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Majority of homes sold between $250,000-$500,000 in November, indicating accessibility in housing market

AUSTIN, TX — According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) November Central Texas Housing Report, closed listings dipped 4.9% to 3,215 across the Austin-Round Rock MSA in November. This occurred even as the housing market remains on track for a record-breaking year, with closed listings are outpacing 2020 by 3.1% last month. 

In November, 53% of the 3,215 closed listings —1,694 homes —sold between $250,000 and $500,000, today’s typical price range for first-time and first-time move-up homebuyers. This data indicates that despite a fastpaced market and record-low inventory, opportunity still exists to find the right home. 

“We have all seen…

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AUSTIN, Texas – According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) October 2021 Central Texas Housing Report, the Austin-Round Rock MSA housing market remains on track for a record breaking year, even as the market continues its calming trend. Home sales across the MSA decreased 12.1% to 3,250 closings compared to October 2020 as the median sales price grew 24.7% year over year to $455,000 setting a record for the month of October.

“We are beginning to see a glimpse into what buyers and sellers can expect in our housing market moving forward,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR president, said. “More new listings are hitting the market, a trend that we have seen continuously for the past eight months, and when coupled with fewer closings across the MSA,…

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aerial view of riverside apartments in riverside austin

The East Riverside neighborhood of Austin has seen an abundance of new inhabitants and growth in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. New attractions and amenities in the area, paired with its excellent proximity to downtown Austin, have made it a popular place of residence for both new tenants and long-time locals alike. And with many new developments on the horizon, East Riverside is only getting bigger, and better.

In this post, discover what makes this part of Austin such a great place to live and read up on some of the most anticipated developments that Riverside has to offer.

What Makes Apartments on Riverside So Great

It’s clear why so many people want to live on Riverside. With no shortage of dining destinations and entertainment…

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Addressing affordability and increasing inventory a top priority for region.

AUSTIN, Texas – According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) September 2021 Central Texas Housing Report, the Austin-Round Rock MSA housing market is continuing its calming trend. Home sales decreased 5.1% compared to September 2020 as the median sales price of $450,000 set a record for the month of September across the MSA. To meet the continued demand, due in large part to economic activity and job growth across the region, addressing housing affordability and increasing available inventory should continue to be a top priority for the region.

“The Austin housing market remains strong and competitive,” Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR president, said. “However, more homes are…

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Are you age 55+ who likes to stay active, social, or engaged? Are you looking for your next home in central Texas? Austin is home to multiple senior living apartments that offer extraordinary amenities made for active and independent adults. From luxury condos to fine dining, to community events and more, Austin’s many active retirement communities come packed with activities and conveniences, and people—just like you—to enjoy them with.

Read through our top picks for the best 55+ apartments below, and consider calling a member of our team to help you find the perfect one for you.

Affinity Living Communities’ Senior Living Apartments

Affinity Adult Living Communities aren’t your average retirement communities. With a variety of…

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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?

Breed…

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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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