Austin Real Estate Blog

Dating in Austin. A couple eating tacos

AUSTIN: THE BEST CITY FOR DATING

Austin Ranked as the #1 City for Dating in the U.S. Dating in Austin is akin to the porridge in The Three Bears. One was too hot, one was too cold, and then there was...
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The Domain in Austin Texas, photo by Peter French

THE DOMAIN: DOWNTOWN IN NORTH AUSTIN

An Alternative to Downtown Austin: The Domain Sung by Petula Clark in her 1964 hit song “Downtown”, the words evoke the allure of going downtown. As frontier towns like Austin, TX grew into cities, their...
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Homebuilding underway in Austin, TX

DEADLINES & DOLLARS: ISSUES FACING AUSTIN HOMEBUILDING

In the old days of just a few years ago, deadlines and dollars in the construction industry could be almost set in concrete and dependable. Today, not so. With multiple challenges having developed in recent...
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A couple meeting with a home appraiser

HOME APPRAISAL NOTICES VS. HOME VALUE

The bulk of the revenue stream to operate municipalities and their schools, law enforcement, infrastructure, emergency services, staffing and more comes from real estate property taxes. The task of assessing property value (especially your home...
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A modern home in Austin, Texas. Reasonably priced housing in the Austin area is very much in demand.

FINDING REASONABLY PRICED HOUSING IN AND AROUND AUSTIN

Austin has become ‘the’ place to be over the past few years, making finding reasonably priced housing in Austin, and the surrounding areas, very much in demand. Living in Austin, Texas, is living large, if...
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Image of land in the Texas Hill Country

THE DEMAND FOR LAND IN TEXAS

This land is your land and this land is my land
 From California to the New York island 
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me...
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Tesla Gigafactory Building 1 under construction, July 2021 in Travis County, Texas, United States just east of Austin. Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

WILL TESLA’S HQ IN AUSTIN AFFECT THE HOUSING MARKET?

When someone talks about saving a few thousand dollars, it gets some attention. When it’s millions of dollars, people take note. And when the money is measured in billions, with a B, well, that’s press-worthy....
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Image of a residential neighborhood

ARE RENTS GOING DOWN IN AUSTIN?

In some version of utopia, rents would go down. Austin is an extremely friendly and popular place to live, work and play, and any decline in rent is most likely in your dreams, like utopia....
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Aerial Drone image of a new housing development under construction

AUSTIN’S TEFLON REAL ESTATE MARKET

Booming, soaring and supercharged are just some adjectives that have been used to describe the Austin real estate market. But with the area on-track for yet another record-breaking year, the newest way to describe the...
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A housing development under construction

IS THERE A HOUSING SHORTAGE IN AUSTIN?

The Austin housing market continues to break records. In May 2021, home sales skyrocketed — increasing 48% year over year to 3,976 sales — marking an all-time high for any month on record. As new...
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Image of a home swimming pool

DO SWIMMING POOLS HELP OR HURT THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME?

There’s no denying the appeal of having a swimming pool in your backyard — in addition to providing a respite from the sweltering Austin summer heat, it makes your house the go-to hangout spot among...
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Kitchen cabinets being installed during a restoration project

WHAT ADDS THE MOST VALUE TO A KITCHEN?

The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home” and for good reason. It’s the hub of the home where families and friends gather to eat, socialize and create memories. It makes...
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