Buying a Home in Austin

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We aren’t stuffy.  We aren’t high pressure.   And we don’t take ourselves too seriously because we believe buying a home can be both easy and fun.

 

Our goal is to apply our market knowledge to help you find the right home that meets your needs and budget.  Whether you are looking for the perfect home in a great school zone, building an investment portfolio, or searching for your dream home, you can count on us to give you candid advice and practical recommendations along the way based on our broker’s 21+ years of experience in the Austin market.  We focus on giving you an unparalleled level of personal attention and responsive service so that you can focus on making the purchase decision that is right for you.

The process for buying a home can be broken down into nine basic steps:

  1. Identify the long-term goal of your purchase.  The criteria for an investment property versus a permanent dream home are different.  We will help  you identify your objective and tailor your home search to meet those needs.

  2. Search for the right home.

  3. Negotiate with the seller to get you the best deal possible on the home you select.

  4. Inspect the home to identify any underlying issues or concerns.

  5. Re-negotiate the purchase price of the home, if needed, based on the outcome of the inspection.

  6. Finalize your home loan and homeowner’s insurance.

  7. Arrange to turn on the utilities in your new home, typically to start on the day your purchase contract is “closed.”

  8. Sign the paperwork to finalize the purchase at “closing.”

  9. SMILE – you own a home.

Not only is buying easy, it’s never too early to talk with us about your thoughts.  We are happy to help you at any stage of the process.

 

As you begin your home search, take a moment to review these helpful buyer links.

 

NEW PRICE: 1605 Nash

new price Nash 1605 Nash Ave-MLS

Looking for that hip South Austin vibe?

Want to be able to walk to Uchi, Odd Duck,  Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Alamo Drafthouse, and more?

Look no further than 1605 Nash Avenue, in the heart of 78704.

This two story family home is move-in ready with a designer paint palette, high-end finishes, and a roomy floorplan.  Downstairs you’ll find two living areas, including one with an impressive, tall brick fireplace.  Exposed wood ceiling beams lend an artisan touch, and the living room comes with a top-of-the-line HD projector and a 100” projection screen.

The kitchen has premium appliances, upgraded and spacious wood cabinets, and a substantial granite island with on-trend pendant lighting.  There’s even a wet bar with not one, but two wine fridges and a built-in wine rack.  Venture out back and enjoy a glass of wine from your covered patio while you watch the kids play or dogs frolic in the large backyard.

Built in 2008 and connected to Google Fiber in 2015, the home’s flexible layout includes three bedrooms upstairs.  The master bathroom is a dream with a jetted tub and roomy shower with dual shower heads.  With approximately 2272 square feet of space, this home is perfectly sized.

Offered for sale at $824,900.  This is the best value per square foot on the street.

Contact Paul at 512-789-0869 or at paul@homesville.com if you’d like to see to see this or similar homes in the area.

JUST LISTED: 409 East 38th Street

Just listed 409 E 38th

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COMING SOON: 409 East 38th Street

Coming soon 409 E 38th

This updated Hyde Park condo is tucked away from the street for maximum privacy and quiet. Featuring spacious rooms and an open floor plan, there is abundant natural light with full length windows and glass doors throughout the home. With three separate balconies, including private balcony access in each of the two bedrooms, the home…

JUST LISTED: 1605 Nash Avenue

just listed 1605 Nash

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JUST LISTED: 12406 Uttimer

just listed 12406 uttimer

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