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Looking to Invest in Austin? Consider the Following

The Austin real estate market is generating buzz within the investment community. Prices are high in this seller's market, but the thriving economy and continued population growth indicates that property values will continue to increase for the months and years to come. For investors, these are the ideal conditions that they search for when it comes to investing in a particular market.

However, star-struck investors will still want to do their research before purchasing an investment property in Austin. According to a recent Forbes article, there are certain investment properties that will generate a significant...

Why Home Buyers Should Consider Cedar Park and Leander

Should You Buy a Home in Cedar Park or Leander?As the summer heat intensifies in Austin, the real estate market is heating up as well. While this is an exciting time to be participating in the market, many home buyers in Austin are finding it daunting to be facing such steep competition for homes. For those who are looking for a great home in a growing market, it's often advantageous to look outside of the city limits. In fact, the suburbs of Cedar Park and Leander are gaining notoriety as the up-and-coming communities in the Austin metropolitan region.

Real Estate Market Conditions in Cedar Park and Leander

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3 Austin Real Estate Trends and How They Might Impact Your Home Search

Austin Texas Market TrendsCan you feel the heat in Austin? No, we're not talking about the stifling temperatures throughout the summer months. We're talking about the record-setting housing market that continues to show gains in just about every section of the city. Home buyers are facing competition at every corner, and sellers are enjoying significant returns as they look to upgrade to more luxurious properties in and around Austin. This hot market doesn't show any signs of slowing down, but there are several trends identified by the ...

Austin Ranks as Top Market for Commercial Real Estate

What to Know About the Austin Commercial Real Estate MarketAs the home to two million people, Austin is poised to have a record-breaking year for real estate. The city is experiencing a population boom with no end in sight, driven largely by the technology sector that continues to bring more high paying jobs to the region. The economy is strong, anchored by a diverse range of industries and job opportunities that make it attractive to new college graduates and families alike.

While many of the real estate headlines are focusing on the residential housing market in Austin, it should also be noted that the commercial real estate market is thriving. In fact,...

Round Rock Becomes a Focal Point of Central Texas Growth

How Round Rock is a Focal Point of Texas GrowthRound Rock started off as a small village, opening its first blacksmith shop in 1848 and the first post office in 1851. The town grew slowly at first, topping out at between 1,000 and 1,400 people between 1900 and 1960. Then, as Austin started to expand, so too did Round Rock, ballooning to a population of 11,812 by 1980.

The 1980s saw an influx of tech sector businesses in Round Rock, including PC giant Dell. The once-small village never looked back. Today, with a population of 128,739 and growing,...

What You Need to Know About Real Estate Crowdfunding in Austin

Texas real estate is a booming industry. Not only is the market hot for buyers and sellers who are interested in purchasing and selling homes throughout the state's metropolitan areas, but it also offers ideal conditions for investors who want to develop both residential and commercial property. Recently, real estate crowdfunding has started to play a major role in the ability for people to invest in the area's real estate. Austin (and surrounding cities like Cedar Park), in particular, is experiencing an influx of real estate crowdfunding investments. 

What is Real Estate Crowdfunding? 

Like other popular crowdfunding platforms, real estate crowdfunding sites provide people who are interested in starting a real estate investment to connect with those who are able to fund...

Seller's Market Shenanigans - Pocket Listings, Pre-Marketing & Dual Agency

In a hectic market, Who is REALLY Looking Out for You?

By now, you've heard the news... we're in an exceptionally strong "seller's market" in the Seattle area. This may be music to homeowner's ears, as prices are increasing across the board.

Contrary to what you may hear however, selling a home isn't a cake-walk in a seller's market. In fact, this type of market leads to all sorts of shenanigans, usually cases of either skirting or simply ignoring the law or MLS rules. Unfortunately, home buyers and sellers are rarely aware of when these violations are taking place.

Question: How can a seller be CONFIDENT they are getting the best price and terms  for their home, when few, if any "active" home buyers are...
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