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Shopping for a New Home in Austin? It’s All About Location, Location, Location

When it comes to buying a new home, location is everything. You can always change a feature you don’t like about a home, but you’re stuck with the location forever. Of course, Austin neighborhoods evolve over time, but what’s the best tactic? Buy the best home on a mediocre block? A mediocre home on the [...]
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Study Shows Quality Schools Drive Up Neighborhood Home Prices

It’s no surprise that parents want their children to get the best education possible, and it’s made clear in a recent study conducted by Redfin. The results uncovered a connection between quality schools and home prices, revealing that in neighborhoods situated near high-ranking schools, homes appear to be in higher demand.
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Making an Offer on a New Austin Home? How to Strengthen It

House hunting can be an exciting yet daunting proposition. Once you’ve found the perfect property, it’s time to make an offer. With a stronger offer, the seller is more likely to choose you over other potential buyers. How can you strengthen your position when making an offer on a home?
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Open Houses: 4 Reasons Why They Still Work to the Home Seller’s Advantage

Open houses may seem old-fashioned in the modern day market, but they still work to the seller’s advantage. Generate interest in your home by giving on-site tours that let potential home buyers see for themselves what your home has to offer. How can an open house be effective for you? There are four specific ways: [...]
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Relocating to Austin? How to Prepare for the Big Move

Whether for work, school or family commitments, relocating to Austin can be both a challenging and exciting prospect. Here are some of the factors you should consider as you prepare for relocating to Austin. Determine Living Arrangements The Austin real estate market can be complex, making it a challenge for those looking to buy a [...]
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Austin Real Estate Update — More Houses on the Market

In the Austin real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers, even as more houses become available compared to his time last year. September 2014 found an increase in the number of new listings, active listings and pending listings for single-family homes, according to information from the Austin Board of Realtors. The 2,586 [...]
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What to Expect From Apple’s New iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

The next generation of Apple’s tablet computers will be thinner, lighter and packed with new features that will make users’ experience even better.
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Austin MetroRail Reduces the Commute for Those Living in Surrounding Suburbs

The Austin MetroRail offers new Austin residents and long-time commuters adequate transportation to and from important areas of the city, including major suburbs such as Leander, Cedar Park and Round Rock. If you’re looking for housing in the Austin area, the range of MetroRail coverage means you’ll have a wider geographical area to consider for [...]
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8 Areas of Austin to Explore — Which One Fits the Bill for You?

The City of Austin offers new residents a thriving urban setting with excellent amenities, including schools, retail and cultural activities. But when you’re planning a move to Austin, it can be difficult to identify the areas of town and determine which one meets your community needs.
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The City of Austin’s Down Payment Assistance Program for Eligible First-Time Homebuyers

First-time Austin homebuyers have a city-based program to help them with the down payment for their initial residential purchase. The Down Payment Assistance Program helps qualified Austin area homebuyers with the down payment, closing costs and pre-paid expenses associated with buying a home.
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