“Every home buyer wants to make a smart investment,” writes Forbes about its list of 2017 Best Buy Cities—the country’s top 20 hottest housing markets to invest in this year. High on that list? Fort Worth and Dallas. Forbes collaborated with Local Market Monitor, a company that tracks 300-plus metropolitan areas, to determine where home prices, jobs and populations are up — in this case, way up.
Fort Worth’s numbers put it at No. 9 on the list. Its population of almost 2.4 million is up by more than 5 percent in just three years. Job growth? Up more than 2 percent. But it’s the home prices that boggle: Fort Worth’s are up 9 percent, year over year — and are predicted to go up 17 percent in the next three years. At least.
And the hottest investment city? “Dallas dominates,” says Forbes. “The home of Exxon Mobil and the Dallas Cowboys claims the No. 1 ranking. Dallas has an average home price of $233,000. That’s up 3.9 percent from a year ago and underpriced by 3 percent compared to the city’s historic average. Local Market Monitor forecasts prices will increase 31 percent by 2020 thanks in part to 3.9-percent job growth in the past year and 6.2 percent population growth in the last three.”
Populations are up. Jobs are up. That Texas spirit is up. No matter which city you love, the expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty will help you invest smartly in your new home in Fort Worth or Dallas — two of America’s hottest cities by far.
Congratulations to the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents named to the Advocate’s annual list of the Top Realtors in Lakewood/East Dallas, as well as all professionals serving clients from the brokerage’s Lakewood office. Together, this group of neighborhood experts is helping make Lakewood/East Dallas a great place to live and work. The Advocate’s 2016 Top 25 Realtors list was compiled from data retrieved from the North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS) reported volume for 2016 residential sales in Area 12 as of January 14, 2017.
Flip through the pages of this special section recognizing some of the outstanding real estate agents in Lakewood/East Dallas from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Welcoming communities, beautiful homes, exemplary schools, and roads that are relatively traffic-free – these are just some of the factors making neighborhoods to the north so attractive to homebuyers.
Beyond creating a seamless transition for indoor-outdoor living, walls of windows can yield a significant return on investment for buyers and sellers. With efficiency a top priority for today’s homeowners, architects are installing more energy-efficient windows that considerably decrease electricity bills and add value to the home.
Whether it’s a poolside barbecue, a seasonal cooking class with a professional chef, an patio dinner party festooned with twinkle lights, or a garden brunch complete with lawn games, outdoor living amenities make it easy to bring any kind of gathering al fresco.
Homes are spending fewer days on market, especially those that are well-kept and are located in established neighborhoods.Dallas county average days on market recently slid to 37, a 29.7 percent decrease over 12 months, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information System.