Archive Monthly Archives: March 2010

Many Home Buyers Will Consider Tax Fraud in Early May 2010

tax fraud

The $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit will end April 30th. By “end”, I mean Friday April 30 is the last day to write a contract that qualifies. The transaction must also close by June 30th, which should be plenty of time. But an interesting thing will start happening May 1st, 2010. Buyers who miss […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Travis County Population Now Exceeds 1 Million – and Growing

Travis County Population Growing

The chart below, from this morning’s Austin Statesman article, shows why 2009 was probably the bottom of the real estate market for Austin. The inertia of population growth is going to, in the next year or two, overtake inventory and home prices will rise and continue to do so for the next 5 years or […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market Update – Feb 2010 Sales

The Austin real estate market for Feb 2010 remained about the same as February a year ago. None of the measurable price metrics changes by more than a percent or two. Homes are selling faster though, and the number of failed listings (Expired/Withdrawn) is down considerably. Days on market is down 13% and the number […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Will Web 2.0 Render the Full Service Real Estate Agent Obsolete?

Will Web 2.0 Render the Full Service Real Estate Agent Obsolete?

I just wrapped up 5 days at SXSW Interactive. It was a fantastic conference with many great workshops, panels and discussion events related to technology, business, the internet and social networking. Much of it was relevant to the real estate business and small business in general, which surprised me.In fact, I attended two discussion workshops […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

I’m Attending South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2010

At the urging of one of my more advanced Tech Guru friends, I am attending SXSW Interactive this year. Matter of fact, I’m here now, at the Convention Center, killing time before my first round of workshops this afternoon. This is the Tech portion of the now three-part SXSW Festival. The Music and Film portions […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago