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Found 5 blog entries for October 2015.

Large Living Room With Electronics

Getting ready to list your home? Looking to relocate, or find a new home in Austin? Well, you've come to the right place. Here, we're going to go over the huge benefits of making sure your home is staged properly for sale.

Over 81% home buyers find it easier to imagine a property for sale as their future home if it has undergone home staging. The National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging Report confirms the merits of staging. Setting your home up to look like it's prime living space gives potential buyers a better idea of how they can use it. 

What are the benefits of staging my home? 

Stand out among the others

Housing listings are saturated with unstaged homes. Poorly taken photos of uncleaned and undressed properties…

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Luxury House With Beautiful Lawn


Austin has grown fast in 2015 and experts predict it will grow even faster in 2016. Housing opportunities abound as new jobs are being created all over the city. Austin residents' loyalty to local business allows them to provide lots of employment. Budding technology companies offer jobs to Austin's huge business and technology school graduates. Local restaurants help Austin's college population finish their education by providing a wealth of part-time jobs.

Even among the fluctuation of housing costs, people of all incomes are seeing new housing opportunities. The positivity of the last quarter of 2015 will set the stage for home buying in 2016.


Should I Buy a Newly Built Home?

The short answer is yes, you should buy a newly built…

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Barton Creek is a familiar memory for Austin residents and visitors alike. It conjures images of sweltering Texas summers spent cooling down in the gently flowing water. Green grass and tall trees come to mind. Barton Creek has rocks to climb, trails to conquer, paths to run, and nature to drink in.

It's more than just a pool of water, though. Barton Creek is also home to an extensive park belt that houses plenty of culturally significant areas.

What is Barton Creek anyway?

Barton Creek is a tributary off of the Colorado River that runs through the city. A tributary is a miniature river that flows from a larger river. The Colorado River runs southeast and Barton Creek flows southwest away from it. Because of its proximity to MoPac Expressway,…

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Austin grew by a phenomenal 2.9% between July 2013 and July 2014. Its closest competitor was the very worthy Denver, Colorado - at only 2.4% growth. While 2.9% growth doesn't sound very impressive, it means an increase of about 25,000 people for a city of 855,000. But where do all these folks live?

Among the ordinary homes and apartments, you'll find historical districts and burgeoning neighborhoods full of character. Unusual looking houses and strangely structured apartments highlight the mom and pop businesses with that personal touch that makes Austin shine.

You won't find these places just anywhere. You have to know where to look. Fortunately, we've made a list of some of 2015's most stylish neighborhoods for you to peruse.

North Austin…

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Money in Your Pocket

Want to keep more of the money you earn in your pocket and still enjoy all the cultural experiences of Austin?

Austin is a great place to live. But it's not always the cheapest. If more money in the bank sounds great to you, take advantage of these tips for living on the cheap and under the radar in Austin, Texas. The glamor of downtown Austin may look like it's ready to zero your bank balance. But underground Austin hides some incredible spots with rare treasures for the taking.

Outfit Your Home for Next to Nothing

Take a look at some of the places where you can fill your home, closet, and your wallet.

Vintage Furniture

Furniture in front of store

There are more places packed to the brim with vintage furniture than we can list here. Take a look at some of the…

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