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3 HOT Austin Neighborhoods for Home Sales

Top 3 Austin NeighborhoodsThe national brokerage and research company, Redfin Corp., has provided great insight in the economy of Austin, most particularly in the performance of its real estate. It has identified three neighborhoods in the Austin area that are doing exceptionally well with regards to home sales. If you are looking for a new house or for a place you can purchase to lease out to others, then you may want to look into these neighborhoods:

1. South Austin

Redfin Corp.’s study found out that South Austin...

3 Trends Home Sellers Should Know this 2016

2016 is definitely a year for sellers, as industry insiders confirm with CNNMoney in a recent interview. If you have plans of selling your home, then you might as well be in the know of the three dominant real estate trends shared by the experts. Here is a summary of “2016 Dominant Real Estate Trends for Sellers” lifted from CNNMoney’s original article:

2016 will see market domination by sellers. The last time we’ve seen astronomical home prices was back in 2006. It seems, however, that the all-time highs are back 10 years later, as homes in cities with lucrative economies are selling at higher prices, sometimes even through cut-throat bidding wars. Many properties are being...

Some Changes to Expect in Housing and Real Estate in 2016

Housing Forecast 2016Freddie Mac’s forecast for the 2016 housing market is a paradox; the mortgage powerhouse expects that changes in the mortgage market are inevitable, yet it is unsure on how new game players such as marketplace lending may or may not become the new business model in real estate financing.

Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, believes “the current generation of marketplace lenders all may fail in the next economic downturn.” Citing the possibility of regulators imposing higher standards on marketplace lenders, the cost advantages of marketplace lending may simply not extend toward mortgage lending in the long run.

However, Becketti does acknowledge that change is inevitable--

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Population Explosion: Austin Now with over 2 Million Residents

2 Million Austin Residents 2015The summer of 2015 is a momentous time for Austin. The number of people living in the five-county metro area surpassed the 2-million mark sometime midyear, as observed by Austin-based company Lawnstarter.

Lawnstarter’s source, Ryan Robinson, further reports that the population of Austin reached 2,020,452 by October 1. The city’s chief demographer explains that Austin’s population is continuously soaring, with a predicted growth of 3.2 million...

2 Top Colors for 2016 -Pantone

The Pantone Color Institute has chosen two shades as the “Top Colors of 2016”. This is the first time that two shades were simultaneously chosen as Color of the Year. Say hello to Rose Quartz and Serenity:

While the muted pastel shades seem to look like the kind used for baby nurseries, the institute explains that the two colors were chosen because they are "a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mind-set of tranquility and inner peace."

“With the whole greater than its individual parts, joined together Serenity and Rose Quartz demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

-Leatrice Eiseman, Executiv Dirrector Pantone Color Institute.

The annual Color of the Year forecast by the color institute is heavily anticipated by the interior design,...