Round Rock recently found itself on Money Magazine’s Best Cities to Live in the US in 2019, coming in at #2. Austin area residents have known Round Rock’s merits for some time. It has even gotten some national recognition, named one of the safest cities in America. But, this overall “best city to live” nod […]
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Recently, Austin was named the #10 Richest City in the US by The Cheat Sheet. Often considered the most expensive city to live in Texas, it’s also the most affordable “rich city” to live in the US. Percentage of the market wise, Austin has more luxury homes than Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Where can […]
Nestled in a suburban neighborhood, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 1,577 square feet of living space. You’ll admire everything about this home, from its upgraded roof that now features TESLA Solar, to the hardwood floor installed all throughout the house.
Property taxes can make a significant difference in affordability for Austin home buyers. Tax rates range from about 1.7-3.4% (varies by neighborhood) of your home’s assessed value. Depending on your home’s assessed value, annual property taxes in Austin can be anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars per year. Because […]
As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. And in the case of the city’s capital of Austin, that includes what most citizens across the country value the most—the economy. But non-Austinites may wonder what exactly is driving Austin’s nitro fueled economy? The answer, of course, is an open secret that has become […]
While Austin may be world renowned for its indie art scene, famous festivals like SXSW and commitment to waste free and organic living, the best things about Austin are secrets that only the locals know. But if you are from out of town or are looking to relocate to Austin, don’t worry. We’re going to […]
If you’re thinking about relocating to Austin, or if you have never bought a house, one of the things to pay attention to is the tax rate. Just how much are property taxes in Austin? The tax rate in Austin usually ranges anywhere from 1.8%-3.3% of your home’s assessed value and are due by January […]
Recently, Austin Monthly released their yearly Best Schools in Austin issue and it had some interesting findings. Some of the ratings aligned with what we see on sites like Great Schools and others were slightly different. The rankings from Austin Monthly Magazine’s lists were based on findings from Texas non-profit, Children at Risk. Every year, […]
Recently, Children at Risk, a Texas non-profit agency advocating for children, came out with their annual best schools in Austin list. They use a different set of criteria than your traditional rating systems like GreatSchools.org and the Texas Education Agency, so it is interesting to see where they rank Austin’s public middle schools. Here, we’ll […]
Recently, Children at Risk, a Texas non-profit agency advocating for children, came out with their annual best schools in Austin list. They use a different set of criteria than your traditional rating systems like GreatSchools.org and the Texas Education Agency, so it is interesting to see where they rank Austin’s public elementary schools. Here, we’ll […]