RECENT BLOG POSTS
As Mike points out, you don't need twenty percent down to buy a home in Lancaster, PA.  You also don't need to put twenty percent down to buy home in Austin, Texas.  As Mike discusses in his blog post, 61% of first-time buyers put down less than 6% on their home purchase between October 2016 and ...
01/22/2018
When you list your home, you want to make sure to choose the right agent.  One who implements a variety of strategies to make sure your home gets the exposure it deserves.  After all, more exposure means more buyers, and the more interest there is in your home, the better!  While many people cons...
01/21/2018
Windermere Oaks is a quiet, lake-front community in the heart of the Hill Country.  Located in the City of Spicewood, Windermere is situated approximately twenty-five minutes west of the City of Bee Cave and twenty-five minutes east of Marble Falls. Situated along the shores of Lake Travis, Winde...
01/20/2018
Hello Newbies!  I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, and there is so much I wish I had known when I first got started in real estate.  There are so many aspects to this business and it can certainly be a bit overwhelming at the beginning when you don’t know where to start.  I hope my ...
01/19/2018
Between South Congress and I-35, a new community is beginning to come to life.  PSW’s North Bluff community consists of 66 free-standing condos.  The units range from 1,268-1,675 square feet and start at $295,000.  There are seven different home types; however, they all share some great features....
01/18/2018
  In the past, I’ve discussed cosmetic strategies for preparing your home to sell for the most money.  Articles such as 9 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Worth and Prioritizing Upgrades When Preparing to Sell Your Home provide an overview of strategies to increase your home’s curb appeal both outsi...
01/17/2018
Are you familiar with the Active Rain Community Guidelines? The overarching theme here is respect.  Respect the industry, respect the law, respect your peers and overall, respect the ActiveRain community.  One particular bullet point among the Community Guidelines really got my attention, “The po...
01/17/2018
    It’s that time of year again!  If you purchased a primary residence in 2017, make sure to file your homestead exemption with the county to save some money on your property taxes! You must submit this paperwork by April 30th. Your Homestead Exemption will be denied unless all of the required ...
01/08/2018
If you’ve been renting for a while, I’m sure you’ve at one time considered the idea of buying a home.  Yearning for a place where I could rip the carpet out, paint the walls whatever color I wanted, and replace the completely unpredictable electric oven was enough to propel me towards making my h...
01/05/2018
If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a house in Austin, now is the time to take the plunge and start looking at homes.  According to data from the Austin Board of REALTORS, the lowest median sales price for Austin area homes occurs in January. This trend has remained consistent for at lea...
12/04/2017
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