Archive Monthly Archives: September 2007

Austin Rental Market Update – August 2007

The Austin rental market saw rising rental rates again for August 2007, up 2.4% over last year to $1384 per month. Not a rise worth celebrating, but a gain nonetheless. The number of homes rented fell 5% though, from 806 last August to 765 this August. This may be due to fewer renters moving to […]

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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Living in an immaculate Austin home for sale

After many weeks of preparation, Sylvia and I finally have our own home officially on the market and entered into MLS. Our new home will be ready for move in by December. Summer rain delays put us three months behind in construction, so now we’re stuck trying to sell our current home during the slower […]

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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Why Every Realtor Should Consider Blogging

A couple of weeks ago, I was a guest panelist on a webinar/conference call for about 50 real estate agents from across the country. I was invited by the course instructor, along with two other real estate bloggers, as part of an online marketing course he was teaching for Keller Williams University (KWU). The three […]

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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Report: Austin Home sales dip 10 percent

Today’s Austin Business Journal reports more of what’s been happening this year – the number of sales are falling COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, but the prices keep rising and days on market look good. In other words, the Austin real estate market is sending conflicting signals. What gives? Let’s take a look at the article. […]

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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Austin Buyers – Top 10 Causes of Closing Delays

This is a handy list of things for all borrows to observe during your loan process, after you have your offer accepted on a home. This list is courtesy of Tommy Nelms and the Nelms Team at Land Mortgage here in Austin. Top Ten Causes of Closing Delays 1) Not providing information requested in a […]

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Posted by Steve
11 years ago

Would a one dollar price drop motivate you to buy a home?

There is an active listing that pops up almost every day as a “Price Change” update in one of the neighborhoods I like to keep an eye on. At first I thought maybe this was a glitch, as the price seemed to be the same each time (or so I thought). This morning it was […]

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Posted by Steve
11 years ago