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Farmer's Market in Austin Area - 05/30/09 09:59 AM
It's fun to spend the day at a Farmers Market, supply your kitchen with fresh fruits and vegetables and support your local farmers. Here is a list of Austin area Farmer Markets: Austin Downtown at Republic Square (4th and Guadalupe) on Saturday 9-4 year round and at Triangle Park (46th and Guadalupe) on Wednesday 4-8 May through December. South Austin Farmers Market at 2910 S. Congress across from St. Edwards University on Saturday 9-11 year round. Bee Cave Farmers Market at Village of Bee Cave (north of RR620 and Hwy 71 W.) on Saturday 9-2 February through December. Sunset Valley Farmers (1 comments)
Homeowners Get Help Protesting Property Taxes - 05/24/09 12:42 PM
In Texas, we don't have a state income tax and our property taxes can be high compared to states that do so it's important to keep track of the county appraisal districts value of your home. This is something your Realtor can assist you with because also in Texas, sold information is not public information and is difficult for you and the county tax appraiser to acquire. One of the services I offer to my clients is data with which they can protest their taxes when the county appraiser has valued the home too high. In this changing real estate market, (1 comments)
Hail Damage Results in a New Roof - 05/24/09 12:31 PM
Recently a hail storm came through our neighborhood and damaged all the roofs. This morning I had a brief conversation with a neighbor who just had his roof replaced and he was unhappy with his decisions. He told me that talking to me first was on his list of things to do but he got caught up in the flurry of activity on the street and just had it replaced the same as another neighbor. In general, consumers tend to undervalue the information a REALTOR has available. I love to help people and answer their questions. I think of myself as a (2 comments)
Top 5 Features Consumers Want in a Bathroom or Kitchen - 05/24/09 12:12 PM
A recent surveyfrom the National Association of Builders provided interesting data for homeowners when trying to decide which home improvements will be most appealing to future buyers. In the bathroom consumers want:89% a linen closet88% an exhaust fan79% separate shower and bath79% water temperature control66% a jetted tub In the kitchen consumers want:86%a walkin pantry80% a kitchen island72% built-in microwave69% drinking water filtration system66% special use storage custom for small appliances Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. Amelia Bullock Realtors. 512.589.7988.
Austin Celebrity Sandra Bullock Opens Another Business - 05/18/09 04:54 PM
When I'm showing property to buyers who are relocating to the Austin area, I love to chat with them about the fun and interesting things to do in Austin. You won't find many in the Austin area who don't love it here and that's why it is a growing and prosperous community. We are one of only 14 cities in the US with a symphony, ballet and opera. We have a triple A minor league baseball team, UT football, UT women's basketball, hockey and Lance Armstrong. We have boating, fishing, camping and swimming. We have the 3rd largest art museum in (0 comments)
Another Successful Closing - Kelly and Jim - 05/18/09 04:25 PM
Kelly and Jim are moving today into their beautiful home in Avery Ranch. It was an easy decision for them to make when they chose this home because it was clean, beautiful maintained and in a neighborhood with great amenities plus an easy commute to work for them both. Here is an added story for my friends Dale and Frank and any other of you who are Vets: We were the first offer in but in the end there were 5 offers on this house. During the final walk-thru, Jim asked the seller why they had chosen his offer. The answer (2 comments)
WE Are #1 - Austin, Texas - 05/15/09 08:36 AM
Yesterday there was a great article in Forbes about the best places to live. In Austin, we already new how great a place ths is to live but read what the experts have to say http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/107080/Americas-Best-Bargain-Cities?mod=realestate-buy If you are interested in relocating to the Austin area, I want to be your REALTOR.®. Robin Scott, Broker. Certifies Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. 512.589.7988 (1 comments)
Colors Effect Saleability - 05/12/09 04:44 PM
According to color experts and experienced REALTORS®, the color choices you make when painting your home can have a positive effect on the saleability. There are four areas that are the most distinguishing to a buyer - the front door, the living area, the kitchen and the master bath. The Front Door. The entrance of your home is the first and last impression that the buyer will have. Most importantly, make sure it's clean! It's helpful to have a large colorful plant at the entrance. Choose the color of the door carefully. It needs to be something that will stand out (4 comments)
