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I love all of the commercials that depict buying a house on T.V.  You know the ones where the husband and wife see the perfect house, then seconds later they are hugging inside of their dream home and their dog sits perfectly poised looking out through the windows.  I hate to break it to you, but...
06/26/2017
 When I’m preparing to list a client's property, I always take the time to chat with the seller of the house and determine a few things upfront.  This makes the selling process smoother once the property is actually on the market.  If the listing is a house, I ask what attracted the homeowner to ...
06/21/2017
An innovative community is breaking ground in central Texas.  Located about thirty minutes from Austin, a little less than one mile away from Elgin’s Main Street, a group of individuals are working to create Elgin Agrarian.  The Elgin Agrarian community is designed to be just that, a community.  ...
06/21/2017
Are you thinking about buying a house in Westlake with a pool?  If you’re considering moving to Westlake, you may want to acknowledge that Austin summers can be hot. In fact, summers here can be brutal and many residents find that August is a great time to get out of Austin and escape the heat. H...
06/20/2017
Are you thinking about buying a condo in downtown Austin that you can rent short term through Airbnb or a similar service?  You may be surprised to find out that only a few condos in the downtown Austin area allow home owners to rent their condos as short term rentals. The Railyard Condos located...
06/20/2017
Are you looking for a property that feeds to Eanes Elementary School?  Houses feeding to Eanes Elementary offer convenient access to downtown Austin and the benefit of being in the acclaimed EANES ISD school district.  Some of the neighborhoods that feed to Eanes ISD are:  Rollingwood, Westwood T...
06/20/2017
Do you want to sell your home for the most money without spending a fortune preparing your home for the sale?  My Austin clients often ask me what they can do to get the best price for their property.  There are a number of steps I take to ensure a home is marketed properly.  However, some may wa...
06/19/2017
Do you really understand what factors affect the resale value of your home?  Everyone knows that having a remodeled kitchen or a large backyard will affect the resale value of your home; however, did you know that being closer to a Starbucks correlates with a higher sales price?  According to res...
06/19/2017
Austin is full of different neighborhoods.  Each of these Austin neighborhoods offer its unique set of values.  If you are thinking about moving to Austin you may benefit from a brief breakdown of the neighbohoods in Austin. Downtown:  This is the epicenter of Austin.  Here you will find high ris...
06/19/2017
Are you considering buying a home in Westlake?  If you are looking at houses for sale in Westlake, it is important to understand the Westlake housing market.  Most people refer to Westlake as all of the homes that feed to Westlake High School. In fact, there are many mini-neighborhoods that make ...
06/16/2017
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