We here at SEED Property Group Austin absolutely love sharing the updates we receive from our previous clients!
Recent buyer, Katelyn Fowler, was kind enough to indulge us further when she shared with us her own experience purchasing a home in central East Austin. She knew exactly what she wanted out of her new neighborhood when she began her home search in Austin. SEED Property Group’s customizable home search helped her find the perfect home and our own Annette Patterson, Austin Realtor, helped her secure it within a competitive buyer’s market.
WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD DID YOU CHOOSE IN AUSTIN AND WHY?
I wanted to be as close to “East-Central” Austin as possible. and as close to Town Lake as possible. I ended up buying in 78702, and I love it. The new, eclectic bars and eateries on the East Side, urban farms, plus biking-distance to Town Lake trail for and other Zilker events were the deciding factors for me.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TO AUSTIN?
East Austin is full of both old houses and new construction. It is eclectic, colorful, and always changing. There is always something new to check out.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU LEARNED ONLY AFTER LIVING THERE FOR A WHILE?
It’s possible to navigate around without getting on highway 35, which is awesome. I can be pretty much anywhere I need to be within 10 minutes in any direction. No commuting! It’s also very easy to get around on a bike with bike lanes that go directly to downtown.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
Proximity to cool things in Austin! Plus, all the people on bicycles on Pleasant Valley- I feel there’s safety in numbers, and car drivers have to learn to be aware.
ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD VIBE?
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DID TO YOUR NEW HOME WHEN YOU MOVED IN?
Scraped off the popcorn ceiling texture (it’s worth it, people!).
HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR HOME?
It showed up on my SEED Property Group News-feed!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROOM OR DETAIL IN YOUR HOME?
I like the three-window feature in the living room and the white stone on the exterior front.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT OR RETAILER IN YOUR NEW ‘HOOD’?
Old favorite: on E. 7th St. New favorite: , also on E. 7th.
WHAT SOLD YOU ON WORKING WITH ANNETTE & SEED PROPERTY GROUP?
I was referred by my best friend. Annette and her broker at SEED, Tammy, met me at a coffee shop to discuss my goals and interests in finding a house. We instantly connected and I knew I was in good hands. I was sold.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE ANNETTE IF YOU WERE TO RECOMMEND HER TO A FRIEND?
Her profile on the SEED Property Group site says “passionate, determined, genuine,” and I strongly agree. I would also add professional because she is a dream to work with.