Bill Morris, Realtor

Many years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including almost 20 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
Bill Morris, Realtor has written 564 posts for Bill Morris on Austin Real Estate

Memorial Day – Remember and Honor

Austin Metro and Texas – 1st Quarter 2023

Real estate markets across Texas moved toward balance in the 1st quarter of 2023. Here’s how the Austin metro compares to the state overall. Continue reading

Important issues in real estate in 2023

The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.” … Continue reading

Mortgage rates seem to have peaked

Rising mortgage interest rates have had a meaningful impact on real estate markets across the country. Consesus forecasts indicate some rate reductions later in 2023: Mortgage Rate Projections As you’ll see in my next post, this could allow some relief for the other issue that is holding market back right now — significant housing supply … Continue reading

Foreclosures growing? Not so much …

Media worries about a crisis in real estate, a la 2008, are very unlikely in our market. As a barometer of media health, this look at home foreclosures then and now is cause fo optimism. Continue reading

Austin housing price distribution

Home price escalation in the Austin metro area during the pandemic was unprecedented. Here are the details since 2011, with shocking figures from the past three years! Continue reading

2022 in perspective

As the Austin-area real estate market adjusts to higher interest rates, reduced demand, and still less-than-normal housing inventories, some recent home buyers will find that they have lost equity, but the outlook remains positive for the region and for most property owners. Continue reading

Market Dashboard — important history

2022 was a transitional year in Austin-area residential real estate. The adjustment toward “normal” will likely continue for much of 2023, and will remain somewhat unpredictable. This look back at market details is important as we consider what to expect this year. Continue reading

Austin resale market shift 2022

Much of 2022 was a market in transition, and that will continue into 2023. Listing inventory remains higher than most of the past five years, but the outlook for the Austin market remains optimistic. Continue reading

Happy New Year!

I love that quote, but I have to offer my personal view:  I’m VERY unlikely to see midnight, but I AM optimistic for the coming year.  I have written much about our real estate market in 2022, and it has truly been a time of great change.  Frantic in the first quarter, cooling in the second, and slow … Continue reading