Predicting Mortgage Rates

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

 What are Mortgage Rates based on? Weak economic news normally causes money to flow out of Stocks and into Bonds, helping Bonds and home loan rates improve, while strong economic news normally has the opposite result. The candlestick chart above shows a pattern of Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS), which are the type of Bond that […]

Austin, TX: Quenching a Thirst

October 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tracking rainfall back in time through the growth rings of trees tells us exactly how the current drought will end: flood. History tells us that in this region, a cycle of extreme drought is always broken by floods. Strong September rains remind us of this eventuality.   To catch valuable run off during these torrents […]

Austin Real Estate Market Report – December

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lowest Sales, Highest Pendings, Fewest Listings Historically during October, November and December the number of sales and number of homes for sale decreases each month.  Our market is continuing to follow this pattern.  (See Charts 2 and 3  of the December Market Report for a six year review.) Compared to the prior month, November sales […]

2011 July Austin Advanced Market Report is Here!

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

write essay The Austin real estate market continues to strengthen: higher demand (sales) with a stable inventory (homes for sale). With interest rates not changing, current high occupancy rental rates and positive inward mobility the average/medium value of 85% of the homes in Austin have stabilized. In some areas, price ranges and zip codes we […]

Austin Real Estate Stats You Won’t Get Anywhere Else

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

(To skip straight to the market report, scroll to the bottom of this post.) Can you believe that it’s mid-March already?! March, for real estate, marks the beginning of the Spring selling season. More and more people will be listing their homes for sale–trying to time the market to sell in the least amount of […]

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