Tag Archive: paul’s picks

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…

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….

HOUSE LOVE: Updated 1920s bungalow & new alley house

I love it when old homes are refurbished rather than demolished.  Don’t get me wrong, I like new construction too, but there’s something about the soul of an old home that you can never quite capture in a new house.  The character and patina of old homes can take years to replicate.  Plus, I think…

HOUSE LOVE: 34 Margranita Crescent

I recently got to tag along with Paul while he was previewing new construction properties in Central Austin.  As you can imagine, I see a lot of homes.  And I fall in love with a lot of homes.  But on this particular day, I saw a new construction property by Dawson-Lupul Builders in Tarrytown that…

Newly constructed duplex in established south Austin neighborhood

Newly constructed duplex in an established South Austin neighborhood

Last month I was invited to attend an open house to preview a newly constructed duplex in South Austin.  The duplex was built by River City Homes and designed by Danze Davis.  I couldn’t go, so Marquette went in my place.  Here’s what she thought: I’m somewhat of a house junkie, so I was excited…

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…

Top 10 Austin Neighborhoods for Families in 2016

Austin neighborhoods for families

Families often ask me what parts of town they should live in so that their kids can go to good schools.  As a father of two, I understand the desire to give your children the best possible education.  Fortunately, we have a lot of great schools in the Austin area in a variety of neighborhoods….

Austin neighborhoods anticipated to have highest appreciation in 2016

  I am a big believer that you can increase your wealth by making sound investments in real estate.  I’m not saying you have to be a big real estate “investor.”  Even the home you choose to live in can be a vehicle to increasing your wealth, particularly if you make a wise purchase in…