I've been selling homes for 16 years full-time here in Austin, and I own a small company (12 agents currently). We work with a LOT of buyers who are relocating to this area.
If you'd like to talk more, feel free to call me anytime on my cell phone at 512-796-7653. Our website is at http://www.austintexashomes.com, and our ministry website is http://www.luke6ministries.org.
Jason Crouch, Broker/Owner
Austin Texas Homes, LLC
I would be honored to serve as your agent/advisor. My kids are grown so now I have a grandchild to help nurture. We are all christian folks. My son teaches at a private religous school.
If you choose to give me a call. References available.
Bill Austin ~ 512-709-6343
Let me know if I can help!
How does Austin's COL compare nationally?
How will traffic concurrency impact me?
How's Wal-Street reacting today & will it effect me long term as someone relocating.
Finding a house is not rocket science although some would had you believe so. Schools, also easy to identify. There are underling questions that need to be addressed otherwise you could be set yourself up financial disaster.
Take & Good luck
Austin is an awesome city to raise a family! There's always tons of things for kids to do.
I have a 7 year old myself and we try to make every effort to put religion at the center of everything we do. I was raised in a Lutheran church and I can say it is some of the fondest childhood memories I have. I know of a few large churches that would offer great fellowship.
It sounds like your priorities will be searching for a master planned community in close proximity to a top ranking Elementary/ Jr High school. I live very close to Cedar Park and am familiar with the area. It would be a great choice in relocation. I would love to talk more with you to see if I may be a good fit for you and your family to work with. I consider myself to be very intuitive to my clients needs/wants and will not waste your time with properties that will not work for you.
Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd love to talk to you more about your relocation.
Not only regulations, but incentives. Home buying and home owning incentives to choose zero-scape and xeriscape options over regular sod landscapes.
Rain Barrel & Gutter incentives for home owners and builders.
Maybe even rain Barr and gutter regulations (code) for home builders, and the same with building codes on landscape. For example, it might be wise to mandate "50% of landscape must be xeriscape or 30% must be zero scape".
Taking care of a yard, in my opinion, is wasteful, outside of managing a garden.
Simply put, people will be pushed and incentivized to be more resourceful.
Imagine if our home water supply was restricted to a certain amount of gallons per day, based on a formula of squarefootage, lot size, and location. i see that as a viable solution, even though i will miss my long hot shower!
A $43,000 windmill system (no fuel needed to run it) can create up to 2,600 gallons of water per day.
Other options are brewing too.
What's a good idea or fair regulation concept to you??
I've lived in California my whole life. Drought has been a real problem, but never directly damaging to my lifestyle or business. Do you think it will change for the better in Texas?
Best of luck with your move! I have lived in Austin for 18 years, and raised two children here, so I know what is important for families with young children. I have been a full time real estate agent for over 11 years after 10 years of working in sales and marketing for high tech companies. I know the Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, and Round Rock areas very well. There are lots of great, family friendly neighborhoods here and I would be happy to give you the "inside scoop" on each community.
Ultimately, you will need to find a Realtor that you really click with. Obviously, there are many agents on this website who are ready to help you. I would recommend that you speak with several by phone and see how the conversation goes and who feels right and who seems to understand what is truly important to families with young children..
You can learn more about my background and my real estate philosophy on my website at http://www.margaretjollyhomes.com on the home page, and on the "about us" tab.
I would love to be one of the agents that you interview. But regardless of who you end up working with, I wish you the very best in your move to Austin. I have lived in many places (I moved every 3-4 years when I was a kid), and once I landed in Austin, I knew I wouldn't leave. I've been here 18 years now and still love it!
Keller Williams Realty
Its truly "Austin" and your friends will love visiting just for Sundays!
Austin's 1st Zero-Emissions Realtor
Elite Texas Properties
Michael and Stacy Spickes
Austin's Real Estate and Relocation Specialists
I understand that moving with your family is an exciting and challenging time. The emotions and feelings of moving a family cross country can be daunting. Know that working with the right agent will make all the difference. No two agents fit a family best, so taking the time to interview agents will ensure that you find the agent you feel comfortable with. My business is built on family first. I believe that my role is to act as a guide to the home buying process and Austin in general. I love introducing people to Austin.
I would love to have to opportunity to talk with you and work with you as your Realtor.
Keller Williams Realty
I have a great introduction video to me and my business on my website http://www.maiaustinhome.com
Personally, I am a Christian who lives near Cedar Park and has lived in Cedar Park and is surrounded by young boys (ages 4-13) and am now a grandmother. I have relocated to this area as well. This REALTOR takes her job seriously and continues to stay on the cusp of events happening locally. I recently helped another family relocate from San Jose and was told it was because of me that they made the leap - of all places -- to Cedar Park. Notes from buyers like that makes me ever so grateful.
There are many of us who will fall into the category you have requested. I do hope you take your time and know you will meet several of us who are of true character. I am sure whoever you choose will be well thought out and I wish you the best.
Avalar Austin Real Estate
REALTOR, ABR, ASP, CLHMS, CRS, ePRO, GRI, SRS
While the experience, knowledge, and integrity of the agent you select should be paramount, in addition to those qualities, my wife and I have 2 young boys, ages 8 and 13, and we're Christians. Please review the wealth of information I've provided in over 500 responses to Trulia questions, with nearly a 40% helpful ranking (typical is less than 10%).
Contact me through my Trulia profile, or call me directly.
Broker | Partner | Keller Williams
I think it is great that you and your family will be moving to what I believe is the best city in the country! I would love the opportunity to help you make the move easier and as stress free as possible. Please feel free to call or email me so we can further discuss your move.
Goldwasser Real Estate
The move across the country is daunting! My wife and I are both agents with JBGoodwin here in Austin. We have kiddos aged 7 and 9, so we know about needing exceptional schools too! Let us know how we can help!