Austin Real Estate Market Update

 

April 30, 2021

Austin Area Appreciation by Zip Code March 2021

Curious about how much homes have appreciated in your zip code?  Check out this Heat Map for the Median Sales Price Appreciation from March 2020 to March 2021. 

Appreciation by Zip code Mar 2021 | Lori Wakefield REALTOR | Keller Williams Austin TX

It's an extraordinary time in Austin to sell!  Call me if you have been considering listing your home.  I'd love the opportunity to help you with a quick sale at top dollar. 

Lori Wakefield REALTOR | Keller Williams Austin TX

Lori Wakefield, REALTOR | Keller Williams Austin TX | 512.657.4455 

And Oh, by the way, I'm never too busy for your referrals!

Posted in Market Stats
April 25, 2021

Austin Real Estate Market Stats 1Q 2021

While the number of homes sold is up about 7% over the 1Q of 2020 we are actually  DOWN 22% from where we ended in the 4Q 2020.  This is due to a lack of inventory—lots of buyers in the market and no homes to sell.

 Austin Texas Number of homes sales by year Mar 2021

 

Year-to-date Average Sold Price increased 32% to $554,481.  We are still seeing homes going into multiple offers and selling over asking.

 Austin Real Estate home prices by year as of Mar 2021

 

Listings are down 78% from this time last year!  For the last four(4) years, we have averaged about 6,300 homes for sale this time of year.  Today, we have about 1,200.

Austin real estate number of listings by year as of March 2021

 

There is currently 0.4 months of inventory on the market which is a very strong sellers market.  Six (6) months of inventory is  considered a normal, balanced market.

 Austin real estate inventory by year as of mar 2021

 

 

Posted in Market Stats
Jan. 8, 2021

Lori Wakefield named to AMERICA’S TOP 100 REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Lori Wakefield Keller Williams Realty Austin TX named Americas Top 100 Real Estate Agents

Contact Kevin Wieser – Membership Director

Telephone (714) 409-8126

Email Membership@Top100RealEstateAgents.com

Website www.Top100RealEstateAgents.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AMERICA’S TOP 100 REAL ESTATE AGENTS®

January 5, 2021 – Announcing the selection of Lori Wakefield, Keller Williams Realty, Austin Texas among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® for 2020.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most esteemed and skilled Real Estate Agents and Brokers with a history of routinely selling homes above market value. 

Members are selected through a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving proprietary algorithms using advanced data analytics to assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the Real Estate Professional's total yearly sales volume, notable above market value sales, luxury home sales, efficiency rating for closing sales, lifetime professional experience, client satisfaction ratings, and other notable recognitions, among many other proprietary factors.  Based on these criteria, a measure/rating for each Real Estate Professional is established indicating their relative effectiveness in closing high-value sales above market value in comparison to other Real Estate Professionals in their region.  Accordingly, the most efficient and effective Real Estate Professionals among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®.

Only the Top 100 qualifying Real Estate Professionals in each region will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®.  With these extremely high standards for selection, less than one percent (1%) of active Real Estate Professionals in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of Real Estate Agents and Brokers in the community.

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If you would like more information about America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® or the selection process, please visit our website at www.Top100RealEstateAgents.com or contact Kevin Wieser – Membership Director at Membership@Top100RealEstateAgents.com.

 

Posted in Luxury Homes, Newsroom
Nov. 16, 2019

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 7392331

COMING SOON in FALCONHEAD WEST!  For more info, contact LORI WAKEFIELD, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, 512.657.4455

Beautiful Drees Custom Home, Former Model - Driscoll Plan in highly sought after Falconhead West neighborhood.

This highly upgraded home on a quiet cul-de-sac features a spiraling staircase, plantation shutters, hardwood floors and commercial grade appliances.  The formal dining, gourmet kitchen, and breakfast area open to the living room making it perfect for entertaining.  Adjacent to the breakfast area is a lovely sun room which provides tranquil views to the covered terrace with outdoor kitchen and gas burning fireplace.  Master bedroom with luxury bath is a welcome retreat on main level. Large secondary bedrooms each with their own dedicated bathroom.  Upper level has game room and media room.

This home backs to greenbelt with walking trail that connects to the City of Bee Cave's Hike and Bike Trail System.

