National Trends

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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March 11, 2021

The Latest with Interest Rates - March 11, 2021

THIS JUST IN - Over the past three weeks, we’ve seen interest rates rise and then level out just a bit this last week.  The forecast is that rates will remain steady for now, and continue to follow the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though interest rates have risen some ...

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Jan. 11, 2021

Migration Patterns Amid COVID-19

LinkedIn recently shared it's data with the public to determine which cities LinkedIn users changed their zipcodes to in 2020, and Austin, TX, was the most migrated to city in the U.S.

What does something like this mean for real estate? 

It's no secret that people ...

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Aug. 7, 2014

Buyers of New Home Builds Priced Out by Changes in Building Regulations

A recent study done by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) focused on how new building regulations, which often add to the cost of home construction, can price out potential buyers of new homes. Unlike all the other great lists that Texas has topped, this is one time where ...

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Nov. 27, 2012

First-Time Home Buyers Are Getting Pushed Out of the Market

First-Time Home Buyers

First-time home buyers might be getting shut out of the market, according to a new survey released by Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance. According to the survey, first-time home buyers only make up 34.7% of all single-family home sales nationwide in October. This is the lowest ratio the Campbell/Inside ...

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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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Nov. 7, 2012

Robert's November Real Estate Update

Hey Everyone, below are 5 brief real estate articles and several virtual open house tours I thought would be of interest to you.

Did you know that December is one of the largest months for home closings? If you’d like to receive a copy of the Top 11 Reasons to ...

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Nov. 5, 2012

This Month in Real Estate - November 2012

Oct. 15, 2012

The Investor Impact on Local Housing Markets

Housing markets across the nation are slowly beginning to turn around. In Texas and especially here in the Austin/Round Rock area, we weren’t hit as hard as places like California or Florida, but our market did slow down for awhile. We turned into a seller’s market months ago and ...

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Aug. 23, 2012

National Housing Market Statistics Show Continued Slow Steady Growth

While some economists still doubt that the housing market has bottomed out, numbers for the national housing market shows a steady and sustainable recovery. Though prices might not be rising as quickly as some would hope, purchases, construction numbers and median sales price has gradually grown over the last few ...

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