Buyers Assign Nicknames to Homes - 05/12/09 03:52 PM
When shopping for a home, buyers can become overwhelmed after looking at a number of properties. They seem to have endless energy to drive all over town, jump in and out of cars and climb up and down stairs; wanting to see as much as they can in a short period of time so they can make an informed decision on which home they want to make an offer. But after seeing just a few, they start to assign nicknames to homes so they can sort them in their minds. A house with a red door may be called "the red (4 comments)
AVERY RANCH - Market Statistics for April - 05/12/09 03:25 PM
Here are the easy to understand statistics: There are currently 107 active listings with an average price of $324,900> In April 19 homes sold. Average price: $265,380 Average price per sq.ft: $105.18 Average days on market: 88
BALCONES WOOD - market statistics for April - 05/08/09 04:35 PM
There is currently only 1 active listings in this area with a price of $275,000.In April 2 homes sold:average price - $268,288average price per sq.ft. - $125.20average days on market - 125Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. Amelia Bullock Realtors. 512.589.7988. (1 comments)
DAVIS SPRING - market statistics for April - 05/08/09 04:32 PM
There are currently 5 active listings in this area with an average price of $261,740.In April 3 homes sold:average price - $257,433average price per sq.ft. - $90.82average days on market - 49Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. Amelia Bullock Realtors. 512.589.7988.
MILWOOD - market statistics for April - 05/08/09 04:28 PM
Because of the size of Milwood, I've divided it in two parts. Milwood south of McNeil There are currently only 9 active listings in this area with an average price of $175,877.In April 5 homes sold:average price - $168,850average price per sq.ft. - $116.59average days on market - 49 Milwood north of McNeilThere are currently 25 active listings in this area with an average price of $214,340.In April 7 homes sold:average price - $173,571average price per sq.ft. - $106.82average days on market - 31Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. Amelia Bullock Realtors. 512.589.7988. (0 comments)
The Latest Austin Market Statistics Made Simple - 05/06/09 09:18 PM
Statistics from MARCH 2009 Compared to MARCH 2008 Homes Sold 1,421 - down 22% Median Sales Price $180,160 - down 4% Active Listings 9,704 - less than 1% changesource: Austin Board of Realtors The good news is that the number of active listings has little change because once inventory decreases home sales will rise again. Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. Amelia Bullock Realtors. 512.589.7988. (0 comments)
If You Want to Know Why We Think Texas is So Great - 05/06/09 09:03 AM
Watch this video from Youtube and pay particular attention to why Austin is a great place to live. Thinking of relocating to Austin? Call me. I want to be your REALTOR. Robin Scott, Broker. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. Amelia Bullock Realtors. 512.589.7988.
YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC16-4fh-Qc (3 comments)
New Price on Central Austin Home - 05/04/09 12:38 PM
$405,000! For this new construction home in Central Austin. It's a 2/2.5 close to the Medical Center, Central market and the Triangle. Unusual looking on the outside and full of upgrades on the inside this home is perfect for a homeowner looking for low maintenance. The yard is very small with a sprinkler system and there is a master bed and bath on each of the top 2 floors. For more information visit my Web site or call to see at 512.589.7988.
First-Time Homebuyer Credit Made Simple - 05/04/09 10:20 AM
Recently, a friend of mine asked me to help her understand the first-time homebuyer credit because she found the explanations on the government site confusing and she just wanted to know if it would apply to her and how it would benefit her so here is a brief explanation: This credit is for UP TO $8,000. It pays 10% of the cost of the home UP TO $8,000. To qualify, you must be a first time homebuyer OR have not purchased a home in the last 3 years. AND there is an income limit of $75,00 for singles and $150,000 for (0 comments)
Another Successful Closing - Eric and Catherine - 05/04/09 09:40 AM
Eric and Catherine wanted a home in a family friendly neighborhood and here it is. We just closed on this great 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath ome with 3 living and 2 dining areas. Thanks to everyone who helped get this home successfully closed.
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