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Bill Morris, Realtor

Many years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including 18 years in real estate) tell me that service is the key to success and I look forward to serving you. I represent both buyers and sellers throughout the Austin metropolitan area, which means first-hand market knowledge is brought to bear on serving your needs. Learn more about my background and experience, my commitment to my clients, my profession, and to the real estate industry at CentralTexasHomeSearch.com.
Bill Morris, Realtor has written 516 posts for Bill Morris on Austin Real Estate

Housing bubble? I still think not …

We are not out of the woods by any means from a supply vs. demand prespective, but this extraordinary boom doesn’t look or feel like what we saw in 2007-2008. Continue reading

Austin Metro Prices vs. Case-Shiller

The Case-Shiller index hit an all-time high in April. Price appreciation in the Austin metro far exceeded the indexed cities. Here’s the comparison. Continue reading

Advocating for property owners in Texas

I have been involved with government affairs and policy advocacy for many years:  I chaired policy teams working on Water Issues, Land Use, and Property Rights, chaired the Legislative Management Team at the Austin Board of REALTORS® in 2015 and 2019, spoke many times at City Council meetings and separately with council members and the mayor, and … Continue reading

Recurring theme:  sales, listings, and higher prices

The supply of homes for sale increased slightly in April, but Austin home prices have gone up faster in 2021 than at any time in at least 40 years, maybe ever. Is there an end in sight? Continue reading

Foreclosures in our future?

During much of the pandemic, mortgage lenders have been prohibited from foreclosing loans due to missed payments. The latest extension of the foreclosure moratorium will end on June 30. With memories of the very real foreclosure crisis following the mortgage industry crash in 2007, some have predicted a similar event later this year. This time is very different. Continue reading

What’s up (and down) with U.S. migration?

Here are three reports on U.S. migration patterns — where residents moved to and from in 2020. Always interesting information. Continue reading

Emerging Markets Index

The Emerging Markets Index has identified the top 10 cities/metros that are benefiting most in the current economy. Austin is #2 but you’ll be surprised by the diversity of the entire list. Continue reading

A new, exciting role — C2EX Ambassador!

After many years of working to improve professionalism in the real estate indusstry I am proud to be chosen by NAR as one of the first C2EX Ambassadors. Continue reading

Part of the Supply solution?

Local land use policies and zoning decisions can help to expand the types and prices of housing available. Here’s a look at some relevant history in the Austin area. Continue reading

An important new market dynamic

The Austin metropolitan market is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of available housing with incredible demand continuing. This emerging trend among homebuilders is complicating the short term. Continue reading