Matt Watson's Blog Posts

Matt Watson's Blog Posts

Sellers Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert
First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for ...

Home Buying Myths Slayed
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortg...

The High Impact Of Low Interest Rates On Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near...

Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate
Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that r...

PreApproval Should Always Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

The Supply Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction
Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The add...

Top Home Renovations For Maximum Return On Investment
Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home imp...

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory
As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported that: “National home values h...

Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have ...

4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer
So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that...

Why Americans Consider Moving To Another State INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed "change in climate/weather" as their top reason for wanting to relocate. 41% would move for a&n...

3 Reasons The Housing Market Is NOT In A Bubble
With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to...

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down The Market
The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have falle...

Measuring Your Ability To Achieve The American Dream
Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which sta...

Tax Return Depressing Owning A Home Could Help
Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either...

Buying This Spring Be Prepared For Bidding Wars
Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year wi...

Again You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy NOW
A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing mark...

Home Prices Up Across The Country
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices ar...

Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage
There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with y...

Millionaire To Millennials Buy Now
Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home ...

How Low Supply High Demand Impacts The Real Estate Market INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! An...

The Foreclosure Crisis 10 Years Later
CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisi...

4 Great Reasons To Buy This Spring
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that...

Your Luck Run Out
Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a p...

Spring Forward The Difference An Hour Makes
Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Savings Time. Unless of course, you are a res...

Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward
Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of invento...

US Housing Market Is Moving Into Buy Territory
According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housi...

First Comes Love Then Comes Mortgage
According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer st...

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale
Buyer Demand Is Outpacing the Supply of Homes for SaleThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of...

What Would A Millennial Baby Boom Mean For Housing
Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over...

Is Getting A Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult
There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tig...

5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some t...

When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now
People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a g...

Selling In The Winter Attracts Serious Buyers
A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelih...

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices
There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined...

Happy Thanksgiving
...

From Empty Nest To Full House Multigenerational Families Are Back
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent&n...

You Can Never Have TMI About PMI
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that...

NAR Reports Show Now Is A Great Time To Sell
NAR Reports Show Now Is a Great Time to Sell!We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major ...

Taking The Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to...

Sales Of Distressed Properties Hit New Low
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Reportrevealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% of sale...

The Great News About Rising Prices
Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. In some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with t...

Starting To Look For A Home Know What You WANT Vs What You NEED
Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEEDIn this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looki...

How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remain...

Dont Disqualify Yourself
The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in t...

Do You Know The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a media...

The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House SOLD
So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provi...

The Past Present Future Of Home Prices
CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over th...

3 HVAC Tips That Will Help Homeowners Stay Cool This Summer
3 HVAC tips that will help first-time homeowners stay cool this summer Owning your first home is an exciting time, bu...

Past Present Future Home Values
In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month, and p...

3 Things To Ignore When Pricing Your Home
3 things to ignore when pricing your home There are many factors that go into pricing your property. Your Texas REALT...

When Is It A Good Time To Rent NOT Now
When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now!People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make cer...

Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now
Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now! If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Su...

Dont Let Rising Rents Trap You
Don’t Let Rising Rents Trap You!  There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housi...

Home Equity Increasing As Home Prices Rise INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: 91.9% of homes in the US have positive equity 256,000 homes regained equity in the third quarter of 2015 37.5 million homes have significant equity (defined as ...

Should I Wait To Put Down A Bigger Down Payment
Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reaso...

Majority Of Millennials Put Down Less Than 20 Percent
Digital Risk recently polled Millennials about the housing market. Among their findings was the fact that nearly two-thirds of the generation who have recently purchased ...

Pending Home Sales Remain Strong In June
The National Association of REALTORS’ Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Ho...

3 Homebuying Myths Busted
3 homebuying myths bustedBuying a home can be complicated, so it's easy to get misinformation about the process. A Texas REALTOR® can help you avoid problems, but here's some clar...

Should I Rent My House Instead Of Selling It
The results of Fannie Mae’s , were just released showing that more and more homeowners are warming up to the idea that now may be a great time to sell their home.T...

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy
First-time homebuyers are flocking to the housing market in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Renters who are ready and willing to buy are now realizing that the...

Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today
The spring and summer months have always been known as a very popular time for homebuyers to start the search for their dream home. This year is no different!We all learned in scho...

How Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Impact Home Sales
When mortgage interest rates begin to climb, experts immediately begin to discuss home affordability indexes. They calculate how an increase in rates will slow home purchases as mo...

