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Reaffirming Fair Housing: Why Now?

Aug 04, 2020

Discrimination has no place in real estate, as you already know. Now is an urgent time to act on our shared principle, NAR Director of Fair Housing Policy Bryan Greene says in NAR’s latest “Pivot in Place” video. The neighborhoods where people reside, Greene notes, determine their access to education, safety, and health care—particularly critical […]

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Home Prices Headed Higher Across Texas and U.S.

Aug 04, 2020

The shortage of homes for sale continues to drive home prices in North Texas and across the U.S. Nationwide home prices rose almost 5% year-over-year in June – the largest such increase in seven years according to a new report from CoreLogic. Fort Worth-area prices rose by more than 5% in the same period. And […]

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30-Year Mortgage Rate Drops to 2.99% Average

Aug 03, 2020

Thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages crossed below the 3% threshold—not only the second time this month but also the second time on record, Freddie Mac reports. “It’s Groundhog Day in the mortgage market as rates continue to remain near historic lows, driving purchase demand over 20 percent above a year ago,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief […]

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First There Was America’s Team, Now Is There America’s Hometown?

Aug 03, 2020

While some housing markets in the United States struggle with affordability or even availability, others are flourishing and should continue to do so through at least 2024, if not longer. Take Dallas/Fort Worth for example. No longer will this area be considered just the home of America’s Team—the Dallas Cowboys—but now may earn the moniker […]

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Debunking 3 Coronavirus Real Estate Myths

Aug 01, 2020

Some Americans may be under the impression that high unemployment rates and recession are prompting a gloomy housing picture. They’re wrong. Homebuyers may be in for a surprise, and homeowners may be missing out on opportunities if they fall for some common myths going around about the housing market. Consider these two headlines based on […]

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MetroTex to Host New Virtual Series ‘Coffee Break’ with CEO Janet Kane

Aug 01, 2020

MetroTex CEO Janet Kane will lead a series of virtual town halls, called Coffee Break, to hear directly from MetroTex’s 22,000 members. These virtual meetings will be exciting and unique opportunities to interact with MetroTex staff and communicate issues important to REALTORS®️. All MetroTex members can participate in these virtual meetings, listen to what Metrotex […]

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