Found 26 blog entries tagged as sellers.

Those who think they can time the market are playing a “fools’ game”. Did I just say that! Why would consumers think they can predict the economy? Is it the right time to buy the right piece of property, yes, or no? The answer is always “yes.” Timing is a fool’s game. You should always be looking to buy the right piece of real estate. By studying history of the market, it allows you to be informed about the current conditions compared to history and that is very important.

Let’s just look at some information from a recent chart that Gary Keller shared at the Mega Camp of Keller Williams Realty. The chart was for the period of 1990 to 2023. In 2006 the median price of a home reached $222,000 which was 21% above the then-trend line. Meanwhile in 2023…

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In July, The DeBerry Team has been busy helping home buyers find pre-owned homes as well as new construction homes. July for us was very active in both putting resale homes on the market and helping buyers find the homes they desire. You may ask, what was July like for resale homes in Collin County?

Let’s first understand some of the dynamics in the market at this time. Inventory of resale homes are lower and prices are higher overall with increased interest rates. These things together put a damper on sales for resale homes. Sometimes even negative local news is a factor in both buying and selling decisions. To get the real scoop on the real estate market in your area, speak with a Realtor. Sellers’ may say it is good time to sell due to fewer homes…

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Every homeowner, including myself, always has something to say about our property taxes. Each year I help many of my past clients by providing them with information to help them protest them. My team and I have been doing this for many, many years. It looks like we just may be getting some needed relief finally. However, some may say it comes at a cost in other areas and I am not one to argue that point because doing one thing may affect something else. However, with that said, this looks pretty good for home owners. The demand for homes is still strong in Texas. Interest rates may be holding some people back who already own their home from putting them on the market but over the last couple months we have seen some changes in that area as well. It is a…

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Our team has just listed a wonderful 4 bedroom 3 bath home with approximately 2,588 square feet of living space in Richardson Texas. It is located in the in the  Plano ISD school system. This home has beautiful wood flooring and other amenities such as a see-thru fireplace. This home is a must see! Contact The DeBerry Team at 214-215-5106 if interested. 

Richardson, Texas is a great place to buy a home. It's a vibrant city with a lot to offer families, professionals, and retirees alike. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider buying a home in Richardson:

  • Safe and family-friendly: Richardson is a safe and family-friendly city with a low crime rate. It's also a great place to raise kids, with plenty of parks, playgrounds, and other…

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Does this sound familiar? Where are we in Collin County on resale homes? Inventory for them has not increased to 2019 levels, yet. Demand was not as high for resale homes based on pending sales in June compared to the last 4 years. Interest rates have gone up and down but not as good as they were over the past few years. Will they ever return to where they were? To be frank, no. Get use to the new normal.  Medium home prices were lower than last June for a resale home. However, they were higher than what they were in May. What does this mean? The market is stabilizing and that is all it means.

Yes, we can all look at our “real estate crystal ball” and say one thing or the other. The fact is the fact. Inventory is still lower than it was in 2019 for…

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Sometimes that is how I feel abut the information I hear from certain news outlets. It can be frustrating to the public when searching for accurate information. I am going to give you the statistics from our MLS on what happened in February on resale homes in Collin County. Our team puts together at the end of each month graphs that show data comparing the specific month we just finished with the past 4 years for this specific month. This way we can see the trends and it allows us to make assessments about the market. So let's take a look at the median sales price for the county. It was $482,500 which was up 1/2% of the same period in 2022. This means that prices stabilized over the last few months. However, we are also tracking other factors that might…

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The answer? Not on the market yet! Over the past 12 weeks, we track 20 school districts in north Dallas and Collin County. These areas give us a good indication weekly of what is happening with homes coming on the market. Something we did not expect is that inventory of single-family resale homes has declined since January of this year. Historically, it is not unusual for those wishing to put their homes on the market to wait till March, however, this year might be different. Why? Those who had better mortgage rates may decide to wait to see if they come back down. Although, that is not usually a major factor for moving, but it is one that home sellers do consider. What they should understand, based on the information we have, if they wish to move then…

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Over this past month, my team and I have listed and closed 4 homes and also helped 2 buyers find homes in the area. January and early February was busy. The homes we sold were sold at or slightly above list price and sold in a very short amount of time. Are you seeing some listings that are sitting on the market for a long period of time? Homes that sit for longer periods of time usually have just a few things that keep them from selling. The key is to know what those things are and to quickly address them early in the selling process. Over the years, I have found that if we can eliminate the things that keep a home from selling up front, those we represent are extremely happy with the results. 

Over the years we have developed a system that enhances…

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"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance"-George Bernard Shaw quote. In real estate, information can be looked at in many ways and for those who have never really worked with this data it could be confusing. When the national news broadcasts information about the housing market what are they including in that data? Is it just single family homes? Is it condos or townhomes? Is it ranch and land and does it also include commercial real estate? Without the specifics it is hard to know what the data is based on. The market in Collin County for "single family resale homes" is reverting back to a "normal trend" that progressed to the end of 2020. I have often said, that the "markets in our area went completely off a normal trend line" of…

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My answer to the above headline, Bull!!. The sky is not falling! The market is changing but in real estate the market always goes through changes. Let's talk a little about what is causing the commotion about what people are now seeing or starting to see in the Collin County market for resale homes. First, lets look back a little bit over the past two years. Before ever going into the pandemic, housing supply in Texas was already not keeping up with demand. Then the pandemic hit. Wallah! As if by magic, people saw home prices escalating at a phenomenal rate. The shortage of inventory caused a feeding frenzy for the available homes and when that happens prices escalate. This competition between buyers led to multiple offers and offers way above list…

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