How's Did the Housing Market fare in 2021 for DFW?

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December 2021 stats are now available and I have the numbers for how the real estate market ended in 2021. Due to lack of inventory, the overall number of sales is down in all counties of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Price per square foot continues to rise in five counties with Collin County having the biggest increase up 33% over last year followed by Denton County at 26%.


  • Allen
  • Anna
  • Blue Ridge
  • Celina
  • Copeville (southeastern Collin)
  • Dallas
  • Fairview
  • Farmersville
  • Frisco (Collin and Denton Counties)
  • Josephine
  • Lavon
  • Lowry Crossing
  • Lucas
  • McKinney
  • Melissa
  • Murphy
  • Nevada
  • New Hope
  • Parker
  • Plano
  • Princeton
  • Prosper
  • Richardson
  • Royse City
  • Saint Paul
  • Sasche
  • Van Alstyne
  • Westminister
  • Weston
  • Wylie

Collin County shares a small portion of the city of Dallas. According to the 2020 US Census Collin County is the 43rd largest county by population in the United States and it is still growing. Collin County got its name after Collin McKinney (1766-1861) one of five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence. 

Stats for January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are as follows:

NEW LISTINGS fell 908; 9.7% prior year.

DAYS ON MARKET fell 23; fell 37.8% from year prior

PRICE PER SQURE FOOT rose $213; up 33.1% from year prior

ACTIVE LISTINGS: 985; down 37.1% prior year

AVERAGE PRICE: $519,181; up 23.6%

NUMBER OF SAL (ES: 1,354; down 16.3% prior year


Denton County is located in the Northern part of Dallas-Fort Worth, about 35 miles south of the Texas/Oklahoma border (one county south of Oklahoma) and borders Dallas and Tarrant Counties on the south and Cook and Grayson in the north. It covers 911 square miles and it is drained by the Trinity River. The largest lake in Denton County is Lake Lewisville. Lake Ray Roberts is also in Denton County.  


  • Argyle
  • Aubrey
  • Barton
  • Carrolton (Denton and Dallas)
  • Corral City
  • Coppell
  • Copper Canyon
  • Corinth
  • Cross Roads
  • Denton
  • Dish
  • Double Oak
  • Flower Mound (Denton and Tarrant County)
  • Frisco (Denton and Collin)
  • Haslet (Denton and small portion of Tarrant County)
  • Hebron
  • Highland Village
  • Justin
  • Krugerville
  • Krum
  • Hackberry
  • Hickory Creek
  • Lake Dallas
  • Lakewood Village
  • Lantanna
  • Lewisville
  • Lincoln Park
  • Little Elm
  • Northlake
  • Oak Point
  • Paloma Creek South
  • Plano (Denton and Collin County)
  • Pilot Point
  • Ponder
  • Roanoke (Denton and Tarrant County)
  • Sanger
  • Shady Shores
  • Trophy Club
  • The Colony

Per the 2010 Census Records Denton County is the 9th most populous county in Texas in the northern part of the state. Denton County is sparse-suburban (predominately suburban with a small urban core). It is about 45 miles northwest of Dallas and approximately 36 miles from Fort Worth. 

Stats for January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are as follows:

NEW LISTINGS 857, down by 11% (prior year) 

DAYS ON MARKET 21; down 40% (prior year)

PRICE PER SQURE FOOT rose $207; up 26.2% (prior year)

ACTIVE LISTINGS: 1,109; down 33% (prior year)

AVERAGE PRICE: $499,870; up 24.3% (prior year)

NUMBER OF SALES: 1,343; down 11.3% (prior year)



2020 Census Bureau reported Dallas County the 2nd most populous county in Texas making it the 9th most populous in the United States. Dallas is located in the Southern United States south of Denton County. Portions of Dallas County extend into Collin County. Points of interest include the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, and numerous Arts Museums.


  • Addison
  • Balch Springs
  • Carrollton (Denton, Dallas, Collin Counties)
  • Cedar Hill
  • Cockrell
  • Combine (Dallas and Kaufman County)
  • Coppell (Dallas and Denton)
  • DeSota
  • Duncanville
  • Farmers Branch
  • Ferris (Dallas and Ellis County)
  • Garland
  • Highland Park
  • Hutchins
  • Irving
  • Lancaster
  • Mesquite
  • Rowlett
  • Sachse
  • Seagoville
  • Sunnyvale
  • University Park
  • Wilmer

Stats for January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are as follows:

NEW LISTINGS 1,654; down 11.8% (prior year)

DAYS ON MARKET 26; down 33.3% (prior year)

PRICE PER SQURE FOOT rose $212; up 18.4% (prior year)

ACTIVE LISTINGS: 2,362; down 43.6% (prior year)

AVERAGE PRICE: $460,788; up 8.3% (prior year)

NUMBER OF SALES: 2,275 down 7.8% (prior year) 


2020 Census Bureau reported Tarrant County the 3rd most populous county in Texas. It is home to the Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Japanese Gardens, the Arts and numerous Museums including the Fort Worth Stockyards. 


