Protected: Best Elementary Schools in Austin

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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New ban on short-term leases in Rollingwood.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Rollingwood, another town west of Austin, has a new ban on short-term leases. Owners are angry about the city’s vote to take away their right to rent their homes out for fewer than 30 days – citing constitutional rights to do what they wish with their property and also the need for extra income during […]

Texas Foreclosures less than 50% of nat’l avg.

Monday, October 4th, 2010

According to Realty Trac forclosures were 11.9% of realty sales in Texas in the second quarter. Nation-wide foreclosures accounted for 24% of realty sales. Visit the original article here or my website for more info about home sales in Texas.

How can your home make you happier?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Does your home seem dark or uninviting? Do you feel unwelcome in your own living room? Making improvements that make you happier will probably make prospective buyers happier in your home as well! Click here for a story about how you can make improvements or here for more information about buying or selling in Lakeway.

2nd Quarter Existing-Home Sales Rise in Most States, Helped by Affordable Metro Prices

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Washington, August 12, 2009 Existing-home sales in the second quarter showed healthy gains from the first quarter in the vast majority of states, and price declines have increased affordability in most metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, rose 3.8 percent […]

Federal Reserve says housing market is improving

Friday, July 31st, 2009

While residential real estate remains weak overall, many local markets are showing signs of improvement, according to the Federal Reserve’s Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, also known as the Beige Book. Sales volume is up, especially in the Fed’s Minneapolis and San Francisco districts, and with the exception of the St. Louis district, sales declines […]

Healthiest Housing Markets in the Country

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

With most economists and builders expecting a national market decline this year, this may not seem like the best time to be selecting the “healthiest” markets in the country. Virtually every market was down last year. But a close look at the numbers reveals that some markets have way outperformed others during the last four […]

Fed moves to curb housing abuses

Monday, July 27th, 2009

The U.S. central bank recommends new rules to limit compensation for mortgage brokers and clarify risks for borrowers. July 23, 2009: 11:36 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Federal Reserve Board Thursday recommended new disclosure rules for homeowners and compensation guidelines for mortgage brokers to correct some abuses of the recent runaway housing market. Prospective […]

Which cities will and won’t recover fastest — Austin at the top, AGAIN!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON – The three most important things in real estate: location, location, location. It’s true for recovery from a real estate bubble too. Overall, many economists expect the national economy to return to growth later in 2009, perhaps as soon as this summer. But that won’t be the case everywhere. While some cities are poised […]

Austin home sales hit highest level in a year

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

By Claudia GrisalesAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Austin-area sales of existing homes hit the highest level in a year last month, according to figures Monday from the Austin Board of Realtors. Last month, 2,135 single-family homes were sold in the area, down 4 percent from a year earlier. That was the smallest decline since […]