15 Years Of Real Estate Greatness

It’s my 15-year anniversary as a practicing Realtor and I’m more grateful than ever for the people I’ve worked with and the friends I’ve made along the way. The road we’ve traveled together over the past 15 years is quite remarkable so bear with me a moment while I reflect on a journey that includes…


The Creative Fund Presents “An Athenian Night”

The Creative Fund will be invading the American Legion in central Austin for “A Night Fit For Dionysius” and we’ll be there as one of the lead sponsors. Will you join us? The Creative Fund was launched in 2011 with the sole mission to raise funds to offset rising rents for performance artists right here in Austin. Please…


January 2016 Housing Stats for Central Texas

January stats have been posted and it looks like we’re off to a bit of a slow start. Keep in mind that January closings are a result of December sales and as previously discussed, the last quarter was suggested to be slower than expected due to new mortgage regulations known as TRID. That said, I…


2015 Housing Statistics For Central Texas

Once again, 2015 was another amazing year for the Central Texas housing market for homeowners as well as those in the housing industry. Now that the final numbers for 2015 have been released, we can see that 2015 bested 2014 in every major category. Median and average prices are both up 8.6% and 7.6% respectively….


Skywatch Jan 20 – Feb 20!

  Wake up a bit early over the next month for another celestial treat! Between now and late February, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be visible in the couple of hours before sunrise! And if you’re having a hard time distinguishing planets from stars, try the suggestion Jason Kendall of the Amateur Astronomers…


2016 Economic Forecast

2016 Economic Forecast Last week we attended multiple economic forecast presentations. My personal takeaway: more of the same once again for the local housing market. Sound a little familiar to the past few years? The fundamentals for our local housing market remain strong as we enter 2016. We have strong employment and population growth, we have low inventory with…


It’s Time For Your “Annual Home Review”

Are you ready for 2016? This is that time of year to chat with your favorite Realtor for your annual home review. As your home is likely your biggest investment,  it’s critical to consider these 5 questions every year: What changes have occurred in your life that alter your goals for the next 5 years? What properties near you have…


Response to Today’s ABJ Article on Austin’s Housing Market

Interesting article from ABJ today regarding the Austin metro area’s risk for home price declines. The article sites a report from Arch Mortgage Insurance Group, a Californian based mortgage insurance company interestingly enough, which says, “Most energy-patch states will experience slower economic and home price growth and a few areas may even see outright home price…


Now A Certified Residential Specialist!

  Scott Lawrence has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. REALTORS who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Only 29,000 REALTORS nationwide have earned the…


Now An Accredited Buyer’s Representative!

Scott Lawrence has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Scott joins less than 3% of  real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer…