Austin Real Estate

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Take a look at Austin's real estate MLS® sold data for the month of February 2017 below. Highlights include:

  • 3,804 properties sold in February 2017
  • Demand for Austin real estate is up 4%
  • 11.5% increase in available homes for sale from February 2016
Austin Real Estate Sold Stats - February 2017
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Best 55 Plus Communities In Austin

Austin is most known for its vibrant and youthful vibe, making it popular among young professionals and growing families. But what most people don't know is that Austin is one of the top ranking regions in the U.S. for senior living. With 30 percent of its population being over the age of 55, it seems as though this news is catching on.

So what makes Austin such a great place for 55 plus living? Austin is seeing strong growth in industries with jobs for seniors, outstanding small-business opportunities, and a strong emphasis on living active and healthy lifestyles. On top of all of this, Austin's residential communities have been rapidly developing, bringing mixed-use communities with luxury, resort-like amenities, as well as variety of features

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Friends shopping at The Domain NORTHSIDE Austin

On September 30, 2016, The Domain development in North Austin held the grand opening of its newest and final addition: The Domain NORTHSIDE. Located in a beautiful park-like setting with lush landscaping and custom art elements, this development spans 600,000 square feet of retail, dining, hotel, and service space. The Domain NORTHSIDE features some of Austin's best homegrown businesses with a thoughtfully curated list of benchmark brands and first-to-Austin tastemakers. Whether you call it home, stay the night, or enjoy the community, you can expect the uncommon vibe that keeps Austin together.

One of the more unique aspects to The Domain NORTHSIDE is that many of the locations on site are dog friendly. Austin is well-known for being an

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Austin's Hottest Neighborhoods for 2017


Zillow recently released their predictions for the hottest housing markets of 2017 that included some interesting information about Austin. The report announced Zillow’s top five Austin neighborhoods on track to see the highest growth in value this year, with four out of the five neighborhoods belonging to East Austin. This information was shocking to some but anticipated by most Austin real estate experts, who have been predicting that this area would be the next up-and-coming market. What's most interesting about the location of these neighborhoods is that many lay on the outer edge of the region, suggesting that home buyers interested in moving to East Austin are more interested in affordable, suburban housing.

Without further ado, the top five

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Family in park at Presidio Austin

A big announcement was made for the planned development of Presidio Austin. Houston-Based home builder David Weekley Homes announced the firm has purchased 15 acres of land near Lakeline Mall in the Cedar Park area. The plan? To build 180 new, high-end townhouses in the Presidio Austin development.

Welcome to Presidio Austin

Construction on the Presidio Austin townhomes are scheduled to begin by the third quarter of 2017, with home prices ranging from $300,000 to more than $500,000. Staying true to the style that David Weekley Homes are known for, interested buyers can expect the townhomes will be designed to be energy-efficient with private yards, open floor plans, and site amenities including a pool, pavilion, and open space.

Presido Austin

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Take a look at Austin's real estate MLS® sold data for the month of January 2017 below. Highlights include:

  • 8% increase in total properties sold between January 2016 and 2017
  • Demand for Austin real estate is up 4%
  • 11% increase in available homes for sale

Austin Real Estate Sold Stats - January 2017

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5 Reasons Why So Many Californians Are Relocating To Austin, TX

Spurred by the 2008 U.S. recession, thousands of Californians have been making the decision to relocate to Austin, TX.

California has long been the dream location for many. Picture year-round warm weather, gorgeous sandy beaches, endless blue skies, and that notorious laid-back attitude. It's hard to believe that anyone would want to move away from such a luxurious location.

The reality of the situation is that many Californians are realizing that this picturesque dream is just that; a dream. California is becoming an increasingly difficult place to live and work. The cost of living continues to grow, housing prices are astronomical, and though the active lifestyle, food industry, and arts and culture scene are outstanding, the lack of job

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Austin Named 2017 Best Place To Live


U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Austin as the best place to live in the United States. With an overall score of 7.8 out of 10, Austin beat out other top metro areas such as Denver in second place with a score of 7.5, and San Jose in third place with a score of 7.4.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 100 metro areas across the United States based on people's desire to live in the area, the perceived value of living in the area, the job market, the quality of life available to residents, and the net population.

Here's how Austin ranked on the scorecard:

  • Desirability: 8.4
  • Value: 7.3
  • Job Market: 7.5
  • Quality of Life: 7.3
  • Net Migration: 9.8

What Makes Austin The Best Place To Live

Desirability

Austin is known as

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2016 was a banner year for Austin real estate. Check out our infographic below for Austin MLS® sold data to previous calendar years. Highlights include:

  • 4% increase of total properties sold on the Austin real estate market
  • 6.7% increase in median sold home price, nearly a 60% increase from 2013
  • 11% increase in inventory
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Best Home Renovation for Resale Value in Austin

If you've ever thought about selling your home at all—whether you're trying to sell now or further down the road—renovating to add value to the home has probably crossed your mind. Cost-effective home renovations are a common practice for anyone in the seller's market, but what are the best home renovations for resale value?

It's important to weigh cost vs. value when it comes to home renovations and it's also important to research your own real estate market. For example, the renovation projects that result in the biggest return on your investment in the Austin real estate market aren't necessarily the same as other American cities. We're not just referring to the resale value of adding pools to Austin homes for sale vs. homes in a city in the

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