Home Sales Smash National Records, Prices Lift Off

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of Beautiful New Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Realtor.org) – “Just when you think sales activity is ready to settle into a more sustainable pace, the housing market continues to surprise,” says David Lereah chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home sales surpassed market expectations and reached another record in June. Home sales were expected to slow from their recent fast pace.
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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Home Building in Austin Surges

Downtown Austin Real Estate Boom

Job gains, low interest rates and relocations help send starts to an all-time high

By Kate Miller Morton
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Continued low interest rates, strong job growth and a healthy appetite for new houses from both local and out-of-town buyers spurred Austin-area builders to start work on a record number of houses in the past year.

Builders started 13,611 homes in the 12 months that ended in June, an all-time high, according to market research firm Metrostudy. Five years ago, with the tech industry still booming, the figure was 5 percent lower.
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11 years ago

Keller Williams Real Estate Agents Demonstrate ‘Extreme’ Volunteerism

KW Agents Volunteer

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. (Friday, July 22, 2005)

In keeping with Keller Williams Realty International’s mission to build lives worth living, a dedicated group of associates from the Clarksville, Tenn., market center put their busy schedules on hold to ensure an injured Iraq war veteran could live a better life – in the comfort of a brand-new home. More than 60 Clarksville associates and their families worked through five days and four nights to help construct a new house for Army Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez and his family as part of the ABC television hit show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
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11 years ago

Greenspan Ups Housing Market Warning

Alan Greenspan

WASHINGTON, D. C. (MSNBC.com)
In an earlier speech, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan talked about ‘froth’ in reference to housing appreciation in some areas of the country. On Wednesday he talked about “speculative fervor” among investors.
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11 years ago

Our Move to Keller Williams Realty in Austin

Crossland Team KW Logo

Greetings from Steve and Sylvia,

After owning and operating our independent real estate business and property management company (Crossland Real Estate) from January 1993 until we sold it turnkey in July 2004, Sylvia and I have decided to hang our hats at Keller Williams Realty.
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11 years ago
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