austin homes for sale: Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know - 10/17/19 06:18 AM
If you are a first time home buyer, or even a repeat buyer, you quickly realize that real estate has a language all its own. Understanding some of the lingo can help you navigate the process a little easier. By learning a few critical terms, you will be in a better position to ask the right questions and make the best decisions.
• Buyer’s Market – A real estate climate where the amount of listings outnumber qualified buyers.
• Seller’s Market – A real estate climate when there are very few desirable properties listed for sale.
• Contingencies – Specific conditions … (4 comments)

austin homes for sale: Autumn: The Perfect Time To Whip That Mudroom Into Shape - 10/11/19 11:13 AM
Folks who live in areas of the country with wild winter weather use a vocabulary that sounds like a foreign language to those who live in more mild climes. 
One of the words not in the Hawaiian’s or Floridian’s vocabulary is “mudroom.”
But, whether it’s an entryway retrofitted in the winter to hold wet, muddy shoes or an entire room devoted to winter over-clothes, boots and recreational equipment, a mudroom is something many Americans can’t fathom living without.
After all, it helps keep the rest of the home clean.
That’s the beauty of the mudroom. Located at a home’s entry point, it’s a corral for … (3 comments)

austin homes for sale: #1 Feature Homebuyers Want (and it's surprising!) - 10/11/19 09:17 AM
Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible.
 The National Association of Home Builders’ released a 2019 home trend and buyer preferences report which cited a surprising and very practical answer – laundry rooms. In the report, 91% of those surveyed stated that having a separate laundry room was essential in their new home.
The association surveyed over 4000 home buyers and … (3 comments)

austin homes for sale: Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen - 10/11/19 07:27 AM
Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen
A small kitchen doesn’t have to mean dark or cramped, you can maximize a small kitchen by using these clever tips. From tricking the eye to great ways to get extra storage, these easy design ideas will help you love your small kitchen.
• Tone on Tone Colors Scheme – Trick the eye by using subtle variations of the same color palate. • Strategic Shelving – Add a shelf above the backsplash to add room for spices or décor; place on a wall to display glasses or dishware and gain extra storage in the process.
• Design … (3 comments)

austin homes for sale: USDA Loans (they just may be the best option for low income buyers) - 10/09/19 01:50 PM
Keeping your nose to the grindstone, using credit wisely and responsibly and paying your bills on time every month have their rewards, no matter how much or how little money you make.
One reward is how much easier it is to realize your piece of the American Dream – the opportunity to purchase your own home. A bonus for the low-income earner is a government-backed loan with no down payment.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Single Family Housing programs may just be the best option for low-income folks with good credit and a steady job to buy a house.
Two … (2 comments)

austin homes for sale: Quick Fixes For A Stinky Home - 10/08/19 08:17 PM
That’s just a fancy way of explaining how we humans can, over time, become accustomed to something unpleasant.
If you’ve ever lived near railroad tracks or under the flight path of a local airport you know what we’re talking about. At first, the noise was torture. After time, however, you may have barely noticed it.
It’s the same with smells. We become accustomed to the odors in our home and it’s not until either someone very honest comes to visit or we return home after some time away that we realize just how stinky the home is.
While pets and smokers are obvious causes … (6 comments)

austin homes for sale: 3 Things To Know About Buying A New-Construction Home - 10/08/19 07:21 PM
Will this be the year you buy a brand-new home? Don’t be discouraged by news reports claiming that “U.S. home building fell,” or “housing starts dropped.”
The scary-sounding numbers are due to a drop in multi-family home building, not single-family.In fact, the single-family home construction market across the country is set to be just fine, with a surge in new building permits late this summer.
Moving into a newly-built home is a lot like the first time you sit behind the wheel of a new car, but on steroids. No stinky smells from whatever it was the previous occupant was cooking, no greasy range … (9 comments)

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