Austin's flourishing real estate market has done it again, and JB Goodwin REALTORS® have witnessed the breakthrough first-hand. After a record-breaking month of July, Austin has proven that its current status as one of the nation's most scorching markets is not going to change anytime soon. Though Austin's hot market has been a topic of discussion nation-wide for the past year or so, the city has long endured a marked imbalance as a result of its popularity as a real estate hub: trailing supply. While residential development in Austin has been high, it has been no match for the soaring levels of demand. However, Austin Board of REALTORS® president Barb Cooper has indicated that an increase in market equilibrium could be coming, stating that "home prices…
Looking For Something To Do In Austin?
The start of the fall semester is here, and that means it's football season again for the University of Texas! If you and your're planning to take in one of the home games this year, or are just looking for something fun to do with your friends, then you'll want to keep reading. Whether you're a student at U of T or visiting from abroad, be sure to check out some of these fun things to do in Austin while you're here!
1. Picnic at Hamilton Pool State park with friends
Spend the day in the natural swimming hole, basking in the sunshine on the beach, and hiking the rocky terrain nearby. It’s only $15 per vehicle for the day.
2. Visit Karaoke Underground
If you love punk rock and indie jams and you…
There are so many things homeowners can do to add value back into their homes, but some might not realize the finer details, if missed over time, can often become a much bigger headache further down the road. Small things like chipping paint and dirty grout might not seem like a big problem now, but waiting until you decide to sell to clean things up could result have expensive and time-consuming repercussions. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid while living in your home that will save you time and money in the long run, especially when you decide to sell.
1. Neglecting Hot Water Heater and Air Conditioning Units
A good rule of thumb is if you pay more up front, you’re likely to save yourself money in the long term. Don’t cheap out when…
Commute in Austin Without Owning Your Own Car
While owning a car may seem like a pretty big necessity in a city as big Austin, TX, it doesn’t need to be. Aside from purchasing the car, the annual operating costs like maintenance, gas, parking, cleaning, insurance, tires, and so on, add up to about $6, 967. These numbers are based on a report by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in 2015 and assume the vehicle was driven 15,000 miles. That could be another six-thousand dollars in your pocket for mortgage payments, vacations, tuition, you name it.
Going car-free can be a lifestyle change at first, but it’s completely within reach. Here are just a few examples of alternative transportation opportunities in Austin to be aware of.