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The numbers are in for the first 8 months for pre-owned homes in Collin County. Remember this is taking the whole county into consideration and may not be reflective of your personal city or neighborhood. Check with your realtor if you are interested in finding out more about statistics for your own neighborhood since those numbers can vary from area to area. I want to give you an explanation between two numbers realtors frequently use and how they are calculated. First is the Medium range and the second in the Averagerange.  

The median of a set of numbers is that number where half the numbers are lower and half the numbers are higher. In the case of real estate, that means that the median is the price where half the homes sold that month were cheaper,

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 Moving to Dallas?

Living in Dallas is different than living in the suburbs. Pricing on single family homes can be higher depending on the area. New construction is not as much since Dallas is well established. Suburbs may offer more amenities like community pools or other types of unique programs. However, all areas have something to offer to everyone! Call us if you have questions 214-914-6758. Roxanne DeBerry, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Plano, Tx.

Check out this Infographic provided by Great Guys long distance movers to get the KEY FACTS before you move here. While the infographic shows the overall statistics for all of Dallas, you will find the North Dallas real estate market differs in the following ways:

1. Home prices can differ

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Plano 2016 Award for Excellence in Real EstateIt is such an honor to be recognized for contributing to the Plano community and we wish to share this honor with our readers. It is because of those we serve and the services we provide that makes such a great relationship. Here is the article we received

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Roxanne DeBerry & The DeBerry Team-Keller Williams Realty selected for 2016 Plano Small Business Excellence Award

 
Plano, - January 17, 2017 — Roxanne DeBerry & The DeBerry Team-Keller Williams Realty has been selected for the 2016 Plano Small Business Excellence Award in the Residential Real Estate classification by the Plano Small Business Excellence Award Program.
 
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016

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Every year is different and every month is different as well in real estate. What is consistent is that no matter what the market, homes continue to be bought and sold.

Over the past 10 years we have only seen two years that were either called a "buyers market" or a "balanced market". A buyers market is one that buyers have the advantage and is usually spurred by an overage of inventory. A balanced market is one that neither the seller or the buyer has an advantage but the inventory makes for a competitive market for both the buyer and seller. A "Sellers Market" is one where sellers have the advantage and it is usually caused by a shortage of inventory of homes. This is where we are at today in the Collin County marketplace.

8 of the last 10 years

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As we go through this year, inventory has grown but is still extremely tight. In Collin County there s about 2.2 months of inventory. A balanced market is considered to be about 6 months of inventory. Low inventory means higher prices. Low mortgage rates makes home buying better but finding the home you desire might be a challenge. New home construction is on the rise and is difficult to track how much that is having on the ease of getting a home, but we have noticed more new home purchases over the past couple of years. So lets take a look at the statistics for a May to May comparison starting with May 2013 and then the May's leading up to and ending in May of 2016.

Homes For Sale: May 2013=2,872, May 2014=2,621, May 2015=2,303, May 2016=2,881

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Well 2016 has started off with a bang here in Collin County. Median home prices started at $280,000 in January and at the end of February they trended upward to $290,000. Days on Market went from 22 days in January to 17 days so the trend show that homes are moving very fast in the county. I also noticed that homes were selling at or even above list prices in some cases. In January the Months Supply of Single Family homes was listed at 1.4 months of supply. and in February the months supply went up to 1.6 months supply of single family homes. The trend is heading upward but at a crawl. This means prices will remain on the high end for some time in the future since it takes about 4.5 months of supply to get to back to a relatively balanced market. In

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2015 was a very interesting year in Real Estate in 46 areas in and around Dallas. I know it was for "The DeBerry Team". I listed and sold over 92 homes this past year. Yes, that's right 92. My buyers agents closed another 67 transactions for a total of 159 closed transactions. I am not counting the leases we did since we don't usually that is not a primary business. I am very proud of how our team performed this year.

The market was very interesting because the dollar volume of real estate transactions went up considerably this past year from approximately 13,870,149,199.00 to 15,347,720,080.00, approximately a 10.7% increase in the sales volume this past year based on the 46 areas. Median Home Prices were up 7.3% however home sales or units sold were

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Over the past 40 years I have sold thousands of homes. No not one, not 50, not hundreds, but thousands. During this period of time I have sold in markets with low interest rates and extremely high interest rates and everything in between. I have sold in both buyers and seller markets over many years. So why does this matter? First, I do have a unique perspective of the market, buyers intentions, and of changing home values and the reasons for them. This all plays into how I formulate a value that will set the best price for my sellers home and that will attract the most possible amount of buyers for their property. I am one of the few Realtors that actually walks through a home before I do a listing presentation so that I can take notes on the condition,

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As we approach the beginning of a new year, many of us like to organize, sort and get rid of things that just add clutter to our life.    And many of us have multiple files of real estate papers for various transactions we have done throughout the years.   Some are current documents for recent transactions.  Some are for houses that you have long since sold.  And some may be for refinances of previous transactions.  Many of us tend to keep the entire package given to us at closing, which just take up space.   So the question is, what should you keep and is there anything you can get rid of?

As a title company closer, I personally have purchased, sold and refinanced many properties over the years.    I’ve had a tendency to just add each new closing

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I do not have a "crystal ball" when it comes to predicting where our real estate market will go in 2016 but I think I can make some educated guesses. First, let talk about what is happening now in the market. Prices in the Collin County-North Dallas area have seen 10% increases plus in some areas. Inventory of homes for sale has remained low and this is causing the price increases. Less homes to purchase, high demand and the market dynamics work as they always do, prices go up. Next, interest rates have been subdued which means they are favorable. This is the market that exist today. So what's next?

2016 will remain a very tight market for at least the first half of the year. It takes time to build inventory. If we don't build inventory of homes for

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