What the Politics are REALLY LIKE in Austin Texas

Key Takeaways State Overrides Local Policies: State intervention frequently nullifies Austin’s progressive efforts. Reversed Police Budget Cuts: State laws forced Austin to restore police funding after 2020 cuts. Blocked Abortion Policies: State laws halted Austin’s attempts to deprioritize abortion enforcement. BLM Protest Legal Conflicts: The DA’s actions during the 2020 BLM protests led to significant legal clashes. Liberal Reputation Questioned: … Read More

Californians REGRET moving to Austin – Why Are They Going Back?

Key Takeaways Californians Moving to Texas: 111,000 Californians moved to Texas last year, many to Austin for its tech scene and culture. Housing Market Challenges: Pandemic boom led to overpayments; market flipped in 2022, causing financial issues for recent buyers. Cultural Adjustments: Texans have unique traditions; newcomers may need to adapt to things like high school football and barbecue culture. … Read More

Why Everyone is FLEEING Austin as Fast as They Can

Key Takeaways High home prices, interest rates, and inflation might make the market seem terrible, but much of that is hype. Interest rates are unlikely to decrease soon, with cuts not expected until the end of 2024. Current housing inventory is high, offering more choices for buyers and pressuring sellers to price realistically. Many listings are priced under $300,000, and … Read More

Golden Opportunities in this “Terrible” Housing Market

Key Takeaways High home prices, interest rates, and inflation might make the market seem terrible, but much of that is hype. Interest rates are unlikely to decrease soon, with cuts not expected until the end of 2024. Current housing inventory is high, offering more choices for buyers and pressuring sellers to price realistically. Many listings are priced under $300,000, and … Read More

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), across the country, inventory of available homes for sale is at an all-time low … Read More

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three reasons why this market is totally different. 1. This time, housing supply is … Read More