RECENT BLOG POSTS
In many ways, listing a condo for sale is similar to listing a house for sale.  You must determine an appropriate asking price, prepare the home to go on the market, and then advertise the home to prospective buyers.  Digging up relevant home documents such as the ones listed in this post, are he...
10/14/2018
  If you’re looking for a great investment opportunity in the Austin real estate market, you may be considering purchasing a property to use as a full-time vacation rental.  With the rising popularity of websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, and homeaway visitors to the Austin area have simpler ways to ...
10/07/2018
I’m so happy for my past clients and dear friends who closed on their first home yesterday. Originally, they thought they wanted to purchase a home in Wimberley, and considered buying a home in Marble Falls or even Johnson City. However, in the end, a property in the Briarcliff neighborhood of Sp...
10/04/2018
The Westlake area is home to some of the priciest residences in the Austin area.  The convenient location with a close proximity to downtown coupled with the exemplary schools makes this area highly desirable for many families.  Unfortunately, many home buyers may find this neighborhood to be at ...
09/25/2018
  If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may begin your search by looking at a diverse array of properties. Even if you know you want a move in ready home, you may be comparing new construction homes to remodeled homes built in the 70s.  There are pros and cons to both; however, more and mo...
09/07/2018
  ​Approximately five miles south of downtown Austin is an area locals are now referring to as St. Elmo.  This area which has previously been referred to as East Congress encompasses the subdivisions of Greenwood Hills, Battle Bend and Colonial Trails.  In recent years, Austinites have begun ref...
08/31/2018
  The July market report just released from the Austin Board of REALTORS® reveals a steady increase in sales volume and increasing prices across the greater Austin area.  In both the City of Austin and the entire Austin-Round Rock MSA, median home sales price figures reached all-time highs last ...
08/20/2018
  Just ten years ago, buyers had many more options when looking to invest $200 K in the Austin real estate market. The median sales price of residential homes in 2008 was only $192,000.  You could buy a cute little Bouldin cottage, pretty much anything east of I35, or a modest sized home in Lake...
08/05/2018
On a slightly overcast morning, on the last day of July, I sat down with interior designer, Alyssa Rome to discuss design trends, life in Austin, and her company Studio Krewe Design.  As Rome mentions on her website, studiokrewedesign.com, a “krewe” is a “an organization or association that stage...
08/02/2018
  It’s HOT, HOT, HOT right now.  With temperatures in the triple digits, the idea of jumping into a pool sounds absolutely glorious.  But, does having a pool make your home more desirable to buyers?  If you install a pool, will you recoup your investment?  Does being able to make a splash really...
07/27/2018
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