Austin, TX Real Estate News

By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
Austin is one of the best cities to live in America for a variety of reasons. Not only is the city considered one of the most friendliest cities in America, but the social scene and occasional “Howdy” exchange on a hike or bike trail by a complete stranger is totally normal. There are nearly 20,000 acres of parkland in Austin, offering everything from hiking and bike trails, dog walking, climbing, fishing, swimming, and water skiing. Austinites love their pets, and a new study backs that up ranking us 7th in the pet business per capita! Everywhere you go, you will notice an owner walking their dog outside in the park - or taking them for a swim in the lake - or even bringing them outside to eat at dog-friendly restaurants in the area.  There is always something to do in this town with t...
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
  After a lull in real estate sales during the typically peak spring selling season, the Austin real estate market is showing a rebound in full force this summer.In the City of Austin, the median sales price rose to $423,000; this figure is up 11% compared to last July.  The total number of home sales within the city limits also increased 21% from July 2019.  There were 1,470 closed residential home sales in the City of Austin last month. Inventory remains critically low, and we are seeing homes spend less time on the market too.  Within the city limits, homes spent an average of 29 days on the market in July.Within the greater Austin area, we saw similar trends.  The median sales price for single family homes in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased 10% from July of 2019, and the number...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The buyer fell in love with the amazing top-of the line kitchen! Who doesn’t love a light filled open layout with high ceilings, sky lights separate office/study and wide plank distressed wood floors?The multiple living and dining areas with kitchen opening to the family room was icing on the cake for these California buyers. With the added feature of being only minutes to Canyon Creek Elementary in the RRISD and Trail-head Park, it was the clincher!It's uncertain times right now but families need a home especially in Austin, especially this buyer moving here from CA.  I and Coldwell Banker Realty are committed to helping our clients with their real estate needs. It's amazing what can be done via phone, email, Zoom conferences and electronic signatures today. Buyer demand is strong. Pen...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I try and take a photo of my clients with my signs but timing usually is not on my side. I pulled up to place a SOLD rider on my listing and my signature sign “Look who SOLD another one” and my seller came running out jumping up and down doing a Happy Dance! He wanted MY picture and just wrote a review on Yelp and one on Next door Canyon Creek:“I’ve been talking to Dorie off-and-on for the past five years. The very first time I met Dorie, I said to myself “Someday Dorie is going to sell my house.” Well on Friday she did! Holy cow, did she ever!!! After 14 years of living on Chestnut Ridge, it’s time for me to move on. Dorie helped guide me through the entire process of preparing my home for sale. She was a trusted business advisor, a talented sales agent, had an amazing network, and (qu...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The buyers loved this move in ready charmer that has been meticulously maintained and updated by the original owners.They envisioned preparing meals for family and friends in this exciting kitchen with granite counters, under mount sink, stainless appliances. The downstairs owner’s suite caught their eye with the stunning remodeled bath and spacious walk in closet.They also loved the interior quiet street, the well-appointed bedrooms, updated baths and the relaxing patio with magnificent trees in a private park-like back yard. In today's fast pace market you need to be ready to submit a well written offer with a good lender letter. Congratulation to the buyers....your personal letter from every member in your family was well received. On to inspections on Monday!  
