Want to Sell your Home? What Else do you Want?

Want to Sell your Home?  The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University asked if I would write a blog article a couple of weeks ago directed to agents. The market has changed a lot in a very short time. As busy as I am, it has taken even me a minute to adjust, so it is hard to wrap my head around how hard it must be for new agents or even those less active than I. The article I wrote was about having a ‘show me the money’ meeting with buyers. Getting pre-approved for a loan doesn’t necessarily mean you have enough money to buy a home in Austin. It just means you qualify for a loan. Continue reading

Selling a Home in Austin through the Looking Glass

Selling a home in Austin can be a strange experience as a homeowner right now. Austin is weird. Why should selling a home be any different? There are tons of mixed messages out there in terms of what to expect when selling a home in Austin. Yes, Austin is a hot real estate market. It’s been a hot market for years, that is not new news. What’s changed is the proportion of different buyers that make up the market.

Selling a Home in Austin

Austin has always had an influx of new residents. In recent years, the amount of inbound out-of-state new buyers has increased at an exponential speed creating a new narrative when talking about Austin’s affordability. Continue reading

Austin Real Estate News for March

Austin real estate in March continues to tell the tale of what happens to the housing market when supply and demand drastically become out of balance. According to a recent article from the National Association of Realtors, the market nationally needs about $2.7 million homes to level out. That’s not only a lot of homes but considering there is a lumber shortage, even new home production cannot adequately make up the deficit. Continue reading

1520 Parkfield Circle, Round Rock 78664

1520 Parkfield CircleLocated in the Windy Park subdivision of Round Rock, this sun-filled single-story home for sale at 1520 Parkfield Circle in Round Rock, Texas features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a one-car attached garage.  Don’t let its small size full you! At only 948 square feet (per tax records) this home packs plenty of punch with its updates and improvements. No HOA.

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Austin area real estate hits a perfect storm as a blizzard of buyers meets a hot market

The holidays bring out a plethora of emotions and this year real estate is doing that as well.  There just aren’t enough homes out there for everyone who wants to move.  The Austin Board of Realtors® does a great job creating the infographics I post every month.  The data certainly tells the story, but the graphics really paint the picture.  It is hard to express how hot the market is to people until I can actually show them.  Some buyers think only the particular market they are looking in is hot. We are in a collective buyers’ blizzard right now. It is hot all over the Central Texas real estate market right now with no signs of cooling off. Continue reading

Start moving before you sell by clearing out the clutter

I went on a couple of listing consultations last week. My listing consultation includes a home tour so that I have an idea of the updates, upgrades, and other bells and whistles the home might have. While the list I create may help market the property; the list I leave the owner will actually help sell it. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that first person who views it might be the buyer. Continue reading

New Year – New Home

As we ring in 2020, many buyers have a new house on their list of new year’s wishes. Historically, December 28th and New Year’s Day are two of the busiest days of the year for real estate searches. One of the benefits of looking at homes this time of year, is with school out of session – it’s much easier to get around town. Continue reading