Tag Archive: Real Estate

JUST LISTED: 3640 Quiette on over 1 acre lot

The gracious home at 3640 Quiette Drive sits at the end of a cul de sac and is beautifully situated on a serene and private 1.04 acre lot backing to Walnut Creek. The timeless stacked ledgestone exterior with flagstone accents, mature trees, and winding sidewalk greet you from the street. Step through the wrought iron…

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…

Selling Your Austin Home During the Holidays

    Many Austin families are reluctant to list their homes for sale during the winter 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…

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…

JUST LISTED: 13211 Rochester Lane

From the manicured landscaping to the charming red brick, this Pflugerville home has curb appeal and more.  Not only is this two story house perfectly situated on a quiet street with sidewalks in a cute neighborhood, step inside the front door and enjoy the light and bright open floorplan of this comfortable 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath…

NEW PRICE: 1605 Nash

1605 Nash now offered for $799,000

Looking for that hip South Austin vibe? Want to be able to walk to Uchi, Odd Duck,  Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Alamo Drafthouse, and more? Look no further than 1605 Nash Avenue, in the heart of 78704. This two story family home is move-in ready with a designer paint palette, high-end finishes, and a roomy floorplan.  Downstairs…

JUST LISTED: 409 East 38th Street

              Tucked away from the street for maximum privacy and quiet, this updated Hyde Park condo features spacious rooms and an open floor plan with abundant natural light with full length windows and glass doors throughout the home.  With three separate balconies, including private balcony access in each of…

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…