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This Tarrytown home has been lovingly referred to as a retreat and a refuge by the current homeowners. Filled with modern elegance, contemporary conveniences & high-end finishes, this one has all the extras! A fantastic location, just blocks from downtown, Lady Bird Lake, Littlefield’s, Lions Golf Course, Mozarts, Maudie’s, Hula Hut and so many more Austin hot spots.

With a sparkling pool as the centerpiece of the backyard oasis, this is an entertainer's paradise. The the backyard provides a covered cabana with ceiling fan, a large lounge deck, and an outdoor grill with a hot tub to enjoy poolside. Immersed in gorgeous features, find your way inside the seamless floor plan greeted by an inviting living room that boasts a beautiful floor to ceiling

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If you are thinking about moving to Austin, you’re not the only person (or business).  We are more than halfway through 2021 and an increasing number of businesses are calling Austin home.

As I continue to work with out-of-town buyers each month, they continue asking what the best neighborhoods in Austin are. My answer depends on your needs and wants.  Many of my buyers are looking for the best public and private schools in Austin, others are looking for the best views of downtown, in some of Austin most luxurious condo’s, and there are those who are looking for homes close to work. As a top Realtor in Austin, I’m here to lend my knowledge of the Austin real estate market to help you find the perfect home.

Built in Austin recently posted an article of

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ABoR (Austin Board of REALTORS®) recently released their Central Texas House Report for the Austin-Round Rock MSA and while home sales have decreased by 5.1% over September 2020, Susan Horton, 2021 ABoR President stated that “the Austin housing market remains strong and competitive.”

Based on Austin Board of REALTOR® data, here’s a breakdown of the Austin real estate market.

City of Austin
Median home price rose 28% year over year to $525,000—a record for the month of September.

Home sales decreased 7.1% to 1,156 sales, while sales dollar volume increased 6.4% to $711,203,330.

During the same period, new listings increased 8.4% to 1,384, active listings dropped 11.1% to 1,232, and pending sales decreased 4.4% to 1,080.

Monthly housing inventory decreased 0.3

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Neighborhoods such as Tarrytown, Clarksville, Old West Austin and Bryker Woods in the 78703 zip code continue to be some of the best neighborhoods in Austin. Whether you’re moving from out of town or just moving a few blocks over, you’ll love being closer to all Austin has to offer?

If your family is looking to move to 78703, here are a list at some of the available schools in the area.You’ll be impressed by both the options and opportunities for primary and secondary education! Here’s a list of some of the public, private & charter schools in the area:

-  Mathews Elementary School
-  Casis Elementary School

-  O. Henry Middle School

-  Austin High School

-  The Girls School of Austin
-  Spark Learning
-  Good Shepherd Episcopal School 
-  Rawson Saunders

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We’ve all seen the headlines for years, “Best place to live! Austin’s No. 1 in Texas…” (KXAN), “New real estate report reveals jaw-dropping increase in Austin home prices” (CultureMap Austin), “Austin, Texas, is the No. 1 Best Place to Live, According to U.S. News & World Report” and 2021 is no different!

According to ABoR’s recent report, the median sales price jumped 34.7% from August 2020! Even with low inventory, there was an increase of 18.7% in sales dollar volumes and the Austin real estate market continues to be the hottest in the country.

According ABoR’s latest release, Mark Sprague (economist, and the state director of information capital for Independence Title), stated that Austin’s market is exactly where it should be based on demand.

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One of the many things we all love about living in Austin is that we have so many extraordinary places to eat.  Whether you’re visiting a restaurant for the first time or trying a new menu item at one of your local favorites, you are rarely left disappointed.

Thanks CultureMap Austin, for sharing 10 places to try before summer’s (finally) over!

CultureMap - Where to Eat in Austin Right Now:  10 Best Restaurants for Summer Bites

What are some of YOUR favorite places to eat in Austin?

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Moving outside of downtown and looking for a great, nearby suburb with good schools and a little more affordability & space than the downtown area provides? If you purchase a home in the 78739 area you’ll be impressed by both the options and opportunities for primary and secondary education! Here’s a list of the public, private & charter schools in the area:

- Baldwin Elementary
- Clayton Elementary
- Kiker Elementary
- Baranoff Elementary
- Bear Creek Elementary
- Kocurek Elementary
- Mills Elementary

- Bailey Middle School
- Gorzycki Middle School

- James Bowie High School

- Headwaters School
- Veritas Academy
- Parkside Community Montessori School
- The Goddard School of Austin

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In their latest news release, ABoR reports that residential home sales decreased across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for the first time since May 2020, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® July 2021 Central Texas Housing Report. Despite the dip, the five-county MSA was just 445 homes shy of breaking the all-time home sales record set in July 2020.

“July 2020 established the all-time-high watermark for home sales in the region due to pent-up housing
demand after several months of stay-at-home orders and increased consumer purchasing power,” Susan
Horton, 2021 ABoR President, said. “As we have moved away from the post-COVID boom, the market has begun to stabilize. The typical seasonality for the summer returned as people

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We've stumbled upon that magical time of year, after the end of an exhausting summer, when parents send their kids back to school!

Every year I work with countless buyers and sellers who are looking to move into either the best public schools for their children or closer to some of the many wonderful private and charter school options Austin has to offer.

Whether you are new to Austin or looking for a school that best fits your family's needs, here is a great list from of schools from the Austin Relocation Guide of all the options Austin has to offer.

- Private Schools

- Public Schools

- Higher Education

- Trade, Technical & Careers

- Childcare

If you have any questions about specific schools, and the neighborhoods surrounding

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According to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) June and Midyear Central Texas Housing Market Report, 4,369 homes sold in June, a record for the month of June, across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), an 8.6% increase year over year. The record setting number of transactions for any June on record contributed to an increase of 16.5% to 19,991 home sales during the first half of the 2021.

Across the five-county MSA in June, the median price increased 43% to $482,364—an all-time record. Sales dollar volume jumped 55.7% to $2,621,271,158, as pending sales slightly decreased 1.8% to 4,419. Housing inventory declined 1.1 months to 0.6 months of inventory. These numbers are consistent with a market that has seen more activity than

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