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Do you want to sell your home for the most money without spending a fortune preparing your home for the sale?  My Austin clients often ask me what they can do to get the best price for their property.  There are a number of steps I take to ensure a home is marketed properly.  However, some may wa...
06/19/2017
Do you really understand what factors affect the resale value of your home?  Everyone knows that having a remodeled kitchen or a large backyard will affect the resale value of your home; however, did you know that being closer to a Starbucks correlates with a higher sales price?  According to res...
06/19/2017
Austin is full of different neighborhoods.  Each of these Austin neighborhoods offer its unique set of values.  If you are thinking about moving to Austin you may benefit from a brief breakdown of the neighbohoods in Austin. Downtown:  This is the epicenter of Austin.  Here you will find high ris...
06/19/2017
Are you considering buying a home in Westlake?  If you are looking at houses for sale in Westlake, it is important to understand the Westlake housing market.  Most people refer to Westlake as all of the homes that feed to Westlake High School. In fact, there are many mini-neighborhoods that make ...
06/16/2017
The Austin Board of REALTORS just released their May market report, and the real estate market is strong as ever in the City of Austin!  Houses within the city limits of Austin sold for a median price of $380,000 last month, representing a 9% increase compared to last May.   The May real estate ...
06/15/2017
Often times my Austin clients ask me when the best time to sell a house is.  This is a complex question with no one size fits all answer.  The best time to sell your house depends on your needs.  Some homeowners may not even have the luxury of asking when the best time to sell the house is.  For...
06/15/2017
The greenbelt, as Austinites commonly refer to it, is actually the Barton Creek Greenbelt. It contains a little more than 12.5 miles of fantastic trails.  Year round, this is a great place to go hiking, running, or biking. Additionally, there are a number of great spots to go rock climbing as lim...
06/14/2017
Do you understand the difference between earnest money and option money? My clients in the Austin area often ask me about the difference between option money and earnest money.  In Austin, and the rest of Texas, the buyer must provide two checks once under contract for a property.  Both must be d...
06/14/2017
  Are you wondering what the difference between warrantable and nonwarrantable condos is?  Oftentimes, I’m working with one of my Austin clients, and we are discussing the various options that are best for their needs.  I’ll be speaking quickly, excited to share my real estate knowledge with them...
06/13/2017
Are you weighing the pros and cons of renting vs. buying?  As Austin home values continue to rise, I’m often asked by prospective buyers if they should wait till the market turns to buy. Truthfully, no one can predict what the market will do.  However, these days, my advice is usually no.  Everyo...
06/13/2017
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