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Sales activity reflects typical seasonality, price gains maintained.

AUSTIN, Texas – According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) August 2021 Central Texas Housing Report, home sales decreased 4.6% compared to August 2020. The data indicates the market is calming as typical seasonality has returned in terms of number of closings, even as median sales prices maintained the gains made over the course of 2021. Despite setting a record for the month of August with a median sales price of $470,000 across the MSA, prices are no longer increasing at a significant rate month to month.

“The region’s housing market is calming compared to the hectic pace experienced at the beginning of the year,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR President, said. “While it wouldn’t…

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Roughly 85 million American households own a pet of some kind--about 67% of the population. Of that, there’s over 450 globally-recognized dog breeds and about 60 breeds of domesticated cats. And, while many apartment dwellers are also pet-owners, not all apartments are pet-friendly. Even among those that are, some still impose certain breed restrictions—bans of certain types of pets, especially dogs. Indeed, while many apartment complexes in and around Austin are pet-friendly, some have certain breed restrictions while others have none.

In this short post, read more about breed restrictions and why they exist, and discover how to easily find a no breed restriction apartment complex in Austin, Texas.

Breed Restrictions: What Are They?

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Austin, Texas residents have surely noticed the huge influx of people moving to the city. As one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, it’s no surprise that a slew of celebrities are also looking to call Austin home. From Academy award-winning actors to world-renown musicians and everything in between, there are a number of famous people you might see around Austin. In this post from the Pauly Presley Realty blog, we’ll discuss some of the celebrities that live in the great city of Austin, TX. 

Willie Nelson 

Willie Nelson, a native Texan, was born just a couple of hours outside of Austin in the small town of Abbott. Today, when it’s time for the “On The Road Again” artist to head home, he heads to his 800-acre property in…

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When renting an apartment or home, it’s important to ensure you have an insurance policy to cover the contents of said rental property. While your landlord’s property or homeowner’s insurance covers damage to the building, your personal property and other certain liabilities are not. It’s the renter’s responsibility to acquire a renter’s insurance policy. Unfortunately for many renters, they don’t know that they need insurance until it’s too late. 95% of homeowners have homeowner’s insurance, while only 41% of renters have an active renter’s insurance policy. In this post from the Pauly Presley Realty blog, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why you should consider getting renter’s insurance. 

Renter’s Insurance Covers Losses To Personal Property

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For first time home buyers, the escrow process can be confusing. With so much jargon and information regarding your new purchase, you may not entirely understand what is happening when you buy a house for the first time. Among these confusing aspects of purchasing a house is the process of being in escrow. Being in escrow occurs in between the time a seller accepts an offer, and the buyer receives the keys to the newly purchased home. In this post from the Pauly Presely blog, we’ll give you a high-level overview of the escrow process, and what you should expect when you’re in escrow. 

Opening An Escrow Account 

When the seller and buyer come to an agreement on the sale of a house, the purchaser's money will be deposited into an escrow account by…

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School districts are an important factor that many families consider when deciding to move. Which is why "What's the best school district in Austin?," is one of the most common questions we're often asked. Unfortunately, there really isn't a "best" school district in Austin, so much as a few that rank highly. And in this comprehensive blog, we'll go through each one of them, based on data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 

Follow along to learn about some of the top-ranking school districts in Austin and the unique qualities that make them stand out.

Texas Public School System 

The majority of school districts in Texas are known as independent school districts. An independent school district is one that’s separate from any state,…

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With the massive influx of people coming to Austin, the real estate market in the city is booming like never before. From studio apartments to single family homes, properties of all kinds are being bought and sold in Austin. This means competition is high, and if you’re looking to win a real estate contract you’ve got to know the right steps to take to ensure you can beat out the unprecedented competition. In this post from the Pauly Presely blog, we’ll give you some tips and tricks on winning a real estate contract in the hottest market on the planet. 

Don’t Become Hyper Focused On Comps 

While it’s important to know the sales data for the home you are interested in buying, you should be prepared to overpay in terms of comparable sales. The…

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As residents of Austin, TX, we know that the city has its quirks and nuances in different areas, making it a beautiful patchwork of different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood brings a special set of benefits to its residents and depending on your lifestyle needs, you might prefer one neighborhood over another. That being the case, we know that deciding on the neighborhood you want to live in can be a daunting task, specifically if you are an out-of-towner who’s not very familiar with the nuances of a city. This is why our Austin real estate agents and apartment locators help residents make informed decisions on where to rent a home or apartment.  

In the spirit of informing our fellow Austinite, we want to address a popular question that we get a…

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