October sales set fall record

MetroTex Association of REALTORS releases real estate statistics for October 2016

North Texas has never seen an October housing market like the one in 2016, according to a monthly housing market report released today by the MetroTex Association of REALTORS.

“October in North Texas usually means a slowing real estate market,” said Russell Berry, president of MetroTex. “This year, October meant setting new record highs both in terms of number of homes sold and in dollar volume. While we have calmed down a bit from the summer frenzy, we’re still setting records. In fact, this is the first year on record to have 8 consecutive months with over $2 billion in sales.”

According to the report, 8,418 homes were sold in North Texas in October, an 8 percent increase from the year prior. The dollar volume in sales in North Texas increased 20 percent year-over-year to $2,336,171,778. The average price in October 2016 was $277,521 up 11 percent from last year.

North Texas’ monthly housing inventory fell to 2.2 months in October. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Homes spent an average of 42 days on the market in October. There were 19,326 active listings for the North Texas housing market during the same time frame, a 5 percent drop.

September 2016

  • 8,418 – Homes sold, 8 percent higher than October 2015.
  • $225,000 Median sales price for homes, 13 percent more than October 2015.
  • $277,521 Average sales price for homes, an 11 percent increase over October 2015.
  • 2.2 – Monthly housing inventory in October 2016.
  • 42 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in October 2016.
  • 19,326 – Active home listings on the market in October 2016.
  • $121 – Average price per square foot, up 10 percent year-over-year.

The MetroTex Association of REALTORS® represents more than 17,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. As the largest REALTOR® member association in North Texas, MetroTex represents the entire region. Established in 1917, MetroTex is an advocate for the real estate industry and private property rights. For more information, visit us online at DFWRealEstate.com.