Archive Monthly Archives: December 2008

Austin Realtors continue to disappoint me

I just finished entering the last listing we’ll take this year (that I know of) into the Austin MLS. I know, it’s Christmas Eve, but I’m all done shopping and don’t have anything better to do before we have a house full of relatives later tonight. Anyway, we signed the listing agreement earlier this month, […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market Update – Nov 2008 Sales

The sales volume in Austin fell of a cliff for November, with only 914 sales of single family homes. That represents a 43% decline in the number of homes sold. The number of “Not Solds” (expired or withdrawn) took a big jump also, to 62% of all listings that departed the Austin MLS in November. […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Dotzour’s 4 stage plan to fix America’s housing problem

Texas AM economist Mark Doutzer Dotzour has a new video outlining his 4 stage plan to fix America’s housing problems. Regular readers know Dotzour is my favorite economist on these issues, not to mention a funny speaker if you ever get to see him in person. He breaks it down like this; at its essence, the […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Yuppy in Beamer is Butt of East Austin Joke

I stopped in Sam’s BBQ on East 12th street today for a late lunch. Sam’s is a gritty Austin BBQ joint in the heart of East Austin. I still had an hour to kill before picking my daughter up from Kid’s Acting on E. MLK and I was hungry, so I stopped in. I ate […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Today is Drop Dead Day for Many Austin Realtors

Today is the deadline for Austin Realtors to pay annual board dues. It cost $347 to remain in business as an Austin Realtor for 2009. That may not sound like much, but many agents don’t have the money, and they don’t have any listings or active buyers. For some, it’s a very depressing decision to […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago