Archive Monthly Archives: April 2009

Austin Rental Market Update – March 2009

Average rents in Austin have taken a slight dip for the first quarter of 2009. The number of rented homes is up 11% over the same three months a year ago, no doubt due to the fact that many sellers are opting to rent instead of dropping prices below their bottom dollar. This creates additional […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Are Price Reduced Homes the Best Deals?

An interesting news announcement came to me the other day. The title was “Trulia Introduces ‘Hair Cut’ Search Engine”. This is a new feature that allows someone searching for real estate listings on Trulia to weed out listings that haven’t had a price reduction, and thus view only listing that have had a price reduction. […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Should Realtors take over priced listings?

Sylvia and I have turned down some listings recently. We only take listings we think we can sell. The result is, in a market where half of all listings end up Expired or Withdrawn, we just had our first Withdrawn listing in a couple of years last month. And that was because the owner rented […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market – March 2009 Update

The average and median sold prices in Austin are down for March 2009, which extends a streak of 7 months in a row during which average home sales prices in Austin have been up, then down, then up, from the month before. The market does seem to be establishing a slight down trend, because the […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago

Austin Economic Forecast for 2009/2010

I’ll be attending the Angelou Economics Austin Economic Forecast today, hosted by the Oak Hill Business and Professional Association. This is a rerun of the presentation presented earlier in the year (but which costs $270 to attend). The power points and information are posted up on the Angelou website, but I always appreciate the question […]

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Posted by Steve
9 years ago