As we head into the fall / winter slowdown Austin-wide unit sales are declining compared to the same period a year ago. This isn’t surprising considering that last year we were nearing the end of the initial first time homebuyers’ tax credit. Overall I think that we’re in an exceptionally good market for investors, buyers or […]
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Have you been thinking of buying a home, but waiting for the market to improve? Do you think that there’s still more bad news to come in the housing market? Waiting for prices to drop further? Of course no one knows what the future will bring, but this report from Keller Williams describes seven reasons […]
Will the decline in the size of new homes continue?
I recently heard from my niece who had a bad experience with a real estate transaction in Fort Worth. I felt bad because I never let her know that I can help with questions anywhere in North America. How? Keller Williams is one of the biggest brokerages in North America and has offices in all […]
The recent decline in year on year sales isn’t really a surprise. Sales were pulled earlier into the year by the tax credit. Year to date sales are still up 5% over last year.
I attended our local HOA board meeting last night and it reminded me why I swore I’d never serve again. I put in my time in a couple of previous neighborhoods, once as the association president, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Most of the time no one from the neighborhood attended any of the meetings, and […]
Why do we sometimes ignore common sense and buy high/sell low?
I just finished my Q2 update for the Austin real estate market. Take a look here.