HOUSING VALUES RISE

Only four U.S. housing markets experienced an increase in value during January, and three of those were in Texas, according to a survey released Monday. First American CoreLogic reports that Austin–Round Rock saw a 3.9 percent increase in housing market value....

Dallas Home Sales Rise

Texas had an overal decline of 10.4% in home sales over 2007, but Dallas has seen an increase: • 4,043 homes sold (3.2 percent increase) • Median price of $153,300 (3.5 percent decrease) • 6.4-month inventory