Q: What’s Going on With Mortgages?

I sat down with Cody Daniel to talk mortgage loans and interest rates. A lot of people have been asking me lately about mortgages, interest rates, and other financial topics related to home buying, so I invited my friend and mortgage expert Cody Daniel on to answer all of them. Mortgage interest rates are currently at an all-time low, and Cody actually just helped a homebuyer get a loan with an...

How a Real Estate Agent Can Help you Buy a House During a Pandemic

Low interest rates and a strong economy have driven the housing market for the past few years — but the coronavirus epidemic has thrown a temporary wrench in the upward trajectory of home prices. As some buyers have backed out of agreements, either due to job loss or jitters, other buyers might be able to find a great deal. Mortgage interest rates are still low, and if you need to move soon, waiting...

What Luxury Homebuyers Need to Know About the Market

While a lot of homes in the Austin area are flying off the market, houses in the luxury price point are actually sitting on the market a little bit longer. In Austin, we classify a luxury home as a property that’s priced at $1,000,000 or higher.  Since these properties are taking a bit longer to sell, you can typically negotiate the price more than you’d be able to on a lower priced home....

The Corona Virus Impact on Real Estate

TREC NO. 39-8, AMENDMENT As the world nervously watches the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the pandemic has begun prompting responses from every industry, and nearly every level of organization in the country. How then, has COVID-19 affected the real estate market, especially as we enter what was primed to be an especially hot spring? Lawrence Yu, chief economist for the...

Answering Some Common Homebuyer Questions

It’s that time of year where house hunters are out in full force. Here are some quick answers to some of the most common questions I hear. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report Here are some of the questions that I’m often asked by my clients and what my answers typically are: What is a short sale? The easiest way to understand a short sale is that...

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