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Joining a homeowners’ association can be an added perk of living in certain communities. In essence, a homeowners’ association allows a community to agree to share the costs of the extra benefits of living in said community.

HOAs are common in gated neighborhoods with special accommodations like a pool, tennis courts, regular lawn service, and more. They can also afford greater security and fund neighborhood maintenance problems that may arise.

With shared community amenities, a local body to keep the neighborhood uniform and safe, and a community fund to help with issues around the neighborhood, HOAs provide a kind of safety umbrella for neighborhood members.

HOAs can make a neighborhood more pleasant and liveable by allowing for shared

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Check out the latest leasing report for March 2019 direct from the Austin MLS®, courtesy of JBGoodwin REALTORS®.

Supply is down at just 200 available units across the city. It's a great time to lease out your space with demand up 3% so far in 2019. Rental prices remain level however.

Here's a breakdown of the key stats to look out for:

  • Total leases are up 3%
  • Home leases are up 2%
  • Property leases are down 7%
  • Single-family homes leases are down 2%

Remember, your friends at JB Goodwin can fill your rental property 4 days faster than the average Austin real estate agent.

Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin rental market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin REALTORS® online today!

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JB Goodwin MLS Real Estate Market Update, February 2019

What's going on in the Austin real estate market? We're glad you asked. Check out the latest JB Goodwin sold comparison report direct from the MLS® below!

Total units sold stands at 4,136, up a marginal 1.3% over this same time last year. Inventory is also up 17% over last year, with a total of 6,600 units currently on the market! Despite this increase, overall inventory remains comparatively low at just a 2.3 month's supply.

Key stats to look out for:

  • Demand remains level
  • The median price of homes sold so far this year is $293,400
Do you have more questions about the state of the Austin real estate market? Don't hesitate to contact JBGoodwin REALTORS® online today!

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the return on investment on different types of landscaping

The best home renovations are those that pay for themselves after the home is sold.

Of course, the changes you make to your home don’t have to be strategic in this way. You can renovate aspects of your property just for you. Though adding a pool doesn’t usually pay for itself upon resale, thousands of homeowners do it every year because they love swimming.

But, for those interested in renovating outdoors with resale return on investment (ROI) in mind, this article is for you.

The value-add can be considered from two angles. The first and most obvious angle: certain renovations can literally increase the resale value of your home. This means the value a renovation adds to a house will fully (or mostly) be covered upon resale.

The other

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2019 central texas festival & events guide

Are you ready to have some fun?

Whether you’re doing the organizing or just along for the ride, the biggest events of the year take planning! To help you get ready, here are some of the most popular gatherings around the San Antonio and Austin area for the rest of 2019:

Rodeo Austin

March 15th – 30th

Ya’ll been to a rodeo? Austin puts its spin on the time-honored festivities of ropin’ and ridin’, with the live music and delicious BBQ you’d expect to accompany such an event. “Where Weird Meets Western.”

For more information, visit: https://rodeoaustin.com/

ABC Austin Kitefest

March 31st

After 90 years and counting, the Austin Kitefest proves that old school fun hasn’t lost its luster – no matter how realistic those new video

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Hot off the press! Get up to date with what's going on with the Austin real estate market direct from the MLS®, courtesy of your friends at JB Goodwin!

There are some signs that the market may be slowing down slightly. Total units sold and median home values have remained level compared to 2018, even as inventory has grown by over 1000 units. That's an increase of 19%! Despite this increase, inventory still remains low when compared to the early part of the decade, with a supply of just 2.3 months.

Here are a few key stats to look out for:

  • Demand remains level
  • The median price of homes sold 1 month into the year is $294,000
  • 1,797 units were sold in January throughout the city of Austin
Have more questions about the Austin
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pros & cons of buying a new construction home in texas

As you enter the central Texas real estate market, there are many types of homes to consider. It may be helpful to narrow your search by asking simple either/or style questions:

One or two story? House or duplex? Close to downtown or remote?

You also might ask: Should I buy a new construction home or one that’s been lived in before?

There are wonderful benefits to buying a new or used home in Central Texas. For today’s article, we’ll investigate the pros and cons of buying a new construction home. By default, this article will also tell you about some of the benefits of buying used homes as well.

We hope this is helpful as you enter the Texas real estate market.

Without further ado:

The Pros of Buying a New Construction Home

Many

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Hot off the press! JB Goodwin is happy to present the leasing statistics report for February 2019. Take a look at the complete info-graphic below.

Supply remains low as demand increases. With 10,000 new apartment units added in 2018, occupancy remains at a high 93.3%.

Overall, leases are down compared to 2018. Here's a break down:

  • Total leases are down 9%
  • Home leases are down 20%
  • Property leases are down 13%
  • Single-family home leases are down 15%

Remember, JB Goodwin REALTORS® can get your rental property filled 5 days faster than the average Austin agent!

If you're interested in learning more about leasing out your property or finding the perfect rental, please get in touch with a JB Goodwin agent.

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Welcome to the latest edition of the JB Goodwin real estate market stats report, direct from the MLS®!

Upward is the overall trend more or less across the board. Inventory is actually up 700 units compared to 2017 figures, even though its down 2,000 units overall compared to eight years ago.

It was quite a year in Austin! The total units sold this past year amounted to 34,435, with a median price of $304,900, up 4% from the previous year.

Here are a few key stats to look for:

  • Demand is up 3%
  • Overall inventory is still low, with just a 2.3 months supply
  • Total units sold for 2018 is up 1.5% compared to 2017
Have more questions about the Austin real estate market? Please don't hesitate to contact JB Goodwin REALTORS® online…
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austin mls leasing stats - January 2019

Welcome to 2019 - here is JB Goodwin's first MLS® leasing report of 2019! Check out the info-graphic below.

As the Austin rental market enters 2019, trends remain remarkably similar to last year. In the first month of the new year, demand continues to grow as supply levels remain low. Demand is up 4% from 2018! It's a good time to have an investment property.

Here are the key stats to watch:

  • Total leases are up 4%
  • Home leases are up 6%
  • Property leases are down 10%
  • Single-family home leases are down 13%

Remember, JB Goodwin REALTORS® can get your rental property filled 5 days faster than the average Austin agent!

If you're interested in learning more about leasing out your property or finding the perfect rental, please…
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