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5 Things to Consider for Your Next Austin Home

When looking at Austin homes for sale, there are many things to take into consideration. At York Real Estate, we can help you find what you’re looking for in a house or condo. Take some time to decide what elements are most important in the ideal home. If you’re not sure, we can help you sort it out. Here are just a few things to think about when looking for Austin real estate.

Schools
There are 12 area schools districts for Austin, as well as a number of private schools in the vicinity. Most of the area children went back to school this week and are looking forward to an exciting school year. If you have questions about which school district your potential Austin home is in, just ask your York Real Estate agent for more information. For those seeking higher education, there are several colleges and universities in the area, most notably The University of Texas.

Space
How much room do you really need? Consider what your current living space is like and decide whether it is big enough, or maybe too big. Keep in mind your ability and desire to maintain property and how that might be accomplished. If there are children in the home, be sure there is enough room for them to play and study. Count the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and additional living spaces you currently have. If you feel cramped, you may need a larger home.

Features
Decide on any must-haves for the home. You may need a garage to house your vehicles and provide extra storage space. There are homes available with 1, 2 and 3 floors, but typically without basements. If you enjoy the outdoors, think about a garden, pool or deck. If you have a pet, you might need a fence. If you don’t have a pet, you might prefer the privacy it offers, or a quiet place for the kids to play in your yard. Indoors, what are your preferences for appliances, heating and cooling energy sources and a fireplace?

Neighborhood
Perhaps the most important part of finding an Austin home is choosing one that is convenient to work, worship and school. If you want to be in the heart of the city or have your eye on the suburbs, just tell your Austin real estate agent. We will be happy to help you look in the right direction.

Cost
Sort out your budget and decide what you can afford. Use our mortgage calculator to give you an idea of the possibilities. Focus on looking at houses in your price range. Don’t forget to set aside a little extra for any home improvements and renovations you might wish to make. This could include new carpeting, appliances, paint and wallpaper.

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