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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 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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Discover Four Seasons Residences

One of Austin's most desirable and luxurious downtown condo complexes, the Four Seasons Residences, represents the perfect combination of the hotel chain's signature sophistication and the comfort and privacy of homeownership. Situated just moments from the shores of Lady Bird Lake, this sparkling beacon of luxury living offers quality in every aspect. Its grand entrance is shaded from the street by a thick canopy of lush trees, giving it a nice sense of privacy and a garden-like setting. Completed in 2010, it offers an assortment of classic condominium options. Although they range in size from less than 1,000 square feet to more than 2,200 square feet, all homes at the Four Seasons are beautifully finished with

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belvedere bee cave neighborhoodLocated in the Texas Hill Country, Belvedere real estate offers a unique opportunity for luxurious, environmentally friendly home ownership in an exclusive gated community just 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Once you discover all that Belvedere homes for sale has to offer, you’ll wonder why you don’t live there already!

 With high quality homes that overflow with comfort and class, a gorgeous Hill Country location, and numerous local amenities, it's easy to see why so many people fall in love with Belvedere real estate. 

Spacious & Extravagant Homes For Sale

The quality of Belvedere homes for sale is unparalleled. Built on lots from 1 to 3 acres surrounded by native landscaping, these spacious, extravagantly appointed homes are the true

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A serene & luxurious master-planned community in Bastrop, The Colony has all the advantages of a small town contained within its gated boundaries. The Colony homes for sale are a series of one-story, elaborately designed Mediterranean homes. Located 30 minutes from downtown Austin, this private, visually striking neighborhood was created with the intent to provide the best possible environment & lifestyle for its residents. If you love maximum convenience blended with understated luxury, consider buying your next home the exclusive community of the Colony.

All About The Colony Real Estate

$300,000 is the starting price point for homes in The Colony, and most do not exceed $700,000. Many homes are situated on large, estate-sized lots between 6/10ths

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best place to buy a home austinAre you looking for a home in the Austin area? If so, you're doing it at a great time. Recently the good people at SelfStorage.com took a close look at 60 of the largest metropolitan areas in the country to determine which one was the best place to buy a new home. Austin came out on top as the Number 1 city for potential home buyers!

So what factors did they consider when they made this decision? Lets have a look:

  1. Economic Growth. The study looked at the numbers from 2003-2013. In that time, Austin had the best long term job growth and the second best overall economic growth of any of the top 12 cities on the list.
  2. Availability of New Housing. This metric focussed on the percentage of new housing built in 2000 or later. Austin came in at a
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austin's tallent building locationA brand new condo skyscraper planned for downtown West 3rd Street and West Avenue will be Austin's tallest building! Named "The Independent", this exciting new condo building is anticipated to be 58 storeys and 950,000 square feet, with a massive range of condo sizes and luxury amenities.

But it wouldn't be an Austin project without a unique twist: the building has a staggered architectural design, with an appearance similar to four building blocks that aren't perfectly stacked. The striking design will create quite the impact on downtown Austin, and is a welcome addition to the eclectic skyline.

The Independent condo building will combine luxury high rise condominiums with office space, centered around a new Central Library. Naturally, the tallest

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austin real estateWhat was an amazing year for Austin real estate is now being followed up by another 52 weeks of prosperity. Sales were at record levels in December and Forbes recently listed the city as one of the best for investing. So it's no surprise that the real estate sphere is chock-full of new listings and ambitious developments. And on that note, here are a couple of stories that have made the news this week.

Pflugerville

Approved on January 20, Sunshine Village Town Center is the future beacon of lifestyle, dining, and entertainment in Plfugerville. Slated for completion in just five years, this mixed-use development will be at the heart of many new homes by the time 2020 rolls around.

Austin's growth is the catalyst for projects of this type, as the

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austin investment propertiesTexas is kicking off 2015 with a bang, and Forbes has been reporting on the Lone Star state quite a bit as of late. While Houston was recently named the city with the most new construction in 2014, Austin is now being heralded as the number one city in the nation for investing in housing. In fact, the top ten cities included four more Texas towns.

Jobs are up and home prices are reasonable, making it easy to find prosperity in this city. So what do you need to know when investing in Austin real estate? Here are some quick tips to investment success.

Look for homes below the average value (Forbes listed it at $261,923). Your goal here is to find the happy medium between a home that you can rent easily (after minor repairs, or if you’re looking for a

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