March 2020 Austin Real Estate Market Update

‘If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, bitterns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity. When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinitive possibilities open up in your life” – Eckhart Tolle  Howdy, y’all! I know things feel pretty strange these days but truly, I’m seeing a lot of…


H-E-B giving raise to hourly employees through April 12

As H-E-B employees work to keep up with customers flocking to its stores amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas grocery store chain announced March 20 the company is giving many of its hourly employees a raise. Hourly employees who work at H-E-B’s store, manufacturing, warehouse and transportation departments will receive a $2 per hour raise that is effective March…


Coronavirus: Texas Governor Orders Bars, Eateries, Schools Closed

AUSTIN, TX — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting dine-in eating at restaurants as well as gatherings of more than 10 people, a public health disaster declaration amid the new coronavirus outbreak. In addition, he ordered schools and gyms to close by noon Friday through at least April 3. The order…


Tired Of Stock Market Losses? Why Not Invest In Rental Properties Instead?

Are you a stock market investor in Central Texas who is tired of seeing your portfolio get hit with record stock market losses? If so, maybe it’s time that you consider investing in rental properties instead! If you’ve never considered investing in rental properties before, this article provides you with several reasons why rental properties…


Downtown Austin TX Is Booming – 37 Towers Are Planned For Development

If you live or work in the downtown Austin area you know that it’s booming because it’s easy to see evidence of the growth on a daily basis because almost everywhere you look, it’s easy to spot a construction crane. How fast is the downtown ATX area growing though? Thanks to recent stats from bizjournals.com…


Migration Insights For The Austin Texas Area

If you’ve lived in the Austin Texas area for more than 10 years, you know that the ATX area looks nothing like it did in the 1990’s or early 2000’s. How has the Austin area grown over the last 10 years? Thanks to recent migration stats from Texas National Title we know the following about…


How low mortgage interest rates positively affect house payments

Are you planning on buying a home in the Austin Texas area or possibly refinancing your existing mortgage? If so, right now is the perfect time to make your move because historically low interest rates make 2020 a perfect time to buy or refinance. If you’ve ever wondered how low mortgage interest rates, this article…


South By Southwest 2020 Is Canceled

Corona Virus (Covid-19) has changed the world in only a few short weeks and another major repercussion from this virus is the cancellation of South by Southwest 2020. Sadly, with SXSW being just days away it makes sense to cancel this years arts and technology festival since it draws thousands of fans from around the…


Bidding wars are back as more buyers enter the market thanks to low interest rates

Thanks to the Federal Reserve recently lowering interest rates by a half a point, bidding wars are back and it’s not uncommon for homeowners to receive multiple offers. Fewer homes mean higher prices  Last spring, buyers had more of an upper hand as more properties came on the market and sellers tried to woo back house hunters turned off…


Do low mortgage interest rates make it a good time to buy or refinance? Yes!

The world has changed in recent weeks as the financial impact from Corona Virus has shocked the markets and caused the Federal Reserve to lower mortgage interest rates by a half a point. This move has brought interest rates to their lowest point in 4 years and has made right now an ideal time to…