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Congratulations to Vicki and Daughters on your home purchase in Cedar Park. In a survey, here is what Vicki had to say: Rating: 10 Comments: "This was the first home purchase that I have made on my own. Robin Scott was informative, took me through this process step by step, listened to my needs and worked for me as the buyer's agent. I was able to purchase the house that I needed at the price that I could afford. I would recommend her as an outstanding agent." HOME FOR LEASE IN MILWWOD FOR ONLY $1300/month This is a (0 comments)
buying a house: The Ideal Home Size - 03/26/11 07:34 PM
Everyone has their own idea of what the ideal home size is. I think it depends a lot on your situation and region because opportunity and price may be a deciding factor in what people will settle for. In a recent lifestyle survey, Relocation.com determined that: 12% were happy with 1,000 sq.ft. or less 48% preferred 1,000 - 1,999 sq.ft. - a large span of difference 29% liked 2,000 - 2,999 10% wanted 3,000 - 4,999 2% needed 5,000 sq.ft. What is your ideal home size? Write to me to let me know and let me know if I can help (2 comments)
buying a house: Representing My Son-In-Law - 05/03/10 05:28 PM
Now that's scary. I think of myself as a residential expert but that wasn't enough to cool my nerves as I worked with my son-in-law to help him buy a house. For all my clients I strive for perfection but this seemed like the most important transaction to date. BB is smart, has experience buying and selling real estate (before I knew him) and understands everything you explain to him. This is the only area in which I know more than he and I wanted to make sure everything went well. We were really lucky when a house that almost perfectly (4 comments)
buying a house: 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)
buying a house: Why Didn't She Call Me First? - 03/27/09 09:07 PM
This afternoon I had a call from the daughter of a past client. She had responded to an ad on craigslist for a home advertised for sale by an agent who was not the listing agent. The daughter met with the agent and didn't feel as though the agent was working in her best interest or knew what she was doing. After thinking it over, the daughter decided to call me. That's great! I think I have a new buyer. She knows me and trusts me. But why was she calling someone she didn't know from craigslist? that's a mystery yet (3 comments)
buying a house: Mortgage Rates are Low! - 12/03/08 09:16 PM
The following information was sent to me by the mortgage lender in our office, Collette Phillip with Colonial Bank. Rates have dropped and now is a great time to buy or refinance. There are low rates for cash out refinances!
JUMBO MONEY…GREAT RATE! (loans over $417,000.00 up to a million+) have great financing once again!
5/1 ARM 5.625% 0+0 7/1 ARM 5.875% 0+0 Call me for details.
Remember there are LOT loans and CONSTRUCTION/ONE TIME CLOSE and REHAB loans available. Rates are low for cash out refinances!
Conventional 30 year 5.375 0+1 5.75 0+0 Cash (0 comments)
buying a house: WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND - 08/21/08 09:55 AM
Congratulations! You've sold your home. You're packing and moving but there are some things to leave behind. 1. Any additional keys or garage door remote controls. Ask your agent where to leave them. I suggest a kitchen drawer. 2. Owner's manuals for the appliances - HVAC, waterheater, range, dishwasher, microwave, etc. Once again, in a kitchen drawer. 3. Warranties. These may be with the manuals for appliances or there may be roof or foundation warranties. Kitchen drawer. 4. Remotes for ceiling fans or fireplace starters or the key for the gas fireplace. Leave these near the item to which they apply. (2 comments)
buying a house: DON'T EXECUTE THE SALES CONTRACT - 08/12/08 05:45 PM
Often a home buyer or home seller executes the contract when they sign. Please don't do that. The contract is executed only after everyone has signed and any and all changes have been initialed. In other words, all parties have agreed on all issues before it is executed. It should be executed by one of the agents. How is a contract executed? By adding the date in the spot where it says the contract has been executed. In Texas, it's on page 7 just above the signatures. An experienced REALTOR® can guide you through the process. I've been a REALTOR® for (1 comments)
buying a house: AUSTIN'S GUIDE TO ENTERTAINMENT, SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT AND MORE - 08/11/08 05:57 PM
A great place to go to find information about Austin is http://www.austincityguide.com. It's a comprehensive Web site that includes a wide variety of places to go and things to do in Austin with links to other resources. But, if you are interested in buying or selling a house, I'm the right resource for you. Visit my Web site at http://www.robinscottrealtor.com to find out more about the services I offer and how I can help you. I'm a Seller's Representative Specialist and an Accredited Buyer's Representative. You can contact me at 512.589.7988 or email@example.com If you are interested in finding out more (0 comments)
buying a house: TERMINATION OPTION IN TEXAS CONTRACTS - 08/09/08 01:50 PM
Several years ago Texas Real Estate Commission included a paragraph in our purchase contracts allowing the buyer the unrestricted right to terminate an offer and receive their earnest money back. The way it's written, there is a fill-in-the blank for how many days this applies and for the amount of compensation. I always write in 10 days and $100 compensation to the seller which is applied to closing costs should we close. So in the first 10 days the buyer has the property inspected and negotiates any repairs however, the contract can be canceled for any reason. If you are interested in (0 comments)
buying a house: ACCREDITED BUYER'S REPRESENTATIVE (ABR) - 08/06/08 10:17 AM
The Accredited Buyer's Representative is awarded REALTORS® who have completed an intense course designed to teach the agent how to better help the home buyer and who has demonstrated an experience level through having worked with a a specific number of buyers and closed those transactions. To maintain the awarded designation, you must maintain membership in the Real Estate Buyer's Council which provides the REALTOR® on market and industry trends and changes. Only about 4% of agents across the country are awarded this designation. I have worked to acquire the ABR so that I can best help my buyers. If you (0 comments)
buying a house: REALTORS ARE A GREAT RESOURCE - 08/05/08 12:15 PM
Yesterday a past client called to ask for two things. First a comparative market analysis (CMA) of his home and second a referral to a tile installer. It was easy to generate at CMA and usually I do this once a year for my clients without being asked but this homeowner hadn't been in his home a full year. The good news was that the value of his home had not declined since purchase. Your REALTOR® is the best resource for finding the market value of your home and neighborhood because they are familiar with your property and have a better (0 comments)
buying a house: You Want Me to Invest in What? Bite me! - 07/25/08 05:29 PM
I'm a sucker for a real estate seminar. I almost always go hoping to gain some kind of new knowledge. Today I went to a seminar as the guest of a client. He was really excited because he thought there was so much to learn and he wanted to share the information with me since I invest in real estate myself. In the end, the REALTOR® sitting next to me and I walked out before it was over. I gave it a fair try. Even went back after lunch but I got tired of the fast talking, the freezing room temperature (4 comments)
Robin Scott - Broker CRS ABR SRS Austin Texas REALTOR®
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