When a state is given a tagline of "Everything's Bigger in Texas" you might find that some rather large expectations are attached. Located in the heart of Texas, Austin is a prime example of a city coming through with some big real estate increases.

Austin, Texas starAccording to the latest stats from the Austin Board of Realtors, Austin-area single family home sales have increased by 2.9% as of February 2016. Additionally, housing prices have risen 7.6% since the same month last year, to an average price of over $333,000.

It doesn't appear that the proverbial fire will be put out any time soon in Austin either. Austin has been rated as the number two place to live by the U.S News and World report, which gave the city a score of 7.7 out of 10. It is estimated that…

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A great first impression is a fragile thing, and you only get one chance to get it right. Leave the wrong first impressions and you’ll never get that opportunity again.

The curb appeal of the home you are trying to sell isn’t anything to scoff at. Giving the potential buyer the best possible first impressions can literally add thousands to the closing sale price of your home. Despite the size of the potential savings, adding great curb appeal to your Austin home doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.austin home curb appeal Here are a few things you can do to add a bit of needed curb appeal to your home, without breaking the bank.

Clean Up Your Act!

This one may seem like a no-brainer but its impact can be substantial. Take a few weekends out of your life to clean…

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LeadingRE is the world at your fingertips, a network of local expert REALTORs® on a global scale. From at home in Texas cities to our northern neighbors in Vancouver to our friends across the pond, affiliated companies span far and wide. JBGoodwin REALTORs® is a proud member of this partnership, and we take pride in being an ambassador for life in Austin.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is an international buying and selling heavyweight, measuring in at over 50 countries and 120,000 agents. It’s an invitation-only network, meaning that your agent at home or abroad is of the highest caliber. Customer experience is number one—no holds barred.

I'm Local I'm Global JBGoodwin REALTORSWhether you’re relocating to Austin or heading off abroad, it’s this network that will give you…

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The Texas Star in downtown AustinAustin, TX has once again made it to the coveted top three on someone's good list. In the inaugural ranking of Best Places to Live in the USA, published by U.S. News & World Report, our city came in at #2 right after Denver, CO.

The rankings take into account indexes such as value (e.g. cost of living), the current state of the job market (e.g. unemployment rate and median salary), quality of life (e.g. commute times, quality and availability of health care, quality of education, and crime rate), and of course, the area's overall desirability.

When relocating to any metropolitan city, obvious measures like affordability and employment opportunities can make or break one's decision in making the big move. But there's also that little x factor that…

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Ash Creek Homes has consistently been one of Austin's best choices for home builders. For nearly 35 years, the award-winning company has developed widely-recognized creative communities. Responsible for the designing, planning, and construction of over 500 industry-favorite homes in upscale neighborhoods in the West Austin and North Central Austin areas, the Ash Creek brand can be found in subdivisions like Serene Hills, Wildwood, Mesa Hollow, Los Senderos, The Grove at Falconhead, Spillman Ridge, Arboretum Park, The Cottages at Lake Creek, and Bull Creek Ranch, just to name a few. Ash Creek Homes is known for giving homeowners what they both want and need, all while creatively preserving the landscapes and natural beauty of picturesque Texas Hill…

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