Welcome to our Georgetown Real Estate Update; “Georgetown Sticks and Bricks” by Jay Warren!
Our beautiful city is growing and our Real Estate Market is Vibrant! Georgetown has been in the top 10 fastest growing cities in America for the last 5 years!
Our good friend Jay Warren, Managing Partner Georgetown Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and a fellow lover of Georgetown, shares some Real Estate Analytics from Austin Board of Realtors so we can see what happened in Georgetown during July, 2018.
August 2018 Sticks and Bricks by Jay Warren
“It is a great time to get into the Real Estate market or increase your holdings, prices continue to rise and we are still at historic lows for interest rates.
Comparing July 2018 with same period 2017, we see continued good news.
Single family home sales on the west side in 2017 – 159 in 2018 – 142 for an decrease of 12%
on the east side of town huge 2017 – 33 and in 2018 – 62 for an increase of 87%
Average prices increased as well, so if you are a home owner, your investment is doing well.
A little past the half way mark for the year and we are at 1047 homes on the west side compared with 939 last year for a 11% increase and on the east side 397 compared to 317 for a 25% increase year to date!!!
All around gains across the board, with new construction on both sides of the highway.
The Southwest Bypass has opened and there was groundbreaking on the Rivery Blvd Extension, so traffic is being addressed as well.
If you lived in your home that you own on January 1st, be sure that it is homesteaded with the appraisal district for tax savings. The city has once again lowered the effective city real estate tax rate percentage, but with increased values the total tax burden may go up, so take advantage of all the exemptions you can.
Feel free to call or email with any questions.
Have an awesome day, week, month, and life in this great city!”
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“I’ll take the time to find out what you really need most from me as a professional real estate agent. If you would like to know anything about my services, or if you’d like to hear about the local market from a human voice, please contact me at your convenience.”
Number’s provided by Austin Board of Realtors. MLS
Jay Warren, REALTOR
Managing Partner Georgetown Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty