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Austin Statistics Shared on March 11, 2016

Austin Statistics shared on March 11, 2016 at the Austin Board of Realtors by Charisse Bodisch, SVP Economic Development of Austin Chamber of Commerce Historically Austin doubles in size every 20 years. Austin is 11th largest city in the U.S. Austin receives 158 new residents daily on average Currently 2 million residents Austin ranked #1 […]

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Sell Your Home Faster: Exterior Home Tips

Remove window screens from the front of the house and wash the windows. Mow and edge the lawn and mulch plant beds. Clean the driveway and clear all vegetation from walkway. Keep your garbage container in the rear of the house or in the garage. Make sure your Realtor’s sign is upright and prominent. Clean […]

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How Austin’s Most Iconic Neighborhoods Got Their Names

CultureMap Austin recently came out with the history behind Austin’s most iconic neighborhoods. Neighborhoods featured include Balcones, Bouldin Creek, Brentwood, Cherrywood, Clarksville, Crestview, Hyde Park, Mueller, Old Enfield, Rosedale, Travis Heights and many more. See the link below to read about some interesting Austin history. How Austin’s most iconic neighborhoods got their names        

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Property Tax Homestead Exemption Applications Due April 30th

The following are helpful questions and answers about homestead exemptions: Q: Do I, as a homeowner, get a tax break from property taxes? A: You may apply for homestead exemptions on your principal residence. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your property taxes. Q: Do all homes qualify […]

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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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