RECENT BLOG POSTS
 We're sneaking up on the middle of February and for many of us it seems like winter will never end. I saw an article in Vogue magazine that will help us (well you, it's supposed to be 75 in Austin today) embrace the rest of winter, they are summarized as Koselig "which loosely translated means "...
02/10/2016
  This is how I started my day today, made muffins - gotta love bran muffins, you can keep the batter in the fridge for 4 weeks and make hot muffins on a random Wednesday morning before having coffee, fed Jack the dog and let him wander the yard while I went to take care of the chickens. My big R...
02/10/2016
 When your faced with a move, the first thing you need to decide is whether to rent vs. buy. Most advice about this decision focuses on the financial ramifications of buying vs. renting. For instance, currently the median price of rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,554 and the monthly payment (...
02/09/2016
 Dear Home Buyer,How was the Superbowl? I'm guessing you saw the Solopro Superbowl Ad and are now thinking about how you can make money buying your own home. Well not to burst your bubble but you know that saying "There's no such thing as a free lunch?" the exception that proves the rule is Buyer...
02/08/2016
 House hunting is a lot easier today than when I was purchasing my first home. Back in the dark ages of the 1980's and 1990's you had two ways to see properties, attending open houses or working with a Realtor who had hard copy books of the MLS listings in their office. We got an idea of what was...
02/07/2016
  I found this quiz in an article:  Growing Pains: Should you Add on or Move Out? written by Lankarge/Nahorney for HomeInsight and wanted to share it with you because it helps sellers understand the impact of the condition of their home on the likely sales price of their home. It is also a good t...
02/06/2016
 Aging in Place and to a lesser degree Universal Design are buzzwords that we've been hearing a lot lately. The intent is that you remain in your home as long as possible after retiring in order to continue enjoying your independence and contact with your friends and community. Isolation is a lea...
02/05/2016
 When we're buying a home there are things we look for, how many bedrooms, lot size, community, school district, etc. but there are some things we totally overlook that can really ruin our enthusiasm for our new home.  Here is my list of things you should consider before making or finalizing your...
02/04/2016
 One thing that I've discovered that is as true in the real estate team as it is in life is that having a good team of people around you makes all the difference in the ease of the transaction. I've been blessed to find and excellent Title Officer/Closer, some great lenders, an amazing inspector,...
02/03/2016
  We have all heard that millenials now out number boomers and are the largest generation in the country but when you add these housing statistics that I read in the post Is affordable housing just around the corner?  by David Hicks in Inman Headlines yesterday we begin to get a clearer picture o...
02/02/2016
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