As Austin residents get priced out of the sizzling Austin marketplace, many families are choosing to move further South and West to the acclaimed Hill Country for better prices on housing. Known as the Wedding Capital of Texas, the Hill Country real estate area is a short 18 miles from downtown Austin. "Families moving here have been taking advantage of the affordable homes in the popular Belterra development" says Ross Quade, a licensed real estate agent specializing Dripping Springs. With all the development coming to the Hill Country, it's apparent that families and retirees are enjoying everything the Hill Country has to offer. As the area expands, more developments such as the golf course community of Caliterra, the 740 acre gated community of Highpointe and the upcoming 1,035 acre Headwaters project in Dripping Springs are being completed. Popular home builders including Trendmaker, Drees and David Weekly to name a few.
With all this growth, there's always some headaches according to Quade. Anyone buying a home in Dripping Springs needs representation from a buyers agent who knows and understands the marketplace. Negotiating the best price on a lot or land in Dripping Springs requires knowing the area, market statistics and pricing incentives from home builders to obtain the best deal.
Recent concerns regarding waster water permits have some people concerned but with land prices going up, it's apparent that nothing will stop the housing growth as more buyers get priced out of Austin. Quade's mission is to make selling or buying a more transparent and efficient. He aims to be in the top 20% of the real estate agents doing 80% of the business in the Hill Country region that includes Wimberley, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Spicewood because in this life, what he does is his passion.
Ross Quade, owner of DrippingSpringsRealEstate.com specializes in luxury residential throughout the Hill Country and can help answer any questions about buying or selling in the area.