Archive Monthly Archives: April 2008

Austin Rental Market Update – March 2008 and YTD

Homes in Austin are renting for 8% more than last year, on average. Average rent price for homes across the Austin Metro area was $1401 per month for March 2008 compared to $1295/mo the year before. The Median leased price remained about the same at $1200. Homes are renting fast this March. The average days […]

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Property Tax Appraisals Rising in Austin Area

Home owners will be receiving their property appraisal notices from your County Tax Assessor this month or in May. Most will see value increases due to the continued strong job growth and low unemployment in Austin and surrounding areas. Job growth and employment drives the real estate market more than any other factor. There was […]

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Austin Real Estate Market Update for March 2008

The Austin real estate market continues to be sluggish for March 2008 according to our stats. Number of sales dropped 25% from the same month a year ago. Average list price is down 2%. Average sold price dropped 3% year over year for March. Last month was about even, but 3% is a definite drop, […]

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Google Maps as a Presentation Tool

One of the challenges Realtors face in differentiating ourselves from other Realtors falls into what I call the “evidence of success” category of marketing. That is to say, I know Sylvia and I are good at selling homes, but how does a prospective client know? On the surface, Realtors all seem the same to most […]

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