zilker: Where do you find the best value/least expensive home in Barton Hills/Zilker area of Austin Texas? - 01/05/12 06:52 AM
Many people in Austin Texas want to live in Barton Hills or Zilker neighborhood. But what many people don't realize is this "area" is really comprised of several small subdivisions built over about a sixty year period. Some of the subdivisions are: Barton Hills, Horseshoe Bend, South Lund, Stenger Addition, Payne Loyd, the West End Addition, Glencliff, Barton Heights, Wallingwood, Hill HP and Zilker Skyline, just to name a few. This area is part of the famous 78704 zip code. To many its also known as the "hip zip" in Austin. Its called that because of the number of cool places like Alamo … (0 comments)

zilker: Things to do in Austin during January 2011! - 01/10/11 06:07 AM
As a long time Austinite I am familiar with whats going on around town. I thought I would share some of that expertise with you. January is typically cold and a little rainy so indoor activities may be more fun. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of "Free Week" and many other events in and around Austin!
Free Week is from Jan 2-9 and it is Free admission to multiple clubs that have live music!
Hyde Park Frontera Fest-January 11-31. This is a month long  "fringe theater" festival. There is a blend of comedy/theater/musicals/dancing. There are multiple venues and … (7 comments)

zilker: Winterizing your home, the time is now! - 11/14/10 03:11 AM
Helpful and Quick Tips for Winterizing your homeIt's fall and that means it's time to get your home ready for the upcoming cold weather. While Austinites may wear shorts on Christmas, that is not always the case. Living in the  normally warm climate found in Austin Texas, does not mean you can avoid protecting your home from winters effects. Check out the tips below for ideas on how to keep your home more comfortable and efficient this winter.Seal Drafts- The most common areas of heat loss are: windows, electrical outlets and doorways. Add weatherstripping and caulk windows. Seal holes, cracks, and openings … (12 comments)

zilker: Open House 1705 Valeria in sought after 78704 in Austin! Sunday 7 Nov.2010 - 11/06/10 12:08 PM
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zilker: South Austin has a new wellness provider: Active Life Wellness & Healthcare Center on South Lamar Blvd. - 11/05/09 11:58 AM
 
There is a new wellness and health-care center in south Austin! Active Life Wellness & Healthcare Center opened this spring at 809 S. Lamar. They provide help with low back pain, carpal tunnel, sports injuries, auto accident injuries, and tendon & ligament problems.  They offer massage therapy, weight loss clinic, physical therapy, and chiropractic services. They specialize in Graston Technique which is a form of soft tissue mobilization that detects and breaks up scar tissue that would impede normal function of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. If you have back pain, they can treat it with "Floating Decompression" which … (4 comments)

zilker: Once again Austin Texas is in the top five list of places people want to live! - 10/08/09 09:27 AM
According to the Business Journal, Texas is ranked as number four in the top ten states to live in. Of course if you asked a native Texan they would say Texas is the only state to live in! We have a little bit of everything for everybody: beaches, deserts, mountains, big cities, and small towns. Texas is home to both NASA, cowboys and everything in between. If you can't find what you want in Texas, you are just not looking hard enough! Austin Texas is consistantly in every top ten list of places that people want to move to.
Monday, October 5, 2009, 3:00pm … (6 comments)

zilker: What does your refrigerator say about you? - 10/06/09 02:03 AM
What does your refrigerator say about you? Is your fridge a magnet free sleek stainless steel number, or a basic white model? Is it covered with your child's artwork or recipes and grocery lists? Some people cover this appliance with everything under the sun and others leave it as spotless as the day it was installed. Some prefer French Doors or Freezer on top or freezer on the bottom models. What message does your fridge send to visitors to your kitchen?
I have seen refrigerators that are very dusty on top. Most housekeepers may bypass this area as it is out … (33 comments)

zilker: Winterizing your Austin home- Tips to prepare for the cold wet weather to come. - 10/05/09 03:54 AM
As a native Texan I have worn shorts on Christmas more often than not. However in Austin we do get some cold weather. Typically we get more freezing sleet and ice than real snow. So I am providing some tips to help you prepare for the upcoming in-climate weather.
Caulk around your windows and doors to seal up any gaps. This will prevent the warmed air from escaping and keep the cold air out of your home. Insulate you hot water heater. There are thermal blankets available at Lowe's and Home Depot and they are very inexpensive. Clean out the gutters on … (3 comments)

zilker: The 5th Annual Bat Fest is coming to Austin Texas on August 22nd 2009! - 07/29/09 03:14 AM
 

Austin holds Bat Fest every year to celebrate some of our tiniest residents. To be fair they are really residents living under the Congress Avenue Bridge. The Congress Avenue bridge was recently renamed the Ann Richards Bridge after our most exciting woman Governor of Texas. The 2009 event will be the fifth such festival in Austin. There will be a variety of food, drinks, hand made art and best of all plenty of live music! Austin is known as the live music capital of the universe, come see why we have this nick name!
The real fun starts about … (9 comments)

zilker: Zilker and Barton Hills neighborhoods in Austin Texas have some of the best homes for sale! - 07/27/09 04:29 PM
After living in Austin for twenty plus years I have tried living in several neighborhoods and my favorite by far is still Zilker/Barton Hills. I enjoyed living here for several years and I love working in this neighborhood. The funny thing about these two neighborhoods are they can be fairly confusing. The general area is bordered by South Lamar, South MOPAC, Barton Springs Road and WestRock to the south. Within these streets lay several "Subdivisions", now this is where it gets tricky. I am listing the subdivisions to help you see the issue. We will start with the obvious: Barton Hills, … (1 comments)

zilker: "Earth Energy Audits" in Austin Texas - 07/21/09 07:42 AM
There are a number of companies providing the new Energy Audit in Austin Texas. I found one that is very earth friendly that is called Earth Energy Audits. There materials are all printed on recycled paper and they try do leave a small footprint on the Earth. They perform the new Energy Audits that are now required by the City of Austin for all homes sold in Austin that receive their power from the City of Austin Utilities. The new audit must be performed prior to sale/closing of Austin homes. This law took effect as of June 1st, 2009.
There are a … (5 comments)

zilker: Some of Austin's best parks. Come outside and check them out! - 04/28/09 04:22 PM

