Case-Shiller: Dallas-area home prices up 7.6 percent in October

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Steve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.com Published: December 30, 2014 8:21 am Dallas had one of the biggest home price increases in the country. The Dallas area is among the top five cities in the country for home prices increases in the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Dallas prices rose 7.6 percent in October from the same month in 2013, …

New report: D-FW residential rents rise by $600 million in 2014

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Steve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.com Published: December 30, 2014 8:47 am D-FW median rents rose by $35 a month this year. North Texas renters shelled out $600 million more to keep a roof over their heads in 2014, according to a new report from Zillow.com Dallas-Fort Worth residents paid an estimated $10 billion in rents this year, the online marketing firm …

D-FW home values rise by almost $25 billion in 2014

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Steve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.com Published: December 19, 2014 7:37 am D-FW home values rose by more than 7 percent in 2014, Zillow estimates. Dallas-Fort Worth homes gained almost $25 billion in value in 2014, according to a new report from Zillow Inc. The Seattle-based real estate marketing firm looked at real estate values in major home markets across the country. …

Less than 10 percent of Dallas homeowners are underwater in their loans

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Steve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.com Published: December 17, 2014 7:45 am Only 9.3 percent of Dallas-area homeowners with a loan have negative equity. The number of Dallas homeowners who owe more than their property is worth has fallen to below 10 percent. Zillow.com reports that 9.3 percent of Dallas area residents with a home loan are underwater in their mortgage. That’s …

Dallas on lists of top housing markets for 2015

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Steve Brown Email stevebrown@dallasnews.com Published: December 9, 2014 10:48 am Trulia has ranked Dallas as one of the top U.S. housing markets for next year. With North Texas home prices up 12 percent from a year ago and sales at an all-time high, it’s no surprise Big D is landing on the lists of the top housing markets for 2015. …