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Low mortgage rates continue: Is it the right time to buy?

It’s in the news and on the minds of most everyone involved in the business of buying and selling homes: mortgage rates. It’s true, as the economy shows encouraging signs of growth, mortgage rates remain at an all-time low. Freddie Mac lists a few facts that contribute to why buying a home looks as attractive as it […]

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ConsumerVue Report: Stay Safe as Home Sales Season Heats Up

As part of their ConsumerVue segments, KVUE News showcases REALTOR® expertise each month to update their viewers on the latest happenings in the Austin real estate market. Diane Kennedy, past chairman of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, appeared last week on ConsumerVue to provide some safety tips for Austin home sellers to keep in mind […]

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Austin events to ward off winter blues

Now, with the hectic holiday season behind you, take advantage of the fact that Austin is still buzzing with activity. No matter your cup of tea, there is something for just about everyone, almost every weekend. Although our big music festivals have quite the draw, some prefer to keep it more low-key. The list below […]

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New HUD rule expands protections to LGBT individuals

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced recently that new regulations have been put in place to ensure equal housing opportunities for those who may previously have been discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. The final rule, effective March 5, 2012, will affect several programs that fall under […]

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Austin housing forecast: Skies continue to clear in 2012

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) and the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin hosted the annual Housing Forecast on January 12, welcoming a crowd of 750 interested Austin residents and real estate professionals. The overarching message from industry experts was hopeful: “For 2012, Metrostudy expects new home production in the Austin region to […]

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