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Renting or buying a home in Austin and Downtown Austin, Texas, presents an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the country's most dynamic and desirable cities. Austin's real estate market is diverse, offering everything from trendy downtown apartments to spacious suburban homes. 

As a renter, you'll enjoy the flexibility to explore different neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and amenities. As a homebuyer, you'll benefit from the city's strong property value appreciation and the chance to establish long-term roots in a community known for its vibrant culture, tech-driven economy, and abundant outdoor activities.

The debate between renting and buying a home is long-standing, with compelling arguments on both sides.…

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In the constantly evolving landscape of real estate, the tides are turning toward renting as a financially savvy choice for many Americans, especially in vibrant urban centers like Austin, TX. Recent analyses, including insights from Brad Pauly of Pauly Presley Realty, highlight Austin as the front-runner in this shift, underscoring a significant moment for potential renters and investors alike.

A Closer Look at the Market Dynamics

In a report featured on, with contributions from our very own Brad Pauly, reveals an intriguing trend: renting is becoming a more affordable option than buying in many of the nation's largest metro areas, including Austin. This shift is attributed to a combination of slightly decreasing rental rates, thanks to…

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Moving to a new city is an adventure filled with opportunities and discoveries, and Austin, Texas, stands out as a vibrant choice for many. Whether you're drawn by the promise of a thriving job market, the allure of the city’s rich cultural tapestry, or the warmth of its community, Austin offers a unique blend of Texan charm and progressive values. At Pauly Presley Realty, our trusted Austin realtors are here to help you find a home for sale nearby so that you can experience all that the city has to offer.

If you're considering a move to Austin but aren't sure what to expect from the area, this guide is for you. We’ll introduce you to some of the city’s best features, top neighborhoods, and the key factors to think about before moving to Austin.…

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Nestled in the heart of Austin, in the center of the Lone Star State, lies Downtown Austin–a vibrant and eclectic hub that captivates residents and visitors alike. As the live music capital of the world, Austin is known for its unique blend of cultural attractions, delicious cuisine, and lively atmosphere. And for those seeking a home that’s close to all of it, Downtown Austin offers countless opportunities. From exquisite high-rise living to charming historic townhomes, to unique apartment communities, Downtown Austin offers both quality and convenience, with hundreds of homes to choose from. 

In this informative guide, learn more about the local lifestyle of downtown Austin and the essential factors to consider when buying a home for sale…

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Are you looking for an apartment in Austin? Can’t find what you’re looking for or not sure where to start?

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved Austin apartment locator tool Austin apartment locator tool. Designed from the ground up to streamline the rental search process, it’s the best tool there is for anyone looking to find housing in Austin that meets all their individual needs. 

You can customize your search parameters by selecting the neighborhoods you want to live in, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want, and even what pets (if any) you plan to bring along. You can also select when you want to move in, the length of your lease, and, of course, your budget.

We also understand that each individual’s…

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Austin, Texas is a vibrant and growing city that offers an incredible quality of life. With famous attractions, world-class entertainment, and some of the best food in the country, it’s no wonder so many people want to make Austin, Texas their home. For those looking for an even more idyllic lifestyle, living in a lakefront home in Austin is the perfect way to do it. Lakefront living provides a serene and peaceful setting, while still being close to the hustle and bustle of the city. 

In this blog, follow along as we explore some of the best places to find lakefront homes for sale in Austin, and share the insider scoop on how to get one for yourself.

Lake Austin

It’s no surprise that Lake Austin offers some of the most desirable lakefront real…

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Are you dreaming of owning a new home in the vibrant city of Austin? If so, you’re not alone—Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and with so many things to do in it, it’s no surprise that thousands of people want to move here. That being said, buying a house in Austin can be expensive and your largest investment, so it’s important to have a plan in place to afford the purchase. In this blog, follow along as we share the best tips for making your purchase more affordable and provide you with the information you need to make your dream of owning a new home in Austin a reality.

Consider Interest Rate Buy-downs

Interest rate buy-downs are a great way to reduce the interest paid on a home loan. Here’s how they work: The borrower…

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We’re happy to announce that we were recently featured in the blog, U.S. Cities Where Rent Prices Are Finally Falling, posted on

As the title implies, Austin joins other major American cities where rental prices are headed down, only -0.6% year-over-year, following the pandemic era’s all time high. And, the inventory of available units is still low compared to a balanced market. 

What’s more, despite the small year-over-year rent price drop, Austin is still attracting new residents at a breakneck pace, with over a hundred people continuing to move to the city every day. 

Wondering what is causing this nationwide shift and what it means for finding an apartment or home for rent in Austin?

Check out the post to find out, or…

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While Austin, Texas was the exemplary image of housing market growth during the pandemic—a period when home prices, sales, and new residents were at an all-time high—it’s hard to ignore the fact that activity has slowed in recent months. Paired with the fact that interest rates are now at a 40-year high, many potential homebuyers are beginning to wonder whether now is the best time to buy.

In this informative post, learn about what we know about the current market so that you have a better understanding of what’s happening, and what to do next.

How the Housing Market in Austin is Changing

There’s been a lot of analysis about the current housing market in Austin, and everyone has their own theory about what to expect next. 

Here’s what we…

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If you look at downtown Austin from Zilker Park, you’ll likely notice that the Austin skyline has grown up a lot in recent years—with a huge influx of high-rise condominiums having sprung up. Paired with a rise in the tech industry, empty-nesters flocking to the city in favor of a more convenient lifestyle, and savvy investors seeking to capitalize on Austin’s bright future—the demand for Austin condos is higher than ever.

Fortunately, it’s not too late to score a condo with a view in downtown Austin, as new and recent developments are at an all-time high. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of a few of them you might want to check out yourself.

The Most Anticipated New Building Projects In Austin

80 Rainey Street

Known only as 80 Rainey…

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