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Preparing Your Austin Home For Sale For the Spring Market
Traditionally, spring is the hottest time to put a house on the real estate market. Everything comes back to life from winter, and properties show in their best light with favorable weather conditions. There’s also more buyers in the area who’ve returned from vacationing, and they’re ready to see what’s out there! If you’re considering putting your Austin home on the market for spring, it’s better to over-prepare by starting now! Your Austin real estate doesn’t have to be perfect since there’s typically smaller competition in a seller’s market. Here are some quick updates that will pay off in the selling of your Austin home.

Polishing Up Exteriors

Take a good look at the overall appearance of the outside of your home, upclose and from a distance. If

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Austin food trends in 2018
Austin is a game-changer when it comes to staying at the top in various industries, but most famously, the Texan city continues to be a key candidate in setting and adopting food trends. For years, the city of Austin has earned its reputation of being a food mecca with one of the healthier populations in the country. Last year was one of the most important years for the grocery industry in history. Let’s see what Austin has on their menu for 2018 food trends.

1. Future Supermarkets

Supermarket trends this year have a deep focus on providing a holistic shopping experience. Everything from quiet stores without PA announcements, to rooftop gardens, and 100% waste- free retailers package-free, are just some of the changes that you’ll hear about in the

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New Austin developments to get excited about
People just can’t seem to get enough of everything that makes Austin "weird and wonderful", which is apparent when taking a look at some of Austin’s latest real estate developments. The internationally recognized “Boom Town” continues to sustain vibrant and innovative residential expansion attracting Austinites and buyers from all over the world who dig the inherent inimitability that’s found in this world-class city. With a barrage of cranes, detours, and jackhammers, it’s tough to keep up with the rapid changes we’re experiencing, but here are a few new Austin developments that are sure to stand out on the map.

Skyloft Student Apartments

507 West 23rd Street

The words student and luxury don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Austin has changed that

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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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