Category Archives: Real Estate Trends

From paint colors to sales price, we offer our thoughts about current & predicted real estate trends

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…

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 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…

Avoid Wire Fraud in Your Real Estate Transaction

Technology is an important part of today’s real estate transaction. We search for homes online, send contracts by email, and even sign contracts electronically.   As with most things technological, hackers have found a way to hack transactions and steal money from homebuyers. Much like a phishing scheme, the hackers have developed sneaky and sophisticated systems…

Stylish new construction homes in Central Austin

Paul previews stylish new construction homes in Central Austin. Check out his tour.

I went previewing last week for a couple of clients that both wanted new construction homes in Central Austin.  Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately depending on your viewpoint, tear downs are happening with greater frequency and paving the way for new homes with a more modern aesthetic.  I focused on homes in the 78731 and 78757…

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…

Annual Real Estate Report for Homeowners Living in 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…

Is yellow the new red?

  I was driving in my neighborhood recently and saw a bright yellow door.  And then over the next few days it seemed like I saw more and more yellow doors.  Like this one in the Northwest Hills neighborhood:   And this one over on West Rim:   And my favorite one in the Oakmont…

Austin Real Estate: A Highly Competitive Market

We love the winter holidays, but there is something refreshing about packing the decorations away and starting the year anew.   So far 2016 is definitely proving to be “anew.” Professionally we are off to an unusually fast start.  Normally we don’t see this kind of brisk activity until the end of February, sometimes even as…

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….

No worries about the new Austin real estate closing rules

What’s happening with all the changes in real estate closings these days? So there has been a lot of talk (hype) lately about real estate closings taking longer than expected due to new laws.   Despite the concerns you may hear, there’s no reason for a real estate transaction to take any longer to close than…

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…