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Happy Veterans Day!

Thank you to all who have served! Continue reading

Housing affordability

Even after unprecedented home price escalation in the first half of 2021, the situation for median income earners in the Austin area remain better than the national average. Continue reading

Austin home price update

The pace of residential market activity in the Austin area in early 2021 was unprecedented, but we have seen a calming trend more recently. Will that continue into 2022? Continue reading

Our changing market

The pace and intensity of the residential real estate market skyrocketed in the first half of 2021, but has calmed a bit in recent months. Important details …. Continue reading

Unit sales and home prices decline

We have seen slightly calmer market conditions over the past couple of months, but the Austin-area market remains seriously under-inventoried. That issue isn’t over yet. Continue reading

Market Dashboard – a broad update

After a frantic several months earlier this year, the Austin real estate market is searching for balance. We have gained a little inventory, and the market may pause periodically. We have a way to go, but take progress where you can find it in this environment. Continue reading

Calmer market conditions?

For the first time in months, we saw the gap between sales and listings close in July. We gained meaningful housing inventory for the first time in months. The crazy market isn’t done yet, but there are signs of progress. Continue reading

Investors’ calculations have changed

Demand for rental properties is up nationwide and here in Central Texas, investors’ experience in the Austin are has been different from other parts of the U.S. Continue reading

Market pause?

Market cycles do happen, and there are some signs of calm now. In the Austin area we are unlikely to see “normal” conditions soon, but I believe we will see progress. Continue reading

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