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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!



  Free Financial Aid Advice from EXPERTS in Austin Texas Remember your college days?  I do ... my parents paid for my tuition with the savings bonds my dad had purchased over the years.  Of course back in the "old days" things were much less expensive than today but we all struggled to find a way...
  Surprising Places to find Austin Texas Art   Art is in the eye of the beholder... or so I've heard all my life.  I find myself looking for art in surprising places or maybe it's just observing life. Perched on a small slope just south of the 15th and Red River intersection is this magnificent c...
  A Realtor is like a Pillow! We all like having a pillow cushion our heads when we lay down or to tuck behind our backs to supportus in times of need or to hold when we watch a tear jerk movie as it gives us comfort.  Well so does a Realtor....we cushion the words that might be said in a stressf...
  Working the breakfast crowd at Waterloo in Austin, Texas   I love mentoring my young agents.  Waterloo Ice House is one of my favorite places to eat breakfast - it's like Cheers where everyone knows my name!   Today as we were meeting to discuss upcoming advertising opportunities, two customers...
  7,725 residential listings in Austin Texas - SAY WHAT?   It blew my mind when I saw just how low the inventory is in the Austin Texas area.  Our MLS serves 11 counties.  You know how big Texas is?  That means we go a l-o-n-g way out from the center of Austin Texas to service the needs of real e...
Listen up Picnik users....the Photo site is going, going, googled gone as of April 19, 2012.  I think I'm gonna cry - it was so easy to use and had lots of great FREE FEATURES.  PASS THE WORD - maybe Google will bring it back (probably not).   Fred Griffin raised the flag to let us all know so ju...
  Perception of Value Perception of Value differs for everyone.  What I perceive as value might not be on your top ten list.  So let's see what perception of value means in three different ways: A seller values his or her home higher because of the emotional attachment they have for it.  The "swe...
  Evolution of a Blogging Realtor   Today marks ONE YEAR of me being a blogging Realtor! As I think back on my journey, I know it began under our "pier & beam" home in the mid 50's. I use to play "cars and trucks" with my siblings - we built roads & houses to make it more realistic.  Guess I was ...
Mimi Foster writes extremely well....I've commented on her post often as she had much too say and is willing to share her knowledge.  The ActiveRain HINTS is a perfect example of what MIMI knows she SHARES> Several items were new to me....I'm sure many others will find hints they weren't aware of...
  Home and Hearth Realty gives you Tips on choosing your Realtor: ·        Find out if the Realtor is a member of a professional association. Realtor designates membership in a local board of Realtors, a state association such as the TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ...

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