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When the market is this heated, how do you determine the “real” value?  It’s a legitimate question with a not so straight forward answer. In the end, value is what a buyer is willing to pay, but here are the things that  most significantly impact price in today’s market.


Even though we’re breaking lots of tried and true real estate rules in these unprecedented times, one thing that remains is that location is the single most important determination of value. Homes with close proximity to downtown Austin, on the water or located in coveted school districts remain some of the highest valued homes in our market.


Homes in Austin are more expensive than they have ever been. In February, the median home price for the Austin metro reached $499,995, according to data from the Austin Board of Realtors. Buyers know they are going to pay a lot for a home so those properties that offer value like luxury updates, outdoor living spaces, large lot sizes, an upscale location (especially waterfront) seem like better investments.


Today’s buyers still have the pandemic experience fresh in their memories. Homes with larger more functional spaces are highly sought after given that more people are working, exercising and studying from home than ever before. Features that command the extra dollars include gyms, pools, outdoor living areas, bars, and dedicated office space.


Inventory is so low that buyers are willing to make sacrifices, including doing some work themselves. However, homes that are completely updated are commanding an extra premium because it’s so difficult to find reliable contractors to do renovation work. When you do contractors, their rates are often high and project are taking an unusually long time to complete. 

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Activity in the $10 million-plus home sales range accelerated in 2021 as much as it did among much lower price brackets. New York-based real estate tech-company brokerage Compass Inc. (NYSE: COMP) found more than 2,300 homes at the $10 million-plus price point sold last year, among 30 major luxury housing markets in the U.S. That was a 111.6% increase from 2020, the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 12th – March 26th  

Come see the official sport of Texas at Rodeo Austin! With action-packed competitions, a carnival and fair, shopping, food, and more, there’s fun for everyone! Join Courtney and the Austin Syndicate in supporting the 4-H and FFA Livestock Show winners at the Youth Auction on March 26th! MORE

Sunday, March 20th | 3:30 PM

Come cheer on our very own Austin FC as they take on the Seattle Sounders at Q2 Stadium! Enjoy a bite to eat at the Domain across the street beforehand, or enjoy one of the many local restaurants at the stadium, including Easy Tiger, One Taco, Valentina’s BBQ, and more!  MORE


Night Golf, a night-time shotgun-style 9-hole round made extra fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls. They are also re-introducing Night Golf leagues, where you can register a team of 2-6 players for a flat fee, which will include your round and all of the gear! Can’t make it this Friday? Night Golf will be happening every Friday night! MORE

Friday, March 11th – Sunday, March 20th 

SXSW® Festival is back and better than ever with sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. Click HERE for more information about this 10-day event.



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The information contained herein does not purport to be complete nor, necessarily, accurate and should be independently verified; nor does it represent or constitute a legal analysis or financial advice. All of the financial projections and/or conclusions are provided for illustration purposes only. Compass and its agents disclaim any and all liability for representations and warranties, express or implied, contained in, or for omissions from, the information contained herein or any other written or oral communication transmitted or made available to the recipient. This represents an estimated sale price for this property. It is not the same as an opinion of value in an appraisal developed by a licensed appraiser under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

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