Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and Mediation

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Real Estate Agent - Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - 0480809
This blog is to help educate Buyers, Sellers and even other Realtors across the country. Each market is different and the way Real Estate is done is different. Austin TX Real Estate is completely different than Dallas, California, and Florida and everywhere else in between. Some times there will be other things besides real estate as I like to rant and rave as much as the next!! Come back often!

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

Short Sales in the Austin TX market are not abundant. In many neighborhoods, they are scarce.  In others, they are more prevalent. It's mostly price range driven, with most in the lower, first time home buyer price range.  Here are some great Austin TX Short Sale stats I posted.Even though Short ...
09/28/2010
I know I had a birthday a couple of months ago which always means you're getting older, but did AARP really need to send me an email for a membership today? Aren't they a couple of decades too early?   Are they hurting for membership that much that they're signing people up early so they're locke...
09/27/2010
Last month, Alyssa made some art for her baby brother's room. I felt it fair that she could make some art for her own room as well. Almost 4 hours later, we have our masterpieces...  All four images are made with her hand prints. She painted the sky and the grass, and did her prints. Of course, ...
09/26/2010
Austin TX makes another Forbes magazine list for 10 Markets Most Likely to Appreciate. Though we didn't top the list, Austin TX real estate came in third! A real estate research firm, Local Market Monitor, looked at a mix of jobs and growth industries, in addition to markets that were seeing a la...
09/24/2010
Why are banks and PMI companies trying so hard to make people jump through their hoops? I have a closing that was supposed to happen yesterday, but since it's a foreclosure, docs were supposed to be turned in by last Friday. It's a week later and they're still twiddling their thumbs.These buyers ...
09/23/2010
These were taken back when Alyssa and Oscar were friends... Now, Alyssa wants nothing to do with Oscar and screams every time he licks her or tries to play with her. Granted, he has a huge, nasty tongue with bad breath, but I'm not sure why she screams bloody murder when he licks her. **Are You P...
09/22/2010
Austin TX Real Estate Pricing Strategy can make or break your selling experience.  You can end up staying on the market longer than you should, and also making you net less than you probably would have if you don't think about your strategy in advance.  I have two examples...One Austin TX Seller ...
09/20/2010
Alyssa made cookies for the very first time... and my first time in over 10+ years!  She had fun mixing all the ingredients and watching the mixer spin, but I think eating the batter was her favorite part of it all! She was very patient watching the first batch cook... but not so patient the res...
09/19/2010
Does a death or suicide need to be disclosed by a seller or a listing agent? I haven't been asked many times over the years, but it comes up every so often.  What's Texas law? Texas law states, in summary, that disclosure is only needed if the house caused the death. What does that mean? The bigg...
09/18/2010
What is Alyssa pointing at?? It's a lizard of course! They're all over the place. It's a known fact that having lizards around your house brings good luck. She loves pointing them out, so this time I took a picture of it! **Are You Packed Yet?**  Donna Harris, REALTOR®RE/MAX Austin Skylinewww.Don...
09/17/2010
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This blog is to help educate Buyers, Sellers and even other Realtors across the country.  Each market is different and the way Real Estate is done is different.  Austin Real Estate is completely different than Dallas, California and Florida and everywhere else in between.  Some times there will be other things besides real estate as I like to rant and rave as much as the next!!  Come back often!