Updated school ratings

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 in kids, neighborhoods, parenting, Real Estate, schools | One Comment

I’ve updated the schools state ratings from the last school year, 2010-2011 on my Google maps. If you have gotten access in the past, your URL link should still work.  If you haven’t and are interested in seeing them, please visit this page.

Renting in Austin

Posted on Mar 2, 2011 in Real Estate, renting | 4 Comments

I lucked out when I moved to Austin and was able to stay at my grandmother’s house before deciding where to live.  I’m guessing most of you don’t have that option.  I’m also guessing a lot of you want to rent before you commit to one area, which is smart.  Here’s some advice for you: […]

venn diagram

Posted on May 19, 2010 in Real Estate, schools | 7 Comments

I often get questions about where people should live in Austin.  I have a quiz to help people, but sometimes readers want a personalized approach. Frequently they ask something like, “I want to live close to downtown in a great school district.  But my budget is only $150,000.”  Here’s my answer to that question (in […]

Move To Austin website updated

Posted on May 26, 2009 in economy, general austin, Real Estate, schools | No Comments

I’ve been busy updating my website, so let me formally invite you to go there and take another look around again. New additions/updates include: How much can you afford in Austin? A slice of what the real estate market is offering in different price ranges. Austin Commute Times – my best guess of how long […]

Austin Home Prices Holding Steady

Posted on Mar 19, 2009 in economy, Real Estate | No Comments

Sales may be down in Austin – compared to last February they’re down 28%, reports Austin Business Journal – but prices have increased 5% over the same time period. “These statistics demonstrate how Austin-area home prices have held steady and continue to appreciate, despite volatile credit markets and difficult conditions in other states,” said ABoR […]