Tag Archive: real estate info

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…

How to choose a property to flip in Central Austin

Homesville Real Estate's guide to choosing a property to flip in Central Austin

Over the years we’ve made significant investments in Austin’s real estate, sometimes holding properties, and sometimes flipping them.  We are in the process of updating a Central Austin condominium for resale, so we thought we’d share some of the top things we look for when choosing a property to flip.  This video covers the basics,…

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…

10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Central Austin home

Here are the 10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Central Austin home

When it comes to selling your home, most folks want to sell fast and for top dollar.  To help you achieve that goal, we offer these insider tips on the 10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Central Austin home.  Mistake #1:  Pricing the home too high.  A home is most attractive to potential buyers…

Where is Austin real estate headed in 2017?

Here are our predictions for Austin's real estate market in 2017

The end of 2016 was a real estate whirlwind, and 2017 is following a similar pattern to date.  No doubt, we’ve seen a steady climb in Austin real estate values over the last several years, and the Austin Board of Realtors reports that 2016 was a banner year, with median home values in the Austin…

The 2016 Annual Real Estate Report for Austin’s Allandale Neighorhood

2016 was another banner year for real estate in Austin's Allandale neighborhood

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 the 2016 home sales in the Allandale neighborhood.  While Allandale is composed of three distinct parts — Older Allandale, Allandale, and Allandale North – we’ve focused on Central Allandale which…

2017 Brings More Efficient Design Features to Austin Homes

Bold colors are prominent in some of Laura Britt's pending home interior projects.

2017 Brings More Efficient Home Design Features I recently had the opportunity to interview Laura Britt of Laura Britt Design.  As a home design geek, I was a little giddy about having the chance to pick this award-winning architect/interior designer’s brain.  As we sat down to chat in Laura’s conference room in an adorable house…

Guide to Austin Homestead Exemptions

California modern style home in Highland Park

In Texas everyone gets one homestead exemption that reduces your property tax bill by removing part of a home’s value from taxation. The homestead exemption does a couple of key things for you: It keeps your taxes from increasing more than 10% in any given year, and You may get a tax break, often around 15%,…

National study shows Austin has one of highest rates of influx & exodus of residents

Austin makes the list of top 10 cities nationwide with the highest rates of residents moving into and out of the city

There’s been a lot of talk about Austin’s increasing property values making our city ‘unlivable’ for many native Austinites.  It’s on the news, City Council is talking about it, developers are talking about it.  I even get the occasional nasty comment on my Facebook page from people accusing me, yes just me, of somehow being…

Buying a Home in Austin During the Winter Holidays

    Many Austin home buyers are reluctant to search for homes during the holidays.  We can totally relate.  After all, the season is already hectic, and it can be a challenge to find the time to view properties when you are already juggling so many other seasonal commitments.  While it may seem counterintuitive, December…

Job sectors with promising growth in Austin

Austin was recently ranked as one of the top 10 cities for job seekers in 3 of the 5 most promising job sectors for growth.

I was intrigued by some job data that Lizzy Manthe with Abodo shared with me, so I thought I’d pass it along to y’all. I’ve talked a lot about the Austin economy and job growth over the last year, but the research Abodo did was helpful in understanding exactly where that job growth is occurring. Back…

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…

What is a “final walk through” in real estate?

The Final Walk Through.  What is it?  The final walk is the homebuyer’s opportunity to walk through the property one last time before closing on the home to make sure that it is in the same or better condition than it was in when the buyer inspected the property.  Most real estate contracts say that…

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…