MetroTex NEWS

 

As Fall Hits, Homebuying Frenzy Remains in Full Swing

Sep 29, 2020

Mortgage demand continues to climb as a buying frenzy extends beyond traditional seasonal patterns in real estate. Mortgage applications to purchase a home are now 25% higher than a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. Home sales are strongest on the high end of the market, where inventory is loosest, the National Association of […]

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All-Star Panel Leads Forecast 2021 Virtual Event

Sep 28, 2020

One of the most popular MetroTex events each year, Forecast 2021 provides you with the economic trends and housing market information you need to make informed decisions and create a 2021 business plan. MetroTex President Terry Tremaine moderates this two-hour virtual event set for 9 am on Friday, October 2. Panelists include: Dr. Lawrence Yun, […]

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Zillow to Become a Real Estate Broker

Sep 28, 2020

Zillow has announced intentions to operate as a Broker in Zillow Offers transactions. While Zillow holds a Broker license in Texas, they are prevented from operating as a Broker in our market under our current data license agreement. However, under the new business model, this relationship will change. Zillow will no longer receive a syndication […]

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Mortgage Rates Edge Up, Still Near Record Lows

Sep 28, 2020

Mortgage rates ticked up last week but still remain under a 3% average and near historical lows. Freddie Mac reported the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.90% last week. The all-time low for rates was set in mid-September, averaging 2.86%. Homebuyers are seeing how record-low rates can significantly decrease their borrowing costs. Compared to a year […]

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Your First Stop in the 2020 General Election

Sep 25, 2020

Early voting in the November 3 general election starts October 13 and runs through October 30. General elections let you decide who you want to elect to office … but how do you know which candidates support you? From REALTOR®-supported candidates to North Texas voting locations, here’s a helpful guide on what you need to […]

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Realist Unavailable Saturday Night for Maintenance

Sep 24, 2020

Corelogic has scheduled database maintenance on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 10 pm and continuing until 6:30 the following morning. It is expected Realist will be unavailable during this time. This will also impact the Matrix 360 views. To ensure that Listing Data Checker performs as expected, LDC will be disabled by close of business […]

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