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First Quarter 2018 Texas Housing: Sales Up, Prices Up

June 18, 2018

For the first quarter of 2018, Texas home sales and Texas home prices both increased, while inventory and active listings decreased, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas Quarterly Housing Report. “The momentum from the end of 2017 has moved into 2018, as Texas homes continue to be in high demand,” said TAR ChairmanRead More

Texas Small Land Sales Increase

June 18, 2018

Small land sales in Texas increased 8.5 percent to 7,588 sales in 2017, the fifth straight year for an increase, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas Small Land Sales Report. Sales total dollar volume topped $1 billion for the first time. However, the average price per acre experienced a 2.2 percent decline toRead More

Outdoor Home Projects Offer Financial Returns and Owner Satisfaction

May 25, 2018

Thinking about remodeling? Homeowners should consider looking outdoors for their next upgrade, as outdoor projects can bring both financial reward and owner satisfaction, according to the National Association of Realtors®’and National Association of Landscape Professionals’ 2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features. The report looked at 13 outdoor residential projects and found that Realtors® ranked standard lawnRead More

Austin Housing Starts Up Almost 18 Percent in First Quarter of 2018

May 23, 2018

Austin housing starts for the first quarter of 2018 were up 17.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017, for a total of 4,064 housing starts, according to Metrostudy. Annual new home starts increased 4.5 percent to 16,457. Attached homes, generally more affordable than single family homes, have seen significant gains, with 353 percentRead More

Surge in Mortgage Applications Follows Recent Lower Rates

September 15, 2017

Mortgage applications surged in mid-September 2017, with applications for home purchases and refinances jumping 9.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association and as reported by Realtor® Magazine. Mortgage rates were among the lowest of the past year, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate averaging 4.03 percent during the weekRead More

Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop

June 9, 2017

Thirty-year mortgage rates hit their lowest level in almost seven months during the week ending June 8, 2017, falling to 3.89 percent, according to Freddie Mac data as reported by Realtor® Magazine. The article suggests “home buyers may want to rush to lock in” their rates. The 10-year Treasury yield dropped three basis points duringRead More

Record Number of Americans Think Now Is a Good Time to Sell Homes

June 9, 2017

Americans who think now is a good time to sell homes hit a record high of 32 percent in May 2017, according to Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index and reported by Realtor® Magazine. Accordingly, the number of Americans who say now is a good time to buy homes fell by eight percent toRead More

Insights by Regent Property Group Broker Brian Talley

May 1, 2017

I’m now verging on 10 years in the residential real estate business this June 2017, having started in commercial/corporate real estate for my first nine years in 1998. Over the last 10 years, I’ve sold approximately 174 homes personally, and during 2018, I likely will hit my 200th residential sale. This does not include theRead More

Austin’s Fastest Growing New Construction Neighborhoods

April 26, 2017

The Austin Business Journal, in partnership with information from Metrostudy Inc., released a list of the fastest growing new construction neighborhoods in the Greater Austin area, with results including neighborhoods in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell counties. As reported by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the results track one year ofRead More

Condominium Sales Up in Texas, as Lifestyle and Expense Come into Play

July 13, 2016

Condominium sales in Texas’ major metro areas increased during the first half of 2016, seeing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. The metros of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio experienced increases in condo sales between January 2016Read More