Austin, the capital of the US State of Texas, is also the seat of Travis County. It is the 4th biggest city in Texas and the 16th largest city in the US.
Real estate in Austin is healthy and shows an upward trend as the economy is booming with more job opportunities and a growing IT sector.
One can do a property search using the Austin real estate listings. Austin real estate listings is by large areas. You can search for real estate in a particular area by referring to the listing map.
Austin real estate listings area are fairly large, and contain many different neighborhoods. To make the search easier, you can click on an area and then click on the relevant suburb or subdivision. For e.g. Central Austin includes the neighborhoods of Enfield, Bryker Woods, Hyde Park, Travis Heights, Bouldin Creek, Barton Hills, Rosedale, and Tarrytown. You can click the listing by area and then search for real estate in the neighborhood you prefer. The Austin real estate listing also lists the demographic distribution, low to medium priced homes as well as luxury and higher priced homes.
The Austin real estate listings has changed for the better, providing specific and better service in large areas. Some area boundaries are redrawn to serve the needs of the people better.
Lake South will be split into LS and Lake West (LW). The Lake West area will contain Pedernales, River West to Lake Travis up to Dripping Springs school district to the Blanco county line to highway 71 till highway 281 and back to Lake Travis. This split eases the search for people looking for a home not too far from Austin with schools within reach.
Areas 10 and Southwest (SW) are redefined into 10 North, 10 South, SW East and SW West.
Area 4 is split into University of Texas and downtown Austin. The downtown area has plenty of high rise apartments and condominiums and is suitable for people who desire an urban lifestyle. The university area has a lot of student rentals and makes searching easier and confined for students.
If you are in the market to buy, sell or lease a home, most realtors and brokerage firms have an internet presence, making real estate search easier and easily accessible to everyone. The comprehensive websites list realtors by areas, specific neighborhoods, available homes, search by property types like condos, garden homes, lofts etc.
Most real estate searches are defined by areas and the sites features excellent software tools for searching residential listings in the area of your choice. The site also provides the tools to plan your mortgage budget, tips for buying and selling. The site is also linked to community information, info about schools and hospital in the area, real estate market statistics and real estate glossary, to help you understand the terms better.
The Austin Institute of Real Estate is a Texas real estate business school for realtors. Their Business and Financial education course in harness with the compulsory courses provides the necessary education required by the realtors of today. These courses are taught by experienced instructors who are actively involved in the real estate business of buying, selling and investing and teach the students the same.
The Institute also offers educational courses to obtain your Texas real estate license as well as to renew your license.
The Institute’s 3-step Success system helps you obtain your license, build your business and to invest your profits and retire.
Their other courses are:
Live Appraisal classes and an Agent X-site where with the help of an easy 9-step set-up wizard, multimedia listing pages and customizable lead capture you can build a successful business website to help you get started.
The major Austin real estate schools imparting education in real estate are:
School Estate Texas Real Estate School Online is one of the largest schools offering online courses in real estate, continuing education for the State of Texas. All courses are Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) approved.
Purvis Real Estate Training Institute in Fort Worth is one of the oldest real estate schools offering all relevant courses in real estate from pre-licensing, exam preparation, continuing education, broker’s license, loan officer/mortgage broker and Home Inspection.
Champions School of Real Estate has been operating since 25 years. Their award winning Texas pre-licensing and continuing education course is most sought after. Their other courses include the Real Estate Salesperson/Broker education, Loan officer/Mortgage Broker education, Home Inspector, Appraiser, Designation and Certification education.
AgentCampus.com a premier online real estate school helps real estate professionals obtain their license, continuing education and ongoing education for enhancing the career prospects of practicing professionals.
Some more Austin real estate schools are the Austin College of Real Estate, Capital Real Estate Training and the Professional Development Education services in conjunction with the University of Texas.
Austin real estate areas are best described as per the Austin MLS listing:
Central Austin is the culture hub combining both Uptown and Downtown Austin. The properties here are a mix of old and new and are on the expensive side. Major real estate areas are Allandale, Bryker Woods, Crestview, Hyde Park, Old Enfield, Rosedale, Tarrytown, and Cat Mountain.
North Central real estate areas are Copperfield, Gracy Woods, Lamplight Village, Milwood, and Great Hills.
South Central real estate areas are Travis Heights, Barton hills, Shady Hollows.
North Austin is where the upcoming IT jobs and companies are. The areas are newer and more suburban. Major real estate areas are Block House Creek, Cat Hollow, Wells Branch, and Pflugerville.
South Austin real estate areas are Onion Creek, San Marcos, Kyle, and Bastrop.
East Austin is one of the cheaper areas of Austin
West Austin is where the elite live; the homes are usually luxurious and high priced. Major real estate areas are River Place, Bee Cave, Lake Pointe, Steiner Ranch, and West lake Hills.
Austin Texas is situated on the Colorado River and boasts of three lakes within its city limits, Town Lake, Lake Austin and Travis Lake. The population is sophisticated with a love of music and arts. New avenues of employment and a vibrant study culture comprising of 7 local Universities has led to reduced unemployment and a booming economy. All these factors have led to a healthy real estate market which has escaped the crisis afflicting other states. Austin has one of the lowest foreclosure rates and the, real estate market is a buyers market with homes being a very short time on the listings.