All Blog Entries by Chuck Farr

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September is Time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Shows Normal Price Growth and Increasing Inventory, Continued Housing Stabilization: Chuck Farr’s September 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Hello again, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! Even real estate agents take a vacation now and then, so I’m getting a late start on the September issue after a memorable trip to the mountains and American Revolutionary War battlefields of New England.

In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in August, “active listings in the five-county area skyrocketed 170.2%, causing housing inventory to reach 2.9 months – the highest inventory level since September 2018.

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August is Time for Lawn & Garden Survival and HEAT Management [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Continues to Normalize as Price Growth Slows, Inventory Rises: Chuck Farr’s August 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Hello again, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in July, “median price grew by only 8% year over year to $515,000, a record for the month of July but the first time home price growth has been in the single digits since June 2020. The region’s housing inventory reached 2.7 months — the highest level of inventory since November 2018.” Remember that historical guidelines tell us that 6 months of inventory indicate a “balanced” market—so we are still

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July is Time for Yards, Watering, and HEAT Management [[+]] Austin Area Real Estate Market Begins Return to Pre-Pandemic Activity: Chuck Farr’s July 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Hello again, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in June, “residential home sales declined 20.3% year over year to 3,441 closed sales as the median price rose 13%, setting a record of $537,475 for the month of June. Sales dollar volume dropped 9.9% to $2,301,865,479 while new listings jumped 19.6% to 6,160 listings. The number of homes on the market skyrocketed 217.8% to 7,090 active listings, causing housing inventory to jump to 2.1 months of inventory, up 1.5 months from last

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June is Time for Yards, Watering, and Heat Management [[+]] Austin Area Market Inventory Improves While Closings Remain Robust: Chuck Farr’s June 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Welcome to the Summer Solstice, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in May, “residential home sales declined 6.7% year over year to 3,633 closed sales as the median price rose 19.6%, maintaining the all-time record of $550,000 set in April 2022.” (Check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for all the market details!)

Summer Home Maintenance Tips: Summertime has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few

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May is Time for Termites & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Market Remains Competitive As Home Sales Dip in April: Chuck Farr’s May 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Spring is in full swing, and hello to you all!--homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in April, “residential home sales declined 6.2% year over year to 3,280 closed sales as the median price rose 19.6% to a new all-time record of $550,000.” (Check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for all the market details!)

Spring Home Maintenance: Springtime has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during May:

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    April is Time for Termites, Property Tax Protests, & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Home Sales Decline and Inventory Ticks Up As Prices Set New Records: Chuck Farr’s April 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

     

    Spring is here--homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that in March, “residential home sales declined 5.9% year over year to 3,302 closed sales as the median price rose 22.6% to a new all-time record of $521,100.” (Check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for all the market details!)

    Spring Home Maintenance: Springtime has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during

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    It is Time for Termites, Property Tax Protests (Soon), & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Housing Market Posts Strong February: Chuck Farr’s March 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

     

    Spring is here--homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says “closed listings increased 11.3% year over year to 2,581 sales across the Austin-Round Rock MSA last month. Combined with a new record median price, which rose 27.9% year over year to an all-time high of $499,995, 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the MSA’s housing market.” (Check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for details!)

    Spring Home Maintenance: Springtime has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas,

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    It is Time for Homestead Exemptions and Big Jobs [[+]] Austin Area Home Listings Dip Along With Rising Market Activity and Prices: Chuck Farr’s February 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

     

    Spring is almost here--homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! I tried to send this monthly newsletter to you last week but experienced technical issues. If you bought a home last year and started living there on January 1, 2022 (or if you bought in 2019 or 2020 and did not already do this!), make a note to file your homestead exemption in the next month or three (also check on disability and over 65 exemptions if applicable) at your local county tax office to save money on property taxes.

    Also in the news,the Austin Board of

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    January is Time for Homestead Exemptions, Big Jobs, & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Housing Market Sets Records in 2021: Chuck Farr’s January 2022 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

    Happy new year, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! If you bought a home in 2021 and started living there on January 1, 2022, make a note to file your homestead exemption in the next month or three (also check on disability and over 65 exemptions if applicable) at your local county tax office to save money on property taxes.

    Also in the news: the Austin Board of Realtors says that “more homes were sold in the Austin-Round Rock MSA in 2021 than ever before, with residential home sales rising 2.5% year over year to 41,316 homes sold last year.”

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    Winter is Time for Homestead Exemptions, Big Jobs, Gutters, & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Housing Market on Track for Record Year Despite Dip in November Sales: Chuck Farr’s December 2021 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

    Happy Holidays, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. If you bought a home this year and will start living there on January 1, make a note to file your homestead exemption in January 2022 (also check on disability and over 65 exemptions if applicable) at your local county tax office to save money on property taxes.

    Also in the news: “Majority of homes sold between $250,000-$500,000 in November, indicating accessibility in housing market” headed into 2022 (check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly

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