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Homes for Sale in Round Rock TX

Thursday, December 11th, 2015 at 4:30pm.
Round Rock, Texas is considered one of the top ten small cities in the country to live in. With a great public education system, amazing parks and trails, and strong economic development through major corporations including Dell, Apple and Samsung, Round Rock is able to employ many of its more than 110,000 residents. Homes for sale in Round Rock TX vary in pricing, making it a great option...

Austin Real Estate Agents Welcome Walnut Creek Biking Trails

Thursday, December 11th, 2015 at 3:30pm.
Biking is experiencing rapid growth across the U.S., and Austin is helping lead that trend. The area’s moderate weather and increasing access to trails is making it even easier for residents to enjoy biking year round...

Higher Ground Bar & Lounge Gives Cedar Park Homes for Sale an Extra Appeal

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 4:30pm.
Cedar Park, Texas is centrally located in Texas Hill Country, and is the perfect place to work, live and play. With many beautiful Cedar Park homes for sale, you can live in a vibrant community that is family and business friendly, as well as offers a great selection of entertainment, sports, and restaurants...

A Trip to the Stars Isn't Far From Cedar Park Real Estate

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 3:00pm.
The Austin metropolitan area is full of cultural and educational entertainment for people of all ages. The Blanton Museum of Art has an impressive assortment of classical European artwork and contemporary art from all over North America. At the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum you can tap into your Texas roots and explore the rich heritage of the state. These museums and other cultural...

Texas Passes Property Tax Reform That Lowers Rates on Austin Real Estate

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 2:30pm.
The long recovery after the crash of the housing market in 2007-2008, created strong growth in home prices all across Texas. As the appraised values of Austin real estate rose, so did property taxes, which put increased burden on homeowners to meet their obligations. In November 2015, Texas voters passed Proposition 1...

Finding Austin Homes for Sale in A Great Place to Start Your Career

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 1:30pm.
Austin is the energetic capital of Texas, which sits comfortably in Travis County. While Austin is famous for its cultural and music influences, the city also offers something for first-time homebuyers and individuals who are looking to start their career. When looking at Austin homes for sale, you will be choosing a vibrant ...

Austin, Texas Real Estate – Live In One of the “Greenest” Cities in America

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 12:30pm.
If you're looking to move to a city that might literally turn your friends and loved ones “green” with envy, Austin, Texas might be the place for you. Based on recent rankings from WalletHub, analysts have chosen Austin, as Texas' “greenest” city, and the 11th greenest among the 100 most populated cities across the country....
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Latest Data Shows Growth in Austin Real Estate Market

Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 12:00pm.
Within the Austin, Texas real estate marketplace, the latest data shows that homebuyers can achieve a significant return for their investment. Our team of experienced real estate specialists at Austin Realty has spent much of their time analyzing the local market and reviewing the data available...

Avery Ranch Real Estate Agents are Excited about the New Rotten Bunch Wine Bar and Restaurant

Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 11:11am.
This fall, a new restaurant opened its doors in the Avery Ranch community: The Rotten Bunch. This wine bar and restaurant aims to fulfill a solid (and quite tasty) gap lacking in the area.

New LCRA Transmission Line Raises Concerns for Austin Texas Real Estate

Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 11:11am.
Austin, Texas – October 2015 - The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has announced proposed plans to construct a new transmission line along the Brushy Creek Trail System. This line has the potential to negatively impact Austin Texas real estate and the residents who live near the Brushy Creek..

Four Checks Needed Before Closing

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 2:40pm.
Drew Griffin with AustinHomesForSale.com and Realty Austin discusses the four checks needed before closing. View the video to learn more!
Feel free to reach out to us at info@austinhomesforsale.com for more information!

5 Things To Consider When Making An Offer On A Home

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 11:11am.
AustinHomesForSale.com at Realty Austin talks about five of the factors to consider when making an offer on a home. Not all homes are equal and it is important to make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Watch this video to learn more.

Breakdown of the Home Buying Process

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 10:48am.
The home buying process involves many intricacies and details. Watch our video here from AustinHomesForSale.com to learn more about them all.

5 reasons to get pre-approved for a loan BEFORE looking at homes

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 4:12pm.
We here at AustinHomesForSale.com have found over the years that many potential homebuyers are uneducated about the homebuying process and they think that going out and looking at the insides of homes with an agent is the first step. This is a common misperception. Very common. Take a look at this video as we go over the importance of getting pre-approved for a loan/mortgage before doing anything as it pertains to buying the most important, biggest investment one will likely make in their lifetime.

