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 ...View More
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 ...View 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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More