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Real estate news, updates, reports, market conditions, and opinions provided by Dee Copeland in Austin, TX.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Last month, I reported that home sales in North and South Austin were doing well despite a down market from last year. At that time, previously "hot" areas such as Central East Austin and the South Congress area (78704) were suffering. Those trends continued in February. View the Slideshow for th...
03/26/2008
By DeeinAustin™The Titanic-sized Villa Muse development is in trouble and sinking fast.The viability of the project in Austin took a controversial downturn after Austin City Council narrowly denied their request to release acreage in East Travis County. As a result, News 8 Austin reported that de...
03/21/2008
Today's spotlight is on SouthTown Austin, a growing area of South Austin that lacked the media attention of it's popular cousins in the SoCo (South Congress) and SoLa (South Lamar) Districts. SouthTown Austin has been quietly booming for the past few years. Home prices steadily rose. The area is ...
03/17/2008
U.S. interest rates fell in February, creating a more brisk real estate market in Austin and other areas of the country.Sorry to report, but rates are rising almost every week. Buyers are now faced with a common dilemma in today's buyer markets. They often  ask..."If home prices are still going d...
03/12/2008
Earlier this week, we discussed the Boomerang Home Buyer trend in Central Austin. A style gaining popularity since 2005 is Prefab Modern, also called modern modular.  Modern prefab (modular) homes can be designed to suit a variety of tastes and price ranges. In a previous post, we debunked the my...
03/10/2008
Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole is a local hero for cleaning up the Waller Creek Tunnel in Downtown Austin. The project will bring a new vibe to downtown and is likened to the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Waller Creek is often called Austin's lost stepchild. Located in the heart of Downtown A...
03/07/2008
Spring is the time of year that real estate really heats up and 2008 is no exception for Austin real estate.  What's different this year? A phenomena that I call "Boomerang" Home Buyers. Boomerang Buyers have a big effect on new construction and resale homes in Central Austin. IS YOUR FRIEND MOVI...
03/05/2008
This week's spotlight is on Streetman Homes,a national builder who is well-respected in Central Texas because of their high-end, green, sustainable homes. Streetman is among few volume builders who can build 5-star green homes. Their popular styles include Hill Country Modern (pictured) and Craft...
03/03/2008
Quick update on the real estate agent outrage with the new MLS system that was implemented last winter.  The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABOR) seems to agree that the issues have not truly subsided. Slowness, quirky interface, poor usability have negatively impacted Greater Austin buyers, sellers ...
02/28/2008
Someone help me out here. Why do people prefer to buy when the market is "hot" i.e. a seller's market? Then, when sellers are motivated to sell quickly and at better prices, they shy away because it's a "buyer's market".I ask because buyers now have a problem. North & South Austin real estate is ...
02/27/2008
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