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Mortgage refinance savings calculator

I just received a mailer from one of the big mortgage companies offering to refinance my mortgage at a rate of 3.875%. It goes on to say “THIS LOWER RATE COULD REDUCE YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT TO $971.63!” Is this a good deal? Let’s take a look. My current mortgage rate is 4.25% and the principle […]

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What is the monthly cost of owning a home?

Whether you’re a home owner, investor or renting, understanding cost of owning a home can provide valuable insight into your financial decision making. Homeowners and tenants can compare the cost of ownership with renting or explore the cost of up or down sizing, and investors need to compare costs with income to calculate their Return […]

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Fourth Quarter 2014 Austin Real Estate Market Trends

For the fourth quarter of 2014 unit sales were up slightly over the same period in 2013 while prices increased by 10% continuing a return to levels experienced in 2013. The year on year price increases in Q3 and Q4 are due to the lack of a decline in prices that we normally experience during […]

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Austin-area home sales, median price break records for third straight month in November

Austin-area home sales, median price break records for third straight month in November Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for November 2014   AUSTIN, Texas – December 19, 2014 – The Austin-area continued to break records in home sales and median price for single-family homes last month, according to the November 2014 Multiple […]

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Brian McMinn Joins The Robillard Group

We are excited to announce that Brian McMinn has joined us at The Robillard Group. Previously with Keller Williams, Brian has lived in Austin since 1984 and owned and managed rental property in Austin since 1986.  In addition to the usual experience in residential sales, Brian brings extensive knowledge about buying, refurbishing and renting investment property […]

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Third Quarter 2014 Austin Real Estate Market Trends

In the third quarter of 2014 sales were slightly lower than the same quarter in 2013, while the number of homes for sale and months of inventory both rose . The combination of these factors would normally result in moderating prices as we saw in the previous quarter, but instead prices were up by almost […]

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