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Best Strategies for House Hunting in San Antonio

When it comes to house hunting, there are many factors to consider that will affect your family’s daily life. What neighborhood is going to be close to the school district you prefer? Is the neighborhood walkable or built for driving to the city’s amenities you need? How many bedrooms will your family need and what home amenities are most important?

There are so many factors to consider in your house hunt in San Antonio that you may have forgotten some of the most important considerations. From getting your mortgage pre-approval to thinking about how the weather will affect you, here is a look at the best strategies for your house...

What does the Future Hold for the Austin Transit, Economy and Population?

With Austin’s economy and population growing at a rapid pace with no signs of slowing down anytime soon, it makes residents wonder what to expect on the fact that traffic, parking, and the affordability of the city are going to be in trouble. These issues are already a struggle and with the growing population, it means that affordability will decrease, and the transit issues increase.

It’s important for the city to take a look at things now to determine what the future has in store and how to best prepare for it, especially when it comes to issues of transit, economy, and population for Austin. While everyone looks at Austin as a booming city, it certainly has serious...

Top Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Indoor Gardens

When you don’t necessarily have a green thumb but are curious about starting an indoor garden in your home, there are some easy ways to do so that won’t require too much skill. Even if you already have some skills in this department, you may not have time to really maintain your garden much.

You want to enjoy your home in San Antonio without feeling like every area of the home is high maintenance and taking away from your free time on the weekends. When your outdoor area isn’t large enough for a garden or you simply want to make the interior of your home feel more like the outside has come inside, you can use these tricks to create...

Best Austin Neighborhoods with Great Schools Around $400K

When it comes to great neighborhoods in Austin, there is no shortage. For parents that want a certain school district or just great schools in general nearby, there are a few neighborhoods that will really get you the lifestyle you’re craving, the education your kids need, a great location in town, and excellent amenities for your family to enjoy.

With a budget of $400k to work with, you won’t have any trouble finding the right neighborhood...

How to Buy a San Antonio Home When Selling Your Current Home

It’s always an interesting balance when you are trying to sell your home while moving into a new one. You need to get rid of your current home and you’re ready to move into the next home, but how do you do it all at once? Most people want to know if they need to sell their current home before they can afford buying something or if you can do it all at once.

Clearly you would need the profits from your home sale to help with the new home, but that doesn’t mean you have to sell first and buy second. Many people end up doing the purchase and sale all at once which can be a bit of a challenge but still manageable. Take a look at how to go about ...

Is it Smart to Keep Your Rental Home in Austin?

Are you an investor trying to decide whether your rental home is worth keeping around? It’s a great time of year to start considering whether having this rental property is still a smart investment or if it’s time to sell it this year. This is the time of year when people are looking and buying which means you need to get in on the market soon if you’re going to move it this year. In other cases, this is a good time to re-evaluate your investment and feel firm that you are still making a wise investment.

With Austin’s appreciation gains in the last few years, it’s really gotten people questioning what the best decision is. There are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine the right decision for you, including the reason...

Which Top Home Features Save Owners Money and Time

When you're searching for a new home or even sell your home, the right features can become great selling points. Some of the top home features will save owners both money and time. This can be very helpful for first-time home buyers and other buyers. In fact, many buyers are looking for these top features because they understand the benefits.

Some of the most sought after features include open floor plans, energy-efficient features and homes with excellent cell coverage. Here are five of the top features that save homeowners money and time.

Green Construction

If your home was made with green materials, it can be a huge selling point. Anything making the home more energy-efficient helps to save owners money. Specific insulations...

Austin Neighborhoods Served by Westwood High School

West High School is known as one of the highest rated schools in Austin. The neighborhoods served by this school are very desirable because of the rating of the school. In addition, many of the area technology jobs are found just minutes from the district borders. Here's a look at some of the most desirable neighborhoods served by Westwood High School.

Balcones Village

This neighborhood is served by the Spicewood Elementary and Canyon Vista Middle school before students arrive at Westwood High School. The average price for a home in this neighborhood is about $546K and the homes range from about 1,800 square feet to 6,800....

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