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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 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!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A couple of months ago, I was asked if it was worth getting a real estate license to sell your own house.  The short answer? NO! This person's theory was they had a $500k house and commissions would be upwards of $30,000. What this person wasn't thinking about was that fee is, in some way, split ...
02/18/2013
When you're a Seller, is your goal to Sell your house or to just have a sign in front letting people know your choice in Landscaping signs?  I would think you would want to sell it.  How do you sell a house? You have to allow people inside to look at the house.  To get people inside to look at yo...
02/07/2013
Californians have been jumping ship to Texas for years. It's rumored that we're going to see an influx of more Californians because new tax measures that were passed in November 2012 called Proposition 30. This Proposition 30 is going to effect a lot of people, but according to out-dated data fro...
02/01/2013
Austin tops Forbes' list of America's Fastest Growing Cities for the THIRD year in a row!! Amazing!!  We're definitely seeing all the growth as more and more neighborhoods are starting as other neighborhoods are in close-out and the builders need to stay busy.  The area is growing so much that so...
02/01/2013
I often receive emails from people asking me questions about their Texas contracts. I always respond that I'm not an attorney and they should consult with one if they have concerns, but I'll always give my opinion on the situation to help.  Yesterday, I received an email from a lady asking about ...
01/11/2013
Lake Pointe in Bee Cave Austin TX has a steller year for 2012. Sales were basically flat as there were 44 homes that sold in Lake Pointe in 2011 and 45 homes sold in 2012. These sales numbers do not include the custom section towards the back nor the gated section called The Pointe. This Lake Poi...
01/09/2013
 Senna Hills had another outstanding year for sales. In 2009 and 2010, I was always hard on the Senna Hill homeowners because they were asking too much and their properties weren't selling. Senna Hills took a turn for the better in 2011, and it continued into 2012. Here is the Senna Hills Market ...
01/07/2013
Did you know there is a difference in Natural Gas and Propane? To me, the biggest difference is that Natural Gas prices are regulated by the state of Texas and Propane prices are not. I knew nothing about Propane until I moved to Austin TX, except you can trade in a propane tank for your grill at...
01/07/2013
Another report just came available. Austin ranks in the Top 5 of Trulia's list of Best Housing Markets for 2013. Three main factors were used for this latest list: Job Growth, Low Vacancy Rates, and Low Foreclosure Inventory. With that criteria, I'm not sure why Austin wasn't ranked #1. Look at t...
01/04/2013
I recently came across a question on an online real estate forum that I found quite humerus and wanted to address it here. The question was, "Is Texas paying people to move there?" This person is in California and complaining about the new tax increases for 2013. He pointed out that many people f...
01/02/2013
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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!