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austin broker: Austin Real Estate Market from February 2011 - 04/01/11 03:22 PM
AUSTIN REAL ESTATE MARKETIt looks as if the market is heating up in Austin along with the weather. The statistics below show that the available homes on the market is low at 8,605; stimulating competition among buyers and ultimately increasing home prices. Many home sellers have been waiting for an opportunity to put their home on the market and this is a great time because interest rates are still low and market conditions are improved. AREA MARKET STATISTICS FEBRUARY 2010 vs FEBRUARY 2011 Homes Sold: 1,112 - UNCHANGED Median Sales Price: $193,000 - UP 2% Days on Market: 98 - UP (0 comments)
austin broker: The Best Home Staging Tip - 03/30/11 11:43 AM
There are many articles about how to stage a home to sell and I've written a lot of them myself but there is one that stands out more than any other and yet it's seldom on the top 10 list. CLEAN, CLEAN CLEAN!!! Many features fall under this category but having a clean house makes the most difference of any. Many buyers can't imagine living in a dirty home or cleaning it or thinking it can be cleaned enough for them to live in. Over my 12 years in real estate, I've shown a lot of houses and there is always (3 comments)
austin broker: LEASED! - 5937 KEVIN KELLY PLACE - 02/15/11 11:07 AM
This 2/2/1/ real estate investment is LEASED! Hooray! The tenants move in April 1 so we have plenty of time to make repairs and improvements with the security of knowing the morgage will be paid. Follow my Blog about make-ready, improving and getting the tenants moved in. RelocateAmerica.com ranked Austin Ranked Among Best Cities to Relocate“Austin was ranked the third best city to move to in the United States, according to a RelocateAmerica.com report. The relocating resources website listed Austin just behind Huntsville, Ala. and Washington D.C. for overall best place to move.” - Austin American-Statesman If you are interested in (1 comments)
This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage home of about 1025 sq.ft. in the northwest Austin community of Milwood Gardens. It's located in a neighborhood of garden homes within a few blocks of a shopping center that includes grocery, banks, restaurants, gas station, Starbucks and more. Easy access to Highway 183 and only 20-30 minutes to downtown - close to the Parmer/McNeil intersection. It has a walking path and is close to major employers including Freescale and Apple. The living/dining area has a high ceiling and lots of light, (1 comments)
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If you are interested in finding out more about Austin, living in Austin, real estate or buying or selling a home, I want to be your REALTOR. And I appreciate your referrals as well. Call or email to find out how I can help you. 512.589.7988 or robin @robinscottrealtor.com Austin, Texas Homes for Sale. Robin Scott, BROKER Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. 512.589.7988.
austin broker: One Year Anniversary as an Independent Broker! - 12/20/10 01:33 PM
Yeah! It's my one year anniversary as an independent broker and I'm loving it. I had a great year and added an assistant who will soon become my first agent. If you are interested in finding out more about Austin, living in Austin, real estate or buying or selling a home, I want to be your REALTOR. And I appreciate your referrals as well. Call or email to find out how I can help you. 512.589.7988 or robin @robinscottrealtor.com Austin, Texas Homes for Sale. Robin Scott, BROKER Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. 512.589.7988.
austin broker: Zilker Park Holiday Tree in Austin - 12/18/10 06:37 PM
The Zilker Park Holiday Tree has been a holiday tradition in Austin since 1967! The tree is an amazing sight at 155 feet tall and made of 39 streamers. a popular activity is to stand in the middle of the tree and spin around. Each streamer has 81 lights totaling 3,309 lights. The spiral pattern was designed by City of Austin Electricians. The tree is available to see every evening until December 31st from 6PM to midnight. If you are in Austin for the holidays be sure to go see it. And if you are interested in finding out more about (1 comments)
AUSTIN HOME FOR SALE - WALKING DISTANCE TO ANNUAL ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN ZILKER PARK 612 Highland Ave. This is a 3/2/2 with an attached 2/1 apartment only 1/2 block from 6th Street just a few blocks west of Whole Foods and walking distance to the Annual ACL Music Festival which is one reason the owner loved it. Asking $650,000. If you are interested in finding out more about Austin, living in Austin, real estate or (1 comments)
austin broker: Texas Realtor Member Statistics - 10/21/10 09:59 PM
In the 2009 Profile of Texas REALTORS, interesting statistics showed up. Apparently, in 2009 45% of Texas REALTORS had at least one transaction which was a foreclosure. I escaped that one and I'm working on my first ever. I'm representing the buyer so wish me well. Only 16% of REALTORS have been licensed 11 to 15 years. That includes me. The largest percentage was 23% at 6 to 10 years. The most used business software is . . . you guessed it MLS. Surprisingly, only 13% of Texas REALTORS have a blog. I guess those of us at ActiveRain are ahead (0 comments)
austin broker: Milwood Schedules Curbside Cleanup - 10/06/10 11:40 PM
Novemeber 6 is the date for the Milwood Rattan Creek Neighborhood Cleanup. Just put your "stuff" at the curb by 7:00 am and the truck will be by to relieve you of all those things that have been piling up in your garage. We have 2 toilets! Be sure to cut and bundle you limbs and brush in maximum 4 foot lengths no larger than 2 feet in diameter. Also, hazardous materials that will not be taken are tires, batteries, oil, paint, combustibles, refrigerators, window units or anything with freon. This is an opportunity to clean out what you can so (1 comments)
austin broker: Downtown Austin Home with Attached Apartment - 07/14/10 11:35 PM
This is a great opportunity to live in the Clarksville/downtown area of Austin. It's located 1/2 block from W 6th Street between Lamar and West Lynn; steps from Matthews Elementary and West Austin Park (playscape and tree-shaded dog area). A short walk takes you to Whole Foods, restaurants, Austin High School and even Zilker Park. Visit http://www.walkscore.com/score/612-Highland-Ave-78703 to see what's available nearby. This is a two-story home built in 1927 with many unique features. It has a ground-floor apartment with separate side entrance and a full walk-out to the backyard. The main house has a living/dining area with wood floors, vaulted (2 comments)
austin broker: Double Closing - Congratulations to Sue and Frank - 07/12/10 09:20 PM
Congratulations to Sue and Frank - again. This morning we had a double closing. Sue and Frank signed papers on the closing sale of their home and then the closing purchase of a new home. Now they are moving into a new home. Austin, Texas. Robin Scott, BROKER Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. 512.589.7988. (1 comments)
austin broker: Another Successful Closing - 9520 Palmbrook - 07/12/10 09:16 PM
Selling homes in Austin, Texas. Beautiful home in Avery Ranch on the golf course, this 4/3.5/3 home was listing for $465,000.Congratulations Sue and Frank for selling your house. Austin, Texas. Robin Scott, BROKER Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. 512.589.7988.
