Archive Monthly Archives: February 2008

More Reasons to Stay Away from Starter Home Areas

Buyers I’ve helped buy property in Austin have heard my real estate mantra – stay away from starter home areas. I don’t like starter home neighborhoods. I don’t own property in starter home areas and I never will. I advise buyers to be very, very careful if considering a home in such an area. I […]

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Austin Real Estate Market Update – Jan 2008

The real estate market in Austin was very slow for January 2008. Number of homes sold was down 15% over the same month last year, yet we continue to see sold price appreciation for the homes that do sell. I’ve added a new metric to my chart below. I’ve decided to start tracking “Not Solds”. […]

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How to Leave a Proper Voice Mail Message

As a Realtor, I leave and receive a lot of voice messages. Sometimes dozens a day or more if I’m showing a lot of occupied homes, or have a hot rental listing in Central Austin. The most I’ve ever had to return was seventy-something. One learns to get to the point when you have more […]

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Would you live next to a Strip Club?

I was driving up S. Congress the other day, checking out the progress on the SoCo Lofts and wondered if the units on the north end, which overlook a strip club and its parking lot, will sell for as much as the others. The photo you see here is of the north side of SoCo […]

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