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This month’s Active Rain contest prompts contestants to identify a niche that will provide a consistent stream of revenue. The idea is to imagine you are starting over in real estate. You have no past clients, no database, and no focus for your business. So, you must pick the niche that will brin...
07/17/2018
    Sunset Valley is a small independent city surrounded by Austin.  It is located about 15 minutes southwest of downtown Austin near the intersection of Hwy 290 and Mopac.  Sunset Valley is probably best known for its large shopping centers with a variety of big box retailers such as Home Depot...
06/29/2018
  The most recent market report for Austin area home sales was just released by the Austin Board of Realtors.   May’s market report showed continuing trends of rising prices, low supply and strong demand in the Austin market.  The median price for homes within the city limits rose to the greates...
06/22/2018
​Looking for a fun activity to spend the day with Dad this Father’s Day?  Look no further; here are 10 ideas for celebrating the day with Dad on June 17th, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  Father’s Day in the Park by Austin Symphonic Band Zilker Park- Hillside TheaterAustin, Texas 78704  Banger’s Sausage ...
06/06/2018
As I looked back at some of my older posts, I found a few re-occurring trends in my early blogging. When I first started blogging, I rarely allowed others to re-blog my posts. Similarly, I found lots of other areas for improvement in my blog settings. My early posts only had one or two tags. When...
06/05/2018
  ​If you’re looking to purchase a property in the Austin area, it’s important to consider property tax rates.  Throughout central Texas, these rates can vary drastically from just under one and half percent to over four percent in some areas.  These rates can make a big difference in your month...
06/03/2018
If you’re looking to invest in Austin, you may be considering purchasing a property to use as a short term rental.  Oftentimes, you can earn significantly more renting your property out short term than you can long term.  Unfortunately, it has become more and more difficult to find properties yo...
05/28/2018
Yesterday, I was at a closing, and my client and I decided it would be funny to track exactly how many signatures were required to officially sell the property.  I always make jokes about closing saying “you sign your life away” or “you’ll practically get carpal tunnel in the process”. But, we we...
05/17/2018
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 When taking a standardized test there is a theory to always choose "C" when you don’t know the answer. If you choose "C" every time you don’t know the answer, the probability that you will get the right answer is higher than if you guess whichever answer you think may be the best be that "A", "B...
05/16/2018
6101 Greentree Lane in Austin, TX 78745 has officially sold. Yesterday, was the closing date for this recently remodeled single family home in South Austin. The home is tucked away in a quiet community adjacent to Garrison Park. The characteristics of the home as well as the neighborhood combined...
05/15/2018
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