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July 2011

There are 3 blog entries for July 2011.

2011 Austin School Ratings Released By Texas Education Agency

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 2:05pm. 1,970 Views

The Texas Education Agency released their 2011 school ratings for the State of Texas including the greater Austin area.  With new rules in place the ratings were negatively impacted throughout the state and in the Austin area.  Most notably, Westwood and Vandergrift High School lost their Exemplary ratings, which were downgraded to a Recognized ranking.  Westlake and Lake Travis High School were able to maintain their Exemplary status.  Here is the link to find the updated school ratings listed in order of school district http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2011/static/AZ.html.  Click here to find Austin homes for sale by school.

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LEASED ON 7/26/11! 5833 Terravista Dr, Austin, TX 78735 in The Ridge at Lantana subdivision in West Austin

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 6:40pm. 2,011 Views

LEASED ON 7/26/2011! 5833 Terravista Dr, Austin TX 78735 - The Ridge at Lantana Neighborhood- MLS# 9141661

Offered at $499,000

View Virtual Tour at http://www.tourfactory.com/761842

This is a true value purchase opportunity! Custom Iron & wood winding staircase w/wood stairs, crown molding, plantation shutters & blinds, custom wide-plank maple hand scraped wood floors up & downstairs, tile floors, soaring ceilings, sprinkler system, security system. Downstairs office/study, gourmet kitchen, family room w/gas fireplace, formal dining room, upstairs gameroom/playroom with balcony overlooking backyard. Master suite & guest bedroom downstairs. Additional bedrooms upstairs have their own bathrooms and walk-in closets. Media room upstairs with leather…

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Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics July 2011

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 9:12pm. 2,496 Views

For those conducting an Austin home search, the housing market is just about the same so far during 2011 as it was during 2010, but without the federal tax credit to artificially inflate the numbers.  Sold prices are rising slowly and the overall number of homes sold is down slightly, which should improve during the latter part of 2011 if the economy does not falter.   To further support improvements to our 2011 statistics later this year, there are currently 5.7% less homes for sale and a 32% increase in homes pending sale currently compared to this time last year.  Home inventory is down to a rock bottom low of 3.5 months, which is a 53% decrease in supply compared to this time last year.    Furthermore, the leasing market is hot for landlords and

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