Archive for December, 2012

21 December

Austin #5 on Trulia’s 2013 Healthiest Housing Markets

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Been seeing a lot of national news about Austin’s real estate market being hot/healthy/etc compared to other US cities, here’s a link to a Trulia Pro Real Estate Blog – Austin article.   Honestly, Austin does not have a lot of competition on this list, I mean I could see living in Seattle, but the others:
San Francisco? > hello ridiculous amounts of state taxes
Nebraska? > do what?
Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio? > no way, no way, no way
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21 December

Austin Real Estate Market Up 23% in November: Statesman

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Austin real estate market jumped 23% in November over last November writes The Statesman.  This article mirrors what we are seeing in our own office: buyers who see something they like need to be prepared, act quick and be realistic with offers.  Many sellers are erring on the higher side of the appraisal range and getting their number…especially in closer in urban neighborhoods.  Still, there are some good deals out there if you have some vision.  Good luck buying and selling!

 
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12 December

Austin Modern Home Tour

Posted by Tom Bates

 

Every year we help dozens of people with different levels of production and custom home building in the greater Austin area.  By truly understanding what our client’s needs and architectural aesthetics are we help them through the process of custom home building.  Several of our clients are also builders, and so we spend an absurd amount of time hunting for good lots to build modern homes on!  But lot selection is only part of the equation, to build a custom home you need to assemble the right team first: an architect, a builder, a designer and a good Realtor to start with.  It’s a team effort and we are proud to be a part of that team for many Austin area home owners and building clients.  One of our recent clients who built this year is having her home featured on the Austin Modern Home Tour coming up on February 2, 2013 and I invite you all to come check it out.  (Ours is 212 W. Live Oak in 78704.) And if you or someone you know is interested in building a custom home in the Austin area come find me or one of our other Austin Modern Living Realtors and let’s talk. (Oh, and happy 12/12/12 day!)Austin-modern-home-tour-212-w-live-oak-78704-front

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