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It's hard to focus on getting your education and studying all hours of the day and night, if you have the worry of where you are going to live. Some students live on campus and want to immerse themselves in the college or university lifestyle, while others want their home away from campus so they are not distracted by all the on-campus fun. For those looking for housing away from your schooling, we have given some thought to some of your options. Let's take a look at some of the places that you may be calling home during your days as a student:

Skyloft Austin Student Apartments

There's a lot of buzz around the Skyloft Austin high-rise that was developed exclusively for students. The idea is to have a tower that offers amazing views, plenty of

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Dell Inc. is located in Round Rock, Texas, which is just 20 miles north of Downtown Austin. Dell is the largest shipper of PC monitors in the world, the 3rd largest PC vendor in the world, and the 6th largest company in Texas with respect to total revenue. They are definitely a force to be reckoned with in the Tech sector! Dell has a major facility and headquarters in the fabulous city of Round Rock and with this large facility comes the need for housing for all of the thousands and thousands of employees that are proud to call this area of Austin home.

Round Rock has a population that is just over 100,000 people and is rapidly growing due to companies just like Dell setting up shop in the area. The question then becomes where all these hardworking

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Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old Austin Home

It can be stressful purchasing a home, but if the home is an older property it presents a different set of challenges altogether. Regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer or a home buying expert, you'll still need to make sure you are informed when looking at older Austin real estate. These properties can be so charming to look at as you approach them along a beautiful tree-lined street, on a perfect spring afternoon, and with your favorite coffee in your hand. However, regardless of how pretty the owners have made the home, how neat the yard looks, or how good the price may seem, you must consider a number of things before buying old Austin homes for sale.

Many old Austin homes are just oozing with vintage features and surrounded by lush

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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'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 College Grad Banner

 

College grad with question marksIt's no secret that Austin is popular among young professionals. The rich local culture, amazing property options, and thriving economy all contribute to a city that is ultra-appealing to a crowd that's not quite willing to continue a whirlwind student life but not quite ready to settle in the suburbs — or in the Texas Hill Country. The growing appeal among this crowd is clear to see; in fact, the number of college graduates aged 25 to 34 living in Austin increased by 44 percent between 2000 and 2012.

Since Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, we usually don't have to do much convincing for those who are considering settling here. That being said, if you're a) a recent local college grad who's considering leaving

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Model homes in varying sizesWhen we think of holding out for your ideal home, what often comes to mind is the process of saving over the years until you can by the grand estate you deserve. Then we stay there until retirement which is the appropriate time to downsize. But there is a wealth of reasons one might consider taking this step many, many years before retirement rolls around. Whether you're part of a large family or a small one, a couple, or a single professional, it's often possible to trim down on space and unnecessary belongings, and many people can find at least one reason that applies to their lifestyle. But downsizing requires careful planning and it may not be right for everyone. Here are 3 key questions to ask yourself to help you make the decision.

What Potential

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Real estate market concepts you should knowWhen it comes to searching for or selling a home, you're likely going to come across market concepts that you haven't previously encountered or researched. Don't worry — this happens to even the most seasoned buyers. Each time you buy a home, or as you become more involved in real estate, you'll likely want to understand the market better. While the concepts listed here may not always pertain directly to the success of your purchase or sale, they simply make you more knowledgeable about local trends—and that's always beneficial. Whether you thought it was "too late to ask", or you skipped over these 9 terms in favor of more pressing data, read through this handy list and you'll automatically have conquered the first step to an in-depth understanding of

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Pros and cons of buying an old homeThe decision of whether or not to buy an older home can be a tricky one. Often, older homes represent the kind of charming, fairytale-like dwelling we dreamed of as kids. They represent history, an idealized version of "simpler times", and unlike many of the fads that have come and go over the years (we're looking at you, Brutalist architecture), many historic home styles are timeless; classic. But, as you suspected, there are a wealth of pros and cons that should be considered before making the decision. Once you've looked at all the angles and have decided you still want to make an offer on that charming heritage home, you'll be much more confident in your choice.

Cons

Frivolous Maintenance

Home maintenanceIf you're up for the light challenge of putting in a

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