Who Is Moving to Austin?

In 2020, Austin boasted 168 net new residents per day. Even now, in 2022, Austin still ranks as the second fastest growing city (second to Fort Worth). Who’s moving to Austin, and what does it mean for this beloved city?   Where’s Everyone Coming From?   California, New York, Florida, Illinois, and Arizona have given… Continue reading Who Is Moving to Austin?

Get the Most Out of Your Open House Hunting

Every weekend, real estate agents all over the country hold open houses – scheduled public showings of homes that are for sale. Open house hunting by attending one, or two, or three, open houses on a weekend can give you a good sense of what’s available in your area and help you further narrow your… Continue reading Get the Most Out of Your Open House Hunting

Planning to Downsize? Here’s What You Need to Know

Planning to downsize, whether it’s a part of your retirement plan or strategic lifestyle choice, can be a major stressor. A solid plan, a strong real estate team, and the support of your friends and family can help ease this transition.    1. Create a Fool-Proof Downsizing Plan   One of the best ways to… Continue reading Planning to Downsize? Here’s What You Need to Know

Zimmerman Group’s 2022 Housing Market Predictions

At the onset of the pandemic, many experts predicted a backslide in home prices and overall sales. Instead, we got a market boom with home prices and sales soaring to record highs.    So what can we expect for 2022’s housing market? The details are debatable but one thing seems certain: the real estate market… Continue reading Zimmerman Group’s 2022 Housing Market Predictions

Best Smart Home Upgrades

From robot vacuums to fully integrated smart home hubs your home can be as smart as you want it to be. Each year, the list of smart home upgrades grows as does the percentage of homeowners integrating these devices into their houses.    According to MediaPost, in 2021, 69% of households in the U.S. have… Continue reading Best Smart Home Upgrades

First-Time Homebuyers Checklist: 3 Steps to Determine Wants vs. Needs

Holiday bonuses tucked away, skipped nights out, vacations put on hold, preparing to buy your first house involves sacrifice and commitment. It’s not a decision to be entered into lightly. And while buying your first home is an exciting proposition, it can also be intimidating, time-consuming, and overwhelming.    Finding the right home starts by… Continue reading First-Time Homebuyers Checklist: 3 Steps to Determine Wants vs. Needs

How to Pick the Perfect REALTOR®

With online home-finding tools at your fingertips, it can be tempting to go it alone when you’re buying and selling your home. While it might seem easy enough to DIY your home search, working with a licensed REALTOR® has distinct advantages.    Real estate agents adhere to a strict code of ethics and make it… Continue reading How to Pick the Perfect REALTOR®