Will mortgage interest rates hit 0%?

One of the top questions that buyers and sellers have been asking in recent weeks is “are mortgage interest rates going to hit 0%”? The answer this question is no. Most economic analysts predict that mortgage interest rates will never go as low as 0% but it’s possible that we could see them dip down…


Texas Is On The Road Back To Normal Following Coronavirus

There’s no doubt that coronavirus has changed the business community in Texas because, most businesses that are classified as non-essential services, including real estate companies, have been closed down due to the pandemic. Sadly, after being closed down for almost two months, most businesses that have not been earning any Revenue during a coronavirus pandemic…


Austin-area gas prices keep plunging

Austin-area gas prices continued to drop this week, driven by a sharp decline in both oil prices and consumer demand, according to new data from industry tracking firm GasBuddy.com. The price for regular unleaded gasoline is currently $1.56 per gallon in the Austin metro area, according to GasBuddy, which surveys prices at 830 Austin-area gasoline…


Mortgage rates today, April 7, 2020 | Rates retreat

Multiple key mortgage rates dropped today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both dropped. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, ticked up. Mortgage rates change daily, but, overall, they are very low by historical standards. If you’re in the market for a mortgage, it could make sense to go…


Best Lockdown Live Music On YouTube

There’s no doubt that most people who live in the Austin Texas area enjoy live music and have their favorite bands, concerts or events that they like attending every year. Sadly, live music in Austin has been put on hold as the city grapples with coronavirus and all live events have been canceled, music venues…


SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

The popcorn will be “bring your own” and the barbecue won’t be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.   SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible…


Drive-thru coronavirus testing in Austin area

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas continues to ramp up its COVID-19 testing capabilities, more and more drive-thru testing sites are starting to pop up. Here are some of the groups doing drive-thru testing in the Austin area: Austin Emergency Center Austin Emergency Center (AEC) announced that it was offering drive-thru or drive-up testing on March 30….


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…