Category: Buying in Austin

Welcome to the #ATX Summer X-Games

Think Austin’s trendiness is waning? Get over it! Austin welcomes yet another move from California this time in the form of ESPN’s Summer X-Games. With the first event scheduled for May 15-18 in 2014, and another three years to follow, the alternative sports festival is primed to showcase the best of Austin to millions around…


Interest rates are up, but what does that mean?

Whether you’re in the industry, in the market to buy, or just watching the economical trends, you’re sure to know that interest rates are up over the past week, and they’re up significantly. January began around 3.25% and slowly rates crept up towards 4%.  This week rates quickly spiked above 4.5%, after the fed announced…


A New Mopac in 2015

Last week select agents had the opportunity to hear directly from Steve Pustelynk, director of communications for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Offering an informative presentation, those in attendance heard a bit on the history of tolling, the current state of commuting in Central Texas and future highway expansions. Truth be told, Steve has his…


Case Shiller Home Price Indices Chart Shows Rising Values!

I love how we get caught up in the “statistic of the day”. To me, it’s simple. Are you interested in home ownership and can you qualify for what you are interested in. We’ve all watched the interest rates continue to set “record” lows over the past few years and we all know that’s not…


Low Inventory in Austin

Whether you are a first time home buyer, moving up to your dream home or buying that vacation home you’ve always wanted, buying real estate in Austin can be a tricky endeavor. Presently, the Austin inventory is at historic lows. Low inventory means “proceed with caution and put your absolute best foot forward”. To develop…