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Housing Appreciation Drives Equity
and Homeowner Wealth

April 28th, 2023

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How Do You Build Wealth in the Austin Economy?

Have you noticed that we’re not talking about Austin traffic like we used to? Today, public enemy number one is affordability.

For many years Austin has had an extremely successful economic development approach which attracted new companies, high paying jobs and more people! As a result there are few growing pains including labor shortages, increasing home prices and Austin’s expansion. Housing affordability has fallen in recent decades as Austin prices have risen faster than incomes. So how do you get ahead? GET IN THE MARKET!

Property appreciation has surged along with home prices in the last decade, giving most homeowners more than $100,000 in equity over that time period and lending further evidence that homeownership is an important avenue to build household wealth.

It’s hard to “out save” a market like ours so investment is the way to capitalize on this environment. Want to know how to invest in real estate and build wealth? Let’s connect. 512-809-5495.

Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption


An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your tax bill. In order to qualify for the online Homestead Exemption filing, the property owner must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st of the current tax year.

If you bought a home in 2022, or if you have never filed before or want to check your status, make sure to file your Homestead Exemption form by April 30th.


Featured Listings

555 E. 5th Street #901

555 E. 5th Street #901

2 BD | 2 FB | Corner Unit | 1,389 SF | $799,999
Welcome home to the 5FiftyFive located in the Residences at the Hilton! This spacious 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo is move-in ready with recently upgraded wood floors and paint. Floor to ceiling windows provide captivating views to the north and east. Entertain friends or relax with a cup of coffee on the wrap around porch! Connected to the Hilton Hotel, the residences have a private entrance with 24-hour concierge services, with access to restaurants, bars, and the Starbucks coffee at the lobby level.
Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE
12212 Brigadoon Lane #128

12212 Brigadoon Lane #128

2 BD | 2 FB | 1 HB | Corner Unit | $399,999

Beautifully remodeled corner unit townhouse with a great floor plan, soaring ceilings, huge walk-in closets and a fenced private yard. Open living area with a cozy fireplace and fresh laminate flooring that flows effortless into a dining area and upgraded kitchen. Every chef will love the stainless appliances, designer tile backsplashes, quartz countertops, fresh gray cabinetry and breakfast bar. Just minutes to the Domain and Arboretum!

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

3408 Stratford Hills Lane

5 BD | 5 FB | 3 HB | 1.23 AC | $4,999,999
Stunning sophistication in Stratford Mountain. This private estate is perfectly positioned on a generous 1.235-acre lot with views of Lake Austin from the spacious second floor balcony. Amazing attention to every detail – exquisite trim work, elegant iron details and resort-like outdoor spaces.Award-winning Eanes School district just minutes from downtown and Zilker Park.
Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE
2800 Joe DiMaggio Blvd

2800 Joe DiMaggio #104

3 BD | 2 FB | | 1,850 SF | $385,000
Stunning farmhouse in the heart of Round Rock and nestled in a pocket neighborhood close to Old Settlers Park, Dell Diamond, Kalahari, toll roads and more! This gorgeous home feels like a page out of Magnolia Journal with luxurious designer touches including wood-look tile flooring, shiplap accent walls, large island, quartz counter tops, white cabinetry, undermounted sink, gooseneck faucet, subway tile backsplash wood capped stairs and much more! Enjoy the easy open floor plan with 3 beds, 2.5 baths with 1820 SF.

Listed by: Courtney Oldham, Compass RE

LOT 53 AND 1/2 OF 54 | $1,195,000
Southwest Austin
3 BD | 2 BA | 1250 SF | $1,999,999

What's Happening

Rose Tastings

This Spring at the Four Seasons, sip your way through some of the world’s best rosés and rosé champagnes each Saturday afternoon with Ciclo sommelier, Joe Pcena. Each Sunday will offer an interesting new rosé from acclaimed local and international brands. MORE

Founder's Day

Thousands of people will gather in Dripping Springs’ historic downtown district April 28-30, 2023, for a festive celebration of heritage and pioneer spirit.The three-day celebration kicks off with the Grand Parade and includes: free music and entertainment, carnival, food, beer, street dances and cook-off competitions. MORE

U.S. Open Cup

U.S. Soccer conducted the Round of 32 Draw for the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Thursday and announced that Austin FC will host USL Championship club New Mexico United at Q2 Stadium. The match will be played on Wednesday, May 10. TICKETS

grayDUCK Gallery

“The Chase” explores the narrative structures of European tapestries. Brittany Ham and Justin Korver are drawn to the tapestries created before the Renaissance due to the interesting ways in which they arrange space and render the figure. MORE


Knowing what your home is worth is important information to have if you are thinking of selling your home. Call Courtney 512-809-5495 for a current pricing analysis and a customized strategy for selling your property in today’s market.

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