Tag: Real Estate in ATX

Austin Real Estate Market Update – July 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s August 2019 already! If you plan on buying a home in Austin Texas this article will provide you with a breakdown of how the ATX real estate market did in July. Average Sales Price Right now, the average sales price for a home in Austin Texas is $396,110. This…


Austin Real Estate Market January – June 2019 Update

Are you planning on buying a home in the Austin Texas area before the end of 2019? If so, the good news is that the local real estate market remains strong. During the first six months of 2019 homes sales in the greater Austin Texas area actually rose by 4.3 percent while home sales in…


Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Months

Are you planning on selling your Austin Texas home this summer? If so, you’re making a smart choice because mortgage interest rates remain low while demand for real estate in the ATX area is high. If you’ve never sold a home before during the summer months, I will provide you with several tips to consider…


Time again for your annual home review!

Are you ready for 2019? 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…


FAQ: When is the best time to sell my home?

One of the questions I receive the most is, “when is the best time to sell a home”.  There are many ways to dissect this, most notably is your own personal situation. But assuming one has no outside pressure and is simply trying to “market time” the sale, let’s see if we can shed a…


Market Quick Hits = Opportunity

Market Quick Hits “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” ― Thomas Edison Units closed in April 2017 decreased 3.8% compared to April 2016. Year to date we’re up 1%. The Austin MSA inventory is up 16.9%, 15.1% in Travis County and 14.6% in Austin City Limits. Year to date condo sales are…


1Q17 Market Watch

How’s that real estate market, you ask? 1Q17 single family units sold were 0.5% higher compared to 1Q16.  This is a clear continuation of the market slowdown we noted previously, but make no mistake, we are still on pace to beat last year’s numbers. Even if it’s just by 0.5%What continues to raise my eyebrow is the interest…


Board of Realtor Stats vs MLS Data – Jan 2017

The Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) just released their report on January home sales. As we wait for all the media to report the data, I think it’s a fun exercise to check that data. The graphic below illustrates the difference in ABOR’s data and that which you can find in Matrix (the software Realtors…


Looking Ahead To The 2017 Housing Market

Looking ahead to the 2017 Housing Market Blame it on the election cycle, the climbing interest rates or affordability, and I’ve heard it all, the central Texas housing rate of growth very clearly slowed in 2016 compared to previous years. The good news is that the Austin metro area had another record breaking year with…


Reviewing the 2016 Housing Market

“Change in the Air”Reviewing the Housing Market 2016 proved to be another solid year for Texas home owners, sellers and buyers. Here in Central Texas, home values continued to climb to record numbers as did the total units and dollar volume sold. But with change hanging over heads all year long, it’s little surprise to…