Five Things to Know about the Fall Market in North Texas | Update the Metroplex

Five Things to Know about the Fall Market in North Texas

9745 Wisterwood Drive in Lake Highlands. Listed by Baird Hicks. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Hoping to buy or sell a home? Here are five things you should know about this season’s vibrant real estate market.

Prices keep rising—DFW leads the nation in terms of steady growth in the real estate market, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

4410 Bordeaux Avenue, Highland Park, Christy Berry, Jonathan Rosen

4410 Bordeaux Avenue, Highland Park

Sales are brisk—Homes that are well-maintained and priced strategically are selling quickly with multiple contracts, often full cash offers. If the homes are priced well – at what the market indicates – the buyers are out there and those homes are going to sell.

4662 Sidonia Court, Montserrat

4662 Sidonia Court, Montserrat

Builders are back—Lots are selling quickly, especially in key neighborhoods, and builders are the biggest competition.

1312 Golden Gate Drive 76092, Southlake, Wynne Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-pool

1312 Golden Gate Drive, Southlake

Greenspace matters–Buyers are continuing the pursuit of homes and neighborhoods with grass, trees, water and open space. That means parks for play, trails for biking and walking, nearby athletic fields and yards with room for outdoor living and play areas. People are looking for beautiful scenery, so homes beside parks and near water are in high demand.

2300 Wolf 18A 75201, Lisa Besserer, Bryan Crawford, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Uptown, Dallas - wine

2300 Wolf #18A, Uptown Dallas

Smart-sizers are looking– Agents tell us that clients in their post-parenting years are looking for homes with everything but the extra space—a great location near family, friends, shopping, dining and entertainment. Downstairs master suites are key, as are designer finishes and open floor plans.

6819 Fallbrook Court 76034, Colleyville, Nanette Luker, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-pool

6819 Fallbrook Court, Colleyville,

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