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Funny thing about Austin: If you draw a 15 minute drive time circle around downtown, your living style options are virtually limitless. You can party like a rock star in your penthouse condo or get pretty close to having no neighbors at all. Your neighbors can be college kids or aging hippies. Your local dining options could be a burger joint or a five star steak house. These neighborhoods are right next to each other, but they all have distinctly different vibes. We hope you find yours in one of them.

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Property Tax Protest Deadline Approaching

property tax protest

If you are dissatisfied with the appraised value of your property, the first step is to file a protest with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in your county.  You may protest the value on your property if you think the assessed value is too high; your property is unequally appraised; the appraisal district denied a…

Remodel Your Way Into Central Austin

remodel your way into central austin

You’ve heard me say repeatedly that Austin’s market is hot, hot, hot.  If you want to get into a Central Austin home but you can’t afford new construction, there are still plenty of “diamonds in the rough” that can be modernized with some simple remodeling.  Today I want to share with you an example of…

JUST LISTED: 5100 Ridgemoor

Just listed -- 5100 Ridgemoor

Located in the heart of the popular Highland Park West neighborhood with easy access to Mopac, this home is just minutes from downtown, the Domain, and the Arboretum with the added convenience of being in close proximity to award-winning Highland Park Elementary, Bright Leaf Park, Chez Zee, Russell’s Bakery, and the grocery store. Even though…

NEW PRICE: 3103 Carlisle

New price -- 3103 Carlisle

Now offered at $649,900, this home in the popular Allandale neighborhood is easily walkable to the award-winning Gullet Elementary School and the pool, tennis courts, pond, and playscape at Northwest District Park, as well as the nearby baseball fields.  Only 1.6 miles from the restaurants and other activities along Burnet Road and Anderson Lane with easy access…

Temperatures & the Austin Housing Market are Hot

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Tonight I take my son for his first swim lesson of the year. Soon it will be warmer, and he just might be able to do a little swimming on his own. If any of you need a referral to an amazing private swim coach for children, just ask; we are happy to share.  And…

JUST LISTED: 11901 Swearingen #5

Just listed home in N Austin

This spacious 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in the Reflections community features wood floors in the living room with a cozy gas fireplace, tile in the dining and kitchen areas, and carpet in the bedrooms.  The large windows and natural light coupled with the vaulted ceilings make this home seem larger than its 1,042 square feet. The…

JUST LISTED: 2520 Bluebonnet, Unit #2

Just listed 2520 bluebonnet

Walk to restaurants  — Check Views of downtown — Check Part of the hip 78704 zip — Check  This three story condo in South Austin gets top marks across the board. Not only is it within walking distance from Maria’s, Black Sheep, and ABGB, but it has its own great spaces for entertaining with three…

Annual Real Estate Report for Homeowners Living in 78703

2015 annual report 78703

  2015 was a significant year of growth and high demand for homes in all of Austin’s 78703 zip code.  This part of town consists of several micro neighborhoods, but if you look at the entire area, including all of the various micro ‘hoods combined, 217 homes were sold in 2015.  While that’s 13 fewer…