5 Things to Know Before Buying a Home in an Austin Planned Community

With scores of newcomers moving to the Austin, Texas, area every day, more planned communities are springing up to meet the housing demand. Although the parks, pools and playgrounds they offer are excellent amenities, you still need to know the specifics, like homeowners association fees and deed restrictions, prior to purchasing.

“Austin’s master-planned communities have grown increasingly elaborate over the last few years,” says Matt Menard, broker and owner of Austin Real Estate Experts. “Today’s communities offer a higher level of amenities, and developers are making them mixed use to include retail.”

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Some of Austin’s top real estate agents, as determined by real estate technology company Agent Explore (a U.S. News partner), give you the scoop on what you should know before submitting an offer in one of Austin’s planned communities.