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One of the most recognizable American icons from the perspective of a global marketplace, is of course, that of Texas… and what’s more “Texan” than Dallas? Let’s explore the Dallas market, and see why investors are flocking to this buzzy metropolitan area.
Dallas in particular, has been looked upon as a quasi-gateway city for those seeking capital environments that are both dependable, and liquid. Dallas, Texas, is great bet when it comes to strategic real estate investing.
Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Texas
“Like other cities in which we focus, it is not only the urban areas that flourish. The suburbs of the greater Dallas area include counties which are among the fastest-growing in the State.”
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A Brief Overview of The
Dallas Area Market.
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- Already the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the US, Dallas is seeing a growth-rate far exceeding expectations, causing a population boom reaching upwards of 7.5 million residents.
- 32,000 new residents were added between 2017-2018. This represents a 1.8% increase and the largest in the U.S. during that period.
- A million residents alone have been added to the Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW) area since 2010 alone.
- JLL Research states that Dallas-Fort Worth is growing at a rate that closely resembles what L.A. experienced 40 years ago.
- Companies like Toyota, State Farm, ExxonMobil, and American Airlines are simply a snippet of the nearly two dozen Fortune 500 companies that call Dallas their home. Such a laundry-list of companies spur continuous growth, contributing to low unemployment numbers and above-average annual salaries for Dallas.
- In 2018, Dallas led the US in job growth, beating both Houston and New York
- DWF added 116,400 jobs over the course of 2018 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- 24 Fortune 500 companies call Dallas home. Nine of them are within the Dallas city limits.
- Dallas has one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters for publicly traded companies in the nation.
- Dallas added 66,000 tech jobs to its economy during the last nine years.
- Although Dallas’s home prices are above the national average, they are lower than equivalent hot markets such as Austin, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. This offers an opportunity for investors on a budget to enter a major metropolitan market with steady rental demand.
- The average home price in Dallas is $217,000.
- The national median home price was $237,500 in the first quarter of 2019.
- Dallas home values have risen 16.7% since 2018, and Zillow predicts they will go up another 10.6% in the next year.
- Dallas real estate has gone up 59.88% during the last 10 years — an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.80%.
- Dallas ranks in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation, according to NeighborhoodScout.
- As a result of such incredible economic growth, Dallas also benefits from a very strong rental demand. For example, the Dallas suburb Flower Mound added 800 rental units since 2014 and still saw a huge increase in rental rates. While some time ago, these trends have continued steadily over the years. This suggests that population increases are keeping pace with the new builds.
- Additionally, Dallas-Fort Worth is home to several colleges and universities, including TCU, UT-Arlington, University of North Texas and SMU. College students and visiting professors create an extremely steady pool of renters year in and out.
- Millennials rated Dallas as the #3 U.S. city for where they want to live.
- Four of the country’s 20 fastest-growing suburbs for renters are in North Texas is home to four of the country’s 20 fastest-growing suburbs
- Dallas rents increased 0.89% for 1, 2 and 3-bedroom rentals during March 2019, and that was on top of a 2.78% increase for 1 and 2-bedroom rentals in March of the previous year.
- The Fort Worth zip code of 76109 — encompassing Texas Christian University — has a median rent of $2,874, according to Zillow. That’s significantly higher than the national median rent, which was $1,472 a month in February.
- World-class museums and concert venues spot the map of Dallas. As many come to discover, Dallas holds much more than just the Cowboys. Of course, sports fans have all the major leagues covered with the NFL Cowboys, NBA Mavericks, MLB Rangers and NHL Stars.
- The city is dense with shopping, and parks and gardens are found throughout.
- Dallas retains 406 public parks on 21,000 acres of land. The city’s parks have 17 lakes.
- The Dallas Arboretum was named “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest.
- Dallas has more shopping centers than any other U.S. city.
- DFW International Airport is the 2nd biggest in the United States, and the 9th largest in the world.
- The Texas Sculpture Walk in downtown Dallas claims to be the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country.
- The massive State Fair of Texas has been held annually at Dallas’ Fair Park since 1886.
- Dallas has 337 public schools, 89 private schools, 38 colleges and 32 libraries.
Investing In Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas-Fort Worth is home to several colleges and universities, including TCU, UT-Arlington, University of North Texas and SMU. College students and visiting professors create an extremely steady pool of renters year in and out.
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Investing In Dallas-Fort Worth
“As the suburbs grow, and Dallas positions itself for another strong rally, there is no better time than the present to invest in strategic adult living facilities in the region.” Nathan Cloud