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Making the Most of Open Houses

If you’re preparing for that upcoming home search, you’re probably wondering how to make the most out of the open house touring experience. It’s an exciting time knowing that you’ll be touring beautiful homes in San Antonio or Austin and looking for the perfect new home for your family.

You’ll get to envision life in this house, attending community events with these neighbors, and spending...

Which Neighborhoods in Austin are Found 30 Minutes from Downtown?

Part of the fun of living in Austin is getting to access the amazing area of Downtown which truly makes Austin a favorite among the best places in the US. Living right in downtown may not be practical for a growing family or anyone that wants more space on a budget, but fortunately, there are so many great neighborhoods outside of downtown that is still super close to your favorite weekend hangout.

You don’t have to sacrifice enjoying downtown Austin for choosing the perfect neighborhood for your family. Take a look at these top neighborhood options just 30 minutes away from Downtown Austin with great amenities and school options.

Meridian

The ...

What's the Best Time to Sell Your Home?

How do you know the best time to sell your San Antonio home?  It could be argued for each time of year being a good time to sell. The summertime makes sense because everyone is out enjoying the warm weather. The fall could be argued for since it’s the time of year when the weather is cooling off slightly and people are happier to be outside.

 In the winter, most people aren’t selling which could put the odds of a good offer in favor of sellers who do. The spring seems like a smart time since people are coming out of the winter season and are ready for a fresh start. So, which one is it for this area? Take a look at the time that is arguably the...

Top Neighborhoods Found in the 78731 Zip Code

Austin is full of variety when it comes to the different neighborhood options. You’ll find everything from Downtown big city living to the suburbs near great schools and Texas Hill Country to small, intimate neighborhoods.

The region of the 78731 zip code falls into the category of variety, offering neighborhoods for those looking for great starter homes to those looking for total luxury near Lake Austin. This Central Austin zip code is a gem and popular for families of all life stages. Take a look at the neighborhoods you’ll find in the region of 78731.

Beverly Hills

You may be picturing Hollywood and California beaches but Beverly Hills in...

Top Neighborhoods Found in the 78750 Zip Code

Where should you live in Austin? There are so many different types of neighborhood options, from living near the best of Downtown Austin to being more secluded in Texas Hill Country. Some people really want to live by the water such as the neighborhoods at Lake Austin, but others want something more suburban and located in certain regions of town where work, extended family, and great schools are located.

If you’re interested in living in the Northwest part of Austin, you’ll find some excellent neighborhood options that fall into the 78750 zip code. This is a popular option for those that want to live in the suburbs, have great home options in an established neighborhood, and enjoy beautiful views and great schools. These neighborhoods also find...

A Few Things Only Home Sellers Understand

As a home owner in San Antonio or Austin, it’s important that you learn a little bit about your role when it comes to becoming a home seller; especially if it’s your first time selling. You’ll want to make sure you understand what a buyer is going to feel like coming into the home and considering it as their next home.

You’ll also want to learn about what types of timelines to expect, what the different type of home buyers may be like, and what type of work you need to do before listing your home....

Tips for Selling your Home in Austin Right Now

If you’re getting ready to sell your home in Austin, you are entering the market at a great time. Austin is hot right now and everybody wants to live here. That is what makes this the perfect market for sellers while buyers have a great deal of competition for getting a hold of a great property.

If your home is ready to enter the market, you can use a few tricks to make your home sell for the most money possible and enjoy greater profits. Getting the most money for your property is the priority of all sellers, but being in such a hot market right now makes it even more interesting for sellers.

From showing off your home’s best features to hiring a professional photographer for your listing photos, here are a few of the best tips...

How to Decide on the Right Listing Price for Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, one of the trickiest parts is deciding what price you should sell your home for.  It’s one of those areas that your real estate agent will be a great source for advisement on the best way to go. You don’t want to list too high and scare away potential buyers, but you also don’t want to list it too low and lose money.

Choosing the right listing price has an art to it, and it’s one that you’ll want to put a great deal of thought into it. You’ll want...

Maintaining Your Heating and Cooling Systems

With summer nearly over, I’m sure you (like me) have been reminded just how much we use our air conditioning. Soon, in the winter, you’ll also be reminded of how often you use the furnace, too.

It’s one of the major systems in your home, and a surprise issue with one of these...

What Do First-Time Homebuyers Have in Common?

If you are a first-time homebuyer or you’re trying to appeal to one with the sale of your home, it’s a good idea to learn about some of the trends found among them. Many first-time buyers are going to be those in age range of 20-something to 30-something, which tends to be the millennial generation right now. When it comes to millennials, there are common themes among the buyers, such as struggling to come up with a down payment and being influenced by mortgage rates.

On the other hand, millennials really know their priorities more than ever, likely because this generation knows what they want to do differently from their parent’s generation or they are more influenced by the current job market when it comes to choosing things...

Top Neighborhoods Found in the 78748 Zip Code

Austin is one of those cities that offers so much diversity that you could live in a different zip code from a friend and have a completely different Austin experience. It’s one of the things that makes this city really special and one of the most unique parts of Texas.

Austin offers a thriving downtown, a wonderful suburban area for families with growing kids, and breathtaking Texas Hill Country neighborhoods that will have you living in luxury. It’s exciting knowing that when your family’s needs change, there will always be another neighborhood in Austin that has the perfect lifestyle ready for you.

If you’re currently looking for a part of town that offers some of the best schools and a short drive to the best parts of Downtown, the 78748...

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