Housing

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by Amy Smith

Housing affordability report points to a need for greater disbursement 

Austin may look good on paper as one of the hottest housing markets in the country, but a closer inspection of each City Council district reveals a disparate picture of economic vitality, according to the findings of a 2020 report…

Friday, July 16, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Sale prices soaring for Austin-area homes

In the first six months of 2021, the Austin Board of Realtors reported, the median price of homes in the city of Austin has increased nearly 31 percent to $530,000. Even more eye-popping, for the month of June, ABoR said…

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Housing Authority withdraws removal notice for Oak Valley residents

On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court heard from some of the 85 families who were abruptly given notice last week that they would have to leave their homes at the Rosemont at Oak Valley apartment complex by the end of the…

Thursday, July 8, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Make it easier to build ADUs, city staffers tell Council

In response to a City Council resolution last year aimed at making building accessory dwelling units more feasible for low- and moderate-income Austinites, city staffers have come back with several recommendations for Council action in the form of a memo…

Thursday, July 8, 2021 by Claire McInerny, KUT

85 families at affordable apartment complex told they must leave due to winter storm damage

More than 85 families at an affordable housing complex in Southeast Austin are being evicted this month after the management company told them it needs to do repairs caused by February’s winter storm. Capstone Real Estate Services, which manages Rosemont…

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Home prices in Austin rose $100,000 in six months. When will the surge end?

When Amanda Traphagan was selling her Austin home in April, she and her husband joked that only a wealthy celebrity would be able to offer a significant amount over what they were asking. “We were making jokes about Elon Musk…

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