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Thank you to my clients!

I received this message a couple of days ago, and I want to thank all of my clients who have participated in the surveys that allowed me this privilege for 8 consecutive years … Continue reading

So, where is that “median” house?

You’ve decided to look for a home — either your first one, or a move-up. You’ve got good employment history, solid rental and/or mortgage payment history, you have managed your credit, and you have been preapproved for a mortgage loan. Where should you focus your search? Continue reading

Seller’s market? Well, mostly …

Even in one of the hottest metropolitan market areas in the country, there are huge variations in market conditions. Don’t read one article or watch a video about the seller’s market in Austin and assume it describes your property, or a property you may want to buy. Real estate is still very much a hyperlocal business, and you deserve detailed, professional consultation about your specific situation. Continue reading

Austin Market Dashboard – updated through October 2012

As of October 2012, we have seen 17 months of year-over-year growth. Even in Austin, the past few years have been challenging but there is every reason to believe that 2013 will be a solid year in Austin real estate. Not all homes in all neighborhoods will be affected the same way, so consult a real estate professional about your specific situation. Continue reading

More about home prices around town

Looking at all sales adds high and low price extremes that were not in the sample a few days ago of sales near $200,000. This data shows even more clearly the huge variations around the metro area — Sold Price/SF in today’s sample ranges from $13 to $992! Continue reading

What do you get for the “median price”?

I am often asked, “What’s the average price per square foot in Austin?” Here’s the REAL answer! Continue reading

What price ranges are selling in Austin?

Sales between $120,000 and $160,000 represented less than 10% of market activity in 2011 and 2012. At the same time, sales between $200,000 and $400,000 have become well-established contributors to our market over the past few years, representing 34% of sales in 2011 and 36% of sales so far in 2012! Continue reading

RE/MAX #1 — in sales and satisfaction!

Another honor for RE/MAX, bestowed by our clients … Continue reading

“Under all is the land …”

“Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization.”   So begins the Preamble to the National Association of REALTORS® Code Of Ethics.  Those are not just words, but an important statement of institutional values.  Everything members of the … Continue reading

Price It Right to Make More

Homes that are priced right on day one sell faster and for higher prices than those that “start high.” There are bound to be exceptions, but I haven’t found one yet. Continue reading