Category Archives: Austin Living

Newsworthy developments, trends, accolades about living in Austin, Texas

Our 2016 annual real estate report for Austin’s 78703 neighborhoods

Homesville Real Estate's annual report for home sales in Austin's 78703 neighborhoods during 2016

  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 last year’s 2016 home sales in the 78703 zip code, including Bryker Woods, Clarksville, Deep Eddy, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown.  Like most parts of Central Austin, home sales in 78703…

JUST LISTED: 510 Williams Way

The gracious home at 510 Williams Way in Cedar Park features a saw-cut limestone and brick exterior with numerous classical archways throughout, including the grand entrance with tall ceilings.  This three bedroom, two bathroom home includes a bonus space that makes an excellent media room.  Built in 2011, this home features all the modern amenities you…

Austin 9th best place in the U.S. to raise a family

Austin ranks as the 9th best place to raise a family in the US according to SmartAssets February 2017 study.

SmartAsset, an online financial resource company, named Austin No. 9 on its February 2017 list of best places to raise a family in the U.S. In reviewing factors like high school graduation rates, cost of child care, math and reading scores, the youth population, and more, Austin tied for 9th place with Corpus Christi. SmartAsset…

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 is 6th best large city for jobs in the US

A recent study placed Austin as the 6th best large city for jobs in the US. The accolades keep coming.

Austin is the 6th best large city for jobs in the nation according to a study conducted by Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires. While California often dominates this list (and San Francisco did take the #1 spot), high housing costs and California’s strict regulations are prompting many employers to relocate to more affordable locations. This…

The Awards Keep Coming for Austin, Tx

 Those of us here know Austin’s a great place to live, but it seems like other folks are starting to catch on.  Indeed, in February 2016 Austin earned more awards for being a great place to live. First off, financial website Wallethub recently ranked all 50 state capitals to determine which has the best of…

Austin earns more accolades

Granted, as a native Austinite, I’m a little biased when I say that Austin is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  But it’s not just me.  Year after year Austin has been named to the top lists for this or that.  Recently, our great City earned some additional accolades that I want to share….

Groundbreaking opportunity at The Independent in Austin

  On Monday Jen and I went to the groundbreaking for construction of the new luxury condos at The Independent.  I’ve never been to a groundbreaking before.  It amounted to a lot of people standing around mingling, along with some people with shovels who were clearly not really there to dig. While the groundbreaking itself…

Good Homes in Great Austin School Zones by Price Range

As a dad with two kids, I know how important it is to consider the quality of schools when you are looking for a family home.  I often get questions about good school zones from homebuyers, so I decided to do a search of those homes with a strong vertical line up where the elementary,…

Thankful with Big news

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Thankful for You (and some big news) I hope all of you had a really awesome Thanksgiving.  We spent ours in the country with the in-laws.  Somehow I always get roped into moving fallen logs and stuff, but my mother-in-law’s desserts are worth it. The real estate market is operating well, but not at the…

Listing Your Home During the Winter Holidays

Many families are reluctant to list their homes during the 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 to consider. Because there tend to…

Quick Guide: Overview of the Buying & Selling Process

There is nothing hard or scary about buying or selling real estate, but it is a BIG THING.  In fact, for many people real estate is one of the largest monetary transactions they will ever experience. That’s why we think it’s important that you understand the process from start to finish — before you are…

Cash back to Spiceworks employees

Hey Spice-workers – You all are so much fun to work with we would be thrilled to offer Spiceworks employees a rebate on their home purchase. We know the Spiceworks team is analytical and easy going. We think that’s a great fit with our culture and that we would be a good match. Let us…

New ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) regulations in the City of Austin

If you follow Austin neighborhood politics like I do – you know there is a lot of debate surrounding the little garage apartments a lot of us lived when we went to UT. They are technically called ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units) but more commonly garage apartments and granny flats. I had one of these behind…

1957 Barton Hills Bathroom remodel

Almost done with the longest bathroom remodel known to man! Since I won’t get more rent for finishing it’s been done at a leisurely pace to say the least. For the first time I used an architect for a remodel project and I’m glad I did. He came up with great ideas like the shelf…