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Austin Real Estate Market Update Aug 2018
The Austin real estate market has begun to level off and slow down a bit, but that fact is not yet fully reflected in the market statistics, other than Days on Market creeping up. Nevertheless, Median Sold price is up to $322K, an increase of 8% over August 2017. I see more price drops coming […]

09/25/2018 07:06 PM

How to Save for a Home Purchase In Austin TX
Historically in Texas, homes have appreciated at 4.5% annually (according to Texas A&M Real Estate Center). This is the expected appreciation we use when making real estate investment assumptions as well. For example, a $200,000 home would increase in value to $209,000 if appreciation was 4.5% for that year. If you wanted to save for […]

08/25/2018 08:38 PM

The Growing Acceptance of Real Estate Value Inaccuracy
What is your Austin home worth, right now? When considering a sale, it’s generally worth “market value”, defined loosely as the highest price a buyer would pay, and that a seller will accept in an open, competitive market. This assumes neither buyer nor seller are under any undue stress or duress external to the transaction […]

11/14/2017 03:24 PM

Your Austin Real Estate Investment and Wealth Building
What effect does "negative cash flow" real estate have on the growth of your Net Worth over time?

03/04/2017 11:52 PM

The Austin MLS Now Has a ‘Coming Soon’ Status
Update August 2018: The Austin Board of Realtors has Discontinued use of the Coming Soon Status. It caused more trouble that it was worth. Austin Realtors can now enter For Sale listings into the Austin Central Texas MLS before the listing is ready for showing. For up to 14 days prior to the “Active” date. […]

09/29/2016 06:55 PM

Is Live Answer Worth the Investment for Businesses?
As the owner of a business where 100% live answer is not possible or cost effective, I do receive my fair share of angry voicemails from people wanting to talk to a human right now. It’s kind of interesting actually. I received this one just recently. Many would just delete it, as I usually do […]

09/08/2016 01:01 PM

Be Cautious in Picking your Austin Realtor
New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan recently wrote about this DJ posing as a financial advisor. It was one of those setups like you see on TV. They removed his dreadlocks and body piercings, put him in a suit, taught him some basic scripts like “a 401K is the way to go“, and had him […]

06/19/2016 10:28 PM