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!

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2014 

I have a great new listing in Travis Landing, overlooking the main water basin of Lake Travis. It's the highest property in the area, and the views are worth $5,000,000 on their own, and you're in luck because the seller is offering this house for a mere $1M in order for the buyer to enjoy the vi...
09/25/2014
I cannot believe it's been more than 20 years since I walked the stage at Moody Coliseum at SMU in Dallas. I'm revealing my age by saying I graduated in May of 1994 from JJ Pearce High School in Richardson TX. (This picture was taken the Summer before Senior year, before I got contacts a couple o...
09/18/2014
There is no such thing as a "Failed" inspection on a house. Nor is there an inspection that is considered a "Pass".  Inspections are done for buyers who want to know more information about the house they are thinking about purchasing. These are deemed "informational purposes only." In most states...
09/18/2014
Is Texas going through a Real Estate Bubble?  My personal opinion is no, we are not.  Take a look at the below graph. What you see is the real estate pricing of property starting in 2007, when the experts say the recession "hit", through the second quarter of 2014.  The Blue is the United States ...
09/17/2014
This is an awesome bathroom picture.  You know why? Despite the toothpaste being on the counter, and the bottom drawer being open, and the hairspray being out of place... oh and the agent standing in the middle of the mirror holding his file and the flash blinding us... THE TOILET SEAT ON THE LEF...
09/16/2014
Back in June 2009, Austin TX implemented Mandatory Energy Audits for every sale if you fit the following criteria: Live in the City of Austin Use Austin Energy The house is more than 10 years old For the most part, this really only applies to about 400k houses. Some houses in the City of Austin u...
09/16/2014
June of 2014 was a big change to our Texas residential real estate contracts. Mediation used to be an option that buyers and sellers could choose, but now it's mandatory. It used to be that if a suit went to court, the judge then had the option of hearing it or sending it to Mediation. Now, all c...
09/10/2014
Falconhead West is a community of approximately 460 houses in the City of Bee Cave, 20 minutes West of Austin. Falconhead West is also part of the Exemplary Lake Travis ISD, which is why it's a very popular neighborhood for people who want low taxes in addition to great school. The builders have ...
09/09/2014
My daughter, Alyssa, is in 1st grade this year and is 6 1/2 years old. Over the Summer, the Bee Cave Elementary school librarian put out a challenge for all the students to read. The challenge was for everyone in Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grades to read 1000 pages. Everyone in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades...
09/09/2014
The Austin market went a little "funny" on us this Summer. Traditionally, Summer is a very busy time of year as people relocate to new places and they want to get settled in before the next school year starts. However, this Summer wasn't what we're used to. Things slowed a little. It didn't slow ...
09/08/2014
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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!