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Well, that was quick!  I listed this beautiful home on Thursday, and almost immediately, we had multiple offers.  Last night, I took all of the offers and put them on a spreadsheet.  I ran netsheets for each offer and simplified the terms into an easy to interpret spreadsheet for my clients.  The...
02/11/2019
In real estate, a right of first refusal is a contractual right that gives the holder the option to purchase a specified property when the owner decides to sell.  This right of first refusal is usually written up by a lawyer, and the terms are agreed upon by the owner of the property and the hold...
02/07/2019
If you’re planning to sell your home in Texas, you almost always need to provide a seller’s disclosure form.  This form is provided to buyers informing them of any known defects to the property, previous repairs, and general property conditions.  There are a few exceptions for the mandate to prov...
01/24/2019
  If you’re considering buying a home in Austin, it’s a smart idea to consider the property tax rate of prospective houses.  Property tax rates can vary significantly throughout central Texas, and oftentimes your property taxes are going to make up a significant portion of your monthly mortgage ...
01/10/2019
When you are buying a property, it’s always a good idea to obtain a home inspection.  A home inspector will test all of your major home systems, assess the home’s condition, and point out any areas of concern.  A great home inspector will make all of this information easy to understand, and give ...
01/08/2019
On the national scale, there are rumblings of a market shift in the real estate market.  However, at the local level, real estate sales remain strong. According to Steve Crorey, President of the Austin Board of REALTORS, "Sales are up 3.3 percent year-to-date for 2018”. The Austin-Round Rock MSA ...
12/21/2018
Looking for a unique gift this holiday season.  Why not consider something for the home that the entire family can enjoy?  I’ve curated a list of my favorite home items that are sure to make an impression on anyone on your list this year.  Some of these are decorative items, some of them are incr...
11/26/2018
Buying a home can be super exciting!  You’re likely looking for something that has enough space for your family, is convenient to work or in a good school district.  You may be looking for something that is your style, or maybe you’re looking for something with good bones that has the potential t...
11/13/2018
The Austin Board of REALTORS® just released the September 2018 Austin Market Report.  According to the report, September data shows a stall in home sales growth. Regardless, median home sales prices continue to rise for both the City of Austin and the Greater Austin area.  The home sales volume s...
10/18/2018
In many ways, listing a condo for sale is similar to listing a house for sale.  You must determine an appropriate asking price, prepare the home to go on the market, and then advertise the home to prospective buyers.  Digging up relevant home documents such as the ones listed in this post, are he...
10/14/2018
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