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The 2016 Annual Real Estate Report for Austin’s Allandale Neighorhood

2016 was another banner year for real estate in Austin's Allandale neighborhood

The beginning of each new year is an excellent time to take stock of your real estate values.  Here we’ve offered a brief summary of the 2016 home sales in the Allandale neighborhood.  While Allandale is composed of three distinct parts — Older Allandale, Allandale, and Allandale North – we’ve focused on Central Allandale which…

Austin neighborhoods poised for above-average for appreciation in 2017

Here are our predictions for the Austin neighborhoods that will see the highest rates of appreciation in 2017

Because we firmly believe that you can increase your wealth by making sound investments in real estate, it’s become an annual tradition for us to begin each new year with our predictions for which Austin neighborhoods are prime for investment (and appreciation).  Overall, the Austin real estate market is doing exceedingly well.  So why not…

Home Values in the Doss Elementary Attendance Zone

A remodeled home in Northwest Hills, Austin, Tx

  Curious about the value of homes in the Doss Elementary attendance zone?  A total of 105 Doss Owl homes changed hands in 2016, and we’ve got the scoop. Here are some of the highlights, with more details below: 31 of all homes in the Doss Elementary attendance zone sold in 7 days or less…

2017 Brings More Efficient Design Features to Austin Homes

Bold colors are prominent in some of Laura Britt's pending home interior projects.

2017 Brings More Efficient Home Design Features I recently had the opportunity to interview Laura Britt of Laura Britt Design.  As a home design geek, I was a little giddy about having the chance to pick this award-winning architect/interior designer’s brain.  As we sat down to chat in Laura’s conference room in an adorable house…

Guide to Austin Homestead Exemptions

California modern style home in Highland Park

In Texas everyone gets one homestead exemption that reduces your property tax bill by removing part of a home’s value from taxation. The homestead exemption does a couple of key things for you: It keeps your taxes from increasing more than 10% in any given year, and You may get a tax break, often around 15%,…

Austin ranks #1 city for job seekers in 2017

Austin ranked #1 city for job seekers in 2017 according to research by NerdWallet.

Oops!  I did it again. Austin is definitely channeling Britney Spears because Austin ranked #1 on yet another national list of awesome cities. NerdWallet recently revealed the results of its search to identify the best cities for job seekers in 2017.  Who’s tops?  Austin, of course.  NerdWallet looked at federal data of the 100 largest…

Austin Home Design Trends for 2017

Houzz predicts 28 home trends for 2017. Here are the ones we think you'll see in Austin this year.

Houzz’s Predicted Home Design Trends for 2017 One of my favorite Houzz contributors, Mitchell Parker, recently posted an article on Houzz identifying the 28 home design trends he predicts we will see more of in 2017.  You can check out the full article here.  Of the 28 trends Parker identified, below are the 10 home…

National study shows Austin has one of highest rates of influx & exodus of residents

Austin makes the list of top 10 cities nationwide with the highest rates of residents moving into and out of the city

There’s been a lot of talk about Austin’s increasing property values making our city ‘unlivable’ for many native Austinites.  It’s on the news, City Council is talking about it, developers are talking about it.  I even get the occasional nasty comment on my Facebook page from people accusing me, yes just me, of somehow being…

Buying a Home in Austin During the Winter Holidays

    Many Austin home buyers are reluctant to search for homes during the holidays.  We can totally relate.  After all, the season is already hectic, and it can be a challenge to find the time to view properties when you are already juggling so many other seasonal commitments.  While it may seem counterintuitive, December…

Selling Your Austin Home During the Holidays

    Many Austin families are reluctant to list their homes for sale during the winter holidays.  The season can already be hectic and many people don’t want to deal with the added distraction of preparing your home for sale.  I can totally relate.  But before you eliminate the idea completely, there are some benefits…

Job sectors with promising growth in Austin

Austin was recently ranked as one of the top 10 cities for job seekers in 3 of the 5 most promising job sectors for growth.

I was intrigued by some job data that Lizzy Manthe with Abodo shared with me, so I thought I’d pass it along to y’all. I’ve talked a lot about the Austin economy and job growth over the last year, but the research Abodo did was helpful in understanding exactly where that job growth is occurring. Back…

NEW PRICE: 409 East 38th Street

The price has been reduced on this Hyde Park condo

There’s a new sales price of $324,900 on this updated condo in Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood.  Tucked away from the street for maximum privacy and quiet, this Hyde Park home features spacious rooms and an open floor plan with abundant natural light with full length windows and glass doors throughout the home.  With three separate balconies,…

FOR SALE: 2611 Pegram

1950s ranch-style home in Allandale is just as cute on the inside as it is outside

       This roomy 1950s ranch-style home is located in the desirable Allandale neighborhood of Central Austin.  Situated on a generously-sized .35 acre lot, the home is a standout with its mature landscaping, beautiful trees, and stone retaining walls that beautifully coordinate with the exterior of the home. The elegance of the exterior is matched…

COMING SOON: 1703 Garner

Stunning modern farmhouse is currently under construction in the coveted Zilker neighborhood

This stunning modern farmhouse in the coveted Zilker neighborhood is ideally situated within walking distance to popular shops and eateries.  As you walk up to the front door, it’s immediately apparent that this five bedroom, four bathroom home is special.  Currently under construction by Hayes Builders, this light and bright home features an open floor…

Austin Tx ranked best in nation for real estate investment & development

At a recent meeting of the Urban Land Institute, Austin claimed the top spot for best overall real estate investment and development opportunities in the nation.  The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report presented at that meeting stated: “The capital of Texas has consistently ticked the majority of the top boxes related to recent real…