Welcome to the Legacy Real Estate Group Buyers Blog. Here you will find blog posts that contain information on the home buying process here in Austin. Here at Legacy, we want the home buying process to be smooth and enjoyable. Therefore, we know educating our clients is extremely important. Scroll down and take a look at the different topics and feel free to read through it all.

We would love to help make the home buyer process as seamless as possible, so if you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!

Zilker Park

Zilker Park is without a doubt one of the most beloved and well-known spots in Austin. Aside from the regular day to day dog park, picnics, and sports matches held at the park, there are also so many events that occur at Zilker. Between ACL, the Trail of Lights, and...

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Westlake Beach – A Hidden Gem in Austin

      Westlake Beach is possibly one of the best spots to take the whole family this summer break. It is considered to be a privately owned park on Lake Austin. It is typically open to the public from Memorial to Labor Day for the cost of $8 per adult and $5 per...

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Must-Visit Places in Tarrytown, Austin

Tarrytown is undoubtedly one of the most well-known neighborhoods in Austin. It is popular partly due to its convenient location between downtown Austin and Lake Austin. While many Austin neighborhoods are known for their counterculture, Tarrytown is slightly...

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What is Pre-Marketing?

  The terms “pre-marketing” or “coming soon” can oftentimes be confusing for new home buyers or sellers. Also commonly referred to as pre-MLS, these terms simply refer to a property being advertised to a specific and select group of agents before the house is...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Realtor

Sensible clients will always take the time to interview potential real estate agents rather than just hiring the first one they find. It is so important to make your motivations and expectations clear to each realtor right off the bat. While you are asking an agent...

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Top Austin Neighborhoods to Invest in NOW

The Austin Real Estate Market is a prime spot to invest in this year. The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report ranked Austin second on their list of cities in America with the most promising real estate market outlook. Whether this is your first investment property...

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The Top 5 Fees to Know About Before Buying a Home

When buying a home, most first time home buyers focus only on the price of the house and not on the other costs that come along with buying a home. Some fees have to be paid up front, while other fees can be combined into your home loan. It’s important to learn the...

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Top 5 Home Improvement Tips with the Best ROI

Home improvement is a tricky area. You not only need to consider what will be the most valuable improvement for you, but also for potential homebuyers when you decide to sell your home. Money is best spent on improvements that boost your home’s worth favorably in...

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What is an Option Period?

  The Option Period in Texas serves as a security blanket of sorts for home buyers. It is a set number of days in a real estate contract that the buyer can choose to cancel the contract within. The contract can be ended for a certain price without the risk of...

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