December 2014

There are 4 blog entries for December 2014.

In November, home sales and median price were the highest ever recorded in the month of November for the Austin area. During the month, single-family home sales increased six percent over the prior year to 1,934 homes sold and the median price for Austin-area homes was $245,000, an 11 percent increase from November 2013.

Additionally, Austin-area housing inventory was 2.4 months in November 2014, a small increase of 0.1 months compared to the prior year. Housing inventory remains consistently tight despite an increase in new listings of five percent over the prior year and an increase in active listings of nine percent compared to November 2013.

“As new listings have seen a steady increase heading into 2015 it is a good sign for the consistent

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In a fast moving market like Austin, TX as a potential home buyer you need to be ready to act quickly if your dream home comes on market, with housing inventory on average staying on market for less than 30 days!  It is easy to lose out on an opportunity, but with a pre-approved loan you can jump the line and in the case of multiple offers your offer will be on the top of the pile of applicants.

What is a pre-approved loan?

A pre-approval requires complete documentation of your finances. Be prepared to provide these piece of information:

  • A review of your credit report
  • Verification of your income and employment history
  • Bank statements to prove you have the resources for a down payment, closing costs and cash reserves
  • A calculation of
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With Christmas spirit in full swing Central Texas and Austin in particular is the place to be if you want to find Christmas cheer in a truly original way!  Across Austin and the surrounding Hill Country area there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy all that make this time of year so great.  Below we have created a list of family friendly and fun activities and trips worth taking this month!  

Christmas Traditions That Are "Keeping Austin Weird": 

Going On A Stroll Down North University of Texas at Austin's 37th Street and Guadalupe:

For a block of Austin's 37th Street each year, enthusiastic residents let loose the gates of restraint and go all out to decorate their houses and yards and even the street with one of the most dynamic…
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With 2014 coming to a close lets take a look at where Austin and the Central Texas region is and what is in store for the new year!  Texas has lead the country in the past several years in job growth, corporate transfers and quality of life to name just a few.  With these trends Texas' large cities have seen tremendous growth in population and jobs, which in turn has helped fuel one of the best real estate markets in the country.  

Austin and Other Central Texas Cities Lead The Country in Population Growth

Austin is the third-fastest growing big city in America since 2000, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Austin with an estimated population of 836,800. That's a 27.4 percent increase over the city's population of

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