The Lure of Austin, TX
Austin enjoys what can best be described as an embarrassment of riches. It’s a city with bragging rights as the Live Music Capital of the World, a state capitol, top notch universities, state parks, world-class lakes, premier art museums, the ever-popular Austin City Limits Music Festival, SXSW, Formula 1, and so much more. This gem -- located smack dab in the heart of Texas -- becomes home to 100 new residents each and every day, making it one of the fastest growing areas in the state.
What all this growth means is that homes for sale in Austin, TX are a hot commodity. Whether you’re looking for your first condo, large family home, something with a killer view of the hills, or a place near The University of Texas at Austin, there’s a buzz around the city that makes house hunting fun.
Not to Brag, but…
We know that as you search through Austin homes for sale you’re looking for more than a residence. You’re looking for a way of life. We may be partial to the place, but it’s easy for us to share the many things about Austin that make us glad to live here (in hopes that you will want to become a permanent Austinite too!). For example, many everyday consumer expenses – like gasoline and groceries – will cost you less in Austin than in other parts of the country, there is no state income tax (particularly great news for retirees), and Forbes has consistently named Austin one of the healthiest cities for jobs.
Austin has become a tech hub recently, primarily due to the number of young, brilliant minds flocking here to become part of an exciting start-up or join the ranks of an existing business such as Dell, Samsung, or Oracle. That influx of raw talent is good for everyone, even if you’re not a recent college grad or tech guru. First of all, the more great minds that gather in Austin, the more vibrant the entire employment scene. What that means for you is a greater selection of innovative companies to work for and frankly, a more exciting city in which to live. If you’re retired, a thriving job market means a stronger tax base and more money to pay for vital city services. All in all, the fact that so many businesses have moved here makes life a little more pleasant for all of us. It also means that buying a home in Austin is likely to be a good financial investment. Remember those 100+ new residents moving here each day? Many of them are also going to want to purchase a home in Austin at some point.
Making Our Job Just a Bit Easier
It may not sell itself, but the fact that we’re selling Austin real estate does make the job easier. It’s as though the city does its part throughout the entire transaction. We show you properties while Austin provides friendly faces sure to make you feel at home. We help you come up with a fair offer while Austin provides the kind of weather that will make you feel as though you’re living in a state of perpetual vacation. We negotiate a fair deal while the city offers its best – live music, cultural events, film festivals, amazing schools, top-notch healthcare facilities, and even a vibrant comedy scene. Like a perfect partnership, the city of Austin and Uptown Realty work together to help you learn more about specific homes, neighborhoods, and the city itself.
It’s the Little Things
Fun fact: Austin is one of the most pet-friendly cities on the map. From bars and restaurants that welcome your furry friend(s) to open-play kennels and no-kill shelters, Austin treats pets like family. The easy part of our job is introducing you to Austin houses for sale. The trickier part is helping you catch a glimpse of the everyday niceties that make our city unique. It’s walking down the 120-foot wide Congress Avenue and strolling through the Congress Avenue Historic District. It’s looking at history through the eyes of the 36th President of the United States at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. It’s having a cold drink at the historic Scoot Inn, the oldest bar in central Texas. In other words, there’s something uniquely Austin around every corner, something new to discover every day of the week.
Austin, Texas Houses for Sale
Whether you’re looking for a single-family home or condo, something in a planned community or historic neighborhood, we would be thrilled to help you buy a house in Austin, to introduce you to the town we love and the sites that make it so special. Since 1839, when the village of Waterloo was renamed after Stephen F. Austin (“The Father of Texas”), the city has buzzed with excitement. Austin is one of those rare gems that is firmly rooted in the past while poised for the future. When you’re ready to become part of Austin’s history, give us a call. We’ll help you find a place to call home.
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