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Austin's the best place for Millennials to live

Over the years the millennial generation has acquired a variety of stereotypes, from being lazy to having a sense of entitlement. While not all stereotypes ring true, millennials are determined to satisfy all their needs and are the first generation unwilling to compromise or sacrifice their desired work, live, play lifestyle. This generation has high expectant standards and will not stay in any location long if it doesnt match to their core criteria:

  • Job Growth
  • Affordability
  • Availability of amenities
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Technology Engagement

With Ausint's booming tech industry, thriving environmental for startups and entrepreneurs, outstanding entertainment scene, and the overall high quality of life that residents

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Austin's the best place for Millennials to live

Purchasing a home for the first time is never an easy task and is not something to take lightly. Although it is an exciting adventure, a number of things need to be considered before you can begin the search for your very first home. Thankfully, Austin boasts many of these 'need to haves' factors, including affordability, which is why Austin has been ranked as in the top 20 cities in the U.S. for affordable median home prices.

Saving for a down payment on a house is perhaps the largest deterrent against first-time home owners; they pay attention to opportunities that allow them the chance to put as little money as possible into down payments while still getting what they want in the end: a place to call home.

Buying Versus Renting

The housing

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Austin's hot housing market

Marketing trends come and go, sometimes as quickly as the seasons. The same can be said for Austin’s hot housing market in 2017. While it’s booming now, experts predict that it will get even hotter as the year progresses. Over the last several years, Austin’s housing market has increased in demand due to its beautiful location, job opportunities, and economic stability.

Single-Family Austin Homes Are Red Hot

Single family homes in and around Austin are an increasingly sought after commodity. The climate alone is a real draw for people in search of mild to warm weather all year round. In the Austin area, single family homes have been selling more rapidly than in previous years.

In 2017, we've seen increases in single-family homes in the the

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Austin Makes Top 10 bike-friendly metro areas in the U.S.

It's a trend that is sweeping the globe: bike-able highways and cycling infrastructures are being introduced to major metro areas like London, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam. These European cities are known for being bike-friendly, even bike-enthusiast communities and are furthering their environmentally-friendly passion by considering bike-based cargo delivery systems.

The U.S. has always been a bit behind on this trend, with four million miles of roadway but less than 200 miles of protected bike lanes. But there is great news on the horizon! 43 out of the nation's 70 largest cities are seeing an increase in cycling with numerous plans to encourage cycling.

Austin: Lakeside Lanes And Rider Friendly Policy-Makers

Austin has recently been

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10 tips for staging your home in austin

Spring is here and in the world of real estate, that can mean one thing—home selling season! With the motivation to start those renovation projects sitting on your 'To-Do' list, like decluttering your home or cleaning up your landscaping, spring is the ideal time for homeowners to finally put their home on the market.

This is often easier said than done. Whether you've decided to work with a real estate agent or want to try your hand at selling privately, staging your home makes a huge impact; staged homes sell two to three times faster and up to six percent more than unstaged homes! The goal is to invite interested buyers to envision themselves living in your home by highlighting the most attractive areas while distracting from those that may be a

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Austin has been making the rounds in the media these days, featured on multiple top 10 lists throughout the nation. Most recently, Austin was awarded the title of being the number one major metro area in the U.S. to invest in real estate. Real estate investors have been keeping their eyes on Austin for quite some time, and they like what they've been seeing. From the city's diverse economy, growing population, highly educated labor force, minimal affects from the global financial crisis, and Austin's undeniable 'hip' factor, it's no wonder Austin's real estate market has become the talk of the country. 

Read on to discover why Austin is the top real estate investment market in the U.S.!

Thriving Culture And Population

The secret is out:

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One thing first-time homebuyers in Austin and Greater Austin have no shortage of is choice. This region is rich with options and buyers can often find themselves asking a series of questions:

"Should I buy a detached house or a condo?"
"Should I buy in a master-planned community or a regular subdivision?
"How important is an HOA?
"Should I go for a traditional or contemporary style home?

But by far, one of the most significant questions we hear from first-time buyer clients is "should I buy a new construction or a resale home?" Austin and the communities that surround it are rich with beautiful brand-new developments created by a variety of prestigious builders. You'll often hear Austinites touting the endless advantages of new construction living.

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Graphic on choosing a family neighborhood

There's always a lot to think about when you're considering moving to a new neighborhood, whether you're relocating within your city or to a new one. The search is tough enough when you're just looking for yourself or yourself and a partner, but if you're planning on having children sometime in the near future, things get taken to a whole new level. Suddenly you have to worry about more than affordability and proximity to the nearest brunch spot. You have to worry about more than just you! Years of planning will be taken into consideration and you might find yourself more discerning and more nervous about choosing the right home.

But worry not. Finding the right home to start a family in is just a matter of thinking big-picture. Consider the items

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Whether you own a resale or new construction Austin home, there almost certainly are extra steps you can take to make your residence even more eco-friendly than it already is. While the path to a "green house" might be longer for those with older homes — many newly built Austin-area homes were built with green initiatives in mind — almost everyone can benefit from embracing eco living. That being said, figuring out how to start doing so can sometimes be a little overwhelming or intimidating. That's why we've put together this handy checklist for you; so, whether you want to fully reinvent your home for maximum efficiency and minimum impact, or just make a few small changes, you know your options.

Think About Your Water Usage

There are plenty of