Large open kitchen w/ commercial grade appliances, double ovens & double islands *

Office/study * Wetbar w/wine fridge * Sunroom * Gameroom * True media room * Backs to greenbelt w/ covered patio * outdoor fireplace & kitchen * Private backyard w/room for pool * Plantation shutters * Hardwood floors * Each bedroom has own bathroom * PLUS! ALL mounted TVs and media equipment convey!

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

HOME FOR SALE | 16100 Ozarks Path, Austin TX 78738 | MLS 	7392331

 

 

March 5, 2018

Take the stress out of tax time this year

Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.” Luckily, tax preparers and DIY tax software take much of the mystery out of the process. Whether you prepare your taxes yourself or send them to a professional, it’s still important to collect and sort your information, including any changes in status or economics that occurred during the year.

The information I’m sending this month is intended to prepare you for tax time. Page one provides a list of financial details you may need to gather ahead of time to make the process easier, as well as some tips to help you get your refund faster. Page two outlines steps to take to help you protect your identity from thieves who wish to gain access to your information.

Tax season doesn’t have to be stressful. With a bit of preparation, the process becomes a breeze.

Sincerely,

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

ph 512.657.4455

Oh, by the way®… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

Take the stress out of tax time this year | Lori Wakefield Keller Williams Realty Austin TX

Take the stress out of tax time this year | Lori Wakefield Keller Williams Realty Austin TX

 

Jan. 10, 2018

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

If you’re like many Americans with a mortgage, you’re probably looking for ways to pay it off sooner. You’re in luck! Below are some great tips to help you reduce your principal and eliminate your mortgage debt faster, so that you have more money in your bank account for retirement, investments or a relaxing tropical vacation. If you’re among the one-in-three lucky homeowners who have paid off their mortgage, forward this information on to family or friends who are seeking to pay off their mortgage debt.

How to pay off your mortgage early

Aug. 24, 2017

Get the Scoop on the Home Selling Process

Get the Scoop on the Home Selling Process

Are you thinking of listing your home? For many people, especially first-time sellers, the selling process may seem intimidating because they’re not sure what to expect. A sure way to ease any anxiety you may feel is to learn more about the process.

This month, the information I’m providing has an outline of what to expect during the selling process. From getting your home ready for its market debut to handling offers and the closing process, this piece helps you understand what may happen and offers tips to get your home ready. While the specifics of your sale may be different, the steps listed consistently occur in the majority of transactions.

When you’re ready to list your home, we’ll be there every step of the way to explain the process. Give us a call today at 512.657.4455!

Sincerely,

Austin Texas REALTOR Lori Wakefield | Keller Williams Realty

Oh, by the way®… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

Get the Scoop on the Selling Process | Lori Wakefield Realtor | Keller Williams Realty

Get the Scoop on the Selling Process | Lori Wakefield Realtor | Keller Williams Realty

Aug. 21, 2017

How to Maintain Great Credit

Perfect credit doesn’t have to be elusive. With time, patience and a few good habits, you can gradually improve your credit score over time. Below are some tips to help boost your credit score as well as some information on what defines “good” credit.

How to Maintain Great Credit | Lori Wakefield REALTOR | Keller Williams Realty Austin TX

Aug. 21, 2017

5 Steps to Repair Your Credit Starting Today

5 Steps to Repair Your Credit Starting Today

Do you feel your credit score needs improvement? Whether you’re getting ready to make a large purchase or striving to achieve a perfect score, one thing is clear: there’s no time like the present to improve your credit.

This month, I have five tips to help you improve your credit score. From reviewing your credit history and addressing inaccurate or incomplete information to paying down debts and keeping a budget, these tips are sure to help you repair negative history and boost your future credit. With effort, time and patience, you’ll be well on your way to great credit.

Share this information with your family and friends who would like to improve their credit scores. Also, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, give us a call.

Sincerely,

Oh, by the way®… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

5 Steps to Repair Your Credit Starting Today | Lori Wakefield REALTOR Keller Wiilliams Realty

5 Steps to Repair Your Credit Starting Today | Lori Wakefield REALTOR Keller Wiilliams Realty

July 28, 2017

How to Hire a Moving Company

If you’re planning on moving, think about hiring movers to do the work for you. Moving companies reduce the stress of the moving process by transporting your stuff for you to your new place. Below are some tips for hiring a moving company. If you’d like a referral to a company in our area, contact us!

 

How to Hire a Moving Company | Lori Wakefield REALTOR | Austin TX