Buyers

Our real estate agents are experts in the Austin home market and want to help you make informed decisions.  These posts will help you stay focused on your dreams and help you buy the home YOU want.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a New Home

 

Austin is a great community for countless reasons. Each year, hundreds of people are drawn to the area by the booming job market, the strong economy, the dynamic nightlife, and the many things to do.

As more and more people move to Austin, developers are rising to the challenge and are building new housing communities. Depending on your needs, it is possible to invest in a stylish, urban condo or an expansive, suburban family home. But is living in a new home for everyone? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of buying a new home in Austin.

Pros

Energy Efficiency

Over the past fifty years, there have been some major developments in home building technology that contribute to more energy efficient homes. New homes take

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Austin Homebuyers Checklist

The experience of purchasing a home is exciting. Moving often represents a fresh start. Especially if you haven’t lived in Austin before, you will want to start exploring the city and all it has to offer. Yet, moving isn’t simple, and this can also make purchasing a home a stressful experience. For most people, their home is their most valuable asset. They want to be sure that they are buying a home that will continue to appreciate over time. They will also want to make sure that the home they buy is not only beautiful, but the surrounding neighborhood is well suited to their lifestyle.

As you embark on your quest for Austin real estate, here are some helpful first steps for Austin homebuyers.

1. Determine Your Budget

Determining your home

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Moving to Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country is one of the state's most stunning regions and the most coveted ultimate destination for homebuyers far and wide. The mere mention of this famed region conjures the most pristine imagery of gently rolling hills, lush and shaded oak and juniper forests, hidden waterfalls, and river-carved landscapes. It's idyllic southwestern climate allows it to cultivate unique vegetation, from cacti to the iconic bluebonnet-cloaked meadows.

The plateau forms the classic and beloved topography that symbolizes the golden days of the wild west; at times, it can seem like anything is possible here. Today, the area retains its wild flavor, but possesses a modern elegance and sophistication that make it so appealing to homebuyers looking for the highest

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Downsizing your Austin home

Are you a recent retiree or empty-nester living in an Austin home that is simply too big for your personal needs? This is the case for many people as they start to age out of their family home and look for something a bit smaller, and more manageable. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with downsizing your Austin home, and, in fact, for many Austin residents, it’s a great way to feel rejuvenated and free in your golden years. 

Here’s everything you need to know about downsizing your Austin home:

Signs It's Time to Downsize 

As we grow up and enter the working world, the status quo is to aim for a big house with a big yard. When you’re raising a family, that’s not a problem, but as your kids move out, you may start to feel that your big home is a

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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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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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While Austin is home to one of the most exciting condo markets in the world, many of us still dream of the classic single-family house, either on a lush suburban lot or a stunning rural setting. Many also look at condos as temporary situations — trendy, stylish, and convenient arrangements that serve us for a short time before we can finally buy a home with a yard and a fence; a shed and a garage and lovely exterior shutters. But while condos may not have the romantic precedent of larger, detached homes, they offer their own set of draws. In fact, condos can be amazing homes that can last us a lifetime. If you're still not convinced that one is right for you, let us convince you with these 3 great reasons why a condo is just as great a purchase as any

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