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Should you invest in renovations before putting your home on the market? Well… it depends.   You should first consider your home’s marketability in its current state. Could it just use a little TLC, or does it need some fixes that are actually scaring away buyers? You also have to weigh the pote...
10/08/2021
Feeling green? One of the best places to make an impact is in your home. Start with simple swaps, like updating old appliances to energy-efficient ones Then look for areas that are currently wasting energy, such as gadgets left plugged in 24/7 And finally, seal any water-wasting leaks or cracks ...
08/24/2021
It happens from time to time. The home appraisal comes in LOW    With how quickly this Austin market is appreciating, comparable sales can be lagging, which causes what we call an “appraisal gap.”     What can you do in this situation?   IF YOU’RE A BUYER:    Submit recent comps to your appraise...
07/06/2021
Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has ...
06/16/2021
Known in real estate as ""comps,"" comparable sales are the sales prices of similar homes and are based on: Lot size Condition Age & construction Square footage Close proximity Time frame of sale TIP: Appraisers use comps in their evaluation of your home, but you can submit different comps if you...
05/27/2021
 I think we all can agree, there is little NORMAL about the current real estate market. This is a most unusual situation regarding (I hope) a rare occurrence when refinancing your home.  In this case, the homeowner refinanced in July of 2020. The Homestead Exemption was REMOVED when the updated d...
04/22/2021
  “2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-...
11/18/2020
 In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between ...
09/15/2020
Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are h...
02/12/2020
This is a reminder that Homestead Exemptions are Due by April 30th, 2020 Homestead exemptions remove part of your home's value from taxation. If you want to receive a homestead exemption for the taxes on your home, the home must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1 of the year in w...
02/01/2020
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