Posted by Sarah Clemmons on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 9:45 AMBy Sarah Clemmons / September 4, 2020Comment
We’re not just lacking toilet paper in 2020…
COVID-19 has rid academic seniors of graduation, wiped out the nation’s supply of toilet paper, short-staffed medical professionals worldwide, and is setting the stage for an unprecedented cashless society; but, no one is talking about one of the greatest shortages of this chaotic year…HOUSES!
Nationwide housing inventory is at an all-time low of roughly 3 months. What does that mean? At the current sales pace, it would take 3 months to sell all of the homes actively listed right now. Let’s put that into perspective – a healthy housing market is considered to be 6 months of inventory and just a decade ago, in 2010, the national housing market held a booming 10 months of inventory.
Still not convinced we’re in crisis? Nationally, as of June 2020…
Total housing inventory declined 26.5 percent year-over-year
Posted by Sarah Clemmons on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:52 PMBy Sarah Clemmons / August 4, 2020Comment
“So what did you learn?”
That is the golden question. The question discussed at length with my boss on my last day, the question my parents ask with curiosity at the dinner table, and the question I will spend an entire semester analyzing in school. How will I respond? Where do I begin!
After a blind email to a woman I hadn’t yet met, I drove to GAT’s little corner of Steiner Ranch this past May on a mission to impress the one and only Susan Arant, hungry to secure an internship position that did not yet exist. Understand this was task made even more difficult in the heat of COVID-19, but the generosity of my new boss and our undeniable chemistry landed me back in the office Monday morning sharing my goals and meeting...
Posted by Susan Arant on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 3:00 PMBy Susan Arant / June 18, 2020Comment
Graduation caps were thrown, swimsuits are dusted off, and Dad’s grill is fired up because summertime is in full swing! Although, hold the happy hour because summer in 2020 is getting a makeover equipped with hand sanitizer, face masks, and household disinfectants.
The month of May thawed of some of Governor Abbot’s isolation regulations, giving us ladies a reason to throw some makeup on again, as we saw the reopening of restaurants, retail stores, beauty services, movie theaters, and other non-essential businesses (at the discretion of business owners of course) at limited capacity.
What does that mean for us fellow Austinites? Continue to check revised operating hours, schedule appointments, and make reservations. Businesses are hungry for our support and are hard at work implementing precautions to keep us safe as we return to...
Posted by Susan Arant on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 2:45 PMBy Susan Arant / May 26, 2020Comment
Friday, May 22, 2020 Austin, Texas entered into Phase 2 of Texas’ recovery plans in regard to COVID-19. What exactly does this entail for us? Some restaurants have been open at 25% and will now be moving to open up at 50% capacity. All bars that had been closed will now have the option be work towards opening at a 25% capacity.
Here is a list of some of the businesses and entertainment venues that will be reopening under strict guidelines and rules:
Posted by Janine Mitchell on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:40 AMBy Janine Mitchell / September 3, 2019Comment
It's Our 25th Anniversary!
The Gene Arant Team has had 25 years of building a successful company changing lives through real estate by helping people find homes or leave homes, building opportunities for team members to create wealth, and giving back to our community. We want to recognize this milestone year by celebrating our local community and thanking our past, present and future clients! We're here to say we appreciate you for going on this journey with us and entrusting us to be such a big part of your lives. For the next year, we will continue our tradition of giving back and celebrate our team members for their hard work and success!
We consider our clients to be a part of the Gene Arant Family. In the last 25 years, we've helped our clients buy and sell 1,762 homes to date and we are...
Posted by Ash Abu Bakar on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:30 PMBy Ash Abu Bakar / August 7, 2019Comment
Things are HEATIN UP in Austin! Heres our lineup of top things to do in Austin this month!
August 7: Blues on the Green Zilker Park Austin's favorite summer tradition is back for it's 29th season! ACL Radio's Blues on the Green invites music lovers out to Zilker Park to enjoy a family and pet friendly night of homegrown music in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab your family, friends, dogs, and blankets, and join us for Austin's largest FREE concert series!
Posted by Gene Arant on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:58 AMBy Gene Arant / June 13, 2019Comment
The Real Estate market is heating up with the weather! Last year we had 31 home sales from June - September. If you have a home to sell this year, there is no doubt that right now is the perfect time to put it on the market for sale. Home sale conditions are extremely good in the Austin area and your chances of selling quickly and at top dollar are excellent. Here's why now is the perfect time to sell your home:
New buyers are still entering the market.
Interest rates are still on the lower end.
You have high equity.
Selling now will be better than waiting till 2020.
New Buyers Are Still Entering the Market
With available housing inventory remaining low, even with rising interest rates, buyers who are ready to make a purchase will still shop for homes. While houses may sit on the market for...
Posted by Ash Abu Bakar on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:28 PMBy Ash Abu Bakar / May 1, 2019Comment
It's May in Austin! Time to open up those windows and spend some time outside! Here's what's happening this month around town!
May 4: Hot Air Balloon Festival Austin Festival opens Friday night early for Tethered Rides and a Hot Air Balloon Glow (weather permitting). Limited food and merchandise vendors will also be setup and open on Friday night as well. Live music and general admission areas open for all attendees. Anyone who has a pre-purchased Tethered Ride Pass or ANY pre- purchased pass for Saturday is allowed to attend for FREE on Friday. Parking passes are ALSO good for both days. Sales end on May 4 at 6 AM
If you would like to join us in creating a smile on local children's faces who otherwise wouldn't have a Christmas, then please drop off unwrapped, new items at our GAT office. Below is a list of gifts in high demand.
Suzy Day of SAFE told us, "We often have a need for teen and pre-teen gifts".
If you prefer to donate from home, please shop for items from SAFE's Amazon and ...