As As a 5th generation native Texan and over 20 year Austinite, I want to share some of my favorite Austin jewels. Our parks are one of our best assets. They are plentiful and loads of fun on a sunny day. Trust me we have plenty of sunny days in Texas! I have listed a few of my favorites, but I am sure to miss a few. When you visit Austin or if you live here please make sure to visit our parks and nature trails. If you bring your four legged companions, please remember to pick up after them. The … (3 comments)

zilker: You always here about people suffering from Buyers Remorse, what about Seller's Remorse? - 04/01/09 10:49 AM
You often hear about people suffering from Buyers Remorse. Perhaps the home purchased was on a street that was too busy? or the house needed more repairs than initially thought? The school district was not all it was reported to be? The HOA is too restrictive? So I ask you does Sellers remorse exist? I think so and I am living proof of the fact.
About 15 years ago we bought a home in Barton Hills for $109K. It was a cute little house with 1500SF and a very large shady lot full of good trees. The plan was to live … (5 comments)

zilker: Want to know whats happening around Austin this month, check out these sites - 03/21/09 09:55 AM
Whats happening around Austin from your Austin area Relocation Realtor
 Let your fingers do the walking and find out about Austin on-line. Here are some sites to help you find out about your new home town. Of course if you need help finding your next new home, please call me. I work primarily as a Buyer's agent and I can help you to relocate to Austin or the surrounding area. Relocation is about 50% of my business. I am a fifth generation Texan and a twenty year Austinite. I have the knowledge and experience to help you find the perfect … (0 comments)

zilker: Local Austin Texas Trivia Part VI - 01/27/09 08:06 AM
Our local neighborhood Tarrytown mentioned in the New York Times. Yes, its true. A few years ago a Houston woman named Jeanne Daniels inherited the neighborhood shopping center in the middle of Tarrytown. Now Ms. Daniels is a vegetarian, so she did not want any of the tenants to sell meat or leather. So sadly the lease was not renewed for the Holiday House. The Holiday House made the greatest hamburger and was the local coffee hangout long before Starbucks. The new tenant in Holiday House's spot was the totally "vegetarian Nu-Age Cafe" which bit the dust after less than a … (6 comments)

zilker: Go Fly A Kite in Zilker Park! - 01/23/09 12:37 PM
 
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zilker: Austin is in the top five once again for growth in: population, employment and overall growth! - 01/23/09 12:29 PM
 
Austin is in the top five once again for growth in: population, employment and overall growth!
Once again Austin is listed in the top five cities for population growth and future job growth. Even with the erratic national economy these five cities have flourished. These cities were also listed as the top cities back in 1990, so they are consistant top performers.
According to the report Las Vegas is still number one because it was the quickest growing market for: population, individual income and employment growth. Overall growth score: 37.95  Population growth:21.08%  Employment: 26.86%
#2-Raliegh NC has an over all growth … (0 comments)

zilker: Austin is in the top five once again for growth in: population, employment and overall growth! - 01/17/09 02:31 AM
Once again Austin is listed in the top five cities for population growth and future job growth. Even with the erratic national economy these five cities have flourished. These cities were also listed as the top cities back in 1990, so they are consistant top performers.
According to the report Las Vegas is still number one because it was the quickest growing market for: population, individual income and employment growth. Overall growth score: 37.95  Population growth:21.08%  Employment: 26.86%
Raliegh NC has an over all growth score of: 31.07, Population growth rate: 21.20%, Employment: 19.38%
Cape Coral & Fort Meyers FL has a growth … (0 comments)

zilker: Listing photos can make or break a sale. - 01/04/09 03:17 AM
Let me tell you a little story about a Realtor how she saved her client (Buyer) from a multiple offer situation. A house in the perfect neighborhood (Zilker) in the right price range gets listed on MLS with zero photos. So do we look at it or skip it? If you were searching on a www.findmytruelove.com type of website would you read the profiles with no picture? Usually not, it is much the same when house hunting. In the back of your mind you think it must be pretty ugly if they won't even show you a single picture of the house. I feel the same … (15 comments)

zilker: Austin's Zilker Park Kite Festival 2009 event details! - 01/02/09 10:08 AM
                           
 
 
 
If you are in the market for a new home and are not presently working with a Realtor, call me. I would be happy to help you through the process of buying a home. I specialize in Relocation and I have a network of experts to make the process easy to navigate. I look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.Betina Foreman, Realtor C.N.E
Keller Williams Real Estate  1801 S. Mopac, Suite 100  Austin, Texas 78746   512-771-6318    Betina@BetinaForeman.com www.BetinaForeman.com
Member: Austin Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors … (6 comments)

 
Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty)

Betina Foreman

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Austin, TX

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