This from the Texas Association of Realtors: “A false rumor about a transfer tax on all real estate sales is once again making the rounds on the Internet and in emails. The information being forwarded claims that the Affordable Care Continue reading “The Truth about the 3.8% Transfer Tax”
Check out Independence Title’s State Director of Information Capital, Mark Sprague’s latest article about the national housing market potentially beginning it’s recovery with a special focus on how Texas is leading the way. Continue reading “60,000+ People Moving to Austin Each Year”
This remodeled Allandale condo is in the FHA-approved Kenray complex with a Walk Score of 72 (“very walkable”) due to its proximity to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Specifically, it is located next to the library, across Continue reading “Remodeled Allandale 2-Bedroom”
The Austin American Statesman recently reported that the median sales price is up 10 percent and May sales are up 25% from this time last year. Certainly not news to us given our previous post about the number of multiple offer Continue reading “Shifting to a Seller’s Market”
California is the number one state in contributing to the national GDP, and Texas is number two. Yet, by many accounts, California is on the decline while Texas is experiencing growth. State Director of Information Capital Continue reading “Texas vs. California”
A buyer’s market? Not in Austin! We are seeing a mad dash for good, well-priced properties. We’ve been involved in over 25 multiple offer situations in the past few months. One of the reasons may be the number of people Continue reading “Austin Ranks #1 Fastest Growing City”
It was brought to my attention that the Towers of Town Lake no longer has their floorplans on-line. Whenever I’ve had buyers touring the Towers, these floorplans were very helpful so I’ve decided to post them here Continue reading “Towers of Town Lake Floorplans”
Here is another very interesting article from Mark Sprague where he points out that “There is no such thing as a national real estate market. A sale in Tucson has no bearing on a sale in Houston or Atlanta or Boston.” Continue reading “Austin’s Rents to be the Fastest Growing in the Nation”
Our preferred title company in Austin, Independence Title, recently provided an economic forecast meeting for local real estate professionals, and we found the summary below to be very informative. Continue reading “Austin Economic Forecast for 2012-13”
According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, 1,051 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area in January 2012, which is 10 percent more than January 2011. Continue reading “Home Sales Up 10% From Last Year”
I read an interesting article today on an analysis of President Obama’s recent plan for “massive” mortgage foreclosure settlement written by Independence Title’s State Director of Information Capital, Mark Sprague. Sprague Continue reading “Obama’s Foreclosure Settlement Plan”
Honest Answers . “Should I relocate to Austin?” is more than just a question of finding the right home. What will our lives be like? Will my children be as happy as they are now? How good are the schools? Can we still do the things we love? Can my spouse find a job? In our commitment to ever-improving relocation services, Solis agents not only have a thorough knowledge of Austin living, but we are also committed to clear and honest guidance. Even if that guidance leads you to another city.
Comprehensive Relocation Package . To help you begin to answer these questions, we provide our clients with a comprehensive relocation package, customized based on your hobbies, interests, and lifestyle. Some of our resources include:
Directory of Annual Events
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If we do not currently have the information you need, we will find it. Everything will be packaged neatly together and delivered to your door.
A Day of Exploration . We can, of course, email properties and begin a remote home search. However, which area or neighborhood will feel most like home is best discovered on a private tour. Gathered from our discussions about you and your family’s needs, hobbies, interests, lifestyle, and housing desires, we arrange a full-day exploration of Austin. We show you sample homes in a wide variety of neighborhoods as well as places that may be of particular interest such as parks, theaters, schools, businesses, etc. The goal is for you to have an enjoyable experience and leave with a good idea if Austin is the right place for you.
Coordination . Should you choose to move to Austin, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our services will take you from the planning stage to closing and beyond. For more information, please visit Buying REDEFINED.
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