The True Value of Your Home

November 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Lots of people these days rely on “real estate” websites to determine the value of their home. The trouble is most of these sites don’t have access to the data they need to give you a true assessment. In fact, most of them are not even in the real estate business. They are just […]

Real Estate Appraisal Rules Change Again

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet On January 26, 2015 new appraisal rules went into effect that will likely delay residential real estate closings. The new FNMA/FLMC required appraisal review system called “Collateral Underwriting” (CU) is an automated system where appraisers must submit their appraisals for review. For the past 5 years, lenders have had to upload the appraisals to […]

Austin Real Estate Market Still Brisk in 2015

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet The Austin real estate market continues to be one of the healthiest in the country. Our January Market Report, a compilation of last year’s numbers, shows the statistics by price range and zip code so you can check out your particular neighborhood and price range.  Although there are 7.45% more homes on the market […]

Austin, TX: Quenching a Thirst

October 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet 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 […]

New 2013 School Accountabi​lity Ratings

August 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweet Happy August! In less than two weeks, it's 'back-to-school' time! Whether or not you have children, schools are the #1 driver of home values. School competitive rankings are a measurable part of the real estate cliché “Location, Location, Location!” We are accustomed to seeing the rankings of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable and Unacceptable. Those terms […]

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