September 2014

There are 4 blog entries for September 2014.

According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® report, median price for single-family homes jumped 11 percent year-over-year to $247,500 and average price rose nine percent year-over-year to $311,414. Single-family homes continued to sell quickly as they spent an average 42 days on the market, one day fewer than August 2013.

Although, Austin-area home sales declined for the second consecutive month in August 2014 as rising home prices and housing affordability issues continue to affect the Austin-area housing market.

“The reason we suspect that home sales are dipping over the past two months is due to affordability concerns that are inhibiting first time homebuyers from entering the market” said Kathryn Scarborough Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc.

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In a red hot real estate market, taking advantage of every opportunity is crucial and having the leg up on the competition is key with many Austin listings only staying on market for one to two days!  With a pre-approved loan from a lender, you’ll give yourself a head-start in the race for a home you love.  Pre-approval also comes in handy when you’re dipping your toe into the market. Even in a soft market, you’ll have to compete with other buyers if you find a home in excellent condition with an attractive price tag.

What is a pre-approved loan?

Every potential homebuyer should start the process of looking for a home with a visit to a reputable mortgage lender. While a lender can give you a pre-qualification for a home loan based on your credit

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Today, Turnquist Partners Realtors is proud to announce it has joined Leverage Global Partners.  Which specializes in connecting homebuyers and sellers to prestigious independent real estate brokerage firms.  Each Leverage Global Partner is selected based on professional recognition and field expertise. They are dedicated to offering exceptional customer service while maintaining our reputation of being the best choice for luxury international real estate transactions.

"Turnquist Partners has been in real estate for over 30 years and with the ever-evolving market trends, we are dedicated to providing our clients a global reach with a local focus,” says Michele Turnquist, owner of Turnquist Partners Realtors.  “This is an exciting partnership that will

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Come join Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. and all of our agents and friends to enjoy another great Saturday afternoon outside of the University of Texas at Austin football stadium for free food, drinks and the game on a big screen starting at 2:30 p.m.!  If you have any questions feel free to call us at 512-328-3939 all you need to bring is your burnt orange gear.  Hook'em Horns and we can't wait to see everyone tomorrow afternoon!!!

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