5 Reasons You Shouldnt For Sale By Owner
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner ...

National Homeownership Month
National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed Ju...

Deal Of The Century
Recently, Freddie Mac published a blog post titled Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century. They explained that, if you are planning to purchase a home, now may be the t...

We Need Your House
Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramaticall...

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully...

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator o...

Is Getting A Mortgage Getting Easier
There has been a lot of discussion about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in this market. There is no doubt that the process is not as easy as it was eight to ten years a...

The Difference A Year Can Make INFOGRAPHIC
Some Important Points To Consider: The latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey reports the 30-year fixed rate at 3.7%. Freddie Mac's projection for ...

Why Waiting To Buy Might Not Make Sense
Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates.Let’s...

Location Location Location
A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.”Seventy-five percent of those surveye...

Billionaire Says Real Estate Is Best Investment Possible
Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. During his session he boldly stated:"I still...

Dont Get Caught In The Renters Trap
Don’t Get Caught in the ‘Renter’s Trap’There are many benefits to homeownership, one of top ones, is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housi...

Dont Let Your Luck Run Out
The 30-year fixed mortgage interest rate is currently still below 4%. Many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year, bel...

February 14
...

If A Seller Gets Cold Feet Can He Back Out Of The Deal
If a seller gets cold feet, can he back out of the deal?Question:  I accepted an offer on my house two days ago, but I’m worried that I won’t be able to find a new home. I...

Dallas Preston Hollow Lack Of Inventory
Dallas Preston Hollow: Lack Of InventoryAnother great visual of a bad situation - depending on which side of the transaction you are on, that is.  Either way you can see the i...

Dallas Uptown And Oak Lawn Lack Of Inventory
Dallas Uptown And Oak Lawn: Lack Of InventoryWhat an outstanding visual of the lack of inventory in the Dallas Uptown and Oak Lawn neighborhoods.  Trending downward since Apri...

This Is Uptown Dallas
What a great video from Uptown Dallas, Inc. showcasing all that the Uptown Dallas neighborhood has to offer.{search: http://matt.dallasy.co/index.php?quick=1&display=Oaklawn%2C+&ar...

The 1 Reason To Sell Now
If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists. There will be ...

5 Questions To Ask About Your First Home Inspection
5 questions to ask about your first home inspectionYou'll learn a lot about home inspections as a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few Inspection 101 questions that your ...

Two Great Reasons To Buy Not Rent
There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Based on a recent study, here are two r...

Breaking News Fannie And Freddie Formally Announce 3 Down Programs
Yesterday, HousingWire reported that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac formally announced their 3% down options on home purchases. Fannie Mae...

Thank You Twitter For Helping Me Find My Clients Home
She found me on one of those real estate websites and contacted me either because she saw I was highly recommended by previous clients, or that I had sold many properties in the ar...

What Renters Should Do Now Before Purchasing A Property
What renters should do now before purchasing a propertyIf you’re a renter thinking about buying your first property, you can be proactive about buying before you even start your ...

Sold In 6 Days But Thats Not The Whole Story
Sold in 6 days! But that’s not the whole story.   It started months ago when Jean, living in Missouri, found me online based on past sales in the neighborhood of her moth...

Paying Rent Is Not A Good Investment
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with...

Are Verbal Agreements Valid Contracts
Are verbal agreements valid contracts?Below is a Q&A handled by the Texas Association of REALTORS.  It's a great question that comes up often, especially in a frenzied mar...

Getting A Conventional Mortgage May Be Getting Easier
I just read an article about the Federal Housing Finance Agency and their plans to loosen the rules on qualifying for a mortgage.  That's great news!  Some of the changes...

More New Construction Planned For Uptown And West Village
New developments continue in the Uptown and West Village area with the recent announcement of Forest City Enterprises' proposed new tower.  They are considering 24 stories nex...

Interest Rates Are At Their Lowest
As you can see in the graph from Freddie Mac the numbers published yesterday, The Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates are at their lowest we've seen in the las...

Another Condo Sold In Oak Lawn
The owners were referred to me by a mutual friend. They had their home listed with a real estate agent/friend for over 4 months. Their property was being marketed incorrectly (i.e....


Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

Sellers Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert - First-time homebuyers are flocking
Home Buying Myths Slayed - Some Highlights: Interest rates
The High Impact Of Low Interest Rates On Your Purchasing Power - According to Freddie Mac’s
Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate - Interest rates have hovered around

Our Bloggers

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Dallasy.com, LLC
3609 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 102
Dallas, TX
214-247-7398