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
5717 Joe Sayers Ave, Austin, TX 78756Welcome to 5717 Joe Sayers Ave! Brentwood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Austin and this property is a great investment opportunity. It is located on a SF3 lot, so there is great potential for scraping the property and building new. Additionally, it's a good candidate for a rehab as well. There have been over 130 sales within a mile of this house in the last 12 months, with 80% of them $400K-$1M+ so the opportunities are endless. Come take a look - offer deadline is Monday, August 10th at 5 PM.Amber Powers214-695-6910The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E*Rae Realty)
Your monthly housing payment consists of more than just your mortgage payment.  When you are looking at purchasing a new home, it’s important to consider everything that goes into your total payment so that you can identify homes that fit in your budget.  Although looking at a home’s price is a good starting point, two homes that are the same price can have very different monthly payment amounts.   PRINCIPAL AND INTERESTThe majority of your monthly housing payment will likely consist of principal and interest payments for your home loan.  This will vary based on the amount you put down on the purchase of the home, and the terms of the loan.  However; if you putting 20% down or less on a 30 year conventional loan, the principal and interest portion will be the bulk of your payment.  Init...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Melissa Stout will be hosting the Open House: Thursday August 6th from 4-6 pm and can't wait to show you this move in ready Canyon Creek charmer! The home is located close to the prestigious Canyon Creek Elementary. The pride of ownership definitely shows in this meticulously maintained and updated home. Melissa can be reached at 512-554-6656 if you need to schedule another time to view the home.Who doesn't love a light filled open layout? You’ll love the interior quiet street, the well-appointed bedrooms and updated baths. You could be walking into this amazing kitchen getting ready to serve up drinks or cooking up a storm for family and friends.The downstairs owner’s suite opens to a stunning remodeled bath with an over sized seamless glass shower with bench, pebble shower floor, obsc...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
 Don’t miss this move in ready Canyon Creek charmer located close to the prestigious Canyon Creek Elementary. The home has been meticulously maintained and updated by the original owners. Who doesn't love a light filled open layout?You could be walking into this amazing kitchen getting ready to serve up drinks or cooking up a storm for family and friends. The downstairs owner’s suite opens to a stunning remodeled bath with an over-sized seamless glass shower with bench, pebble shower floor, obscure glass window, marble flooring, and custom cabinets with drawers, double vanities with quartz counters, under mount rectangle sinks, custom paint, linen closet and opening to spacious walk in closet.You’ll love the interior quiet street, the well-appointed bedrooms, updated baths and the relax...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
July 2020 Homes Sales Are In For Canyon CreekOur market begin to emerge from the Covid-19 Shelter In Place orders and boy did things take off! The big news is the median and sold prices increased! Active Listings in Canyon CreekAs of July 31, 2020 there are only 4 active resale homes in Canyon Creek out of 1,330+ homes in the community (3 are in the gated section of the Enclave.). Inventory is anemic....we need homes to list! Pending Sales in Canyon As of July 31, 2020 there are 4 homes under contract (2 of them are my listings). Just as expected new listings in July came on the market and were quickly gobbled up by anxious buyers waiting for new inventory. So many are in need of housing, we just can't keep up with the demand!  Homes Sales in July 2020   July sales were down 22% but sol...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
7905 Tusman DR, Austin, TX 78735BEAUTIFUL Lantana 2 story on SPRAWLING .4 acre w/large cov’d porch w/ EAST views of the HILL COUNTRY. Room for a pool. Foyer/Dining room w/vaulted ceilings, gas FP & lots of nat light! Granite cnt, SS appliances, island, walk-in pantry & bfast bar. 1st Flr MB, 2nd BR on Main, 3 car garage, 2nd living up, 2 water heaters, 2 A/C units, Sprinkler Sys, Ring DB, Wired Sec. Sys. & SOLAR PANELS! Great FP with LOTS of Outdoor Space! MUST SEE! $6,750 savings w/ BKCO Mortgage - ask for info!Jonathan Hand618-520-4204The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The seller's received an offer they couldn't refuse from a couple who fell in love with the private, park backyard with lovely gardens professionally designed and implemented. They were the first couple to see the house with 7 other showings following. They were attracted to the updated kitchen opening to the breakfast area and family room with the vaulted ceiling. They especially liked the downstairs owner’s suite, overlooking the back-yard paradise which opens to a luxurious updated bath. All of this prompted them to submit an offer my sellers simply couldn't refuse! We are under contract with inspections tomorrow. Congratulations to both parties!It's uncertain times right now but families need a home especially in Austin. I and Coldwell Banker Realty are committed to helping our clie...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
