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(JP Morales)

You can live in a piece of history and work of art, all without leaving the luscious Hill County. That is, if you're willing to part with $17.5 million.

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Unbowed by the pandemic, the winter storm or the city's ongoing growing pains, Austin's housing market continues to set new sales price records.

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A startup built from the ashes of the devastating California wildfires is now setting its sights on a new crisis: Austin's housing market.

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Thomas King, a new chair for the Travis Appraisal Review Board, or ARB was appointed 6:30pm Wednesday by District Judge Lora Livingston, who also serves as Travis County's administrative judge. King took over the job just in time to address the board at its Thursday meeting.

And just in time to organize and lead the ARB through what's expected to involve the largest number of protests ever, for several reasons. Residential properties were not reappraised in 2019. Plus, Austin's housing market has such low inventory for sale that bidding wars have broken out. That's a double whammy that promises to cause home valuations to jump significantly. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses dependent on tourism have been hammered by the pandemic, promising a sharp increase in protests from those property owners.

That's good news... Read the full report at The Austin Bulldog.