Author: Shannon Slater

The Tide is Turning- July Newsletter

We’ve been watching our markets and seeing signs of a slowdown but this past month the signs are getting stronger. We are not seeing a crash. We are not going off a cliff, just a turn of the tide. Our four counties show prices are up from the same...
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How Can Appraisers Dress in This Heat?

It’s summer and in some parts of the country it is getting very hot! Here in North Texas we have been in a heat wave, that seems to have no end in sight. Every day this week heat advisories have been issued and it can be challenging to be...
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June Newsletter-Easing Off the Pedal

When I was a young poor college student, I got a speeding ticket. When the officer asked me how fast I was going, I told him truthfully that I didn’t know.  You see my speedometer had stopped working in my car and I didn’t have the extra funds to...
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How to Relocate With Ease

We have written about relocation appraisals in the past and we appreciate our guest bloggers that contribute to our blog. Enjoy this guest post from Megan Cooper with Real Life Home. You just got the call—the job is yours! Now what? Relocating your family to take a job can...
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Memorial Day 2022

We take this time to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country on this 154th annual Memorial Day.  Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” and was observed first in May of 1868. It is a day on which those who lost their lives...
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May Newsletter- Change on the Horizon?

As we have been reporting the last year, the North Texas markets have experienced extraordinary appreciation in housing with very little signs of slowing. The median sale prices have had double digit increases within the past year. This is on top of the increases that we have been experiencing...
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April Newsletter- Markets Still Flying

With mortgage rates now higher than they have been in a decade, are there any signs of a cooling? It is of note that the numbers we are looking at are closed sales from March.  Many of those went under contract in February so there is a lag in...
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March Newsletter- Spring in North Texas

March Newsletter- Spring in North Texas The signs of spring are here in North Texas.  The weather is beginning to warm and there are buds on the trees, like this redbud tree outside our office window.  Not only do we see new growth, but we also see weather instability...
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