real estate market trends: What Should You Do To Prepare Your Home For A Spring Sale? - 03/25/19 10:22 AM

 
Friends and Clients —
Spring is upon us, which means one thing: The hot season is here for the real estate market.
You see, every April, May, and June, we see the highest number of buyers enter the market.
However, this year is a little special, because there are more homes on the market today than we've seen in the past few years.
That’s why you'll want to put in a bit of extra effort in order to sell your home quickly and at top price. Here are three tips to help you do that:
#1 Renovate and rearrange
Home renovations can make good financial sense.
A few … (0 comments)

real estate market trends: Is There a Market Crash Incoming? - 11/01/18 08:31 AM

Is There a Market Crash Incoming?
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve probably heard that our market is on the decline. Are we headed for a full-on crash, though? Well, first of all, you need to know the difference between a market “crash” and a market “shift.” There are a lot of things that have to happen to cause an actual market crash. To find out whether we really are headed for a crash or we’re just experiencing a shift, watch my latest video.
 
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real estate market trends: The Right Way to Get a Mortgage in Today’s Market - 10/18/18 07:39 AM

The Right Way to Get a Mortgage in Today’s Market
In today’s episode of my Facebook Live series about all things real estate, I discussed something a lot of first-time homebuyers have questions about: the process of obtaining a mortgage. This process is daunting to the unprepared and the unknowledgeable, and it’s my goal to help ease some of those concerns with the power of information. To hear the answers to questions about getting a mortgage, watch my latest video.
 
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real estate market trends: How To Buy And Sell Simultaneously In Our Austin Market - 08/01/18 03:07 PM

How To Buy And Sell Simultaneously In Our Austin Market
Are you thinking about buying and selling at the same time here in our Austin market? I recently sat down and answered some questions about how this process works, and I'd like to share some tips with you today. About 20% of the buyers in our market are currently navigating how to buy and sell simultaneously. If you choose to buy a home first, there are many pros and cons to consider. To learn more, watch my latest video.
 
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real estate market trends: Summer 2018 Austin Home Price Update - 07/12/18 08:49 AM

 
Friends and Clients,
Summer is here, which means the high season for real estate.
If you've been thinking of selling your home, you might be in for a golden moment.
But be aware it might not last long.
Let me explain why, with a few details of the current real estate market.
Right now, homes are selling in record time. This May, it took just 34 days for a home to go under contract, which broke last year's record of 36 days.
Home prices also continue to rise. In fact, they've been rising for six straight years, and for the past two years, this growth has been … (0 comments)

real estate market trends: The Latest News From the Austin Real Estate Market - 05/30/18 03:06 PM

 
 
 The Latest News From the Austin Real Estate Market
The Austin real estate market continues to be scorching hot. I recently sat down for a Facebook Live interview, and this was one of the many things that was discussed. We also looked at the hottest areas of the market, different opportunities for Austin homeowners, and how buyers can gain a competitive edge. To see the full conversation, watch our latest video.
 
 
 
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real estate market trends: Spring 2018 Greater Austin Area Home Price Update - 04/24/18 10:17 AM

Friends and Clients —
Each year, spring is the hottest season for real estate.
However, spring 2018 looks to be an especially important time for anyone looking to sell a home. Here are a few facts to get you thinking:
1. Demand continues to outstrip supply
The number of homes on the market is near an all-time low, and listings of existing homes have plunged 8.1% over the past year.
While this means that the total number of sold homes has actually decreased, demand continues to be strong. This is driven in large part by a good job outlook and the growing number of millennials entering … (1 comments)

real estate market trends: Impending Interest Rate News - 02/22/18 01:43 PM

 
 
Friends and Clients —
We're in for a very competitive stretch in the real estate market.
First off, mortgage rates have started increasing.
For the first time since last summer, the 30-year average mortgage rate is now over 4%.
This follows a long period when mortgage rates were near record lows.
And this latest increase might be more than just a temporary bump. Some experts, including Freddie Mac's deputy chief economist Len Kiefer, predict we've seen the last of sub-4% mortgage rates, thanks to strengthening inflation and broad-based economic growth.
Second, mortgage applications are also increasing.
Applications were up in January by 4.1% compared to last year.
This has … (1 comments)

real estate market trends: Winter 2018 Greater Austin Home Price Update - 02/05/18 08:44 AM

Friends and Clients —
This winter is likely to be a very important moment for many home sellers.
That’s because several big trends are coming together to affect the Greater Austin area home prices right now:
1. Housing inventory remains extremely tight
The total number of homes on the market fell 10% year over year in the last quarter.
This is the biggest drop since 2013, and it's part of a consistent pattern of very limited and decreasing housing supply.
Of course, the fewer homes there are on the market, the easier it is to sell, and the higher the price you can expect to get.
This is … (0 comments)

real estate market trends: Fall 2017 Austin Housing Update - 10/09/17 10:56 AM
Friends and Clients —
 
Fall is upon us, and with it the end of the high season for real estate.
 
However, if you're thinking you've missed your chance to sell your home, let me reassure you.
 
This autumn actually presents a fantastic moment to sell. Here's why.
 
First off, housing inventory is still incredibly low.
 
In fact, according to data from the Census Bureau and the National Association of Realtors, inventory remains well below historic averages, and is 50% less than the peak in 2006.
 
In addition, the recent slump in new construction means demand for existing homes will stay high in the near future.  
Second, while … (0 comments)

 
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