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"What's wrong with that house?  It's been on the market 39 days and hasn't sold yet?".   Or 45 days or 72 days or?  In the Austin, Texas real estate market, about half the homes sell within the first 2 weeks. Many of those go under contract in the first 24-48 hours.  But the average days on marke...
The Austin Real Estate Market is still sizzling!  Just yesterday I wrote an offer for a client who is competing with 4 other buyers for a North Austin home.  We just aren't seeing a seasonal slowdown in the market.  Buyers are out in force in many neighborhoods, but there aren't enough homes to c...
Newer built in the Clarksville neighborhood of West Austin, this enchanting custom home feels as though it has always belonged.  One of the most walkable locations in town puts you steps from several restaurants including Jeffrey's, as well as Fresh Plus Market, coffee shop, drug store and more....
Cash is everywhere in Austin real estate.  A hefty percentage of the sales I have worked on this year have involved all cash buyers.--no financing.  In fact, even in multiple offer situations, I have seen more than one buyer with a cash offer.  In one instance, all 4 bidders had cash. The seller ...
Downtown Austin condominium sales have continued their momentum.  There were 94 recorded MLS sales between July and September of 2013 with an average selling price of $554,000 and $417 per square foot. If you are thinking of selling your condominium Downtown, know that on average it takes about 5...
By now you may have heard the news.  In July and August, sales of single family homes hit an all time high with over 3000 Austin homes sold, more than any other months in Austin history.   And, the number of Austin homes for sale dropped so low that it would take less than 90 days to sell every s...
Homes for sale in 78704 zip code in South Austin had a fairly easy time finding buyers in 2012.  The number of homes sold was up 16%, and the length of time it took to sell dropped by a couple of weeks on average.  In fact, 64% of listings in neighborhoods like Bouldin, Travis Heights, South Lama...
West Austin includes the neighborhoods of Tarrytown, Pemberton Heights, Clarksville, Herman Brown, Brykerwood and Old West Austin.  In 2012, home sales in these neighborhoods, mostly in the 78703 zip code, were up by 16% vs. 2011.  Average prices were up about 11%, and the number of months it wou...
The Austin real estate market showed many positive signs in 2012 as we escaped the worst of the national housing "crisis".  Sales of single family homes and condominiums were up in 2012 vs. 2011.  Condo sales saw the biggest leap with a 28% increase in the number sold.  Prices were higher too, an...
With all the talk about an improved housing market, especially in Central Austin neighborhoods, I decided to take a look at the stats for always popular 78704--the neighborhoods of Travis Heights, Bouldin, Zilker and others farther south.  Even though I have witnessed first hand how quickly thing...

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