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for: ‘2013’

New Homes Sales

Demand on new home construction is running strong enough that production is lagging. The link below contains a graph that shows new home sales in the U.S. since 1963.  A graph of Austin’s new home sales would show an even sharper spike over the past 2 years indicating a significant increase in construction in Austin’s […]

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6 YEAR CHART OF AUSTIN REAL ESTATE MARKET WILL GRAB YOU

The link below contains a chart on the Austin real estate market that will astound you.  The graphs show the past 6 years of real estate activity in Austin.  Click on the various tabs to see the progression of our market.  “Single Family Sales”, “New Listings” and “Pending Sales” for 2013 are all on par […]

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How to Write an Attractive Offer

Due to the current nature of the real estate market, it’s imperative that realtors know how help their buyers write attractive offers….especially when in multiple offer situations. Here are some tips: 1)      Call the listing agent and ask if the sellers need to close soon…or if they need time to move out and find a […]

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Austin tops Forbes’ list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities for the 3rd year in a row

Austin tops Forbes’ list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities for the 3rd year in a row According to Forbes, Austin “is an economic powerhouse. With an estimated annual population growth rate of 3% for 2012 and 2013, a 3% rate of job growth in 2012, 4.9% unemployment, and an economy that expanded 6.3% last year, Austin […]

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Austin takes the No. 3 spot for Job Growth

Austin takes the No. 3 spot for Job Growth Austin ranked number 3 for job growth on Forbes’ “Best Cities for Good Jobs” list Austin’s Annual FIVE YEAR expected job-growth rate is projected to be 3.2% (trailing 12 months was 4.4% with 35,200 new jobs created.) Per capita income of $35,222 and 5.2% unemployment (National average per […]

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2013 Economic & Housing Forecast

Hosted by the Austin Board of Realtors & Home Builders Association of Greater Austin On January 8th, three speakers shared their perspectives on the upcoming real estate market with a room of over 500 individuals from every sector of the real estate industry in Austin and surrounding areas. Eldon Rude, Dr. Jay Hartzell and Tim […]

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Time to File Your Homestead Exemption

Time to File Your Homestead Exemption Forms It’s time for all new homeowner’s to file their Homestead Exemption Form!  House Bill 252 requires a copy of the homeowner’s Texas driver’s license or state identification card and the homeowner’s vehicle registration receipt be sent with the Homestead Exemption Application.  The deadline for applying is April 30th. […]

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