An ideal sanctuary to escape, relax and unwind in your private park on almost ½ acre. Lovely gardens professionally designed and implemented, with magnificent trees, stone walkways, wildflowers, 3 fossil tables on a rustic patio, over 470 square feet of WeatherBest, 2-tiered deck perfect for entertaining or enjoying the solitude of mother nature.Updated with attention to detail and meticulously maintained. You will love the kitchen opening to the breakfast area and family room with a vaulted ceiling. Windows replaced across the breakfast area and family room with Pella windows.The downstairs owner’s suite is lovely, overlooking the back-yard paradise and opens to a luxurious updated bath. The downstairs 5” walnut wood flooring in family, owner’s bedroom and powder room includes wood tre...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Mortgage Loans in Austin Texas. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Mortgage Loans in Austin Texas and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education    The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Austin, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It's been quite the first half of 2020 for real estate in Austin! We've had to pivot on a dime with new best business practices to address the COVID -19 Pandemic. The crisis slowed the Austin market this spring but June and July has shown, as buyers emerge from Shelter In Place, they jumped right back in the market and are finding inventory  low and prices escalating!It's uncertain times right now but families need a home especially in Austin. With the historic low interest rates what a deal buyers are making. I and Coldwell Banker Realty are committed to helping our clients with their real estate needs. It's amazing what can be done via phone, email, Zoom conferences and electronic signatures today. Buyer demand is strong. Pending properties are outpacing new listings. Summer is the ne...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The best purchase my daughter Melissa and husband made was a boat this spring. It's a great way to get out with family on the lake and enjoy water activities in the fresh air! COVID 19 has certainly dampened summer time fun with boat ramps and public access to the lakes closed. Since their boat is held at a marina they have access to Lake Travis as well as residents living on the lake with a boat dock.Spending time with Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett and the whole family has been a real treat and I value each moment we can spend together."Family is not an important thing. It's everything."  Michael J. Fox
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Well that didn't take long......multiple offers and 10728 Chestnut Ridge is firm under contract with a strong offer!The buyer fell in love with the amazing top-of the line kitchen! Who doesn’t love a light filled open layout with high ceilings, sky lights separate office/study and wide plank distressed wood floors? The multiple living and dining areas with kitchen opening to the family room was icing on the cake for these California buyers. With the added feature of being only minutes to Canyon Creek Elementary in the RRISD and Trail-head Park, it was the clincher!  It's uncertain times right now but families need a home especially in Austin. With the historic low interest rates what a deal buyers are making. I and Coldwell Banker Realty are committed to helping our clients with their r...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This trendy single story is back on market in Canyon Creek! Buyers you could be walking into this amazing top-of the line kitchen getting ready to serve up drinks or cooking up a storm for family and friends!Who doesn't like love a light filled open layout with high ceilings, skylights, separate office/study, a spa like owner's bath and wide plank wood floors? Multiple living and dining areas with kitchen opening t family is icing on the cake. Did I mention this single story brick is minutes to Canyon Creek Elementary and Trail Head Park?Love what you see? Let's Talk! Reach out to me at 512-750-6899.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
2020 Canyon Creek Second Quarter Market ReportCanyon Creek is experiencing an all-time low inventory of active properties.  Headlines like to focus on the big drop in home sales. In looking at the Canyon Creek community I live in and service, the demand is high and the inventory is low. The median and sold price is up with days on market down. June proved to be the beginning of the “Second Spring” with 9 homes going under contract as buyers gobbled up new listings.Here is the Canyon Creek report for Second Quarter for 2020There are only 2 Active homes found on June 30, 2020 (out of 1,330+ homes) and 9 Contract Pending homes. Buyers are ready and anxiously awaiting new inventory to come on the market.Homes Sold The number of home sales in Canyon Creek decreased by 63% in the Second Quart...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Homes sales in Canyon Creek for June 2020 are out!Headlines like to focus on the big drop in home sales! Hold on to your hats because the big news is the median and sold prices increased! Houses stayed on the market fewer days. Active Listings in Canyon CreekAs of June 30, 2020 there are only 2 active resale homes in Canyon Creek out of 1,330+ homes in the community (both are in the gated section of the Enclave.). Pending Sales in Canyon As of June 30, 2020 there are 9 homes under contract!  Just as expected new listings in June came on the market and were quickly gobbled up by anxious buyers waiting for new inventory. So many are in need of housing, we just can't keep up with the demand! July is shaping up to be a good month for home sales in Canyon Creek. Homes Sales in June 2020   Ju...
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