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Today, I went to the City of Austin’s Development Service Center to see if a property my client is considering purchasing could be subdivided.  I had already done preliminary research, and came to the center with a survey of the property and the knowledge that it’s zoned SF3.  Anyone considering ...
02/15/2018
 If you’re trying to save some money when selling your home, you may be considering going with a flat fee listing broker to save some money on commissions.  A flat fee brokerage service like MLSmyhome.com or byownerflatfeemls.com charges a flat fee usually between $50-$200 to put your home on the...
02/15/2018
1. Know the HomeIt’s important to have a thorough understanding of the home you will be holding open.  Often times, REALTORS hold other agent’s listings open in order to find new clients to work with.  It’s important to know the house you will be holding open before the open house.  First, do you...
02/11/2018
  February is the month of love!  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not think about showing your home some love this year.  Preventative maintenance to your Austin home pays off in the long run.  By taking the time to check your home regularly, you can prevent costly repairs down...
02/09/2018
Nestled between Rollingwood and Westlake Hills is a small unincorporated area of Travis County called Westwood.  This Austin neighborhood is situated north of Bee Caves Road between Bulian and Westwood Terrace in the 78746 zip code.  This is the area I grow up in so I can boast with bias that it ...
02/06/2018
When I think back on my experiences working with Brittney, I’m filled with pleasant thoughts!  I first met Brittney when I was finishing up working with a buyer who was purchasing the home next door to hers.  I knew my current client was planning to purchase blinds for her new home.  Unfortunatel...
02/04/2018
No matter what type of marketing you are doing, consistency is key.  My biggest losses have been a result of not keeping with whatever strategy I was implementing at the time.  I’ve done a handful of post card mail-outs that led to zero results.  These were usually just-sold cards that I mailed t...
02/04/2018
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) also referred to as secondary dwelling units, casitas, or granny flats are fully habitable homes that accompany a primary residence on a lot.  In Austin, these have become quite popular as a result of the City of Austin loosening regulations on their construction. ...
02/03/2018
Yesterday, I received an offer on one of my listings.  Towards the end of the email it stated, “You have been fantastic to communicate with--I can't tell you how much I appreciate that!”  I didn’t think much about it at the time, I was busy reviewing the offer and discussing it with my client.  A...
02/01/2018
If you’re thinking about buying a lot in Austin, there are a few things you should consider.  First, can you do what you want on this lot.  Are there restrictions in regards to building, use, or activities that would prohibit you from doing what you want to on this piece of property?  Second, you...
01/31/2018
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