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PROFILE: A native Austinite takes on Austin’s brutal housing market as a first-time buyer

Civil engineer Mark Debs bought a house in Austin after weeks of bidding wars. (Mark Debs)

Last month, native Austinite Mark Debs completed a rite of passage synonymous with the American dream: buying his first home.

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Texas' most expensive home for sale is a $45 million Lake Travis fortress in Austin

The most expensive home for sale in Texas comes with multiple waterfalls, an entertainment pavilion and more. (

Lake Travis' most luxe home for sale is also the most expensive on the Texas market, according to With a $45 million asking price, the Austin mansion has been on the market for just a few weeks and showcases some of the best the Hill Country has to offer.

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New apartments on South First add to housing trend of micro-units in Austin


More micro-units are coming to Austin, this time with South First apartments that will include retail and commercial space on the ground floor.

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