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What’s a Market Snapshot?

What’s a market snapshot? Market snapshot offers a quick look at market activity around a property (including recent sold prices).  You might want to use this tool to get an idea of value for a home you own or one you might want to buy. We offer this free to you. In exchange we hope…

8 Central Austin homes under 650k

Was surfing the MLS searching for 3/2’s and better under 650k in Allandale, Crestview and Northwest Hills. These 8 jumped out at me as some of the better offerings. These will sell but thought you guys might like the intel.

3 good homes under 300k in North Central Austin

Today I went out house hunting for nice homes under 300k. Thought you might like to hear about 3 of them. (The rest did not make the cut) details of the 3 good homes under 300k These are my thought on them – pro’s and con’s The one at 5804 Avery Island  is at a…

Is Austin’s bubble about to pop?

  Austin’s bubble about to pop? Smart people on both sides of this argument are disagreeing. Let’s explore this. Trulia’s position Trulia’s Jed Kelko writes that Austin is the most overvalued market in the nation. He cites fundamentals:  price-to-income ratio, the price-to-rent ratio and prices relative to their long-term trends. I read that as the…

3 bedroom, 2 bath homes under 500k in North Central Austin

Below is an automated search for 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes in North Central Austin under 500k. For opinions about future resale, pricing on these homes or just the raw data of what’s sold in the last 30 days let me know. (no obligation, just being helpful) preddam@homesville.com  

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…