RECENT BLOG POSTS
Are you the type of person that thinks if you own your property you should be able to do whatever you please with it?  If you want to build a fence, paint your door pink, or park an RV on your land, you should be able to do as you please. If so, you may be feeling constricted by all of the regula...
12/01/2017
If you’re looking to embrace the holiday spirit in Austin, there are a plethora of events and attractions sure to get you in the mood.  Take a look at this list of Austin area holiday events and attractions, and let me know if you have a favorite holiday happening to add to the list! A Christmas ...
11/28/2017
​If you’re like me, a steady marathon of Chip and Jo’s Fixer Upper, leaves me yearning for a flip of my own.  Tear down some walls, add some shiplap and large beams, tear out the ugly carpet, and you have a dream home anyone would want to live in.  If you’re planning to personally live in the ho...
11/13/2017
1. Popcorn Ceilings     I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who liked popcorn ceiling.  I mean really, who invented this in the first place?  It’s hard to clean and generally just an eye-sore.  Popcorn ceiling is also challenging to remove.  You must wet it, scrape it, and then repair/paint the...
11/10/2017
STEP 1: CONSULTATION The first step in selling your home is to meet face to face with your dedicated real estate agent. Together, we will discuss your exact needs and timeline and develop a strategy to meet your goals.  We will review comparable sold properties, and determine if it's in your best...
11/03/2017
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be thinking about all the things you need to do before actually putting your home on the market.  You may be thinking about small things such as fixing that leaky faucet, or maybe you are thinking about a more extensive change such as remodeling...
10/27/2017
October Contest- Real Estate- ExteriorI would like to start out by acknowledging I never photograph my own listings.  While I may be quite talented with my iphone, there is simply no comparison to great professional photographs from someone who snaps home pics for a living all day every day.  I w...
10/02/2017
In a Texas real estate transaction involving third party financing, ie. a loan, lender approval is required for the deal to close.  That approval is broken down into two parts.  The buyer must obtain approval for the loan based on their finances, credit, income etc. and the property must also be ...
09/27/2017
If you have driven across Austin’s South Congress street bridge recently you may wonder why there are hundreds of people gathered along the eastern side of the bridge.  A little before sunset, spectators appear on the sidewalk along the bridge to watch North America’s largest urban bat colony.   ...
09/25/2017
If you are considering buying a home, it’s highly likely that you are looking at homes on Zillow.  Zillow spends exorbitant amounts on advertising, and their platform is incredibly user-friendly.  While Zillow may be great for casually browsing homes, it’s not the best platform when you are serio...
09/20/2017
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