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Austin Home Sales up 10.4% for January 2012

February 22nd, 2012

  Before you begin your Austin home search, it is important to understand the climate of the market you will be buying in.  Inventory is at a 3 year low and competition is fierce for homes in many Central Austin Neighborhoods. The Austin board of Realtors released sales data yesterday, summarized in an Austin American statesman […]

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2011 Austin Area Public School Rankings

February 6th, 2012

One of the best things about living in Austin is the good schools.  In most Austin neighborhoods the public schools are sufficient, preventing parents from having to pay private school tuition.  The most recent 2011 school rankings are listed by district below. To find Austin real estate that feeds into a particular school or district […]

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Two East Austin neighborhoods poised for appreciation in 2012 and beyond

February 3rd, 2012

Austin was a solid real estate market in 2011.  Prices remained stable with sales volume increasing and inventory decreasing.  Most Austin real estate professionals expect the trend to continue and prices to start to rise in 2012.  Here  are two areas in particular that should see significant appreciation this year and in the future: South […]

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Rental Rates Expected to Rise in 2011

May 1st, 2011

The average rent prices in Austin, Texas are expected to increase by 4 percent in 2011 according to Marcus and Millichap, a California-based real estate analysis firm.  In 2010, 2,900 rental units were constructed in the city.  This year, that number is expected to decline to 1,000 new rental units go up in the metro […]

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Effects of Expansion: The East Austin Boom

April 18th, 2011

Over the last decade, a gentrification boom has hit East Austin.  Nearly a dozen mixed-use condo and housing developments have popped up in Central East Austin along with new local bars, trendy food trailers, a drive-in movie theater, and hip restaurants.  All these benefits have been accompanied by soaring property values and a clear mixed […]

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