Category Archives: Buying a home in Austin

Austin First Time Home Buyer FAQ

Many of my clients over the last several years have been first time home buyers.  Below I have compiled frequently asked  questions along with answers.  I hope that this brief FAQ will help other people begin their Austin home search … Continue reading

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Two East Austin neighborhoods poised for appreciation in 2012 and beyond

Austin was a solid real estate market in 2011.  Prices remained stable with sales volume increasing and inventory decreasing.  Most Austin real estate professionals expect the trend to continue and prices to start to rise in 2012.  Here  are two … Continue reading

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Orange Tree Condominiums

The Orange Tree Condominiums are a large garden style condominium complex just steps from the University of Texas in the heart of West Campus.  Orange tree consists of studio, 1, 2, and even a few 3 bedroom floor plans.  There … Continue reading

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Semper Finance

As more of our troops start to return home there is a growing discourse on what the general “we” can do to help those who have risked everything to protect our country. The Carvajal Group is looking to lend our … Continue reading

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How to buy a home with 0% down in Austin, Texas!

There were many 0% down programs before the financial crisis.  Many of these programs have been abolished in the wake of financial and mortgage reform.  However,  qualifying borrowers can still purchase a home with little or no money down.  Some … Continue reading

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5 things to remember for your Austin Home Search

When buying a home in Austin, here are five important things to remember when performing your Austin Home Search online: 1) Most real estate websites use IDX feeds that pull from the MLS.  Most properties listed in MLS will show … Continue reading

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Build Real Wealth with Real Estate

You see, never before have rental rates been so high in Austin, Texas.  The rapid increase is due to a number of factors including the growing population and low consumer confidence.  Many people are moving from all over the country … Continue reading

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Most Popular Neighborhoods in Central Austin Map

Click each neighborhood for a brief description…. View Central Austin Neighborhoods in a larger map

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When will the pendulum swing?

With the incredible increase in rents in Austin, Texas one would be silly not to ask when renters will stop shelling out money every month towards rent and start paying down a mortage. Interest rates remain low which makes the … Continue reading

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February Market Stats

The housing market in Austin is very steady as we continue to see the median price for homes sold remain constant into the first quarter of 2011. Inventory levels have been volatile and sold volume has tipped the market back into the … Continue reading

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