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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Tornado Damage in Jacksboro, Texas

On Monday, March 21st a tornado outbreak occurred in several parts of North Texas. One of the worst was the EF-3 tornado that hit the town of Jacksboro. An EF-3 rating means that winds gusted between 136-165 mph. The tornado left a clear path right through the town of...
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To Desktop or Not to Desktop? That is The Question

   Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both announced earlier this year the implementation of the use of Desktop Appraisals beginning in March.  There has been much discussion and questions regarding these products so I thought I would share some information and thoughts on the topic.  Why would the GSEs...
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Appraising in 2022! What Will It Be For You?

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, I wanted to take a moment to discuss what that may mean. It seems that we don’t really hear much about “New Year’s Resolutions” anymore. Perhaps, it’s because they seem to be impossible. I “resolve” to do this or not do that...
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