Real estate trends: Lake Travis-Westlake area to expect consistent growth in home sales


Even though the nine ZIP code, Lake Travis-Westlake area has more housing inventory than has been available in some time, a strong upward trend in home sales can still be expected, said Michelle Jones, a Realtor who works primarily in the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

“I feel like there’s still not enough, as we’re seeing tight levels of inventory verses buyer need,” Jones said. “There’s still a demand because developers continue to buy land, apply for permits and build, and people keep moving to the area and buying up [homes that are already built].”

Jones said she does not feel as if the area is in a bubble and that a high demand for homes should stay consistent for the next several years, at least.

Mark Strub, a principal Realtor at Strub Residential, said he has noticed a trend of more and more young families coming to the Lake Travis-Westlake area. He said the families are attracted to the school districts – Eanes ISD and Lake Travis ISD – and the way of life in the communities.

Regarding sales trends in specific neighborhoods, Strub called the real estate on Cuernavaca Drive a “sleeper” that “looks good on paper,” is in EISD and is affordable by comparison to the rest of the area but has yet to see the same boom.

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Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She has been covering the Lake Travis/Westlake area for Community Impact since February 2018.
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