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So many people ask me "When is the right time to buy?"I found some interesting statistics that really shows how well real estate has held up in Austin. This graph compares Austin with the state as a whole...specifically, percentage of price decreases. I believe this graph clearly points to a rebo...
12/29/2010
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As a Realtor in Austin Tx, I am often asked, especially from first time homeowners, where to go to get their mortgage.  In this recent tougher environment for mortgage lending, I would recommend that you stay away from Big Banks. The reason is that we are seeing a very slow turnaround with the Bi...
12/08/2010
Finally, a new neighborhood in Northwest Austin.  Located just past Steiner Ranch after you cross Mansfield Dam is the Canyons at Lake Travis. This 60 plus lot subdivision features: 1 Acre Lots Gated Entry Easy commute to employers Superb Lake Travis Schools Unique floorplans focused on Outdoor L...
12/01/2010
I am always talking to agents to get their take on the market they are seeing today...so I had an interesting conversation with one colleague who is seeing well priced high end homes getting offers....in fact multiple offers. As a matter of fact over the past 60 days I have had 4 homes go under c...
10/28/2010
So Downtown Austin has at least 31 new residents/tenants in the Sabine on 5th. Auction prices were at least double the initial bids averaging $228 a sq. ft.  The better units, in my humble opinion were the 1467 sq ft 2 bedroom/ 2 bath units with views of 5th St...these were corner units so they h...
03/01/2010
I spent a very relaxing Sunday in downtown Austin yesterday. I started it off with awesome breakfast tacos at Austin Java on Barton Springs...listening to jazz on the patio. That is quintessential Austin Texas! After breakfast I headed over to the Sabine on Fifth Condos to check out several units...
02/22/2010
Danger of Passing on an Offer True Story..... Home priced at $385,000 ....After 45 days offer comes in at $365,000....Seller really wanted $375,000 and counters at $370,000 Buyer stalls...keeps looking and finds another house....Seller refuses to spend any $$ on house to improve badly outdated ti...
04/13/2009
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                                           CHAMPIONS AT AVERY RANCH ...Imagine spending warm summer evenings in this backyard!  Relax in the spa while listening to some tunes...backyard speakers are everywhere! The kids will absolutely love the slide, jumping platform and beach area! You can sme...
03/28/2009
After working a very busy open house in northwest Austin this weekend (priced at $589K), I am encouraged by the number of real buyers out there. First time homebuyers are beginning to realize what a mistake it would be to miss out on free money!  What I am talking about is the $8000 first time ho...
03/23/2009
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