Archive Monthly Archives: March 2008

Tenant Eviction in Texas

I had to file eviction in JP Court on one of my tenants this month. I’ve evicted more than 80 tenants in Austin since 1990, but it’s been about 4 years since my last one. In the old days (the 1990’s) when I managed 4-plexes and some lower end properties, eviction filings were more frequent. […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Texas Dominates Top Growing Cities List

The following is from my Realtor e-newsletter today. It shows Texas as having more fast growing cities than any other state with 4 out of the top 10 being Texas cities. Though we’re not immune to market slowdowns, we’re positioned to weather it better than almost anywhere else in the country at present. The fast-growing […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

My Real Estate Interview with KXAN-36 News

I received a call from a KXAN-36 reporter today who found my blog and wanted to ask some questions about the Austin real estate market. I answered some questions and then she asked if she could come out and interview me on camera. I said “sure, come on over” so she and her camera man […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market -Feb 2008 YTD MLS Area Breakdown

Below is Year to Date breakdown for sales of single family homes in Austin by MLS Area. Something interesting happened when I was running these stats that reminded me of the big swings that can be caused by just one or two sales when we are looking at small sample sizes. About half way through, […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Bad Advice for Non-Producing Realtors

It is with great amusement that I read an article in today’s Realtor Magazine email newsletter. The article, which I will excerpt below, offers suggestions and advice to Realtors dealing with market slowdowns. For career real estate agents in the business for the long haul, a slower, “down” market is beneficial to our careers longterm. […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market Update – Feb 2008

The average sales price for single family homes in Austin FELL in Feb 2008 compared to Feb 2007. In the 2 and a half years I’ve been posting Austin real estate stats on this blog, this is the first year over year drop. How much did prices fall? Well, -0.07%. But it’s a number with […]

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Posted by Steve
10 years ago