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RARE OPPORTUNITY: Mid-Century in Old Town

RARE OPPORTUNITY: Mid-Century in Old Town

Listings, Portfolio
Calling all mid-century lovers: now’s your chance to live in an affordable, stylish home in Old Town Georgetown! 4 Bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms plus a large multi-use room) on a large 0.26 acre lot across from the VFW park and San Gabriel River. You're right in the middle of everything this charming community has to offer: walk to the Historic Georgetown Square, El Monumento, Lark & Owl books, Blue Hole, Southwestern University, and more! The owner has made extensive updates, including HVAC, ceiling fans, and some electrical in 2017, plus fresh roof, interior and exterior paint, dishwasher, granite counters, wood-look ceramic tile, carpet in beds, and more this year! The corner lot has enough space for garden and entertaining, both in the front and back yards. Oh, yeah, did I mention…
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FOR SALE: Country Living, Close to Town

FOR SALE: Country Living, Close to Town

Austin Area, Listings
In true 80s fashion, this ranch style home has vaulted ceilings, large living spaces, and all 4 bedrooms down a single hallway. The custom build details are evident in native stone around the fireplace/front elevation and huge picture window in the dining room, overlooking part of a 0.78 acre pastoral landscape. Enjoy sunrise at the dining room table, where you can see your peach, pear, pecan, or fig trees, and glimpse cattle grazing in an adjacent field. A vaulted ceiling in the living room is dotted with speakers for your pre-wired listening pleasure! There’s no rule against enjoying the coziness of a fireplace all-year-round, and when it’s cold out, keep the built-in firewood storage stocked for easy access. Work-from-home was fashion-forward in 80s, but there is office space for today’s…
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September 2019: Austin’s median home price reaches all-time high

September 2019: Austin’s median home price reaches all-time high

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Rewrite of land development code is necessary for housing solutions AUSTIN, TX – While the summer selling season has ended for most housing markets, the Austin Board of REALTORS® latest Central Texas Housing Market Report shows a double-digit percent increase in Austin home sales, which continue to outpace inventory and drive up home prices. The median price of a single-family home in the city of Austin rose 11.9% this month to $406,000––an all-time high for any September on record. “The adverse effect of low housing stock within the Austin area is higher home prices,” Kevin P. Scanlan, 2019 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. “As the anchor city of our region, Austin and its land use code directly impact Central Texas’ ability to meet buyer demands for more…
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August 2019: Hot Market leaves Few Choices

August 2019: Hot Market leaves Few Choices

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Increasing sales and decreasing home stock leave few choices for Austin residents As the summer-selling season came to an end, August Austin-area home sales continued to increase, while listings on the market decreased compared to the same month last year. The Austin Board of REALTORS® latest Central Texas Housing Market Report indicates the imbalance between supply and demand––which continues to drive up the cost of homes in Austin––will persist beyond this summer's sales activity. "While it's typical to see a decrease in housing inventory and listings at the end of the summer, the continued year-over-year decrease in supply is proof that Austin's housing stock is critically limited," Kevin P. Scanlan, 2019 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. "We’re encouraged by the City Council's stated commitment to creating more…
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First-time homebuyer guide

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by BARBARA WHELEHANJULY 8, 2019 So you’re in the market to buy a home. Whether it’s your first foray into the exciting home-buying process or you’ve been through it before and have forgotten the details, this guide will provide first-time homebuyer tips to prepare you for what’s ahead. Hero Images/Getty Images What is a first-time homebuyer? Logically, a first-time homebuyer might refer to someone who has never purchased a home before. But in some contexts, the definition is actually much broader than that. Prospective homebuyers who can’t scrape together a substantial down payment may be eligible for assistance through first-time homebuyer grants and loan programs. To qualify for many of these programs,  prospective buyers generally must not have owned a home for at least the previous three years. In other words, you don’t…
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July 2019: Austin-area home sales break July records

July 2019: Austin-area home sales break July records

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Austin-area home sales set an all-time high for any July on record, as sales last month increased 11.7% to 3,439 home sales, according to the latest Central Texas Housing Market Report from the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Despite the record, home sales within the city of Austin remained flat due to limited housing inventory. "Regional single-family home sales posted strong gains this July, indicating the summer selling season is likely to remain active and steady throughout August," Kevin P. Scanlan, 2019 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. “It’s a sellers’ market right now. Even though we saw an increase in new listings, inventory remains low. Homes located inside city limits are spending less than one month on the market, on average." Jim Gaines, chief economist at the Real…
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June 2019: Dip in Austin’s Home Sales May Indicate New Trend

June 2019: Dip in Austin’s Home Sales May Indicate New Trend

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Central Texas home sales increase in first half of 2019; decrease in Austin AUSTIN, TX – Single-family home sales experienced strong gains in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) but declined in the city of Austin in the first half of this year, according to the June and Midyear 2019 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. "We have seen slight dips in Austin's home sales before, but because this decrease is over the course of six months, it could be indicative of a larger trend," Kevin P. Scanlan, 2019 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. "Austin's limited housing inventory—which dropped below two months in June—and increasing home prices have resulted in fewer sales over time. As Austin continues to be one of…
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Indoor Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality

Home Care Tips
By Stephanie James Bamboo Palm Having pollutants in your home can have detrimental effects on the well-being of your family. Poor air quality can lead to everything from allergies to migraines to cancer and more. Thankfully there is a natural solution that is backed up by scientists at NASA. They recently conducted a study looking at the best plants to purify the air in houses. They tested for the most harmful chemicals and compounds, and found that certain plants can get rid of impurities in your home. Below are three of the highest ranking plants that they concluded can help improve your air quality. This easy growing plant is an expert at eliminating harmful elements like benzene and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is one of the most common indoor air pollutants, and…
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May 2019: Lack of Mid-Market Housing in Austin Leads Buyers to Suburbs

May 2019: Lack of Mid-Market Housing in Austin Leads Buyers to Suburbs

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Austin's median home price hits all-time high amid declining inventory AUSTIN, TX–The median price of a single-family home reached an all-time high of $407,400 in the city of Austin—setting a new record for the Austin Board of REALTORS®’s monthly housing reports. But at the same time, the May 2019 Central Texas Housing Market report shows declines in the city of Austin for both new and active listings, as well as a 3.4% drop in home sales. The same wasn’t true, however, for the surrounding areas, which all experienced strong gains. "A lack of middle-market housing in the city of Austin is driving demand to the suburbs," Kevin P. Scanlan, 2019 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. "While the Central Texas housing market is healthy and thriving, Austin continues…
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