Monday, February 13, 2017 / by Jason Huval
According to a new survey, Austin has been named the best place to live in the country!
This comes as no surprise as most of us here already know this! From our social, laid-back attitudes to queso covered everything, Austin has something to offer everyone!
The U.S. News and World Report survey ranked the country’s top 100 largest metropolitan areas on factors such as affordability, job prospects and the overall quality of life. Dethroning Denver from the top spot it originally held, Austin earned an overall score of 7.8 on a 10 scale. This figure represents a culmination of scores from criteria detailed below! Austin's scorecard is as follows:
Desirability Index, which measures whether or not people want to live in a given metro area, saw Austin score a total of 8.4.
Value Index, or the measure of how comfortably the average resident of each metro area can afford to live within his or her means, saw Austin score a 7.3.
The Job Market Index, which measures the strength of ...
Monday, February 06, 2017 / by Jason Huval
200 Congress Ave, Floor 47, Austin, Texas
This 2,642 SF, 2 Bed / 3.5 Bath residence can be found on the 47th floor of The Austonian. Time-honored traditional style blends with modern refinement at this custom residence by Ryan Street & Associates. The property features custom mill work, extensive marble and steel-frame doors showcasing a clean, luxurious look! With a great location downtown, this Northeast facing residence favors those looking for a life of luxury while living downtown Austin. With features such as built-in bookcases, high-ceilings, a large walk-in closet, a bar, a walk in shower and much more this residence is perfect for individuals who can foot the bill for $3.1 million. For more information on this property and to view photos, please visit bit.ly/2kjU6ew.
200 Congress Avenue, Floor 28, Austin, Texas
Yet another luxury property located in The Austonian, this residence is located on the Northwest corner of the building and offers great views of UT Tower ...
Thursday, February 02, 2017 / by Jason Huval
Just bought a new home in Austin or looking to change the mood of your current one? Consider these 4 DIY improvements to give your home more personality!
Nothing sets the ambiance of a home like lighting! An instant change in mood can be achieved by replacing basic or old light fixtures with new, more modern fixtures. Adding a more sophisticated lighting system to a home can also give you the power to control the intensity of light and shift the character of any room. With this seemingly simple step, your Austin home just took on an entirely different setting and mood!
Furniture can be bulky and take up unnecessary space. Pieces like cabinets and side tables can make your home feel bulky and less spacious. Consider adding floating shelves to your home to free up the space! Floating shelving can be ordered in patterns and come made of various materials adding another look and texture to your home. Consider adding these in addition to removing the clutter of ...
Monday, January 23, 2017 / by Jason Huval
Are you a home owner in the greater Austin area? If so, you’re probably aware of the current market & the increase in value in your home due to the tremendous growth our city has experienced only the past couple of years. Home prices have skyrocketed due to the influx of tech & large corporations alongside the culture Austin provides to its residents, making it a destination sought after. We are in the middle of the greatest real estate bull market Austin has experienced since it was founded & there has never been a greater time to sell your home.
Did you know that over just the last year alone, the average home value in Austin has risen by 7%? Now, we would all like to think things would keep continue progressing that way, but as is with everything, nothing lasts forever. We are all very aware of the crisis of 2008, and while things aren’t close to that, it serves as a reminder that no market is 100% stable. T ...
Monday, January 16, 2017 / by Jason Huval
Selling a home isn’t as easy as listing it and fishing for offers. There is preparation that must take place if you plan on getting the offers you expect on your property. Buyers can be finicky and in a market like Austin’s there isn’t a shortage of options available to them. Applying these tips and suggestions to your property can help maximize the offers on your house!
- Improve the Exterior of Your Home – Nothing says home like the feeling someone gets when pulling up to a house. First impressions are crucial and if your house lacks in that department this can be detrimental to the chances of them deciding on your home. Keep in mind that Buyers are making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives so their attention to detail should be high. Be sure to clean up the landscaping around your house and trim any bushes you may that are overgrown. A good idea is power washing the sides of your home and driveway as this can re ...