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Austin Unemployment & Austin Real Estate Market Update September 2010

October 22, 2010

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos) had a significant decrease from 7.2% to 6.8% in September 2010 with 4,200 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos in September 2010 than the previous month.  January’s unemployment rate was the highest rate on record since 2000 in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area so the decrease in unemploymentRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics September 2010

October 5, 2010

So far this year (1/1/10 to 9/30/10) there has been a 2.3% decrease in the number of single-family homes sold and a 3.45% increase in the median sold price per square foot compared to the same time period in 2009 within the city limits of Austin.  September 2010 showed a 35% decrease in the numberRead More

Austin Unemployment & Austin Real Estate Market Update August 2010

September 22, 2010

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos) decreased slightly from 7.3% to 7.2% in August 2010 with 1,100 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos in August 2010 than the previous month due to a decrease in the Civilian Labor Force by 100 people and a decrease in those unemployed of 1,200.  In comparison, during theRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics August 2010

September 7, 2010

Austin’s housing market has improved slightly so far this year compared to last year with a .27% increase in the number of homes sold and a 3.4% increase in the median sold price per square foot compared to the same time period in 2009.  The month of August 2010 has shown a large median priceRead More

5 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Add Value to Your Home

September 7, 2010

When it comes time to put your home on the market, you want to do everything possible to increase its value. At the same time, you don’t want to put so much money into improvements that you don’t get a return on your investment. As such, it is important to select the right do-it-yourself projectsRead More

Austin Unemployment & Austin Real Estate Market Update July 2010

August 26, 2010

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos) decreased slightly from 7.4% to 7.3% in July 2010 with 4,400 more people employed in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos in July 2010 than the previous month due to an decrease in the Civilian Labor Force by 3,900 people and a decrease in those unemployed of 500.  In comparison, during theRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics July 2010

August 3, 2010

During July 2010 median sold prices per square foot for single-family homes increased 6% and median sold prices in total dollars increased 22% compared to July 2009.  On the other hand, the number of homes sold was down a whopping 34%, which seems to be the final aftermath of the tax credit lull.  There hasRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics June 2010

July 7, 2010

Austin real estate showed varied but mostly positive results in June 2010 with major improvements in median sold prices and a drop in the number of homes sold, presumably due to a lull in home sales after the tax credit expiration. Median sold prices per square foot increased 4.2% and median sold prices (total dollars) increased by 14.5%! TheRead More

Austin Unemployment & Austin Real Estate Market Update May 2010

June 23, 2010

The Austin unemployment rate (Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos) decreased slightly from 7.0% to 6.9% in May 2010 with 6,200 less people employed in Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos in May 2010 than the previous month due to an decrease in the Civilian Labor Force by 7,400 people and a decrease in those unemployed of 1,200.  January’s unemployment rate wasRead More

Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics May 2010

June 4, 2010

Austin’s housing market has improved slightly so far this year compared the last year and the month of May 2010 showed some improvement compared to May 2009. So far this year (1/1/10 to 5/31/10) there has been a 16% increase in the number of homes sold and a 2.6% increase in the median sold price perRead More