Austin Real Estate Blog

A group of young entrepreneurs working at a startup

IS AUSTIN THE NEW SILICON VALLEY?

Dubbed “Silicon Hills,” Austin has steadily grown its tech sector over the past several decades and has held its position as one of the top-10 tech destinations in the U.S. The moniker “Silicon Hills” is...
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A tree lined street in Austin, TX in the late afternoon

REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS FOR 2021

Unlike so many industries, the Austin real estate market remained strong throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Health concerns and stay-at-home orders led to fewer fewer sellers willing to list their properties or allow strangers to enter...
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A senior citizen couple sitting on a couch in their living room

IS AUSTIN A GOOD PLACE TO RETIRE?

After decades of saving for retirement and dreaming of the days when you’ll have free time to enjoy your hobbies and passions, the time has come to enjoy your golden years. One of the most...
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A potential house buyer, shocked by the sight of mold on a wall

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN VIEWING A PROPERTY

Buying a home is the single biggest investment most people will ever make. That’s why it’s important to look beyond the aesthetics of a home to make sure the property you’re viewing is a wise...
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HOW TO MOVE IF YOU HAVE PETS

Moving can be a challenging and stressful time for every member of a household — including your pets. While all pets can benefit from thoughtful planning to help them adjust to the moving process, skittish...
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THE PROS AND CONS OF LIVING IN AN HOA PROPERTY

As part of your new home search, you’ve likely heard the term homeowners’ association (HOA) or have even visited a few properties that are part of an HOA. Also referred to as a property owners’...
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A young couple with a dog walking down a tree lined residential neighborhood.

AUSTIN’S MOST WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

With an average of 300 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Austinites seek ways to enjoy the sights and sunshine of the city as often as they can on foot. While not considered the...
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Two realtors, with one holding a pair of keys and the other signing a document

WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN RENTAL PROPERTY

“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.” – Theodore...
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A home with a perfectly maintained front yard

CURB APPEAL: WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS IT AND HOW TO DO IT

You wouldn’t head to a job interview, first date or meet your future in-laws for the first time without putting thought and effort into your appearance, so why would you put your home on the...
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Image of an individual signing a real estate appraisal form

WHAT EXACTLY IS A HOME APPRAISAL?

A home appraisal is the estimated value of a property based on the condition and location of the property, plus comparable sales and market trends. It’s performed by a licensed Austin appraiser. Why do you...
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IT’S CENSUS TIME!

What is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and allows you as a resident to affect how many Congressional seats your state gets? AND affects how much of possibly billions of federal dollars come to your...
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A person adjusting the temperature on a home thermostat

HOW TO MAKE YOUR AUSTIN HOME GREEN AND ENERGY EFFICIENT

A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. But did you know that much of that money goes out the window — literally? Energy is frequently wasted through leaky...
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