Tee Up for Austin
Moving to Austin is like hitting the proverbial “hole in one.” Gene and I have lived here the majority of our lives and have seen the city grow over the years. While Austin has many of the big city amenities, and our city continues to grow and change, we still have the small-town, friendly feel. People let you merge into traffic, honking isn’t polite, cashiers smile and ask about your day, people still hold open doors and even strangers lend a hand. That is pretty special for being the 11th largest city in the nation.
A couple of weeks ago, we were watching the Dell Matchplay; the golf tournament put Austin on global display. Lake Austin and the Austin...
Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” That adage is applicable to many facets of life including, but not limited to, education and real estate. What seems an odd pairing, in fact, is correlative. They both exist, and actually thrive, partially due the success of the other.
In real estate, a family searching for a new home has a list of requirements. Top of the list is a good school district and top-ranked schools. Homebuyers value the right school for their children. Oftentimes, secondary is the home itself.
Take for example, the Long Canyon Neighborhood. This neighborhood is divided by the city of Austin. Statistically, half of the homes average 91 days on market while the other half of homes average 45 days on market. Half of the homes average sale price is approximately $750,000 while the other half of the homes average sale price is around...