Archive Monthly Archives: November 2010

Austin Real Estate Market Update – Oct 2010 Sales

Real Estate Market Stats

Sales volume continues to drop year over year in Austin while prices continue to rise. Let’s have a look at the chart below. Austin Real Estate Sales Monthly Update – Oct 2010 Homes only (condos, duplexes, etc. not included) compiled from Austin MLS data Sep 2010 Oct 2010 Oct 2009 Yr % Change # Sold […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

What Happens in Austin Eviction Court?

I was unfortunately in eviction court a couple of weeks ago because one of my tenants decided to stop paying rent. Evictions in Texas are handled by County JP Courts (Justice of the Peace). These courts are similar to the entertainment “Judge” shows you see on TV, minus the (intended) entertainment element. But it is […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

The Weird Stuff People do to Their Austin Houses

Photo of bad tile job in Austin

I’ve been showing and previewing lots of homes in central Austin neighborhoods lately, and taking note of some of the horrendously dumb things people do to their house. Often, these are do-it-yourself remodel projects or (apparently) paid projects that fall into one of 2 main categories. Category 1: What in the world were you thinking? […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

Austin Home Sales Breakdown by MLS Area – Jan-Sep 2010

Austin MLS Map

Below is the breakdown of YTD home sales in Austin (Jan-Sep 2010) by MLS area. Of the 48 Austin MLS areas reported below, 18 are up from a year ago, 14 are down, and 16 are mixed. By “up” I mean all three metrics of average sold price, median sold price, and avergage price per […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

Austin Real Estate Market Update – Sept 2010

Real Estate Market Stats

The number of residential home sales in Austin continued to fall off for September. Even record low interest rates are not enough to motivate buyers. Most buyers who really need to buy already did so earlier this year. Looks like everyone else is hunkering down and waiting. Let’s start with the year to date stats. […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago

If Politicians Had to Abide by the Realtor Code of Ethics

realtor code of ethic

As we’re all bombarded for one last night on radio, TV and our mailboxes with the offensive and intellectually insulting ads produced by maggot politicians seeking our votes, I thought it would be interesting to see what the world would be like if these scumbags had to follow the same Standards of Practice and Code […]

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Posted by Steve
7 years ago