Austin real estate in a nutshell:
Number of people moving here, wanting houses > Number of houses available
Consequently, it's important for an Austin real estate agent to be acquainted with builders and new homes.
So today I attended a class on helping clients find and purchase new homes. We even had a field trip to this cute little subdivision only 10 minutes from downtown Austin.
The homes had small yards and detached garages...some with small apartments on top.
(We had fun imagining who would stay in the apartments. Older children returning home? Visitors to ACL or SXSW, needing to rent a room? In-laws?)
It is so cool that part of my job involves exploring new homes, opening closets, cabinets, and drawers.
And getting free lunches.
I loved the pops of colors and Craftsman-style touches on many of the homes.
A MetroRail Station is adjacent to the neighborhood and all of these homes face a small dog park.
Very urban without being right downtown.
Yes, I love my job.
(Contact me if you want more information about these urban gems!)