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RECENT BLOG POSTS
"Live Music Capital of the World," is a prominent moniker for Austin over the past several years, bolstered by major events like the Austin City Limits Festival and South By Southwest each year.  More importantly, there is live music in dozens of venues every night -- on vaunted 6th Street and al...
04/04/2011
Continuing on a theme from yesterday's post, here are more articles from today's Austin American-Statesman: •·         More investment in the local office market - Spear Street buys lone University Park office building •·         Expansion of an existing employer - AT&T adding space, employees in...
04/01/2011
I write often about how Austin differs economically from many other metro areas during these difficult times.  Two articles on the from the the Austin American-Statesman's Business section today prompt me to return to that theme again: Houston-based Patrinely enters Austin market with Aspen Lake ...
03/31/2011
Volatile.  Unpredictable.  Erratic.  I have used all those adjectives to describe market conditions for Austin/Central Texas residential real estate over the past few months.  They all apply, and 2011 will call for ongoing analysis and forecasting.  New construction and newly issued building perm...
03/30/2011
Yet another update of S&P's Case-Shiller Home Price Index provided news going into the Spring/Summer selling season that will be discouraging to homeowners who want or need to sell soon, and good news for prospective home buyers: Home prices falling in most major US cities The report notes that t...
03/29/2011
My Market Dashboard is a compilation of many key measures of market health that I began studying a few years ago and have found valuable in explaining circumstances in the Austin-area real estate market compared to news we have all seen and heard about the "national" market.  Real estate is inher...
03/23/2011
This post appeared yesterday on Yahoo! Finance: Why I Am Never Going to Own a Home Again The writer and interviewee is James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital. I have done some brief research on Mr. Altrucher and his company, which manages mutual funds and hedge funds. If he's as bri...
03/22/2011
Austin has weathered the housing downturn much better than most of the United States, but not all market segments are rosy.  All real estate is hyper-local, with market conditions varying widely from one neighborhood to another, even within a very strong local and regional market.  One market seg...
03/20/2011
A few weeks ago the National Association of Realtors® reported:  Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January (02/23/2011).  Among the available supporting data were comparisons of single family home sales -- units sold and median sale prices -- in 20 metropolitan areas a...
03/14/2011
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the strength and optimism of the multifamily residential market in the Austin/Central Texas market: A strong sign of confidence in multi-family properties I promised to keep an eye on this and report further news.  Today, this article indicates the same kind of...
03/14/2011
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