Caught in the middle: Affordability still a problem for middle-class homeowners

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Parks or housing? Austin faces a dilemma as it considers raising construction fees

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No tipping point yet for Austin housing market, as home prices keep rising

https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2022/02/17/texas-real-estate-austin-prices-still-rising-2022/6783832001/

Experts: Austin home prices to keep rising in 2022, but at a slower pace

https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2022/03/04/austin-real-estate-home-prices-rising-slower-pace/9337430002/

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Mortgage rates already cooling Austin market ahead of expected Fed hike

Dogsitting at his new home in Austin’s growing Mueller neighborhood, Drew Glapa told KXAN it took nine months to find his casa.

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Austin ranks amount 20 cities where middle class can’t afford housing

“our capacity to house people cannot keep up, with people having to drive further outside city limits to find a home they can afford,” Scott Turner, president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, says in the article.

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Home Builders Struggling To Keep Up With Demand

Fox News Austin spoke with Scott about the challenges that builders face right now.

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Austin housing market not at tipping point yet

“It is harder than ever for builders to complete homes on time due to a lack of both materials and labor,” Turner said. “It takes almost twice as long to build than it did pre-pandemic, so we are building less housing per year, despite our best efforts.”

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What do developers think of Austin's push for more granny flats, other code tweaks?

Riverside Homes has been building Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADU’s, in Austin for many years. They are one of the most affordable ways to build in Central Austin, but still cost more and take longer to build than they should for such a tiny home. The Austin Business Journal interviewed Scott Turner to find out why.

"Relative to other homes in the neighborhood, the ADU is always going to be less expensive than an existing home on an existing lot," Turner said. "And that's because you're paying for land that, frankly, a lot of people don't want anymore."

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Amid its housing shortage, Austin is trying to keep up with permits to build more

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A department within the City of Austin that deals with housing permits is asking for help.

The Development Services Department (DSD) said it can’t keep up....

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An ‘unprecedented’ and ‘perfect storm’: Why prices of new homes are spiking in Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Realtors and home builders in Austin say a supply chain disruption is happening during peak housing demand, driving up total costs for buyers of newly-constructed homes.

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Austin Housing Update - The ATXELERATOR

Watch & Learn about where Austin’s crazy real estate market is headed with Scott Turner on “Austin Housing Update” Episode 5 Austin Housing Update ATXelerator - See the full broadcast

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Riverside Homes helping to keep Austin green

March 12, 2020 5pm

Scott Turner is all about green building. But that plays just a small part in creating environmentally minded homes.

Just as important, perhaps even more so, is building densely and with transportation in mind, to limit car trips.... Read more

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Riverside Homes is Austin's 2020 Green Builder of the Year

March 12, 2020 1pm

Austin's top home sellers, homebuilders honored at 2020 Residential Real Estate Awards Read more

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How big can Austin get? Check out the capacity conundrum

February 27, 2020 2pm

Scott Turner discusses zoning regulations and their impacts on Austin as we continue unprecedented growth. Click through to see the full article on ABJ's website. Read More

Austin top 25 custom homebuilders

Recognized as One of The Top Custom Home Builders in Austin

The 2019 Austin Business Journal list of custom homebuilders highlights companies that build unique residences according to client specifications on the client's lot. Read more

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New Central East contemporary asks close to $1M

The particularly rapid upward trajectory of home costs in Central East Austin—including the... Read More

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Austin Loosens Rules for Designating Buildings Historic

The city of Austin moved to make it a little easier to designate buildings historic, but Riverside Homes' Scott Turner tells us why that can be an issue for homeowners trying to sell what is often their largest family asset. Read More

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Is 'Missing-Middle' Housing Still Missing From CodeNEXT?

Scott Turner discusses why Austin's new land development code (CodeNEXT) should incentivize "missing middle" housing. Read More

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Historic Preservation Can Be a Hurdle for Homeowners Trying to Sell in East Austin

Riverside Homes owner, Scott Turner, was interviewed on KUT about the repercussions of high lot prices in the urban core. Read More.

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Modern Home Tour: See inside the cool Austin houses being showcased this year

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People You Should Know: Riverside Homes founder/owner Scott Turner

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Tour HGTV's home of the future, right here in Austin

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Austin 'smart home,' Mercedes-Benz to be given away by HGTV this summer

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Win HGTV's Smart Home in Austin