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Showing 15 homes in 3 hours is unconventional but it works well for our buyers.

To get our buyers educated to what’s on the market, we like to do a little *speed dating for homes*, it sounds corny but it’s a fun and effective way to get our buyers educated to what’s on the market. It helps bring perspective to what may be a good deal and what may not….

Our seller lowered her price and this is what happened

At a recent appointment with a future seller I shared this story about a price reduction one of my sellers just went through. Thought you might be interested in it too. The home was a smaller 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Hyde Park on a larger than average piece of real estate. The market…

Highlights for the 3rd quarter for Northwest Hills (Doss Elementary)

In the last three months of home for sale that feed to Doss Elementary – there have been some pretty exciting events.  Below you’ll find year over year statistics (written in english) followed by some neighborhood highlights… Statistics  In the last 90 days there have been 31 sales with the average home being 2883 feet…

Market Shifting? Predictions and Advice

The Austin real estate market is shifting.  Here is what I am seeing: Sellers are still receiving multiple offers in Central Austin, but fewer of them. Where we would have gotten 5+ offers in the recent past, these days we are getting 2 or 3 offers, or in some cases, none at all.  Meanwhile, buyers continue to benefit from last month’s trend of price reductions.  Plus, sellers are being a little more…

My field notes of homes currently on the market in Allandale and Crestview

Coming soon. A 3/2 in Crestview with a 2 car garage that is set to go on the market next week. In the process of doing my pricing homework I developed these field notes. Hope they are helpful. My field notes on 3/2’s under 500k in Crestview, Brentwood and Allandale… 1208 Romeria $409,900 3/2 nice…

Homes under 500k near the Austin Apple office

Your home buying dollar goes a little further in Austin than in Cupertino. Thought you guys at Apple might like an easy way to check out some homes for sale close to your headquarters in Austin Texas. These are sorted by price so you can get a feel for what you can get and they will…

Overly exuberant Austin home sellers continue to reduce prices

Last month we wrote that sellers were starting to adjust their prices downward, more home were available for sale and that overly exuberant sellers were getting caught asking too much and paying the price. This new trend is continuing. (to spite contrary articles written from the Austin Business Journal and Austin Home Search – our…

Central Austin Homes 280 to 500k

Some of my favorite neighborhoods are Allandale, Crestview and the Wooten area. For those of you looking to stay close in –  and to have a nice home, it can be had just check these out. I have them sorted by time on market because as you know the good ones don’t always last. If…

Austin Metro area up about 50% over the last 3 years

Over the last 3 years the Austin home owners have done quite well. Comparing home appreciation in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Pflugerville we found that pretty much across the board the Austin metro area homes have appreciated about 50%. None of this is exact but pretty close. (I think) Median home price in…

Austin home sellers are reducing prices for the first time in a while

With the heat of summer upon us we are starting to see a little bit of a slow down in the market. I don’t think it will last for long but the big take away is that Austin home prices are dipping a bit, more homes are available for sale, and more sellers are having…