Our Austin, Texas Real Estate Team Look at the Economic Growth in Austin

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:45am.
The Austin, Texas real estate marketplace is now experiencing the benefits of the city’s significant rise in population in recent months. Many local experts believe the strong performance within the Austin economy and housing market is directly correlated with the rise in the city’s population, which is outpacing every other big city in the U.S. according to recent figures. Within this post, we’ll provide an overview of the local economy and outline the exceptional growth taking place in and around Austin. According to census figures, Austin, Texas’s population rose 2.9% in the 12 months before July 2014. The next closest city according to the census data was Denver, which managed 2.4% population growth during the same time period.

Austin Real Estate Experts AustinHomesForSale.com Highlight The New TRID Rule

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:43am.
 
On October 3, 2015, the new TRID (TILA-RSPA Integration Disclosure) will be enacted into law. This new law will significantly change the settlement process for those purchasing and selling housing across the US marketplace, and so within this post, our Austin, Texas real estate experts outline the changes and provide an overview on what it means for the wider marketplace. One of the leading changes to the current marketplace is that now, all closing forms must be ready three days prior to the final closing date for the property. Because of the new challenges involved in making changes to the updated closing forms, it is recommended that all stakeholders ensure the closing forms are actually completed a full seven days before the closing date. …

Our Austin, Texas Real Estate Experts Highlight the New Restaurants in the FM 3406 Area

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:31am.
 
New restaurant openings can be a clear sign of local housing market vitality. They show that business owners expect more visitors to the area in the coming months and years, and the local economy is growing significantly. It’s the reason that our Austin, Texas real estate market experts believe the new restaurant openings across the FM 3406 area are a sign of strength in the Round Rock marketplace. The latest restaurant openings include the following eateries across the FM 3406 region: Hopdoddy Burger Bar Located in the North I-35 area at 2800 N. I-35 in Round Rock, the Hopdoddy Burger Bar will feature a menu that includes burgers, locally brewed beers, syrups and fresh juices, each of which is made with the finest of local ingredients.

Our Austin Texas Real Estate Team Highlight Upcoming Events in Round Rock

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:23am.
 
The local event calendar is now the focus of our Austin, Texas real estate experts as we showcase the latest social events taking place in Round Rock and across the local region. It’s quite busy as we come toward the end of 2015 and we hope to see many of our clients and friends at some of these exciting events! Taste of Cedar Park on October 20th, 2015 The Taste of Cedar Park event is being run by the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cedar Park, and is presented by the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Being held in conjunction with the unveiling of the newest sculptures in the tranquil Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, the event will bring together local Cedar Park wineries and eateries.

Creek Bend Boulevard Road Extension Brings Great Value to Round Rock Real Estate

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:16am.
 
The local roads here in Round Rock, Williamson County have recently undergone a significant change, opening the area up to a greater number of visitors and transit options. In a project that began early in April, 2015, the four-lane Creek Bend Boulevard has been extended to connect with Brightwater Boulevard at Wyoming Springs Drive. Once completed, the entire extension project will feature raised medians, sidewalks and improved cycling lanes. One of the leading benefits of the project is that it will bridge the north and south areas of Round Rock with a convenient connection over Brushy Creek. This will help increase the connection between the local areas and to drive a greater number of visitors to the Round Rock region.

Our Austin, Texas Real Estate Experts are excited with Nutty Brown Café coming to Round Rock

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:10am.
 
A new outdoor music venue is arriving soon in Round Rock! That’s the exciting news that was recently announced when the Round Rock City Council approved the sale of McNeil Park near I-95 on August 13. The sale means that Round Rock will be the new home of the Nutty Brown Café, a venue for outdoor music and a great array of country music entertainment. The current Nutty Brown Café venue in Austin has hosted world renowned country music acts such as Pat Green, Bob Schneider and the Eli Young Band. And while the current venue has the capacity for 3,900 guests, the new venue is set to have a 5,000 seat capacity. The new location near I-95 and University Boulevard will help the Nutty Brown Café to attract patrons from across the local area, in areas.

 

Questions to Ask When Interviewing A Listing Agent

Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 3:51pm.
Here at AustinHomesForSale.com, we have noticed that sometimes sellers don't know the RIGHT questions to ask an agent when they are interviewing to list their home. Unfortunately, this can often lead to the sellers making the wrong decision and in turn, having a negative listing experience. Take a look at our video outlining the 4 categories of questions to ask a listing agent when interviewing to list your home!   By using the latest technologies, expert pricing analysis, superior marketing techniques and world class industry knowledge, we sell our homes faster and for more money than any other brokerage in the Austin Area! If you would like to know more about how we sell our listings, call us at 512-887-4849 or email at info@austinhomesforsale.com!

