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Austin Real Estate Blog

By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – There’s no doubt that when both Uber and Lyft left town last year there was a significant “void” left in the ride-hailing market here in Austin Texas.

Both companies chose to leave town over what they called “onerous regulations” which included fingerprinting requirements but they could both come back soon if Governor Greg Abbott signs a new law which will effectively end the fingerprinting requirements.

Criminal Background Checks Are Still Required

Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing companies are still not off the hook, even if fingerprinting is no longer required to hire drivers because these companies will still have to conduct criminal background checks on prospective drivers before letting them

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – The Austin City Limits Music Festival is without a doubt the biggest music festival that we have each year, and for good reason, since it attracts music fans from all over the world who travel to Austin to hear the best bands and musicians in the world.

Even though the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival is still a few months away this year’s lineup was recently announced, giving music fans reasons to buy their tickets now and be in Austin from October 6-8 and 13-15 at Zilker Park to enjoy the 2017 ACL Music festival.

2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line Up

Who is going to be at the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival? You can expect a “who’s who” of top names in the music industry

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>>>> Open House – Sunday 5/21/17 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm <<<<

 

By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to buy an Austin TX Home? If so, don’t miss 5105 Trading Bend, this custom Travis Country home’s price has been reduced by $15,500 (2.61%) recently and it’s ready for you!

About 5101 Trading Bend

What’s not to love about 5105 Trading Bend? This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers something for everyone including a beautiful brick exterior and plenty of space for everyone in your family including many excellent features like a large, custom kitchen with granite counter-tops, plenty of cabinets, kitchen island, farmhouse sink, Kenmore appliance, built in desk and so much more.

On the

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Planning on buying a home this summer? If so, you may want to consider moving to Whisper Valley, Austin’s first “energy neutral” community that’s now under construction with 30 homes slated to be finished by mid-summer.

About Whisper Valley

There’s no doubt that most Austin Texas residents are eco-conscious and ready to do more than other homeowners across the United States when it comes to lowering their carbon footprints.

Thankfully, Whisper Valley will be one of the biggest “net zero ready” housing communities in the United States, this means that each home will only produce enough renewable energy to meet the demands of the homeowners.

What’s even better about homes in this Austin Texas

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By the Kent Redding Group

Are you searching for a custom Austin Texas home? If so, don’t miss 10620 Wagon Road, this home is truly one of a kind and offers many unique features like straw bale insulation, antique wood doors, authentic plaster walls and a 21,500-gallon rainwater collection system.

 

About 10620 Wagon Road

Built in 2002 and lovingly maintained by its owners, 10620 Wagon Road features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,856 square feet of space.

It’s truly an awe-inspiring home that combines just about every sustainable feature you can think of like solar panels to heat the swimming pool, to the rainwater collection system, while having its own unique design.

Awe Inspiring views

Besides being a home that anyone would be

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Are you planning on relocating to Austin and are wondering where are the top neighborhoods in Austin? If so, you’ve come to the right place because in this article, part 2 of our series, we will provide you with information on some of the best neighborhoods that our city has to offer. 

Mueller

Since vacating the former site of Austin’s airport in 1999, the Mueller site has transformed into a thriving community which is home to over 13,000 people who live and work in the area.

In the 700-acre Mueller neighborhood you will find 4 million square feet of space for office/retail shops, over 5,000 homes, and best of all 140 acres of prime open space.

Designed with urbanist principles in mind,

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By The Kent Redding Group

Searching for information on the top neighborhoods in Austin Texas? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In part 1 of this two part series we will provide you with information on the top neighborhoods here so you can make the best decision on where to buy your next home.

Johnston Terrace

Located just four miles east of Downtown Austin Texas, bordered by the East Boggy Greenbelt, Johnston Terrace offers you a comfortable, well established neighborhood with homes which were built between the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Single family 3 bedroom homes in Johnston Terrace typically range in size from 1,100 to 1,500 square free of space.

Home values in Johnston Terrace are predicted to increase by at least eight percent in

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS) and HGTV have partnered once again for their 2017 Love Your Home $50,000 Sweepstakes.

Launched in April, in conjunction with their hit show Good Bones, this contest offers a huge $50,000 grand prize and 12 weekly prizes of $2,500 each.

Want to be a part of this contest? All you have to do is go to http://www.loveyourhomesweeps.com and register for your chance to win then watch Good Bones each week because winners will be announced through June 16th, with the grand prize winner being announced in early July 2017.

About The 2017 Love your Home Sweepstakes

The 2017 Love Your Home Sweepstakes is actually the third sweepstakes that Berkshire Hathaway Home

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Searching for the perfect home in Austin or Travis County? If so, don’t miss this wonderful home located at 5105 Trading Bend in Austin Texas.

About 5105 Trading Bend

Built in 1996, this four-bedroom, two and a half bathroom, brick exterior two-story home, features a spacious floor plan and awesome features like an excellent fireplace, large windows and a dream kitchen which includes a kitchen island/ bar area, perfect for kids to do homework, built-in desk, pantry, tons of cabinet space and upgraded features including granite counter tops, Kenmore appliances, and farmhouse sink.

Head upstairs and you will find an over-sized master bedroom, complete with sitting area, master bathroom, jack and

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Over the last five years one of the biggest factors leading the recovery of the Real Estate market in Austin Texas, and nationwide, has been the use of VA loans.

VA Loans are guaranteed mortgage loans by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and can be used by American Veterans, including their surviving spouses, for the purpose of buying Real Estate.

What’s great about VA Loans is that they’ve been especially popular among Millennials who have used them to purchase homes nationwide, even in Austin Texas, where home prices have been increasing steadily.

Reasons Why Millennials Love VA Loans

No Down Payment – This is obviously the top reason why Millennials love VA Loans; they can

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