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Want to know how much per day your home is appreciating?

The Austin real estate market is still red hot, we have more buyers than we have homes for. In fact all but one listing we have had this year had multiple offers – with each listing we have been using “go for it” pricing, getting it and using our now fine tuned multiple offer process…

Finding the sellers sweet spot…

  I was discussing with a seller the relationship between days on market and a home’s ultimate sold price, and talking about how long a home should be on the market before accepting an offer.  The conversation prompted a theory, so I did a small study. I looked at a 90-day history of homes that went…

These sellers earned over 1k per hour preparing their home for sale. Step by step this is how they did it.

So, we did some fun math with a recent seller and as it worked out they earned 1,262.50 an hour for their efforts in getting their home prepared. Here is the story… Shortly after our sellers agreed to  let us  help them  sell their home  on W Frances Pl, this comparable home on N Fresco…

Gosh, I love this Central Austin Home!

I love this home! It’s super nice, features wonderful historical architecture, has great energy, lot’s of natural light, spacious rooms and thoughtful modernizing touches and is literally steps away from award winning Lee Elementary. If you are into charming – this one is for you! The details are 1800 feet (ish). Has 3 bedrooms, 2…

Sellers got love from buyers this Valentines

I hope all of you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day and got your share of love.  Central Austin sellers certainly did! The market is heating up, and buyers are courting sellers with money, sureness of deals, and whatever else a seller might want.  To illustrate, in the under 500k range we saw 1 home with 30+ offers and another home with…

Coming Soon at 4909 West Frances 78731

In the next couple of weeks we will have a new listing on the MLS. It’s a 2 story 4 bedroom, 3 bath pier and beam home with wood floors, lots of natural light, a larger yard (for the area) on a street with sidewalks, beautiful trees and really close in to downtown. We are…

Here I go with predictions for the Austin Real Estate Market! And suggestions…

One month into 2015 buyers are busily looking for homes while sellers are still getting their homes ready for market. So, for my monthly market update, there is no real action yet but it’s coming. The number of homes available to choose from is still really low and we are all just waiting. Guess it’s…

Everyone (myself included) has predictions for Austin Real Estate in 2015

  There was a second report from Fitch Ratings saying Austin’s housing market is 20% over priced and this one predicted a slight decline in Austin home prices for 2015.  The Fitch report cites the cost of living in Austin vs. the rest of the state and our exposure to oil prices falling. If you…

Field notes 3/2’s under 500k in Central, North Austin

I went out today and saw most everything that was a 3/2 under 500k in Central, North Austin. These are my field notes. Hope you enjoy. The ones with stars next to them are properties that I thought might be worth you taking a look at. 4605 Beechwood – small lot, needs updating. Wall paper,…

What Happens in a Buyers Market

What happens in a buyer market? Last month we explored if Austin was in a real estate bubble or not. I don’t think we are. I think the earliest we can expect to see one is 2016. All the same, maybe it’s a good time to explore what happens when we do eventually find ourselves…