Archive Monthly Archives: January 2008

Notes from Central Texas Growth Summit

The Central Texas Growth Summit was held yesterday at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin. Here are some notes: Here are some highlights with Kirk Watson (former Austin Mayor, current State Senator) as the moderator: 1. Change in Hunting patterns – Since the unemployment rate is 3.5% in Austin, essentially everyone that wants a job […]

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How to set up a KW Agent Real Estate Blog

Today at our Keller Williams office in Austin we had a “Blogging 101” class that I put together to help agents better understand everything involved with having a real estate blog. According to a National Association of Realtors agent survey, less than 2% of Realtors publish a real estate blog. I was joined in the […]

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Redfin CEO Says He’s Being Picked On

Below is an article about the Discount Realtor Redfin’s CEO Glenn Kelman, who, having failed to achieve more than niche success in the real estate industry (despite a couple of years of gushing media adoration and favorable stories on shows such as 60 minutes), claims now that he’s being picked on. Dude, you were thumping […]

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Austin Real Estate Market Update – Dec 2007

Austin real estate market stats for single family homes in Dec 2007 saw a 20% drop in number sales of over Dec 2006. Average sold prices were up 5.9% and Median sold prices were up 7.8% in December. Average sold price per square foot is up 4.4% over a year ago, and Days on Market […]

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Really Cool Interactive Map on

The Austin Statesman has an interactive map up on their website that shows median price changes and sales volume activity for Austin Travis County in 2007 compared to 2006. Jeez, I wish I knew how to create such a nice map for the blog, but I guess they have a bigger budget than me. I’ll […]

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Austin Sold vs Not Sold December 2007

I predicted a few months ago that November 2007 might see an inverted Sold/Not Sold ratio in the Austin real estate market, that being a situation where more of the listings in the Austin MLS fail to sell than do sell. I was wrong about November but it did happen in December. For December 2007 […]

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