Category: Highland Park/Balcones Park

How Long Will It Take to Sell My Home? by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin October 2017 Anyone contemplating selling their home has two BIG questions. How much is my home worth and how long will it take to sell? While a home’s value is worth only what someone is… Read More

HPWBANA Residential Home Sales Trends by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin January 2017 Another year has rolled by and once again, it is time to look at how homes in our neighborhood have been performing during the past five years. These years have been exceptional for growth in the Austin… Read More

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…. by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin March 2016 …But you get pretty darn close! Pricing a property appropriately in this neighborhood is always a complex endeavor. There are SO many homes in Highland Park West, Balcones Park, and area neighborhoods of various sizes,… Read More

Neighborhood “Luxury” Residential Market by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin February 2016 Each year, the Texas Association of Realtors releases a “Texas Luxury Home Sales Report.” Luxury homes are defined as any home sold for $1.0 million or more. The report from January – October 2015 indicates that Austin luxury… Read More

HPWBANA HOME PRICES: 2015 COMPARED TO 2014 By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin January 2016 At the end of each year, I pause to analyze the current year compared to the previous year. The easiest way to clearly understand the price activity during a given time period is to chart… Read More

Best Time to Sell Your Home in Highland Park, Balcones Park and Area Neighborhoods By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin August 2015 When deciding to sell your home, a key question is, “When is the best time of year to sell my house?” Many people define “best” as when they… Read More

East and West HPWBANA’s Tremendous Growth in Home Values by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin July 2015 When we hear that real estate is “local,” there can be no doubt that “local” actually can be a microcosm. In analyzing the sales data for homes in the HPWBANA area, there is… Read More

Being a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin April 2015 In previous articles we have established that Highland Park, Balcones Park and the surrounding neighborhoods are definitely experiencing a sellers’ market. There is still low inventory and a lot of competition when purchasing a home,… Read More

5-Year Trends for Homes in the Highland Park West, Balcones Park and Area Neighborhoods By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin January 2015 Each January we pause and take a careful look at the real estate trends in our neighborhood. Looking back over the past five years paints a very clear… Read More

HPWBANA Residential Sale Price Ranges By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin November 2014 Homes in our neighborhood sell for a wide range of prices. During the period between January 1 and October 31, 2014 homes sold for prices ranging from $294,000 to $2,156,000. This time period had a bi-modal distribution… Read More

Austin-wide House Sales Seasonality Compared With HPWBAN Seasonality By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin September 2014 What’s the best time to sell my home? This is one of the most frequently asked questions heard by Realtors from individuals who are considering selling their homes. There is no clear answer because… Read More

Highland Park West and Balcones Area Homes “Sold Price per Square Foot” Continues to Increase By Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin July 2014 As “glass is half full” type of person, I like to think of it as “we have a half of 2014 ahead of us”…and a LOT more… Read More