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Austin Market Dashboard, updated through April 2013

The trend has been clear for several months, but this month one chart from my dashboard really tells you most of what you need to know about the Austin/Central Texas residential market …. In April, 46% of all active listings sold! Continue reading

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Investing in Austin real estate?

If you’re in the market for investment properties in Austin/Central Texas, where should you concentrate? One approach is to go where most of the leasing activity is already happening. With that in mine, here is a quick look at the 20 MLS areas where the most new leases were signed in the past year. Continue reading

Austin Permits and Housing Starts

The big story in that chart is approved plans to build apartments and condominiums — almost 3X from 2011 to 2012 — a huge sign of confidence in continued growth and demand in the Austin metropolitan area! Continue reading