We are excited to announce the 2016 top producing agents at Engel & Volkers Austin. The company recently held its award banquet at the Barton Creek Country Club recognizing the top producing agents based on sales volume. For more info on any of these agents visit us here.
How To Make Your Home Look Fresh And Ready To Sell
Todd Boatwright, with Time Warner Cable News, interviews Engel & Völkers own Denise Bodman about how to make your home look fresh and ready to sell. In this two minute video, they cover the basics on making your home look outstanding when a potential buyer wants to look at your home...continued...
The Austin real estate market has been on fire for the past year. With such an influx of buyers in the market because of the city’s great job opportunities, dynamic cultural offerings, and something for every lifestyle, it’s no wonder why the city is one of the hottest real estate markets in America. With so many people looking for homes in the city, it can be a very lucrative time to be a seller.
Austin Median Home Prices Continue To Rise
The median home price in the Austin-Round Rock area has increase by 8% over last year, to $295,500, and if it continues its trend as projected, this number will continue to rise in the coming months. What’s driving this intense seller’s market? A lack of inventory and an influx of buyers, especially for homes
The Austin real estate market is easily one of the hottest seller’s markets in the country right now. With the median price at an all-time high and a very low inventory, there’s never been a better time to think about selling your home. With a market that’s yearning for more inventory and a sea of buyers waiting for their perfect home to hit the market, it may be tempting to sell your home yourself. While doing the work yourself could save you from paying the commission rates of an agent, there’s a good chance that you won’t get what you deserve for the home – and actually end up missing out on more money in the long run than if you had worked with an expert.
Buying your home was likely one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, and
Engel & Völkers Austin will be introducing our third office this Fall in the epicenter of North Austin Rock Rose at the Domain. This new development is home to some of Austin's favorite local restaurants, entertainment and bars. Rock Rose will also be host to 100's of aparmtments and businesses such as HomeAway. Backing to the original Domain which is represented by anchor tenants Macy's, Dillard's and Whole Foods, our new office will be at the center of North Austin development!
If your or someone you know is looking to join our quickly growing elite group of Realtors read on.
We are looking for a small, select group of well-qualified agents to join our expanding team in one of the hottest growth communities in Central Texas. We’ll be opening
Although being a landlord certainly has its cons, tops among its pros are the tax deductions rental homeowners enjoy.
From finding tenants to fixing faucets, renting out a home can be a lot of work. If that doesn’t dissuade you, you’ll appreciate collecting the rent checks and taking advantage of tax deductions.
In fact, you can use many rental property expenses to offset your rental income. IRS Publication 527 has all the details.
Writing Off Rental Home Expenses
Many rental home expenses are tax deductible. Save receipts and any other documentation, and take the deductions on Schedule E. Figure you’ll spend four hours a week, on average, maintaining a rental property, including recordkeeping.
Luxury home sales continued to be one of the fastest growing housing segments in Texas’ largest markets in 2015, according to the 2016 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released today by the Texas Association of Realtors. The report cited sales volume increases from 4.5 percent to 36.4 percent for homes sold at $1 million or more in Texas’ four major markets. Based on data analyzed by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the Texas Luxury Home Sales Report analyzes trends in homes sold for $1 million or more from January through October 2015 in Texas’ four largest markets.
A popular trend for homebuyers in this price class is to purchase homes on smaller lots, but in more desirable locations and with higher-end amenities. The Houston market saw
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Engel & Völkers looks back on another record-breaking year once again: In the financial year 2015 the Group increased its commission revenues by 36.4 percent to 409.8 million euros. “It is not just the overall figure itself that makes this result so impressive. Never before have we achieved just a strong rise in turnover,” said Christian Völkers, CEO/ Founder of Engel & Völkers AG.
On the one hand, the Group’s Residential division played a key role in the high revenue growth. In the DACH region, residential property shops generated 15.2 percent higher overall turnover than in 2014.
This substantial rise was seen in many other European countries too: the Engel & Völkers Shops in Italy increased their commission revenues by 74 percent. In Spain there
Austin-area single-family home sales and prices set all-time records in 2015, as well as records for the month of December 2015, according to the December 2015 and Year-End 2015 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.
Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, explained, “Demand for Austin-area real estate was stronger than ever in 2015, primarily due to our region’s job and ongoing population growth. However, low housing inventory levels, rising home prices and high housing development costs have brought Austin’s housing affordability issues to critical levels. Median price for single-family homes in the Austin area increased nearly $30,000 in the last year alone.”