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Bill Morris, Realtor

More than thirty years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including many years in real estate) tell me that service is the key to success and I look forward to serving you. I represent both buyers and sellers throughout the Austin metropolitan area, which means first-hand market knowledge is brought to bear on serving your needs: -- Seller Representation is a comprehensive process that begins with thorough market analysis and consultation, continues with properly staging the home to achieve the highest price possible in a reasonable time on market, a complete program of marketing and promotion, ongoing updates and communication, closing coordination, and follow-up throughout (and after) the sale. -- Buyer Representation is also full service: shopping, previewing, price and market consultation, contracting, negotiating, coordination of inspections, appraisals, repairs, and closing details, and follow-up beyond the closing of your purchase to ensure your lasting satisfaction. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. I go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. That's why I constantly research the market and property values so your home is priced effectively from day one. I also make sure the public knows your home is for sale by using innovative advertising and marketing techniques to attract potential buyers.
Bill Morris, Realtor has written 411 posts for Bill Morris on Austin Real Estate

Tax appraisals are here! Now what?

If you own real property in Texas, you have probably received your 2017 Notice of Appraised Value.  If you haven’t, it won’t be long. Question:  What does that Notice tell you? Answer:  The appraisal district’s estimate of the market value of your property as of January 1, 2017.  If you have exemptions, it will also … Continue reading

More on the Outlook for 2017

In “2017 Outlook” I provided links to several viewpoints on the Texas and Austin-area economy and housing market.  As I mentioned at the end of that post, last week I attended a presentation by Mark Sprague (Director of Information Capital, Independence Title) to hear his projections. An important theme of the presentation was “disruptive change,” in … Continue reading

Interest rates going up?

Mortgage interest rates have been very, very low for most of 10 years now.  Rumors have come and gone many times that rates would increase soon, raising concerns among prospective home buyers, and sometimes spurring short flurries of purchases.  With news this week that the Federal Reserve has raised the “Fed Funds Rate,” we’ve already seen … Continue reading

Price per SF — a caveat

In What About Downtown? I used recent sales prices on a per-square-foot basis to compare the downtown Austin area to other parts of the metropolitan area, and the contrasts are striking.  Price per SF can be an interesting yardstick for large comparisons, and I am asked about it frequently, but it is not a good … Continue reading

What About Downtown?

In 2016 in Review and Price Variation Around Austin I discussed sales of Single Family Homes (houses) in many areas of the Austin metro area.  I did not mention Downtown Austin in those posts because that are very few houses in the area.  I’ll fill in that blank here. Between July 1, 2016 and December … Continue reading

Price Variation Around Austin

In 2017 Outlook I promised to provide more information about how much home prices can vary from one area to another around the Greater Austin area.  I won’t get down to neighborhood-specific market activity in this post, but looking at the 5-county metropolitan area in pieces will paint a fairly complete picture. As a starting … Continue reading

2017 Outlook

Earlier this week I took a quick look back at real estate in 2016.  (See 2016 in Review.)  Today’s post is a compilation of some of the best thought available about what 2017 holds. First, let’s consider the larger Texas economy.  This summary from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is an important starting point: … Continue reading

2016 in Review

The length of time since my last post, and the lateness of this one, are signs that the Austin-area residential real estate market remains VERY busy in 2017.  We remain in a jobs- and population-driven boom, with demand for housing outpacing supply in many areas and market segments. As a metro area, we have had … Continue reading

Affordability in Austin’s “urban core”

More affordable housing in Austin’s urban core can positively impacted by increasing the supply and variety of housing stock in the city. Continue reading

Austin ranks among best places to live in the U.S.

Austin is the second-best place to live in the U.S. … Continue reading