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Nov. 5, 2012

This Month in Real Estate - November 2012

Aug. 10, 2012

Texas Has Second Highest Average Closing Costs

According to a analysis of closing costs conducted by Bankrate.com, Texas came in as the state with the second highest closing costs at an average of $4,619, behind only New York. The national average for closing costs is $3,754.

“The main lesson of this survey for consumers ...

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Aug. 9, 2012

Low Office Space in Round Rock, Short-Term Home Rentals in Austin and Other Real Estate News

Hey Everyone, below are 5 brief real estate articles and several virtual open house tours I thought would be of interest to you. Also we’re taking a quick survey - What are your favorite real estate websites to look at home listings on? Email me your top choices.

If you’re thinking ...

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Aug. 2, 2012

This Month in Real Estate News - August 2012

July 20, 2012

Real Estate News Round-Up: Nationwide Market Improvement, Homeowner Bill of Rights, and More

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, here are a few real estate news articles about the current state of the housing market, both nationally and locally.

After seven years of declining markets, most home price indexes around the country are starting to trend upward. – Wall Street ...

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July 18, 2012

Texas Currently Has the Most Affordable Housing in the Nation

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University released a press release last Friday stating that, by almost any measure, Texas has the most affordable homes in the country. Though the gap is narrowing, home prices combined with the decrease mortgage interest rate have created a state-wide market where people ...

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July 12, 2012

Zillow Names Austin in Top 10 Seller Markets in the US

Based on recent sales data, Zillow has determined the top 10 markets where sellers have the power in real estate transactions and the 10 cities where buyers have the control. The top 10 seller markets all have homes selling at or near asking price and price cuts are sparse. These ...

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July 12, 2012

Austin In the News: Self-Employed Austinites, UT Top Ranking and Reasons to Visit

As I keep up with real estate trends and news throughout the week, I often come across interesting links to stories that aren't about the housing market exactly, but I still find interesting because it's Austin in the news. Austin and Central Texas often make the news throughout ...

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July 9, 2012

Consumer Alert: Home Lease Scams on Craigslist on the Rise

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been alerted to a couple of Craigslist scams where people claimed they were leasing or selling a home they own that in reality was listed by us through Keller Williams. We initially believed these were isolated incidences, which tend to occur every now and ...

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June 27, 2012

Shared Households Grew, Affecting Housing Needs

According to the US Census Bureau, the number of shared households grew 11.4 percent between 2007 and 2010 while total households only grew by 1.3 percent. The report states that reasons for household sharing are not determined within their research, but that it’s suggested that many adults are ...

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