight which says that home prices are up by 3%, it is still clear that sellers listing homes for sale in Dallas are in a state of desperation because homes sales are down overall. The National Association of Realtors agrees that the Dallas area has seen an overall decline in real estate prices.

Dallas Home Builders Showing Signs of Trouble
With local home builders scaling back their operations, laying off employees, and even going out of business, if you are ready to buy a house, the time is now. You can get a great deal on any type of home that you desire - whether it is an existing property or a new construction property for sale in Dallas. The good news however, is that the slump in the Dallas housing market isn't nearly as bad as it is in some places in the United States such as Florida and California. The Dallas real estate market is expected to have a faster recovery compared with other areas, so if you do decide to purchase a home at this time, you won't have to wait as long before your property begins to appreciate in value.

The Good News about Equity
When potential home buyers begin house hunting, many are worried about the ability to build equity. Fortunately as it relates to Dallas homes for sale, buyers need not worry. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research and National Low Income Housing Coalition noted that the Dallas-Ft. Worth area 'could see one of the best increases in equity in the country during the next few years'.

The study actually found that between 2008 and 2012, those who purchase Dallas-Ft. Worth real estate at seventy-five percent of the median home cost in the area could quite possibly expect a return in excess of $80,000 over the next four years.

The Appeal of Dallas Homes for Sale
There are several Dallas homes for sale that have a lot of appeal. The median home price is Dallas, Texas is currently $256,000. This makes Dallas an affordable place to purchase and own your own home. As compared with other United States cities, Dallas' economy is still quite strong and boasts that projected job growth over the next ten years will be over twenty-five percent. Homes for sale in Dallas have great architectural details and go from ranch style to modern and elegant. There is a perfect home for every type of buyer in Dallas.

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