When one of the country’s biggest apartment builders says he thinks the construction cycle in D-FW has topped out, it pays to listen. At midyear, more than 50,000 apartments were being built in the area — one of the largest numbers of new u…
Don’t be surprised if many buyers take time off for the holidays this year — something we haven’t see so much lately. And sellers who are asking the moon and more for their house may find interest lagging. And homes above $500,000 – t…
In case you missed it, the North Texas housing market has turned a corner. Oh, we’ve still got one of the best home buying sectors in the country. Realtor.com in its latest ranking of the U.S. hottest home markets had D-FW on the same list with Silicon Valley and San Francisco as places where residential transactions are moving the fastest. And we’re still ranked with the metro areas where home prices are rising at a greater clip than the national average.
So while D-FW housing still looks good or even great compared to a lot of places around the nation, things have definitely cooled a bit from the last few years. There are fewer bidding wars for properties and buyers are more likely to turn their noses up at an overpriced address. In September, the time it takes to sell a house was longer than a year ago in many North Texas neighborhoods, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. And the number of houses with “for sale” signs in the front yard was higher in all but a handful of local residential districts. The number of houses listed for sale with real estate agents in North Texas — about 22,298 listings — is up 11 percent from September 2016.
- Dallas Morning News, October 13, 2017
Families with homes in Fort Worth have their choice of Halloween thrills and chills. Your whole family can walk the neighborhood in quirky disguises. You can fill your days and nights with planned events and whimsical, scary adventures. But not too scary!
When the smallest goblins take part in family Halloween fun, it’s important to steer clear of super scary events. Traditional haunting venues may frighten young children a bit too much. They may cause little people nightmares that keep the whole family up late at night.
Our real estate agents know a lot about local businesses, attractions, and family-friendly events. We draw on that knowledge to recommend a list of Halloween events that promise fun for the entire family.
- First United Methodist Church Halloween Carnival
October 22, 2017 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Admission: free with canned goods donations
Bring your little ones to FUMC in Fort Worth for the annual fun-filled Halloween Carnival. Little ones can wear their costumes. They’ll enjoy bounce house fun and pony rides. You’ll have a ball watching your children smile as they enjoy kid-friendly games, crafts, prizes, and a live animal petting zoo.
- Boo at The Zoo – October 27, 28, and 20, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free with a zoo admission
Boo at The Zoo is a family favorite for many of our real estate agents. The Fort Worth Zoo’s annual daytime, scare-free Halloween event is three full days of activities for the entire family. Children will enjoy treat stations, carnival games, and a full schedule of animal entertainment.
- Treat Street 2017 at Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District
October 31, 2017 – 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Your entire family is invited to an evening of fun at the Fort Worth Stockyards Station Mall. Family-friendly activities include a pumpkin decorating contest, fun games, hayrides, and more. Children under 12-years-old in costumes can trick-or-treat at participating shops.
- Boo Bash at Old Town, Burleson, TX
6:00 to 8:00 PM
The City of Burleson invites local kids 12 and under to a night of Halloween fun at the Boo Bash. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. They can play in bounce houses, decorate a free pumpkin, listen to storytellers, and march in a Halloween parade.
When you need reliable information about Fort Worth or Dallas homes for sale, our DFW real estate professionals can help. Contact RE/MAX DFW Associates when you’re buying or selling your home in Texas.
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