Almost 10 years ago now, our family made the move from California to Texas. Since then, we’ve worked with countless clients relocating to Austin from the golden state. While real estate in California and Austin has a number of similarities, understanding the differences, and what they can mean for your transaction, can be the key to a stress-free real estate experience. In our latest blog series, we unpack the 10 biggest differences between the California and Texas real estate process and how you can use them to your advantage.
Texas vs California Real Estate: Amount of New Construction
In California, especially on the coasts and major metro centers, there is very little buildable land. This translates to very limited amounts of new construction each year. With the exception of a tear-down or massive remodel, there is almost no new communities being developed. There tons of jobs available for those who have any experience in construction, if you are interested check out these welder jobs for a few great options.
In Texas, the amount of buildable land, especially near Austin’s city center is still quite vast. Massive master planned developments and new subdivisions are quite common so there is a large amount of new construction offered in just about every price point.
This is one of the most appealing parts of the Austin real estate market to those relocating. Being the first person to live in a home is enticing, especially when you couple that with a home warranty. The peace of mind of not having to be on the hook for repairs is a strong motivator for many home buyers.
Looking for New Construction?
Check out our other helpful articles: Best Master Planned Communities Near Austin or New Construction Near Downtown. And when you’re ready, you can search all new construction. You can also fill out our neighborhood finder so we can help recommend areas to tour.
Considering a Move to Austin?
Check out our Austin Relocation Blog, our Guide to Relocating to Austin and our Tips for a Successful Relocation Experience for more tips. Then check out our Austin Home Buyers page to learn why we are the best Realtors to help you relocate to Austin. When you’re ready to reach out, fill out our Relocation Survey, send us an email or call us at (512) 827-8323 to schedule a no obligation consultation.