Posts by: Louis Rogers

 Another banner year for housing in Texas.  No surprises there if you’ve been trying to land a home under $225,000 in Austin.  That particular market price is drawing so much fire with so little inventory it is unprecedented.

Forbes magazine released its top 20 of America’s fastest growing cities and Austin was behind only Houston […]

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Austin Texas 2014

On August 28, 2014 By

Austin Texas 2014

The growth in central Texas continues at a fast pace.  The 2013 stats are in and year over year sales price and volume are both up, while days on the market are down.  Another year of overall improvement for sellers in this region.

 

The usual seasonal adjustment […]

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Time to file for that Homestead Exemption if you are new to your current home. I have attached the forms for:

Travis

Williamson

Hays

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Weird stuff

On March 26, 2013 By

2014…..Below was originally written March 2013.  Compared to the inventory crunch we are currently under this is another under-statement!  As they say, “never catch a falling knife”!  This one flew up so fast hardly anyone would’ve predicted the surge in demand and drop in inventory. It hasn’t been seen in our market place since 2001.

March […]

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Interest Rates below 0%?

On December 19, 2012 By

I read an interesting article today regarding below 0%.  How could that be? Who would have predicted this situation 10 years ago? No one I know.  Any way, here is a link to the blog by TAMURECON’s Dr Mark Dotzour.

http://blog.recenter.tamu.edu/2012/12/interest-rates-below-zero/

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Here’s a chart that best exemplifies the usual seasonal fluctuation in the Austin market.  On a positive note, every month this year has exceeded the previous several years in volume.

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Austin in the Spotlight

On October 9, 2012 By

I noticed a few interesting articles that I want to share.  Louis

TWO HISTORIC AUSTIN BUILDINGS SOLD

AUSTIN (San Francisco Business Times) – A real estate investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Boston purchased two historic downtown buildings.

DivcoWest acquired the Littlefield and Scarbrough buildings from Heitman LLC. The buildings total about 240,000 […]

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Upside: increased demand stimulates inreasing values.
Downside: imho we have significant demand that, in Texas and some other regions, is directly related to the economic stimulation created by the ramped up oil and gas trade.

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A repost from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

 

The surge in Eagle Ford Shale drilling has produced sharp gains in economic activity across South Texas. From a low during first quarter 2010 to third quarter 2011, jobs grew at an annual rate of 5.9%, reaching 2.9% above the previous peak value. […]

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May numbers are in and the Texas median home price is the highest ever at $162,400.  Couple that with quickly rising rental rates and you have a market that is short on affordable inventory.  For the first time in many years it is truly less expensive to own than lease in many market segments.  Couple that with historically […]

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