Archive Monthly Archives: September 2010

Realtor Success, Girl’s Volleyball, Eating Frogs and Pareto

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Five years ago when my oldest daughter started middle school volleyball, I declared to her after observing a few matches that I could coach a winning team by doing just one thing. I would, I told her, spend every practice having every girl practice serving. 100s of serves each, every practice. Not until every player […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Announcing CrosslandProperties.com – Property Management

CrosslandProperties.com

Back in 2005 when Sylvia and I started CrosslandTeam.com and our Austin Real Estate Blog, we were in the process of taking a break from Property Management, having just sold our Property Management company the year before and taken a year off from real estate altogether. When we started back, we only brokered sales, mainly […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Austin Rental Market Update – Aug 2010

The Austin rental market remains strong, and rent values continue to rise overall. Let’s start with a look at the historic rental value graph. Going back to 1999, the YTD 2010 average and median rental rates still remain below the peaks of 2000/2001. The big dip in rental rates in Austin following the peak in […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market Update – Aug 2010 Stats

Real Estate Market Stats

The average year-to-date sold price for homes in Austin is $256K, which just broke through the (peak) year 2007 YTD of $255K. Now, there is a lot of discussion and caveats that must be considered along with this milestone statistic, but nevertheless, look at the graph below for a visual representation of where average and […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Buyer Happiness was Higher in Austin Seller’s Market

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What makes Austin real estate buyers happy? The answer may surprise you. What apparently doesn’t make a buyer happy is a rock bottom price at a 4.37% interest rate. If that was the case, there’d be far less buyer angst and hand wringing than there is now in the Austin real estate market. We’d have […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago

Can You Still Make Money Investing in Austin Real Estate?

As someone who’s bought and sold a bunch of rentals, and helped other investors buy, sell and manage investment property in Austin for a number of years, I’m about to ask a question that might seem counter to my professional mission of being in service to real estate investors. Is rental property investing in Austin […]

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Posted by Steve
8 years ago