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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

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

The inventory shortage is a national issue

The severe shortage of homes for sale is not just a Central Texas issue … it affects the entire U.S. Here’s why. Continue reading

The Austin boom continues …

Strong demand and shrinking supply had driven prices up in and around Austin. Here are some important details. Continue reading

Home price increases … it’s not just us

Ongoing supply vs. demand pressure has driven dramatic price increases in Austin and around the U.S. Here’s a twenty-year comparison. Continue reading

Home design trends – 2021

2020 caused changes in the way we use our homes, with new trends in home design preferences resulting. Continue reading