Taste of Round Rock, Fable Fest, Cedar Fest & Other Local Events around Round Rock, TX

Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 11:11am.
More and more home buyers are flocking to Round Rock and Cedar Park to purchase some of the homes that are currently for sale. One of the reasons Austin real estate is doing so well is because of the many family-friendly events hosted by the local neighborhoods. Taste of Round Rock Round Rock is one of the larger surrounding areas, known for the annual event “Taste of Round Rock,” which according to Taste of Round Rock, “has always been a great opportunity for the community to come out and try different menu items and discover new culinary creations.” This year, the event was able to successfully raise money for the Round Rock Chamber all while promoting interactions between local restaurants and caterers and the general public.

The Newly Approved East Trail Extension Will Connect Brushy Creek to Cedar Park & Create a Demand for Austin Texas Real Estate

Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 11:10am.
Residents of Brushy Creek and Cedar Park will be excited to learn that the Brushy Creek bike and hike trail east extension was recently approved and will soon span a whopping 6.75 miles. At the moment, the path mostly features trails that are made from crushed granite (although there are some parts that are paved with concrete); Phase III will make allow for many trail improvements to be made. Currently, the path is still pretty impressive as is; it is home to interesting historical markers, the Champion cemetery, and 6 parks scattered along the way (Creekside, Olsen Meadows, Champion, Brushy Creek Lake, Brushy Creek Sports, and Twin Lakes). As a result there are tons of accessible amenities that are available to local residents such as swimming areas.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Purchasing Austin Texas Residential Real Estate

Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 11:06am.
In 2015 Austin TX was voted #1 best large city to live in America based on a number of health, liability, education, and local economic factors. According to WalletHub’s data, this study found Austin Texas was the most livable choice out of 60 different cities across the United States. Why More & More People are Purchasing Homes for Sale in Austin TX

  1. There Are Plenty of Lucrative Jobs Available in Texas’s Oil, Gas, & Military Industries
  2. Unlike NYC and San Fran, Austin Texas Is a Very Affordable Place to Live
  3. The Homes for Sale on the Market are Also Much Cheaper
  4. The General Taxes are Lower & There is No Personal Income Tax
  5. Cedar Park, Brushy Creek, & Other Parts of Austin TX are Family-Friendly
  6. There is a lot of Community

Essential Real Estate Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in Austin Texas

Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 11:03am.
This summer, Austin’s real estate market has been on fire and according to Time magazine, “For the first time in years, the boom-and-bust housing market may be finding its sweet spot, with good deals for [BOTH] buyers and sellers.” Tips for First TimersEven though now may be the perfect time to purchase your dream home in Austin, TX first time home buyers may still find the buying process to be overwhelming and difficult to navigate through. That is why it is essential to remember the following tips for first timers:
 
  1. Get Pre-Approved & Pre-Qualified for Financing
  2. Have Approximately 10-20% of Your Down Payment
  3. Make Sure to be Meticulous When Calculating Your Property Taxes
  4. Ask About Owner Financing
  5. Think About Your Offer So You

Cedar Park & Round Rock Real Estate Now Gaining Attention among Austin, TX Home Buyers

Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 10:58am.
Located in Williamson County, the neighbourhoods of Cedar Park and Round Rock are currently gaining attention among Austin Texas real estate buyers. Why? Well, these neighbourhoods are located fairly close to Austin’s Town Lake bike and hiking trail as well as the gradually expanding Brushy Creek trail. Right now, the Brushy Creek regional bike trail stretches 2.5 miles, but there is a plan set in motion to extend it to span all the way from one side of Williamson County to the other. Once the entire path is complete, it will 5.25 miles long – that’s over twice as big as it is today.

The 2015 Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival Line Up

Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 10:50am.
The 2015 Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival Line UpThat’s right, the music festival that you’ve been waiting for is almost here and you can finally purchase tickets. From October 2-4 and 9-11, the annual ACL festival will be happening at Zilker Park. The current ACL line up is incredibly impressive and features dozens of well-known bands and artists as well as talented, lesser known musicians including:
 
  • Foo Fighters
  • Drake
  • The Strokes
  • Florence + The Machine
  • The Weeknd
  • Disclosure
  • Deadmau5
  • Bassnectar
  • Alt-J
  • Hozier
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Of Monsters And Men
  • Modest Mouse
  • Tame Impala
  • Billy Idol
  • And more!
Individuals who are interested in attending the 2015 Austin City Limits festival.