Category Archives: Market Status & Predictions

Thoughts and predictions about what’s going on with the market in Crestview, Brentwood, Northwest Hills, Allandale, Rosedale & Downtown neighborhoods.

Our favorite homes for sale in Northwest Hills (May 2017)

There's a lot to love about Northwest Hills. Here are our favorite homes for sale as of May 2017.

We’ve helped four families find homes in Northwest Hills since the beginning of 2017, and we continue to see the demand for homes in this area rise.  Recently I’ve been searching for some higher end homes in the neighborhood for a family moving to Austin from Chicago.  While my client hasn’t found the right home…

1st Quarter Home Sales in the Doss Elementary Attendance Zone (Jan – Mar 2017)

Homesville Real Estate's report on 1st quarter home sales in Doss

While I publish an annual report for Northwest Hills each January, there was a recent inquiry on the Northwest Austin Civic Association Facebook page asking whether the number of homes for sale in Northwest Hills was higher than in the past.  As a neighborhood homeowner myself, I thought it was a great question so I…

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…

10 Interior Design Tips for Families with Young Children

Our exclusive interview with Austin, Texas interior designer Merrilee McGehee

    I want my Austin home to look like the beautifully designed homes you see in magazines.  But alas, my walls are graced with the sticky smudges of little hands instead of wallpaper.  My coffee table is littered with toys instead of art books.  And my floors are bare after all the rugs have…

Investment opportunities in Central Austin around $400K

Adorable bungalow in Central Austin near the university

We were searching for an investor client this week and discovered two neat investment opportunities that we wanted to share.  We like both of these properties because:  (1) they are located in areas that we predict will see above-average appreciation in 2017, and (2) neither property needs much work to bring it to a higher…

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…

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…

What President-Elect Trump Will Mean to Austin Real Estate

Now that we have a new President-elect, what will that mean for Austin real estate? Read on to learn more.

  Like many Americans, I woke up on Wednesday morning to the unexpected reality of President-elect Donald Trump.  As I spent the day reflecting on the outcome of the election, I kept asking myself what this seismic shift in politics will mean to Austin real estate.  Since I was not a Trump supporter during the…

Central Austin Neighborhoods with Greatest Rates of Appreciation

Central Austin neighborhoods with the greatest rates of appreciation between 2013-2016

    It’s been a fantastic month.  My son started Kindergarten.  He is doing so great, and I’m so freaking proud of him that I AM BEAMING with pride from my proverbial hilltop! Okay, okay.  Thanks for indulging my proud father moment.  Now, for interesting stuff about Austin real estate… We recently looked at how different…

How Electric & Autonomous Cars May Change Real Estate

  As the summer winds down, I have been hit with the reality that my little boy is heading off to kindergarten in just a few weeks.  How did my boy become such a curious and thoughtful dude over night?  Clearly I’ve been reminiscing late at night over some bourbon… All this thinking about my…

What Austin’s New Real Estate Developments Mean for Homeowners

Austin's changing skyline will have a very realimpact on local homeowners

Whoever said summer is supposed to be relaxing? I’ve walked in a fashion show for charity, taken the family to the beach, taxied the kids back and forth to camp and swim lessons, made innumerable forts, pitched a tent, gone to the Dino Park, visited the Wildflower Center, and fed the animals at Austin Zoo….

Austin #1 city for millennial homebuyers

Austin is the #1 ranked city for millenial homebuyers. | Homesville Real Estate

New research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that Austin is the best market in the nation for millenials to purchase a home.  NAR evaluated employment, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metro areas across the county and found Austin to be tops.  No other Texas city made…

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…

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…