By the Numbers

Case-Shiller: Home-price declines ‘may have come to an end’; Dallas sees 1.1% gain

A second consecutive month of increases in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index could indicate a reversal of the negative trend that began last year. 

The top 10 most expensive new listings in Texas

Lots of luxury homes have sold in the Lone Star State in the past month — the most expensive being a 16-bedroom mansion in the Crespi Estates subdivision in Dallas.

NAR: Limited supply keeps pending-home sales flat in April 

Despite solid demand, a dearth of homes for sale kept transaction numbers muted in the association’s most recent report on pending sales. 

New-home sales rise for fifth month in a row 

A shortage of existing inventory continues to drive buyers to new construction. 

NAR: Existing-home sales and days on market slide in April 

Multiple-offer situations have returned with the spring buying season while distressed and forced sales are “virtually nonexistent,” the National Association of REALTORS® said.

Single-family starts rise in April 

Single-family permits also posted a gain, indicating even more new homes are headed to today’s supply-constrained housing market. 

Builder confidence rebounds in May on tight existing inventory 

Homebuilder optimism was buoyed by continued shortages of new housing inventory, the National Association of Home Builders reported. 

MBA: Mortgage applications rise on lower rates 

Interest rates on mortgages of all types declined last week, spurring an uptick in borrowing, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported. 

The top 10 most expensive new listings in Texas

Curious about luxury listings in the Lone Star State? Here are the top 10 most expensive new listings added to the Multiple Listing Service in the past month.

NAR: Low inventory drives pending-home sales lower in March  

High demand drove multiple offers on about a third of pending sales, while 28% of homes sold above list price, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. 

March brings rise in single-family construction 

U.S. government data shows builders increased the pace of single-family home construction while slowing the pace of multifamily starts. 

NAHB: Builder confidence rose again in April 

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose for the fourth month in a row in April as the construction industry remained “cautiously optimistic.”     

Mortgage rates decline for fourth consecutive week

This was the fourth week in a row of declines, leaving prospective buyers hopeful for sustained low rates throughout spring homebuying season.

Optimism for spring selling season grows with third monthly rise in pending sales 

The National Association of REALTORS® Pending Home Sales Index rose for the third month in a row, suggesting the housing market’s contraction could be “coming to an end.” 

Pace of annual home-price gains slows again in latest CoreLogic Case-Shiller; Dallas sees 5% increase

In Dallas, home prices rose 5% year over year and dipped 0.9% month over month.

The 10 most expensive new listings in Texas

The most expensive new listing in Texas is a record-breaking property.

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