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Are Agents Endangered? How Hot Can Austin Get? Plus, A Presidential Boost For Buyers!

Biden looks to give a big boost to homebuyers and builders

Anyone looking ๐Ÿ‘€ to buy a home today is likely frustrated ๐Ÿ˜ก by sky-high โ›…๏ธ prices and slim pickings. But President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Wednesday, will aim to ease those issues as he gears โš™๏ธ up to implement his plans ๐Ÿ“„ for the housing market.

Lifestyle Changes Will Continue to Drive the Real Estate Market Post-Pandemic, Report Says

The U.S. housing market withstood the test ๐Ÿ“ of a global health ๐Ÿฉบ and economic crisis in 2020 as people ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ adjusted their behaviors and made real estate ๐Ÿก purchases, a trend ๐Ÿ’น that will continue to move markets ๐Ÿ“ˆ in the years to come, according to The Agency, a real estate brokerage headquartered in Los Angeles ๐ŸŒด.

In defense of the individual real estate agent

I saw a social media ๐Ÿ“ฑ post recently by our local โ€˜mega-agentโ€™ entitled: โ€œBreaking News: ๐Ÿ“ฐ Individual Real Estate agents added to Endangered Professions List!โ€ This post compares the individual real estate agent to โ€œa tennis ๐ŸŽพ player using a wooden racket ๐Ÿธโ€ or โ€œa football ๐Ÿˆ player with a leather helmet.โ€ The individual agent is on life support ๐Ÿš‘, it exclaims. Total nonsense ๐Ÿคฅ. Hereโ€™s an entirely different perspective.

Austin Expected to be Nation's Hottest Housing Market in 2021, Leading a Sunbelt Surge

After outpacing all other large markets by the end of 2020, Austinโ€™s housing market is again expected to be the nationโ€™s hottest ๐Ÿ”ฅ in 2021, leading a list of mostly Sun โ˜€๏ธ Belt cities ๐ŸŒ† expected to continue heating up ๐Ÿฅต faster than the nationโ€™s large coastal ๐Ÿ markets. The booming Texas ๐Ÿ‚ destination heads a lineup of sunny and relatively affordable ๐Ÿ’ต metro areas โ€” Phoenix, Nashville, Tampa and Denver โ€” that are most likely to outperform the nation in home value growth ๐Ÿ“Š, according to a panel of economists ๐Ÿง and real estate experts recently surveyed by Zillow.

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