Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Austin-area home sales up 32 percent, hit 9 year high for April!

AUSTIN, Texas – May 21, 2013 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), the volume of Austin-area home sales continues to rise as April became the 23rd straight month of year-over-year sales volume increases, and April saw its most home sales since 2004.

Courtesy of Austin Board Of Realtors

Friday, February 1, 2013

Summer Camps!

It's that time of year again! A comprehensive listing of Austin and San Antonio area camps. Happy Camping!  To see the list, click HERE.

























Compliments of Independence Title

Friday, September 21, 2012

Austin Home Sales Sizzle In August!

The Austin Statesman writes about the several factors that make for a "sizzling" market, one of which is dwindling inventory.  This is just one of many articles written by various publications in the past few weeks discussing the positive trend in the Austin real estate market. To learn about the other factors, read the entire article here:  http://www.statesman.com/business/real-estate/austin-home-sales-sizzle-in-august-expected-to-2463444.html

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Austin Area Housing Stats Are In For August...All Things Point Up...Except Inventory!


New Listings in the Austin area increased 14% to 3,080.  Pending Sales were up 35.8% to 2,525. Inventory levels shrank 22.3% to 8,763 units, with 4.1 months of supply.

Prices moved higher. The Median Sales Price increased 9.1% to $209,000.  Days on Market was down 25.4% to 57 days. 

All things point to a Seller's Market.  If you're thinking about selling your house, contact me for additional details.  I can provide you with the sales stats in your neighborhood!

PROVIDED BY THE AUSTIN BOARD OF REALTORS®

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Monday, July 23, 2012

What's My House Worth?

My last three listings all went under contract in under 2 weeks.  Pricing your home in accordance with what the Fair Market Value is in your area, is crucial to bringing in acceptable offers.  


First impressions are everything when selling your home. Studies have shown that the first two weeks on the market are the most crucial to your success. During these initial days, your home will be exposed to all active buyers. If your price is perceived as too high, you will quickly lose this initial audience and find yourself relying only on the trickle of new buyers entering the market each day. 


With dwindling inventory and trending multiple offers, Austin is now moving into a Seller's Market.  If you're thinking about putting your house on the market, let me know and I can provide you with the market stats for your neighborhood.  


According to Leonard Guerrero, the Austin Board of Realtor' s chairman, "2012 is on pace to be the Austin housing market's strongest summer since the recession."


Contact me at 512-659-5590 or laura@theboutiquerealestate.com.