Tony Houle's Blog Posts

Market Report - December 2021

It is that time where we take a look at real estate data from last month. We are going to compress two typical blog posts into one this month. We are able to make some conclusions based on whether

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Real Estate Forecast for 2022

As we turn the page to 2022, the comment I am hearing from buyers is that they are concerned that the real estate market is a large bubble about to burst. There has been a lot of research and

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Market Report - November

The Market Reports for November from The Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M are out. Franky, the results are a little suprising as inventory continues to feel like it is increasing,

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Sales v. List Price - November

I've been talking and writing for the past couple of months that the market is turning slightly more favorable for buyers. This month's data on sales prices illustrates a continuation of that trend.

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Christmas in Johnson City

If you have been watching my videos, you know that we ventured about 20 miles south of Marble Falls to check out the renowned Christmas lights in Johnson City. It was well worth the trip. Pedernales

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Market Report - October, 2021

The October real estate market reports have been released By Texas Realtors and the Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center. The results show that inventory in October continued to creep up in

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Christmas in Marble Falls

This week Marble Falls is gearing up for a full holiday season. The Christmas tree went up on Main Street on Tuesday, holiday themed flags are being hung along the streets, and festive lights are

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List v. Sales Price - October

I continue to track the difference between the list price and sales price of homes month over month in Horseshoe Bay and Marble Falls. By using the average as a data point in determining the

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Market Report - September, 2021

The real estate data from September is in for the Highland Lakes Region. The trend continues to slide towards a stronger buyer's market than what we saw earlier in the year. Inventory is on the rise

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Coffee Shops

If you are a coffee drinker, then the Marble Falls area has plenty for you. There are many options with each offering something unique. They are definitely not all the same and I love them equally.

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A Good Time for Buyers

As Fall begins to descend on the Hill Country, the weather is cooling much like the real estate market. The slow increase in inventory coupled with more hesitant buyers is creating a situation where

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Market Reports - August

The Market Reports are out for the month of August and the biggest takeaway is that inventory is continuing to increase. Up from a July low of about 45 days, we are now looking at over two months in

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How Far Over List Price - September

As I have mentioned recently in this blog, there are indications that the market is continuing to soften. One of the metrics I've used to help make this determination is to calculate the difference

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Fall in the Hill Country

As we reach the end of August and can begin to envision the cooler days and nights in the near future, I highly recommend planning a Fall trip to the Hill Country. Each town seems to have its own

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The Market Softens...

I have been writing for a couple of weeks now that there is evidence of the market softening just a bit. I continue to hear the same from local agents and agents in other parts of the state as well.

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A beach...in Marble Falls?

One afternoon last week, my daughter and I went to Marble Falls for a bit. We love exploring downtown, visiting the different shops, and just getting to know people. It's a really friendly place in

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How Much Over List Price?

Real Estate is one of those businesses in which everyone I talk to wants to talk about it. However the source, everyone seems to know something about it too. People are hearing that homes are

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Market Update - June, 2021

Despite the market still being a red hot seller's market, there are some things to dicuss this week as I am hearing anecdotedly that the market is beginning to soften. I talked to brokers, agents,

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Independence Day Around the Lake

The 4th of July around Lake LBJ this year was so much fun. There were so many things to do - activities at the resort, Main Street in Marble Falls, AquaBoom in Kingsland -not to mention that, as you

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Market Crash in 2022?

There has been a lot of speculation recently that this strong seller's market is only short term and that it is going to crash in the next year. Fueling this seculation are three general factors:

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Market Update, June

As we move into the heart of summer here at the lake, the market continues to favor the sellers in a big way. This does not look like that will change through the summer. If you are looking to

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Vanishing Texas River Cruise

My family and I like to find new adventures. Having just recently relocated to the Highland Lakes area, we are finding that there are a lot of new adventures to discover; one of them is the

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Sweet Berry Farms

This morning I went and picked some sunflowers with my family at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. This was not our first time to visit this family friendly farm. In the spring, we picked

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Market Report, March 2021

The Real Estate market in Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls, and the surrounding Highland Lakes Area continues to be a strong seller's market. Many homes are receiving multiple offers and going under

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Summer Fun at the Lake

The fun time of year has arrived at Lake LBJ. There are so many activities around and on the lake. The resort is fully open with its three pools, numerous restaurants, spa, and marina. If the resort

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