Friday, September 19, 2014

New report shows DFW is a top market for home sellers

D-FW home prices have risen about 6 percent in the last year, according to Zillow. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)
Dallas-Fort Worth is ranked as one of the best markets in the country to sell a house, according to a new study.
Zillow Inc. said the D-FW area is the fourth best place in the country for home sellers.
Top markets for home sellers. (Zillow.)
“Sellers in the Bay Area, Seattle and Dallas have the most negotiating power, with final sale prices largely at or above asking,” Zillow’s report says.
Zillow said that overall home prices in D-FW were up 5.8 percent in August from a year ago and there were about 5 percent fewer houses on the market.
U.S. home values will continue to rise during the year ahead, but at a slower rate than last year, according to Zillow.
D-FW home prices are forecast to increase by about 4 percent in the next 12 months.