Tarrant County has more people moving in than moving out

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Tarrant County is among the most mobile counties in Texas and the U.S., according to a Texas Association of Realtors report.

Tarrant County ranks No. 6 in the state and No. 15 nationally for the largest net gain in households, 3,138, according to the 2013 Texas Relocation Report. The report is based on data from the National Association of Realtors.

The report says Texas saw a net gain of 10,326 more households moving in than moving to other states.

Harris County saw the most move-ins from other states and ranked No. 3 nationally with an inflow of 67,299 households, the report said. Dallas County was second in the state and No. 7 nationally, with 54,388 households, and Tarrant County was No. 3 in Texas and No. 16 nationally, with 40,699 households moving in.

Harris County is also the top county in Texas and third-largest county nationally for outflow of households, 65,395. Dallas and Tarrant counties have the second- and third-largest outflow of households statewide and are ranked No. 6, with 56,223, and No. 19 nationally, with 37,561 homes moving out.

Dallas County experienced the highest net loss in households statewide, losing 1,845.

Denton County is No. 5 in Texas and No. 14 nationally for the largest net gain in households at 3,593.

Shad Bogany, Texas Association of Realtors chairman, said the numbers reflect a genuine surge in demand fueled by job and population growth.

“People are moving, and they’re moving to Texas,” Bogany said.

The Texas Relocation Report is based on data from the National Association of Realtors 2012 Relocation Report and the U-Haul 2012 Relocation Report.

Fort Worth-Arlington

home prices up

Fort Worth-Arlington home prices increased 6 percent in August from a year ago, a CoreLogic report shows. The increase includes the sale of distressed properties.

When distressed sales are excluded, home prices in August rose 9.6 percent in August from a year ago, the report said.

On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased 0.8 percent in August over July, CoreLogic said.

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 12.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in August, the report said. The increase was the 18th consecutive month of year-over-year increases nationwide, the report said.


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