Austin Real Estate Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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