Thankfully, we Austinites tend to spend our winters in somewhat the same way we spend the rest of the year — hiking the Greenbelt, dining al fresco (albeit with heat lamps), and taking in the sights — without the weather affecting our fun. Still, we do experience cold bouts and sometimes see freezing temperatures and ice during the later winter months.
At this point, it’s a no-brainer that COVID-19 has affected our lives in so many ways. Instead of visiting the local swimming holes and catching live music downtown, we’re sequestering away in our homes, which have become virtual isolation pods — and where we’ll remain for the foreseeable future.
If you’re on the hunt for a new home, you know how nerve-racking and exciting it can be. It’s the place you and your family will spend the rest of your life — or at least a good chunk of it — so it needs to perfectly suit your taste and lifestyle. If you’re specifically looking for houses for sale with pools, it’s important to remember that while a home with a pool will help you enjoy your new home to the fullest, it also comes with some extra responsibility.
We tend to think of single-family homes as the staple of the American Dream. The standalone structure, usually with its own spacious backyard, gives us the room, privacy, and retreat-like atmosphere to live and raise our families in a neighborhood or city we love. But in recent years, homeowners have been flocking to duplex homes more than ever before — especially residents of popular cities such as Austin, where affordability and space can be an issue.