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Home prices are up in Austin, but …

It is still possible to buy less expensive homes, but with the rapid growth in population and employment, it is more difficult and competitive, and most often in the suburbs. Still, through September 2014 more than 1/3 of all homes sold in the metro area were priced under $200,000. Continue reading

Case-Shiller and Market Bubbles

I’m convinced that Austin’s growth and home value appreciation are happening for the right reasons — real demand supported by economic growth and employment opportunity. I do not see reasons to fear a market bubble that is so much on some people’s minds after the painful recession we’re all still pulling out of. Continue reading

Housing Bubble?

By all appearances and forecasts, 2014 promises to be another very busy year in Austin-area real estate. Real-world pricing data does not indicate a new bubble here, though, and healthier regional economies elsewhere around the country will be good news for all of us. Continue reading

Texas property values by county

Interesting information from the Texas Tribune …

Austin housing most expensive in Texas?

For most purposes, growth and prosperity are good news, but demand outpacing supply makes keeping the least expensive stock available a real challenge. Continue reading

Austin Market Update through 3Q 2013

Low inventory will keep things challenging for home buyers, but not as frustrating and frantic as our market was in the Spring and Summer of 2013. Going into next year’s traditional selling season, builders will help more with supply, but demand will remain very strong as well. Continue reading

Home prices are up!

Two recent reports discussed encouraging news about rising home values in the United States. The Austin area has seen 23 months of annual price gains. More …. Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard, updated through April 2013

The trend has been clear for several months, but this month one chart from my dashboard really tells you most of what you need to know about the Austin/Central Texas residential market …. In April, 46% of all active listings sold! Continue reading

What does a HOT market look like? Austin!

Ask almost anyone who has purchased a resale home this year (or tried to)! If you’re in the market to buy a home these days, don’t say “let’s go see it next weekend.” It may well be sold before you get there. Continue reading

March Market Statistics

Supply (active listings) is down 28% compared to last year. At the same time, Demand (sales) is up 16%. Predictably, in that market environment, sales prices are rising — to a $220,000 median, up 10% from March 2013. Continue reading