Find A Home for the Holidays: Austin Real Estate Market Tips

Santas workshop in Zilker Park. Finding a home. Austin real estate market advice. Home buying tips. Home selling tips. Advice from real estate expert, Doreen Zelma, Realtor, Broker Associate The holiday season is officially upon us. ‘Tis the season to make those lists, check them twice, and then rewrite them. Here is some Austin real estate market advice on those wants and needs in your next home including home buying tips, home selling tips, and how to check that must-have list twice. Continue reading

Dive into Your Dream Home: Tips for finding the Perfect Pool

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Summer is here. The enticing pull of crystal-clear water to plunge into as Texas starts to reach its peak temperatures has begun. Just as Texas starts to heat up, so does the pull to look at homes for sale with pools. Real Estate in Austin has about 3.5 months of inventory. There just aren’t a lot of homes to choose from in general. Add homes with pools for sale to the mix and there are even fewer. Continue reading

Buyers and Sellers Navigate a Make-It-Work Market

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Resales vs new builds, home selling decisions, interest rates, home buying decisions, and builder incentives, the spring real estate market is just about over as we start to dip our toes into summer. You can see the market light up with the increase in listed homes and pending sales. Inventory is hovering at about 3 months in most counties in Central Texas. While it is still a seller’s market, it is also a bit of a make-it-work market with everyone feeling a bit like a squirrel in the middle of the road.
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Finding your Luck in the Market: Tips for Buyers and Sellers

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Looking to unlock the secrets to finding luck in today’s real estate market? Find tips for home buyers and advice for selling a home here. There’s been talk about the market slowing because it has. Talk about inventory growing because it is. However, it is important to note we aren’t quite in a market where a buyer is picking their neighborhood. Continue reading

Spring into the Austin Real Estate Market

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Spring is here. What the calendar says at the time you are reading this is irrelevant if you are planning to move. For those wanting to spring into the Austin real estate market to buy or sell – act like it’s already here because trust me when I say April will turn into August in about a minute.

To be clear, we have been in a seller’s market for years. I have no crystal ball to indicate that is going to change. In the end, spring makes people happy and shopping often does too. Continue reading

Austin Real Estate News January 2023

Austin Real Estate News January 2023

Austin real estate news from Doreen for January is here. In 2022, the median price for a home in the Austin-Round Rock MSA set a new annual record of $503,000, according to the December 2022 and Year-End Central Texas Housing Market Report released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Despite this record, the housing market continued shifting towards buyers as home sales declined and inventory increased, with homes on the market for 31 days, 11 days more than in 2021.

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Austin Real Estate News December

Austin Real Estate News

Austin real estate news from Doreen for December is here. For the first time since February 2019, median home prices in the Austin-Round Rock MSA experienced a 0% year-over-year increase. The data is according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® November 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report. As housing inventory and days on the market continue to steadily increase across the MSA, the report indicates normal market activity could be here to stay.   Austin’s housing market maintains its trajectory toward balance and sustainability. For the first time since the spring of 2020, there were no records broken for home sales or median price in either the MSA or the City of Austin.

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