Real Estate Market Conditions: Housing Overview
Summer is coming to a close and Fall is approaching! The growing housing market in Dallas continues to increase the average closing price of homes. MLS data shows an increase in the number of homes on the market which gives prospective buyers more options to consider when purchasing a home. In addition, homes are being sold at higher prices due to increasing property value in the Dallas area. Fall is the perfect season to take advantage of the housing market! The data below shows the health of the housing market
Number of Homes Sold:
More homes were sold in August when compared to last August. 16,130 homes were sold in the Dallas area. This is a 5.95% decrease from last month and a .27% increase from last year.
Average Sold Price:
The average price of a home is currently $241,943 which is only a 5.11% increase from last month and a 4.90% increase from last year. An increase in selling price is an indicator of growing competition and property values. Homeowners are on average receiving more money selling their homes than in previous years which is encouraging homeowners to sell.
Average Sale-to-List Ratio:
In addition, homes are being close to their original asking price. On average, homeowners are making 96.10% of their home’s original asking price.
Average Days On-Market Before Sale:
Homes are staying on the market an average of 49 days before being sold. Closings are 6.52% faster than last year. An average of 49 days is quick, and this tight market competition will continue to drive the real estate market going forward.
Inventory of Homes:
In Dallas and the surrounding area, the inventory of homes has increased by 5.54% from last year. Potential buyers should be aware of the competitive environment if they plan to purchase this Fall.