Choosing Your Austin TX Dream Home

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Choosing Your Austin TX Dream Home

Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.93% this week from 3.89% last week. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, increased to 3.20% this week from 3.10 percent last week. So, before rates get too high, come out to Austin TX and choose your dream home. Here are some things to keep in mind along the way.

What's the Neighborhood Like?
Choosing a community within Austin to settle in depends entirely on your lifestyle.  Do you have a family with school-age children and want to be near the schools?  Are you a young couple looking to live near the hustle and bustle of the Austin music scene?  Do you hate commuting and want to live closer to work?  Are you willing to forgo a shorter commute for a larger property to raise your family in?  These are all things to consider when deciding which community will fit into how you live your life.

How Big or Small is the House?
If you have a growing family, you may want to have a larger Austin area home.  However, if your children have all grown, you may be looking to downsize a little bit to a more manageable square footage.  Again, this all depends on your lifestyle.  Setting a parameter of the size of home (including how many bedrooms, bathrooms, garage spaces and square footage) you wish to live in will help keep you focused on your dream Austin home.

What's the Yard Maintenance Like?
Larger yards are great for entertaining and playing catch with the kids, but they are also a lot of upkeep.  That works great for many homeowners.  However, you may prefer the low-maintenance lifestyle an Austin condo or town-home will provide.  You need to decide how much time and effort you are willing to put into the maintenance of your yard to find the Austin home that is suitable for you.

What are my "Must-Haves"?
Maybe you need an open floor plan with a huge kitchen because you love to cook and entertain.  Perhaps you're someone who needs to unwind in a warm hot tub at the end of the day.  Or, you own your own business and need a place for a home office.  Decide what is important to you in your Austin home and your REALTOR® can show you exactly what you're looking for.

These home choosing tips are brought to you by: Shay Hargus – Austin Texas Realtor | (512) 775-1995, your Austin, TX real estate specialist. Serving Austin, TX and surrounding communities.

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