All Blog Entries by Brad Pauly

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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 families consider when deciding on a new city to move to. With the massive influx of families moving to Austin, TX and the surrounding cities, we’ve been talking about school districts a lot here at Pauly Presley Realty. Those making a move to Austin, TX with school-aged children often ask one primary question regarding schools: What is the best school district in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas? In this post from the Pauly Presley Realty blog, we’ll discuss some of the best school districts in Austin based on data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 

Texas Public School System 

The majority of school districts in Texas are known as independent school districts. An independent school…

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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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home insurance concept, house models on lifeboats with coins representing home insurance policiesBuying a house in Texas or any part of the country is a huge, but necessary investment. Purchasing a home is one thing, and protecting it is another. You need to invest in home insurance to protect your house from unforeseeable risks.

Simple house insurance policies usually protect your home and property against destruction and damages from specific events such as extreme weather, fires, and hurricanes.

Without proper home insurance for your Austin home, you will have to rebuild or repair your home if it is damaged or destroyed.

When buying a house, you must understand that not all house insurance policies are the same. There is a variety of homeowners insurance created to cater to different types of property.

For example, there are insurance…

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2020 has been a record year for real estate around the country.

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdowns, low-interest rates and a low housing supply contributed to this record-setting year.

Are you wondering what the Austin real estate market will look like in 2021? Are you shopping around for Austin real estate agent?

Let's take a look at everything you need to know about the future of Austin real estate agents.

Austin Home Sales and Prices Soard in 2020

2020 has been a big year for Austin real estate.

Over the past year or so, the median sale price within the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area increased by double digits. In October 2020, the median sales price of homes in this area reached an all-time…

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Have you checked out our Ultimate Guide to Apartment Hunting in Austin yet? In this guide, we break down the best process to go through when looking for your next Austin home. Whether you’re a longtime Austinite or an out-of-town transplant, this guide features up-to-date information on different neighborhoods, trends in the Austin rental market, and steps to follow to ensure you get the best apartment for your lifestyle. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Apartment Hunting in Austin o be informed on unit types, communities, amenities, and entertainment options you’ll have available to you when you choose your apartment. We'll show you the best ways to ... :

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