As I frequently do, I think it is important to provide an Austin/Central Texas perspective since our local and regional market has experienced the housing downturn and recession very differently than the five states where the worst impacts have been felt.
For those of us who work with home buyers and mortgage lenders routinely, it has been clear for a long time that mortgage underwriters were getting more cautious — and rightfully so. This is Fannie Mae’s latest move to reduce mortgage loan defaults. Continue reading
It’s a treat to keep seeing Austin on “good news” lists and rankings …. Continue reading
As I study market conditions in Austin and Central Texas real estate, I continue to see significant contrasts between our area and conditions elsewhere …. Continue reading
If you’re struggling with a mortgage and considering your alternatives, the best advice is to begin communicating as early as possible with your lender and with financial and real estate professionals. Continue reading
I am encouraged to see the Austin/Central Texas market maintain momentum after tax credits expired, and I look forward to getting “back to normal” in the coming months and years. Continue reading
This website does a good job of outlining the steps in a Texas foreclosure, and in providing good general information about some alternatives. Continue reading
As we enter the growth phase in our next market cycle, the number of properties attracting multiple offers is likely to increase. Continue reading