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Austin Homes Update

By Megan Mattingly-Arthur SPECIAL TO STATESMAN HOMES

After a slight slowdown during the winter holidays, the Austin real estate market is hopping once again, and buyers can expect to encounter multiple-offer situations in a market that currently favors sellers.

“We had a seasonal low during the Christmas break, but now it’s picked back up,” said

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Texas is the land of opportunity, and Austin is leading the charge, according to Forbes, which has named Austin America’s next boomtown.

Forbes analyzed the 53 largest metro areas in the country to determine which have the best chance of prospering in the next decade. The numbers illustrate two different kinds of cities: Technology hubs

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By Shonda Novak of the Austin American Statesman

Austin’s housing market ended 2015 the way it started the year — still among the hottest in the nation.

For the fifth straight year, Austin-area home sales set a record in 2015, the Austin Board of Realtors said Thursday.

And for the fourth year in a row,

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There are all kinds of ways to make an iPhone run better, from deleting files from a phone with low memory to clearing temporary Internet files to doing a fresh restore on a sluggish device. But the quickest way to give an iPhone a sudden speed boost comes from tech blogger and Apple expert Marc

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Prices are climbing, and buyers are starting to show more caution. By Shonda Novak snovak@statesman.com

Despite a November decline, Central Texas is still on track to set a record for home sales this year, the Austin Board of Realtors said Monday. November’s 4 percent sales decrease was only the second time this year that

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U.S. pending home sales up in October, modest rebound after two months of declines.

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in October, a modest rebound after two prior monthly declines. The figures add to evidence that the housing market has lost some of its momentum after rapid sales

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AUSTIN ECONOMY

Home sales, prices set record

Central Texas is still ‘a very hot market,” real estate agent says.

By Shonda Novak

Central Texas home sales and prices both set records for the month of September, the latest figures show.

The Austin Board of Realtors said Thursday that 2,603 homes were sold last month,

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Austin American Statesman: Amid a sizzling summer selling season, Central Texas home sales hit an all-time high in July and the median price rose 8 percent, the Austin Board of Realtors said Thursday.

In its latest monthly report, the board said there were 3,149 existing home sales in July. That was a 12 percent increase

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Austin Ranks High Again!

WalletHub just confirmed what we’ve known since the get-go: Austin is the best large city in the country. On the website’s 2015 analysis of the Best and Worst Large Cities to Live in, the Capital City ranks No. 1.

The website compared the attractiveness of America’s large cities based on 31 key metrics in four

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From the Austin Statesman, 7-22-15

Boosted by a 5 percent uptick in June, Central Texas home sales are on track to potentially top last year’s record sales, the Austin Board of Realtors said Tuesday. Despite the sales bump, however, some area real estate agents suggest the local housing market might have cooled off a bit.

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