Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dallas Home Prices Up 1.4% Over Last Year In Latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index

By Troy Corman, t2realestate.com

The latest S&P/Case Schiller Home Price Index was released today January 26, which reflects the statistics from national home prices during November 2009. The Index measures residential housing prices in 20 metropolitan regions in the U.S.

Dallas posted a 1.4% increase in average home prices that were recorded from homes sold in November compared to November 2008. Three other cities also posted increases.

Although home sales were sluggish in December following the original deadline for the government tax refund, home prices are likely to stabilize or increase as we approach the revised home purchase contract deadline date of April 30, 2010. You must have a signed, executed contract by that date. Also, income limits have been relaxed to allow singles with incomes up to $145K to receive a refund, while couples filing jointly are eligible with incomes up to $245K.

In addition, if you have lived in your current home for 5 years, you can also qualify for the $8,000 tax refund. With rates near historic lows, and home prices at affordable levels, now is a great time to buy. So stop making the landlord rich!

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