Remodeling is the best path to entry-level homeownership in Austin


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It’s no secret the housing market is tough, especially in Austin and especially for first-time homebuyers. One solution is renovating existing housing stock. There are still deals to be had in the resale market in Austin if you know where to look. Finding a fixer upper can get you on the housing ladder and into a home built for you.


1814 Ashby view of the street from second floor of custom home in Austin Zilker neighborhood

The location of a home is the biggest factor in the value of a home, and that is especially true in Austin. 


The age and condition of a home will be a major factor in determining if it should be renovated. A home in good condition in need of an update is the perfect candidate for remodeling.


What you can build on your lot is determined in large part by city code, trees and any covenants restricting the property. Newcastle Homes is particularly adept at maximizing the buildable square footage of a home and we can do the due diligence you need to proceed with your project with absolute confidence.

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The renovations you HAVE to do before you sell your home

If you’re considering selling your home soon, you could be leaving money on the table by not doing these renovations first. The equity gained can often offset or even negate the cost. As a spec builder, Newcastle Homes knows what is important to buyers and what sells. We can put those skills to work for you, to determine the improvements that can get you the most bang for your buck when you put your home on the market.

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