As with communities across the nation and world, real estate markets throughout the central-south Texas region have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but real estate experts are already pointing to what they see as promising signs that the Austin and San Antonio metro areas are well-positioned to withstand the impacts of the crisis.
An uptick in activity over the past few weeks, coupled with record-low mortgage rates have many feeling optimistic that our markets will emerge from a downturn sooner than later. With warmer weather, businesses reopening, and many people’s desire to relocate to our region all contributing to increased activity, the hope is that local real estate will soon return to its pre-pandemic highs.
Austin offers no shortage of great places to eat. Major food journals and television networks frequently give Austin's food scene generous accolades for the eclectic, diverse, and exquisite cuisine available throughout the city.
It's also no secret that Austin’s coffee culture is top-in-class.
All the locals know that Austin's food scene believes in providing tasty dishes, good portions, and quirky dives. Dining in Austin is designed to be an experience.
Summer is just around the corner along with patio season. Many of these establishments have closed their dining rooms due to the current public health crisis, but are still offering pick up and delivery options. Let's think forward to when we can all enjoy public places like this again and help…
Thank you for checking out the latest edition of the JB Goodwin Austin real estate market report for March 2020. We've got plenty of great information direct from the local Austin MLS® and our team of experienced agents.
The trend of lowering inventory continues into March as Austin home owners continue to be hesitant to list their homes. Of course, this isn't surprising given the current international crisis.
Despite the uneasy feeling in the marketplace, Austin home values continue to grow, as do sales. It's actually a great time to sell - declining supply and steady demand means that homes are still selling quickly. JB Goodwin's agents as well other real esate agents across the city have gotten creative in order to be able to show homes and…
Every time we walk a first-time homebuyer through the process of finding and purchasing a new home, it’s cause for celebration.
At JB Goodwin, we recognize purchasing a home is a big commitment — and a very exciting decision. There are so many factors to consider including location, number of bedrooms, style of home, price range, amenities, forecasted rates of appreciation, property taxes, and more.
If San Antonio is your choice for a first home, expect to enjoy a blend of affordable city-living with a deep Texas pride connected to one of its most popular locations. Alamo City is definitely up-and-coming, with new restaurants and developments being added every day.
First-time homebuyers in San Antonio have a lot to think about. The property…
It may be an understatement, but people are moving to Austin - lots of people.
The area has a perpetual allure that draws more and more families from across the country to call Austin their home.
As the basic laws of supply and demand would predict, our popularity has resulted in years of appreciating real estate values. For those in the market to live in or around downtown Austin, these growing home costs come with clear pros and cons.
In one regard, appreciating values mean a healthy real estate investment opportunity. On the other hand, rising costs mean there’s a growing financial barrier of entry for families in the market to buy central properties.
This barrier of entry has added to the growing trend of purchasing Austin condos. By…
San Antonio has a proud military heritage that is a big part of the city's culture and identity. Thousands of military personnel are stationed throughout the area's bases, and each year military families from all over the country make their home in the Alamo City.
Moving from abroad is hard enough, but military families also bring with them specific requirements when searching for a home, like:
- a home within close proximity to the military base
- quality school districts
- neighborhood safety
Here are our picks for the top four neighborhoods for San Antonio military families.
1. Olympia Hills
Olympia Hills is a golf course community in Universal City, just 20 miles northeast of San Antonio. With proximity to Randolph Air Force…
Austin, Texas lives up to many of the iconic slogans that people have given it. We're known to some as "Bat City" and to others, "the place young people go to retire." But no phrase captures our city’s character quite like the 18-year-old slogan, "Keep Austin Weird."
Today this phrase lives on our mugs, t-shirts, and street art. But it is more than just an enjoyable statement of pride about our city’s uniqueness. Keep Austin Weird has been the rallying cry of not just one, but several important social movements in Austin’s recent history.
The phrase lives on through the ethos of peculiarity that attracts artists, creatives, innovators, and misfits from across the globe to call Austin their home.
Here’s how the famous Austin slogan got its…
Welcome to the latest edition of the JB Goodwin Austin real estate market report for February 2020. We've pulled data from the local Austin MLS® and the experience of our agents to bring this information to you!
Despite an uncertain climate, the Austin real estate market continues to charge ahead. Total units sold are up 8.3% over last year and the median price has remained level. Demand remains high, especially as inventory levels dip, sitting at 29% below last year's level.
The Austin real estate market is still active and it's a great time to sell - lower inventory levels are sure to make your property that much more attractive to potential buyers. And buyers, lending rates are low and real estate is a great, stable investment. Think about…