  • Arlington
  • Azle
  • Bedford
  • Benbrook
  • Blue Mound
  • Burleson
  • Colleyville
  • Crowley
  • Dalworthington Gardens
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Edgecliff Village
  • Euless
  • Everman
  • Flower Mound (Denton and Tarrant County)
  • Forest Hill
  • Fort Worth
  • Grand Prairie
  • Halton City
  • Haslet (Tarrant and Denton County0
  • Hurst
  • Keller
  • Kennedale
  • Lakeside
  • Lake Worth
  • Mansfield
  • Newark
  • North Richland Hills
  • Pantego
  • Pelican Bay
  • Rendon
  • Reno
  • Richland Hills
  • River Oaks
  • Saginaw
  • Samsom Park
  • Southlake
  • Trophy Club (Denton and Tarrant County)
  • Wataugua
  • Westlake
  • Westover Hills
  • Westworth Village
  • White Settlement

Stats for January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are as follows:

NEW LISTINGS 1,682; down 5.6% (prior year)

DAYS ON MARKET 25; down 19.4% (prior year)

PRICE PER SQURE FOOT rose $181; up 19.9% (prior year)

ACTIVE LISTINGS: 2,049; down 22.6% (prior year)

AVERAGE PRICE: $388,705; up 18.4% (prior year)

NUMBER OF SALES: 2,388 down 9.3% (prior year)


For a small town county, it doesn't get any smaller in Texas than Rockwall County with 149 square miles. It may be tiny but it's powerful! It's the 6th wealthiest county in Texas!!!  The National Road of the Republic of Texas was constructed in 1840 running northeast from the Red River to Peter's Colony, near the site of present day Dallas. The County and Rockwall City are named for a wall-like subterranean formation that runs throughout the county. 



  • Fate
  • Heath
  • McClendon-Chilsom
  • Mobile City
  • Rockwall
  • Rowlett
  • Royce City

Stats for January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 are as follows:

NEW LISTINGS 172; down 0.6% (prior year)

DAYS ON MARKET 35; down 7.9% (prior year)

PRICE PER SQURE FOOT rose $188; up 22.9% (prior year)

ACTIVE LISTINGS: 263; down 11.4% (prior year)

AVERAGE PRICE: $481,427; up 21.9% (prior year)

NUMBER OF SALES: 244; down 3.9% (prior year)

I know of no other way to invest in wealth than to buy property. For more information about moving, buying, or selling residential real estate in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, please contact me. To quote Barbara Corcoran:


"A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back,

it comes back like gangbusters." 


If you want to be try your luck at being a 'gangbuster,' (meaning SUCCESSFUL) now is the time to come to Texas! Inventory may be low, but there's plenty of cities and counties to choose from in areas of Dallas-Fort ---Patricia Feager

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Comments (12)

Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Patricia, Great information about the DFW area!

Jan 22, 2022 11:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow what a comprehensive report, and you did not leave a stone unturned.  Brava! A

Jan 22, 2022 12:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carla Freund - Thanks!!!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - In Texas we do things BIG! Thanks!!!

Jan 22, 2022 12:39 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I know that regardless of where you are, you do things BIG...A

Jan 22, 2022 02:41 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - It's times like this when I read compliments like yours that I think, someone does notice and appreciate my contributions to ActiveRain. 

Thank you!

Jan 23, 2022 04:34 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia WOW those are huge increases in the average sales price.

Jan 22, 2022 01:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Patricia that is one detailed report if I ever saw one, you will have to teach me how to do that, Endre

Jan 22, 2022 11:58 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... what a terrifically comprehensive report on the DFW market. Prospective buyers and sellers in your area are sure to appreciate this detail.

Jan 23, 2022 04:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - There is no template. I designed it from my head and onto white paper first to fact check and make sure of grammar and making certain I included all the cities I serve for each county along with something interesting that might be helpful to prospective buyers and people moving to my area. This post took a lot of time. Your comment is a true compliment!!! 

Thank you!

Jan 23, 2022 04:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - The significant increase in equity is the biggest jump I ever saw since 1997 when I moved to Texas! 

Nina Hollander, Broker - I put a lot of work into this report trying my best to make it as comprehensive as possible without being a copycat. Your compliment goes a long way to express my appreciation for you.

Thank you!

Jan 23, 2022 04:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning Patricia!

So in all the markets you covered, sales decreased, days to sell decreased and average prices and price/square foot increased. The seller's market continues!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Jan 23, 2022 05:02 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The stats certainly show that it was a hot market in 2021.  I hope that you are having a fun weekend!

Jan 23, 2022 05:06 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - Clearly a Seller's Market! Buyer's agents work hard!!! I hope you have a very enjoyable day!

Brian England - Oh yes! Very hot! Even now when the temperature at this hour is 31 degrees! Brrrrr. I hope you find something fun to do today!


Jan 23, 2022 05:32 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You certainly cover a large territory in your business Patricia, and both buyers and sellers will benefit by working with you in any of these areas. Homeowner's and homebuyer's...Call Patricia Feager today!

Jan 24, 2022 04:58 AM