Central Texas Real Estate Blog

Tips for Selling and Buying Homes in the Austin Market this Fall

For Sale: 14426 Tuscola Cir, Austin, Texas | Listed by Carson Haney, Culhane Premier Properties

Selling and buying a home in Austin, Texas, can be an exciting but challenging process, given the competitive real estate market in the area. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process successfully:

Tips for Selling a Home in Austin, Texas:

1. Prepare Your Home: First impressions matter. Invest time and effort in improving your home's curb appeal and ensuring it is clean and well-maintained. Consider making minor repairs and staging your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers.

2. Pricing Strategy: Work with a local real estate agent who has expertise in the Austin market. They can help you determine the right listing price based on recent comparable sales and market trends....

Once-in-a-Generation Mixed use Development Underway in Cedar Park

The Nebraska Furniture Mart project, spanning 118 acres, located north of Austin, is making significant progress as stakeholders collaborate to bring this "once-in-a-generation" development to Cedar Park.

CPM Development LLC, affiliated with Warren Buffet's Nebraska Furniture Mart, submitted documents to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation last week. These documents indicate that construction for commercial and public improvements at the site, situated at 750 E. New Hope Drive, could commence early next year, with the project expected to be fully completed by 2026. Although the filings mention two prospective tenants—Scheel's, a sporting goods chain from North Dakota, and PopStroke, a golf and dining concept featuring miniature golf courses designed by Tiger Woods—representatives from the developer have clarified that the information...

A Look at the New Downtown Austin

Following the addition of 17 significant buildings in 2022, downtown Austin continues its rapid expansion with 22 ongoing construction projects and an additional 34 projects in the pipeline, poised to reshape the city's skyline.

The surge of growth is not limited to commercial spaces but extends to other sectors as well. The city has ambitious plans to accommodate the increasing demand for hospitality with approximately 3,000 new hotel rooms slated for development in the coming years. Additionally, Austin aims to cater to its growing population with the construction of 11,200 residential units, offering a range of housing options to meet the diverse needs of residents.

These development endeavors reflect the city's commitment to accommodating its flourishing economy and population. The influx of new buildings, including office spaces, hotels, and residential...

10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Austin

1. Barton Springs Pool: Take a dip in the natural spring-fed Barton Springs Pool, a popular spot to cool off and swim. The water remains refreshingly cool throughout the year.

2. Hamilton Pool Preserve: Visit Hamilton Pool Preserve, a scenic natural pool formed by a collapsed grotto. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings, swim in the cool waters, and relax in the shade.

3. Lady Bird Lake: Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and explore Lady Bird Lake, a peaceful reservoir located in the heart of Austin. You can enjoy water activities while staying cool.

4. Inner Space Cavern: Explore the fascinating Inner Space Cavern, an underground cave system near Austin. The caves provide a cool and otherworldly experience away from the heat.

5. Visit Museums and Art Galleries: Austin boasts numerous museums and art galleries...

Austin's Real Estate Market Continues to Normalize

Photo above is Culhane Premier Properties' current listing, 9901 Bundoran Dr. 

The Austin real estate market has long been a hotbed of activity, drawing attention from buyers and investors alike. In recent years, Austin's unprecedented growth and skyrocketing housing prices have made headlines. However, there are indications that the market is entering a phase of normalization. In this blog post, we will explore the evolving trends in the Austin real estate market and how it is gradually moving towards a more balanced and sustainable state.

The Shift in Price Growth:
One of the key signs of the Austin real estate market normalizing is the shift in price growth. While the city has experienced double-digit appreciation rates in the past, recent...

The IBM Austin Domain: Paving the Way for a Technological Boomtown by 2040

In recent years, Austin, Texas, has emerged as a thriving technology hub, attracting tech giants and startups alike. With its vibrant culture, robust talent pool, and supportive ecosystem, the city has become an attractive destination for innovators and entrepreneurs. One of the key players driving this transformation is IBM, which has unveiled ambitious plans for the development of the IBM Austin Domain. This state-of-the-art technology hub aims to shape the city's future and solidify its status as a booming tech center by 2040.

The Vision Behind the IBM Austin Domain:

IBM's vision for the Austin Domain is nothing short of transformative. The tech giant plans to create a sprawling 300-acre campus that will encompass a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, research facilities, and collaborative...

Austin H-E-B on South Congress and Oltorf: Exciting Changes on the Horizon

Austin's dynamic and ever-growing landscape is set to witness a significant transformation with the news of the demolition and redevelopment of the H-E-B store located at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street. The project is already well underway and promises to bring exciting changes to the area and enhance the shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. Let's delve into the details of this redevelopment plan and explore the potential benefits it holds for the Austin community.

The redevelopment aims to create a modern and spacious store that better caters to the evolving needs and expectations of customers. The project involves the demolition of the existing store and the construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility that will house a variety of amenities and services.The new store is expected...

More Homes on the Market Act

The "More Homes on the Market Act" is a proposed legislation introduced by California Representative Jimmy Panetta and Mike Kelly from Pennsylvania.This act aims to increase the amount of money homeowners can exclude from declaring on their taxes when they sell their homes.

Under the current law, known as the Internal Revenue Code Section 121, homeowners can exclude up to $250,000 in capital gains from the sale of their home if they are single filers, and up to $500,000 if they are joint filers. These exclusion limits have been in place since 1997 and have not been adjusted for inflation in the intervening years.

The proposed legislation seeks to double these exclusion limits, allowing single filers to exclude $500,000 in gains and joint filers to exclude $1 million. In addition, the legislation includes a provision to index these exclusion limits to inflation,...

Austin Summer Camp Guide

Looking for something fun for the kids this summer? 

Check out this comprehensive Summer Camp Guide provided by our friends at Austin Title. Some of the amazing camps featured in the guide are

Camp Champions

This beautiful camp on Lake LBJ offers the fantastic activities and best-trained counselors that you expect from a top overnight summer camp, but a developmental focus on building strong kids differentiates Camp Champions from other top camps in Texas.

Kidventure Day Camp

An active and purposeful camp curriculum includes...