Patrick never mentioned that, or even applied pressure for us to purchase quickly. He did keep us informed about the market and every holiday wish us well. He is like a good friend at the point where we finally started looking. Since we are empty nesters, we did not need the custom 5 bedroom when we had kids, he understood. He helped us find a nice up and coming area outside of Austin for Angie and I to enjoy.
I have to say, The luck of the Irish was with us when we met Patrick. He is a good man, a great realtor, and now a friend.
Tony and Angie Pacheco P.S. We close in 3 weeks!!
If I can be of any assistance on providing you preliminary information regarding the purchase or leasing of home let me know.
Allthough the summers are quite different than what you are use to, you'll find the Austin/Central Texas area is a great place to live and enjoy outside activities 12 months of the year.
Hope to hear from you!!! Joe Jarusinsky, REALTOR/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Co.!!!
Congratulations on your relocation to the big state of Texas and specifically the Austin area. There is so much to consider in evaluating and deciding what or where is the best area for you and your family. Obviously location is critical to jobs, school systems, recreation and lifestyle. Also to be considered must be price range, housing needs and daily travel.
There is no one answer I can give you. The truth is there is probably more than one alternative or solution for you and your family. Another truth is given your specific situation you are going to need help. Feel free to visit our site at http://www.CornerstoneNewHomeSolutions.com where you can search housing, areas and communities via several different search engines without pressure or obligation.
If you have any questions or need additional information we will be happy to help.
Stephen B. McClain, Broker Owner
Cornerstone New Home Solutions
Cornerstone New Home Solutions.com
Let me know if you have any questions about those areas, and if you would like to see what rentals are available.
Coldwell Banker United
As a non-resident alien you will be able to buy a home after you have settled in and make sure that this is where you want to stay for a while.
If you have any questions on Austin, since I am a native to the Austin area, don't hesititate to drop me an email or give me a call.
You mentioned "renter", so let's talk about rental properties. Coming from NY (is it the city or the State?), you will be pleasantly surprised with the much lower rents in Austin. Even though the rental market is booming and rents have increased in the past year, compared to New York they are still very affordable. Depending on the neighborhood, you can rent a 3-4 bedroom home starting at $1200/mo. The suburbs are less expensive and the children can still go to a good school. It is always a good idea to rent before you buy when you move to a new city, it will give you time to familiarize yourselves with the city and what it has to offer and then decide on where you want to buy a home for the long run. Relocating is stressful, but also exciting. I would love to be the agent helping you find your first place in Austin.
Thank you for your question. Austin is a fabulous city. With your three children, I can offer you very deep knowledge of all of the school systems, both public and private, in the area. I am a former teacher, coordinator, director, and assistant superintendent of schools in several districts in our area. And after 6 years, I have a deep knowledge of the real estate market and am familiar with all of the areas of our city. Together, we will find the perfect home in the perfect area with the perfect schools, shopping, and roadways for your family. Please feel free to visit my website at http://www.melaniedamron.com. We can look at both new construction and existing resale homes. Also, the mortgage broker with whom I work is very familiar with helping clients from other coutries.
I would be privileged to be available to you for a phone interview. At that time you may determine if I am the best REALTOR for you.
Austin as you can imagine has so much to offer, education, government, high tech, and small business opportunities to name a few. You should consider a real estate agent experienced in relocation and they can provide you with a number of sources of information as they pertain relocating to Austin. Depending on your needs and interests you can pair down the wealth of information. All have access to the MLS to ease your home search to rent or purchase and depending on where you live in NY it can be very different, so highlighting your immediate needs is very important.
Two sites I would suggest you to investigate - http://www.austinrelocationguide.com/ is a very helpful site all about Austin. And you can also learn more via http://www.austinreloservice.com.
Above good luck in you move to Austin, Texas!
Let me know if I can help. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly at 512-203-6441.
I wish you the best! Let me know how I can help,
Feel free to contact me direct here with your exact needs and details.
You'll also find quite a bit of info on my website about the area.
Look forward to hearing from you folks.