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Top 5 Things to Consider When Relocating to Austin, Texas

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Moving to a new city is exciting!

Austin, TX – How can you be confident you are making the right decisions about where and how you will live? Feel more secure when relocating and establishing roots in a new city with these top five things from our relocation experts and REALTORS® at Realty Austin, the #1 independent brokerage in Central Texas.

1. Determine the Cost of Living

Understanding the cost of living in your new city will be crucial for your budget. It’s important to know how far your current salary can take you and if you’re comfortable with your new budget. Leverage tools such as SmartAsset’s Cost of Living calculator to determine what salary you need in order to maintain the same lifestyle of living you currently enjoy. Housing, food, taxes, and transportation are a few of the costs you will want to account for before making the leap to your new destination.

2. Research the Job Market

Austin is booming with more job opportunities in the city every month! Tesla, Amazon, and Apple are a few of the companies opening offices in the Austin-area. Research what jobs are available to determine if there is a market for your current role. Learn more about companies expanding or moving to Austin.

3. Discover Areas around Town

Research areas around town to find what neighborhoods will suit your lifestyle. If the outdoors are important to you, find a place close to hiking, running, and biking trails. Consider commute times to determine how long of a drive you are comfortable with to travel to work, nearby shops, and entertainment. Sign up for an account on to search by neighborhood, add in your favorite places, and determine commute times directly from properties of interest. You can also search for condos, single-family homes, land, and much more. Check out our home search video for more information on how to use the website like a pro.

4. Evaluate the Housing Market

Austin’s housing market is growing and changing. Understanding the median price and state of housing inventory can help you feel more prepared when entering the housing market. Stay up to date on monthly Austin-area market stats by signing up on or by visiting Austin Local and viewing the current Market Stats.

5. Connect with a Local Professional Agent

We understand you need someone you can trust to help guide you in your relocation journey, which is why we only hire accomplished and professional agents who use our proven process to help you make the right moves. 

Here’s how we can help: 

  •  Connect with us to be matched with the right agent
  •  Get a complimentary customized relocation plan
  •  Make a confident decision on when to make a move  

Call 888.AUS.RELO today to schedule your agent matching consultation. Stop worrying about making the wrong decision and be assured you have a clear plan with the right advisor.

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