In Austin, there are no mixed signals. Living and working here, you can feel the growth. The pace of the real estate market feels like 2006 again, and maybe even a little more frenetic! My Austin Market Dashboard helps to explain 2012, and gives us a glimpse into 2013. Continue reading
An open letter from RE/MAX chair to presidential candidates …. Continue reading
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
I am often asked, “What’s the average price per square foot in Austin?” Here’s the REAL answer! Continue reading
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
From RISMedia: Top 10 Haunted Homes For Sale Trick or Treat! Have a great day!
Good advice on making a low-ball offer for a home: Six Lowball Offer Mistakes Buyers Often Make I have had this conversation with many of my clients and know that this my approach avoids these problems and offers the best chance for success.
Austin and Washington, DC continue to buck the trend, gaining value year-over-year. As I pointed out in my last post, the magnitude of the gain in Austin remains impressive, even compared to Washington, DC. Continue reading
The key “unknown” at this point is whether we have more volatility ahead. Locally and regionally, conditions remain good, but without a broader recovery in the national economy and housing sector, continued strong in-migration and the ability of those new Austinites to buy homes is more limited than it should be. Continue reading
“Since we know Austin went into the recession later, emerged earlier, and lost fewer jobs than most other major metros, it may be helpful to put this month’s performance ranking in perspective by also looking at where Austin and these metros are currently vis-à-vis peak pre-recession employment.” Continue reading