Archive Monthly Archives: March 2007

How to NOT Rent your South Austin Home

Yesterday I was pulling up lease and sales listings for a client who wants to either buy or rent in Southwest Austin. I came across a lease listing in a great neighborhood in MLS area SWW that has been on the market for more than 130 days. Sylvia was sitting at her desk and I […]

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Posted by Steve
12 years ago

The truth about flipping homes in Austin TX

Here is a good story from the Austin Statesman about flipping houses in Austin. We’ve tried to hunt down some flip deals for a few Buyers but have decided it’s not the best use of our time. We don’t have cable TV or watch much TV, but from what I’ve been told by others there […]

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Posted by Steve
12 years ago

Austin Real Estate – Feb 2007 Sales Market Update

February real estate sales stats for Austin show a modest gain over the same month last year. Number of sales for single family homes is up 1.5% from Feb 2006. The Average Sales price is up 3.0% from $231,337 in Feb 2006 to $238,374 in Feb 2007. Median sales price is up 5% from $171,250 […]

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Posted by Steve
12 years ago

A Case Study in Lousy Austin Realtor Representation

A few days ago I wrote up a deal for a Buyer. The house was priced about $15K above market value, but it was a nice home that fit my buyer’s needs, so we ignored the list price of $239K+ and wrote it up at market value of $225,000. Along with the offer, I wrote […]

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Posted by Steve
12 years ago

Keeping it Weird in Austin

I took my laptop to Mr. Notebook today because the “A” key was not working. They fixed it in 5 minutes (a crumb? was under the key) and sent me on my way with no charge. I really like dealing with those guys at Mr. Notebook. Actually, I should say I really like dealing with […]

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Posted by Steve
12 years ago

Study: Austin home size limits hurt economy

From todays Austin Business Journal email newsletter is the article below citing a study that says the Austin “McMansion Ordinace” is hurting the Austin Economy. I haven’t read the study, but the Homebuilders Association of Greater Austin paid for the study. The Home Builder’s Association is against the ordinance and is lobbying the Texas Legislature […]

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Posted by Steve
12 years ago
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