austin broker: PROPERTY TAX TIME AGAIN - 03/12/10 03:00 PM
TAX CALENDARAPRIL 30 Last day to file for exemptions MAY 1 Notice of Appraised Value mailed by District.MAY 31 Last day to file written protest to contest Proposed Tax Appraisal or Exemption Denial, unless notices mailed after May 1st. JULY 1 Delinquent taxes from previous year reach total of 27% penalty and interest.SEPT. 30 Taxing units adopt current year tax rates.OCTOBER 15th – 30th Taxing unites mail annual Property Tax Statements which are payable by January 31st of the following year Austin, Texas. Robin Scott, BROKER Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's (2 comments)
austin broker: PROPERTY TAX TIME AGAIN - 03/12/10 02:59 PM
TAX CALENDARAPRIL 30 Last day to file for exemptions MAY 1 Notice of Appraised Value mailed by District.MAY 31 Last day to file written protest to contest Proposed Tax Appraisal or Exemption Denial, unless notices mailed after May 1st. JULY 1 Delinquent taxes from previous year reach total of 27% penalty and interest.SEPT. 30 Taxing units adopt current year tax rates.OCTOBER 15th – 30th Taxing unites mail annual Property Tax Statements which are payable by January 31st of the following year Austin, Texas. Robin Scott, BROKER Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's (0 comments)
austin broker: Snowing in Austin! Yes. - 02/25/10 09:04 AM
Austin weather. On Sunday , February 21st, it was a glorious day in Austin, Texas - 73 degrees and sunny. The kind of day that makes you happy to be alive. We spent the afternoon at our daughters house sitting outside and soaking up the sunshine. Tuesday it was snowing! It almost never snows here although we are prone to get one ice storm a year. These were really big flakes and it snowed for most of the day. This is the house across the street from us. It was so much fun to see snow since I've lived in south (0 comments)
austin broker: A New Resource for Homeowners - 01/23/10 05:26 PM
Houselogic.com is a new consumer Web site launched by the National Association of REALTORS to act as a valuable resource for homeowners interested in information on home improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance insurance and the real estate market. All things a homeowner or home buyer would need. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in the Austin area, I would love to be of assistance to you. Please call or email me 512.589.7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org Austin, Texas. Robin Scott, BROKER. Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller's Representative Specialist. 512.589.7988. (2 comments)
austin broker: Don't Max Out on That Home Loan - 12/16/09 03:20 PM
In the book Stop Acting Rich. . .And Start Living Like a Millionaire by Thomas Stanley, Ph.D. there are some interesting statistics about the price range value of homes in which millionaires reside. 403,211 millionaires live in homes valued at $1 million or more. 1,138,070 millionaires live in homes values at $300,000 or less! 90% of millionaires live in homes valued at $1 million or less. Did you read The Millionaire Next Door , a book about how the average family next-door is often a millionaire who has managed their money well and not spent it all on consumables. As I (1 comments)
austin broker: October - Breast Cancer Awarness Month Has Special Meaning for Me - 10/23/09 05:00 PM
Coincidentally, it was in October that I discovered I had Breast Cancer. That was in 2006 and today I had another of many successful checkups with my Oncologist. I was really lucky. No I did not catch it early but I did catch it in time. My doctors were great, I was determined and today I am Cancer free. Cancer is a disease that affects both men and women and the statistics are devastating. There is still so much unknown about Breast Cancer and I don't know if I inherited it from my Mother who had it, if it's because of (4 comments)
austin broker: AIA Austin Homes Tour - 10/05/09 09:59 PM
The AIA Austin Home Tour is October 10-11 ( Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6PM. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour. For tickets contact AIA Austin at 512.452.4332 or http://www.aiaaustin.org. There will be 14 homes on the tour ranging from contemporary new homes to updated historical cottages. The tour includes areas of Central and West Austin. Featured Architechs are: Alterstudio Barley & Pfeiffer Architects Black + Vernooy Architects Designhouse Furman + Keil Architects Haddon + Cowan Architects Images Of... KRDB Loop Design Mell Lawrence Architects MJ Neal Architects, LLC Morter Architects Tim Cuppett Architects (0 comments)
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