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The Austin Board of REALTORS just released their May market report, and the real estate market is strong as ever in the City of Austin!  Houses within the city limits of Austin sold for a median price of $380,000 last month, representing a 9% increase compared to last May.   The May real estate ...
06/15/2017
Often times my Austin clients ask me when the best time to sell a house is.  This is a complex question with no one size fits all answer.  The best time to sell your house depends on your needs.  Some homeowners may not even have the luxury of asking when the best time to sell the house is.  For...
06/15/2017
The greenbelt, as Austinites commonly refer to it, is actually the Barton Creek Greenbelt. It contains a little more than 12.5 miles of fantastic trails.  Year round, this is a great place to go hiking, running, or biking. Additionally, there are a number of great spots to go rock climbing as lim...
06/14/2017
Do you understand the difference between earnest money and option money? My clients in the Austin area often ask me about the difference between option money and earnest money.  In Austin, and the rest of Texas, the buyer must provide two checks once under contract for a property.  Both must be d...
06/14/2017
  Are you wondering what the difference between warrantable and nonwarrantable condos is?  Oftentimes, I’m working with one of my Austin clients, and we are discussing the various options that are best for their needs.  I’ll be speaking quickly, excited to share my real estate knowledge with them...
06/13/2017
Are you weighing the pros and cons of renting vs. buying?  As Austin home values continue to rise, I’m often asked by prospective buyers if they should wait till the market turns to buy. Truthfully, no one can predict what the market will do.  However, these days, my advice is usually no.  Everyo...
06/13/2017
Are you frustrated wondering why your home hasn't sold?  Selling a property is not necessarily an easy task, however, a good agent like myself with make the home selling process a piece of cake. Click here to learn more about the home selling process working with me.  Below are some of the most ...
06/06/2017
  ​Are you considering the best use for a piece of property you own, or wondering if you can build 100 condos on a lot you're considering purchasing?  Well, there are a variety of considerations you will want to take when determining what you can do with a given parcel of land.  Land characteris...
05/26/2017
The Austin area boasts literally dozens of options for day camps to keep your little ones entertained during their summer break. Below are just a few of the options that caught my eye for this summer! Austin Nature & Science Center Summer Camp(Ages 4-17) - Young nature enthusiasts explore the out...
05/18/2017
​Property tax rates vary significantly across Austin and the many communities that make up Austin and surround Austin.  When you are purchasing a home, investment property, or lot in Austin, it’s important to consider property taxes.  We do not have a state income tax in Austin, but we do have pr...
05/16/2017
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