Austin Real Estate Blog

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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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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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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Perspective of looking at a home through a magnifying glass

HOW TO KNOW WHAT YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH?

Austin already had an unstoppable housing market coming into 2020, and despite the challenges of the pandemic, home prices continued to surge. In March 2021, the median price for a home rose by nearly 29...
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Overhead image of downtown Austin, TX.

WHY AUSTIN IS SUCH A GREAT PLACE FOR BUSINESS

Home to entrepreneurs, startups, growing companies, and tech giants, Austin is fiercely entrepreneurial and pro-business. But just don’t take our word for it. The Texas capital recently was named the “top place in America to...
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Image of an outdated kitchen that needs to be modernized

10 FACTORS THAT CAN BRING DOWN YOUR PROPERTY VALUE

Like any investment, you want your home to appreciate, so you can eventually reap the benefits of ownership: selling your home for more than you purchased it for. If you’re considering selling your Austin home...
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