buying a home in austin: So, you're under contract on a home...What happens next? - 05/15/19 01:03 PM
Congratulations!  You have finally found a house that you want to call home!  Once you are officially under-contract (which means that you submitted an offer on a house, and the sellers have accepted the terms and signed the offer to acknowledge the acceptance), there are a few things you will need to do right away!
 
First things first, if you are using a loan to purchase the home, make sure your lender has a copy of the executed contract.  This will ensure that he or she gets the ball rolling on the funding side.  Next, you will need to write two checks, … (1 comments)

buying a home in austin: Tips to Win in a Multiple Offer Situation in Austin, Texas - 04/14/18 10:22 AM
The Austin real estate market can be quite competitive.  It’s not uncommon for lower priced homes to have more than one offer within the first day of being listed for sale.  As a buyer, there are a variety of strategies you can implement to put your best foot forward in this situation.
 
First, it’s important to find out what is important to the seller.  Are they looking for a quick close?  Will they appreciate your emotional attachment to the home? Or, do they simply want to accept the offer that will net them the most money?   What you find out about … (4 comments)

buying a home in austin: Why Now Is The Best Time To Get A Killer Deal On An Austin Home - 12/04/17 08:18 AM

If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a house in Austin, now is the time to take the plunge and start looking at homes.  According to data from the Austin Board of REALTORS, the lowest median sales price for Austin area homes occurs in January. This trend has remained consistent for at least the past 5 years.   For a home sale to close in January, that usually means the home is going under contract in December. 
Thus far in 2017, the highest median monthly home price in the greater Austin area for single family homes occurred in June when the median … (1 comments)

buying a home in austin: Why now may be a great time for you to buy in Austin! - 07/28/17 12:34 PM
As you may recall, in my previous blog post titled, When’s The Best Time to List My Property, I mentioned how most families prefer to move during the summer.  This has resulted in sellers getting the highest price for their home in May/June.  In fact, over the past five years, we have consistently seen the highest median sales price for homes in the City of Austin occur in either May or June. Given that the average days on market for Austin properties over the past five years that sold in May or June ranges from 32-45 days, and the fact that … (0 comments)

 
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