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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Gwynn Teal Carpenter-Broker: Home and Hearth Realty (Austin)
If it pops into my head, it might come out of my mouth! I've got a weird sense of humor so expect the unexpected when you read my blog. Real Estate is my profession but life is what its all about!



  Austin Texas lands on top list AGAIN! We all know what a great city Austin Texas is...or maybe you don't!  Well folks come to visit and then forget to leave. They find  the city is so awesome with its laidback vibe, live music scene, lakes, trees, hills and Texas Longhornsand just have to live ...
  Save a life, Give a gift!   In the middle of the night, I hear this chirping noise.....all of you know what that sound is when you enter a home and hear it.  Yep, the batteries were low on my carbon monoxide alarm.  It woke me from a deep sleep.  I rest assured that should it really go off when...
  Meeting and Sharing with Active Rain Realtors!   My day was made brighter today when I got to meet 4 wonderful Austin area Realtors who just happen to be Active Rain Members.  I knew Dorie Dillard already....we worked at the same Brokerage firm when I was a "newbie" to the real estate world.  I...
  Housing market is positive in Austin Texas!   Hey consumer, you can't miss buying in Austin Texas!  According to the Austin Multiple Listing Service report that was just released by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, we increased 19 percent in sales over October 2010.    Were you one of the 1455 ne...
  Dear Realtor....Open Letter from a Seller Dear Realtor - We want to thank you for showing our home.  Our own Realtor took time to explain how our home must look as a buyer enters to view. We appreciated you leaving your business card - had you not done so we would not have known you had been he...
  Helping others write effective blog posts is my Christmas gift to all those hundreds or thousands of Active Rain members still sitting on the sidelines just waiting .... wait no more! I followed a path to get to Brad Andersohn aka "ActiveBrad" great post written 4 years ago....that path started...
  "Bye-Bye".... Bet you thought I was going somewhere - NOT! Just my clever way of giving out info about when a seller leaves the home vacant! Seller who will: ·       take care of the yard?  Have you thought about the fact the grass that is being watered by the sprinkler system will continue to ...
  My home is in a Family Trust! Preparing a seller on what to do to get his home ready for sale involves more than just prepping the house!  When the owner of the home is really THE FAMILY TRUST you need to begin immediately to do additional research on what will be needed by the Title Company.  ...
  The Holidays are for sharing.  Many times we feel if we are ask for one more donation, our own funds will dry up ... so what do you do?  Look beyond money and locate a charity that needs volunteers or as the case with Dress for Success, professional attire that will help disadvantaged women bec...

Gwynn Carpenter

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