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Austin’s Moratorium on STRs: What REALTORS® Need to Know

short-term rentals

On November 12, Austin City Council adopted a moratorium on investor-owned (Type 2) short-term rentals (STRs). Due to this recent adoption, the City of Austin is no longer processing applications for Type 2 STRs that were submitted after September 17, though it will continue to renew licenses that were previously issued. While …

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MLS Tips: Searching Shortcuts

MLS search

Wanting to learn more about how to use MLS features, starting with the most useful and powerful of the tools? Look no further! We have compiled some MLS tips for using the various search features effectively, from running a search to navigating search results to using the speed bar search. …

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Energy Audits—Benefits Await

energy audits

This article was contributed by Austin Energy, an ABoR affiliate member, and was previously published in the Sept/Oct 2015 issue of Austin REALTOR®.  Are you representing a buyer or seller of an older home? For homes more than 10 years old within the Austin city limits served by Austin Energy, …

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October 2015 Market Report

October 2015 market stats

Austin-area home sales remain high, could signal record year for Central Texas real estate Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for October 2015. AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 19, 2015 – Austin-area single-family home sales increased year-over-year for the fifth consecutive month in October 2015, according to the Multiple …

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Home Is Where the School Is

school

AISD, ABoR Partner to Educate Homebuyers on Schools November 16, 2015 This post was previously published as a press release. “The quality of area schools is consistently one of the most important factors that homebuyers consider when choosing a new home,” said Austin Board of Realtors President Barb Cooper. "Homebuyers want …

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