Dallas Real Estate Market 2020: Home Prices, Trends, and Investment Opportunities
by Marco Santarelli
R eal estate can be a worthy investment opportunity, if you know the right market. In this arti- cle, our focus will be on the Dallas, Texas, real estate market trends and investment opportunities in 2020. Despite some fluctuations in the market, demand and sales have continued to climb at a feverish pace for more than two years and show no signs of stopping. The Dallas real estate market offers some great profit-generating opportunities to all types of real estate investors. Whether you’re buying your first income proper- ty or just adding another one to your portfolio, the Dallas housing market is a great place to do so as it doesn’t get any more “location” than this. Dallas has a strong economy
and a constant population growth, but is Dallas going to be one of the hottest real estate markets for investors in 2020?
• Three-year appreciation fore- cast of 11.4 percent
The median list price per square foot in Dallas is $206, while the me- dian rent price in Dallas is $1,750.
single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropol- itan areas, it shows a national rent increase of three percent in April 2019, as compared to 2.8 percent in April 2018. With a population of more than seven million in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and a tremendous amount of real estate development to support this growth over the past 65 years, Dallas is among those U.S. cities where renting is more reasonable than buying. One of the many reasons Dallas has been growing over the years is because young people have moved there and continue to do so, and most prefer starting out with renting before buying their own home. The demand for rental units has in- creased 14 percent over the last year,
so it’s a viable investment market. As per the real estate company called Neigborhoodscout.com, the median house price in Dallas, TX is $186,760, which indicates that home prices in Dallas are around the national average for all cities and towns in the United States. Large apartment complexes are the single most common housing type in Dallas, accounting for 45.26 percent of the city’s housing units. One- or two-bedroom apartments are the most common housing units in Dallas. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dallas include sin- gle-family detached, duplexes, homes converted to apartments and a few row houses. Dallas has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
DALLAS REAL ESTATE MARKET FORECAST 2020 The Dallas housing market is shap- ing up to continue the trend of the last few years as one of the strongest markets in the United States. According to Zillow.com, the median home value in Dallas is $213,400. Dallas home values have risen by 8.1 percent over the past year and the market forecast is that the prices will continue to rise by 4.5 percent within the next year. This Dallas real estate price appreciation graph by Zillow shows the current home price appreci- ation forecast of 4.5 percent until September 2020.
DALLAS SINGLE & MULTI- FAMILY HOMES STATISTICS Following the real estate market decline in 2007, single-family rental homes became favorable options for investors, saving in construction or refurbishment prices. The quick turnaround for an owner to rent their property means cashflow is almost immediate. Single-family rental properties have grown up to 30 per- cent within the last three years. U.S. single-family rental market has seen steady rent increases between 2010 and 2019. According to CoreLogic’s latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes
TOP REASONS TO INVEST IN DALLAS REAL ESTATE
• Population Expected to DOU- BLE in Next 15 Years
• Dallas is one of the leaders in the U.S. for employment and population growth
• 52.9 percent of Dallas rents vs. 33 percent nationally
• Newly remodeled REOs (2004 or newer)
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