ABoR Blog

COVID-19 Update: Statewide Standard Issued for Essential Services

As of March 31, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order setting a statewide standard of essential services through April 30. The order, which follows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines released earlier this week, allows residential and commercial real estate services, property management, and construction to continue, effective …

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COVID-19 Update: ABoR Suspends Lockbox Facilitation and REALTOR® Store Sales

As you may have seen earlier, shelter-in-place orders will be issued tomorrow, March 24, for residents within the City of Austin and Travis County. We are actively working to find out if real estate will be included as an essential business as part of these orders, and will update you …

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COVID-19 Update: ABoR Locations Closed

Given recent restrictions by the City of Austin regarding gatherings of 10 or more people, the Austin Board of REALTORS® has closed all three of our locations until further notice. We’re still here to serve you remotely during our normal business hours by contacting support@abor.com or calling 512.454.7636. Below are …

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February 2020 Central Texas Housing Market Report

February housing sales strong, REALTORS® adapt amid COVID-19 Historically low interest rates add another variable to housing market AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) February 2020 market analysis showed a 6.8% increase in residential home sales in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and a 12.8% …

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COVID-19: ABoR Events Canceled

Given the immediate public health risks surrounding COVID-19 in the Austin area, the Austin Board of REALTORS® is taking action to protect the health and safety of our members, volunteers, and staff. Effective immediately through April 30, all ABoR events, classes, and facility rentals have been cancelled. This includes offsite …

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