Archive Monthly Archives: December 2011

Understanding Austin TX Lease Agreements

This year I leased 36 homes through the Austin MLS, plus some that never made it into the MLS. So probably 40+ leases this year. I would have leased another one and moved the people in this Friday the 30th, but they refused to sign the lease, so it didn’t happen. A lease starts with […]

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Posted by Steve
6 years ago

Austin Rental Market Update – Nov 2011

Rents continue to rise in Austin as more buyers opt to be renters and the supply of homes shrinks relative to demand. See the graph below for a snap shot of the wild ride Austin rental rates have taken since 1999. It took over a decade for Austin’s rental rates to return to their 2001 […]

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Posted by Steve
6 years ago

Austin Short Term Rental (STR) Update

Photo of people protesting short term rentals in Austin

Almost a year ago I wrote about the Austin Short Term Rental (aka STR, Vacation Rental, VRBO) issues surfacing in the Austin community. That blog article generated 57 comments and a lot of heated back and forth. I eventually had to close the comments for that article because I felt everything had been said that […]

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Posted by Steve
6 years ago