Rockwall and Dallas Counties Lead North Texas in Home Price Gains

Rockwall and Dallas Counties Lead North Texas in Home Price Gains

North Texas home prices surged by 12% in October, the largest year-over-year gain in more than three years. And home costs were rising even faster in some parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Rockwall County saw a staggering 21% increase in median single-family home sales prices compared with October 2019. Dallas County’s median home sales prices were up 17.4% from a year earlier, according to data from the MetroTex Association of Realtors. The jump in housing costs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area comes as buyer demand rose and the supply of properties on the market fell.

Rockwall County had the biggest October sales increase — up more than 49% from a year earlier. And sales were 35.7% higher in Collin County. 

There were sharp declines in home inventory across the D-FW area. The number of homes listed for sale with real estate agents in Collin County fell 51.1% from October 2019 levels. And inventories were down 48.8% in Rockwall County.

Tarrant County had the largest number of home purchases last month, with 2,664 houses sold by real estate agents, an increase of 13% from October 2019.

October was the fifth consecutive month North Texas saw double-digit percentage home price gains over the previous year.

Through the first nine months of 2020, a record 99,078 houses have changed hands through the real estate agents' multiple listing service, 8% more than in the same period last year...

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