By Katie Agness More than a decade ago, Sijo Vadakkan founded Trinity Group, Inc. as a retail company that quickly evolved into diverse business model focusing on real estate, development, construction, management, trading, travel and media. Early in the company’s history, Vadakkan noticed that there were significant opportunities in the
Strong population growth causes home prices to spike, inventory to drop in local markets with strongest demand Download Market Reports: Austin Area City of Austin Williamson County Travis County Hays County February is typically a slow month for home sales, but the Central Texas housing market didn’t slow a bit
By Riki Markowitz For Austin’s affordable housing advocates, February 12th wasn’t the greatest day. That’s when the city released Draft 3 of CodeNEXT. This most recent version of the land development code was supposed to be presented for review back in November. But rather than unveiling the latest and final
FROM TREC: https://www.trec.texas.gov/article/chair-commission The Commission met for its regular quarterly meeting on Monday February 13th in Austin. This date is always selected to coincide with the Winter Meeting of the Texas Association of REALTORS so that more license holders for across the state get the chance to attend. It was also the meeting
By Victoria Reviel • 2018 President Spring marks the beginning of the busiest home-selling and home-buying season in Central Texas. With the warmer temperatures and longer days, some sellers have pressing needs to sell and buyers are also more likely to shop for homes during the hot summer months. So,
By Carol Hardy • 2018 President CODENEXT! Sounds very spy-like, James Bond-ish, let’s get out your decoder ring; ok, not really. Like codes and plans, Austin is taking the initiative and listening to its citizens in planning the future. The third draft of CodeNEXT is revealed. What is CodeNEXT? It
By Mary Lynne Gibbs • 2018 Director CodeNext, our Land Development Code (LDC) that is being rewritten will play a major part in our housing industry. This third draft of the city of Austin’s CodeNEXT, “Community not Commodity,” is a plan to rezone Austin and redevelop East and Central Austin.
By Katie Agness For more than a decade, StarPointe Realty has been providing guidance to buyers, sellers and investors in the Central Texas Area. In addition to general real estate service, StarPointe Realty provides residential and commercial property management services to both seasoned and novice investors as well as homeowners