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National News: Pending Home Sales Recorded No Change in April

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | May 30, 2023

Pending home sales recorded no change in April, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three U.S. regions posted monthly gains, while the Northeast decreased. All four regions saw year-over-year declines in transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* – a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings – remained at 78.9 in April, posting…

National News: Existing-Home Sales Faded 3.4% in April

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | May 25, 2023

Existing-home sales decreased in April, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major U.S. regions registered month-over-month and year-over-year sales declines. Total existing-home sales1 – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – slid 3.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.28 million in April. Year-over-year, sales slumped 23.2%…

Collin County Housing Market Sees Increase in Homes Under Contract, Decrease in New Listings and Median Sales Price

By | May 12, 2023

The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that the housing market throughout the county showed promising signs in April 2023, with an increase in homes under contract and a rise in homes for sale. However, according to the latest data, the number of new listings and median sales price decreased. In April 2023, Collin…

Majority of Agents, Brokers Find Value in Promoting Energy Efficiency in Listings, According to NAR Report

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | May 3, 2023

A majority (63%) of agents and brokers said promoting energy efficiency in listings is very or somewhat valuable, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2023 REALTORS® and Sustainability Report – Residential examines sustainability issues facing the real estate industry. “While each area of the country has a unique climate…

Jennifer Parker Elected 2024 President-Elect, Kyle Paris Elected 2024 Secretary/Treasurer, 2023-2025 Directors Elected

By | April 27, 2023

At its April 27, 2023 meeting, the CCAR Board of Directors elected Jennifer Parker to serve as 2024 President-Elect and Kyle Paris to serve as 2024 Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, the following individuals were elected to serve as 2024-2026 Directors: Mike Mansfield, Audrey Reed, Chris Tye, and Lee Warren. Please join us in congratulating all of…

National Association of REALTORS® Announces Partnership With RESAAS

By | April 25, 2023

The National Association of Realtors® today announced RESAAS as a new partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® program. RESAAS is an online platform enabling Realtors® specializing in residential real estate to share and win new referral business, showcase their listings and gain insights into market data through real-time updates. As part of the agreement, NAR members…

Middle-Income Homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Gained More Than $167,560 in Wealth Over the Past Decade from Home Appreciation

By | April 21, 2023

New data from the National Association of Realtors® reveal middle-income homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX accumulated $167,560 in wealth as their homes appreciated over the last 10 years. The data, which was featured prominently in NAR’s new report, Wealth Gains by Income and Racial/Ethnic Group, speaks to the value agents and Realtors® bring to consumers…

Fee & Pricing Changes to Help First-Time Home Buyers

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | April 20, 2023

Ronnie Rushing of Echo Home Loans and CCAR REALTOR® and Lender Committee Member shares two exciting changes to fee and pricing changes designed to help first-time home buyers with affordability.

How to Prepare for Your Property Taxes

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | April 14, 2023

Join hosts Jonna and Shana as they welcome Jennifer Parker, a licensed Property Tax Consultant since 2001, and a licensed REALTOR® since 1995, to discuss your upcoming property taxes. Collin County homeowners will receive their 2023 property valuations as early as mid-April. They can expect a 6 to 10% increase in their home’s value, which…

Texas Mortgage Market Optimistic as Home-Purchase Originations Rebound

By Collin County Association of REALTORS® | April 13, 2023

Mortgage-interest rates dipped lower in March, leading to increased business activity and an improved outlook across Texas’ residential mortgage market, according to the latest Texas Residential Mortgage Survey (TRMS). The volume and average value of home-purchase originations continued to rebound from last year’s contraction, and additional growth is expected over the next six months. “The…


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