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May 14, 2021

Interest Rates - May 2021

The Latest on Interest Rates - May 14, 2021
As of May 12, the newest inflation data came out and was higher than expected and what we have been seeing in recent months. This implies that prices are also increasing at a faster rate  than expected. The Federal Reserve has held ...
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Feb. 11, 2021

The Latest with Interest Rates

The Latest with Interest Rates - February 11, 2021

Interest rates are continually hitting record lows, and we just saw them go down last week. If you're in the process of buying a home or are looking at buying one, you'll need to be fully pre-approved to get through ...

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Aug. 8, 2014

Average Buyer Closing Costs Highest in Texas

In continuing news of "Lists We Really Don't Want to Top", Texas has recently been ranked by Bankrate.com as the state with the highest average buyer closing costs in the nation. Previously Texas rated as the state with the second highest average buyer closing costs in 2012. Average ...

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Aug. 20, 2013

Federal Housing Administration Offers Insurance for Buyers Previously Foreclosed

The Federal Housing Administration announced earlier this week they will offer homeowners who lost their homes during the recession due to foreclosure or short sale a chance to get back into the housing market. According to a letter sent to mortgage lenders, the FHA is offering to provide mortgage insurance ...

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May 8, 2013

Austin Tops Economic Health Index, Texas Economy Grows With National Homeownership Declines

Hey Everyone, here are 4 brief real estate articles and several virtual open house tours I thought would be of interest to you.

As we head into the busy selling season of summer, the local Austin/Round Rock market still has low inventory and high demand. Local job growth and ...

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March 22, 2013

Hot & Rebounding Real Estate Markets - Austin Top Long-Term Housing Market in the Country

Hot & Rebounding Real Estate Markets

Our friends at the Internet Marketing Specialist Designation team shared this graphic on Facebook yesterday, showing the country's hottest real estate markets and where home prices are rebounding fastest. We're not surprised to find Austin towards the top of both lists!

If you're thinking about selling or ...

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Feb. 7, 2013

February Real Estate Update: Austin Continues to Grow, Housing Market Heats Up

Hey Everyone, here are 4 brief real estate articles and several virtual open house tours I thought would be of interest to you.

Right now the real estate market is hot for both residential and commercial properties, so if you know anyone looking to sell, buy or invest, let me ...

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Jan. 17, 2013

Home Mortgage Loan Rates Sit at Historic Lows!

Our friends at PrimeLending recently provided us with the following charts to visual represent the steady decrease in home mortgage interest rates. While we might have incredibly low rates now, they won't last forever. No one can accurately predict exactly when loan rates will start ticking up again, so ...

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Dec. 6, 2012

Robert's December Real Estate Update

Hey Everyone, below are 4 brief real estate articles and several virtual open house tours I thought would be of interest to you.

If you’re in a USDA area such as Hutto and are considering whether to sell your home, the zero-down program is going away at the end of ...

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Nov. 16, 2012

Housing Market Growth Nationwide, Record Interest Rates & Monster Kitchens

As we finish out the week and prepare for the oncoming weekend of home showings, here are a few interesting real estate articles I’ve come across the last few days.

 

Even as housing prices begin to creep up as the markets turn and housing inventory decreases both locally and ...

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