SmartLiving Texas Real Estate Blog

How Many People Move to Austin Daily?

Austinites – do you ever sit in morning traffic, look over to the left, look at new road construction site, and wonder how did Austin get so packed? How many people move to Austin everyday? Is this number so large that we need to make these roads wider?

Moving from Houston over a decade ago to attend the University of Texas […]

By |February 17th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Septic Tanks and Septic Systems

Septic tanks are common with Texas homes in unincorporated areas and custom homes. They also are common in isolated homes or homes situated on larger parcels of land. For the most part, homes that are located in urban to suburban areas are built with a waste water system already in place. The City or the utility districts in these areas […]

By |February 13th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

5 Tips to Help Sell Your Home: The Unthinkable and Overlooked

Its official – You are selling your home in Austin, moving away and never looking back! You are taking that new job offer, met with your SmartLiving realtor and hassling over a 5 dollar difference with moving company bids. So stick a for sale sign in the front yard and hope that potential buyers will love your home as much as […]

By |February 10th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Pier and Beam vs Slab Foundation

There are commonly two types of foundations – Pier and Beam and Slab. A pier and beam foundation is one where the base of the structure is held up by support beams and piers. A slab foundation is one where the structure sits right atop the concrete that is poured into the ground. Many new home builders, particularly production builders, […]

By |February 6th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Austin’s Growth Dilemma

Prices of Homes Rise as Austin Continues to Grow
As Austin builds on last year’s economic and population growth, we are seeing home values continue to rise. Many homes, particularly in the central Austin area (south of 183, north of 71), are seeing tremendous appreciation. Price points along those boundaries are beginning to increase, moving these artificial lines that were drawn, […]

By |January 15th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Whats going on at Thomas’s Keller Williams

The sale of single-family homes in Northwest Austin was up 13% from last year, compared with a 1.7% increase nationwide, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. The price of a home in Northwest Austin is averaging at the affordable price point of $250,000, but finding one could become more difficult, as greater demand results in lower inventory, […]

By |April 17th, 2012|blog|0 Comments