Californians REGRET moving to Austin – Why Are They Going Back?

Key Takeaways Californians Moving to Texas: 111,000 Californians moved to Texas last year, many to Austin for its tech scene and culture. Housing Market Challenges: Pandemic boom led to overpayments; market flipped in 2022, causing financial issues for recent buyers. Cultural Adjustments: Texans have unique traditions; newcomers may need to adapt to things like high school football and barbecue culture. … Read More

Buying a New Construction Home in Austin? Don’t overlook this unexpected expense!

Key Takeaways Account for costs beyond the selling price, such as closing fees, property taxes, and HOA fees, to avoid surprises. Use a knowledgeable realtor to negotiate closing costs and understand what’s included in the home price. Factor in expenses like lawn care, utilities, and maintenance to manage your home’s upkeep. In hard water areas, invest in a water softener … Read More

Golden Opportunities in this “Terrible” Housing Market

Key Takeaways High home prices, interest rates, and inflation might make the market seem terrible, but much of that is hype. Interest rates are unlikely to decrease soon, with cuts not expected until the end of 2024. Current housing inventory is high, offering more choices for buyers and pressuring sellers to price realistically. Many listings are priced under $300,000, and … Read More

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three reasons why this market is totally different. 1. This time, housing supply is … Read More