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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
Belterra is a master planned community located in Dripping Springs.  The Belterra community is situated on 1,600 acres of rolling hill country land, approximately 25 minutes southwest of downtown Austin.   Residents of Belterra enjoy a great sense of community.  Belterra is very family-oriented a...
01/30/2018
The Zilker Kite Fest is an Austin tradition.  Held annually the first Sunday in March, weather-permitting, the Kite Fest is an event for all ages not to be missed.  2018 marks the 89th anniversary for the festival.  This free event features a variety of activities including kite contests, a fun r...
01/29/2018
At the site of the old Cinemark movie theatre in Westlake Hills, across the street from the Barton Creek Mall, The Walsh community has recently sprouted.  The Walsh, aptly named for its location off Walsh Tarlton Lane, is a new home community of 55 townhome style residences in Eanes ISD.  The mod...
01/28/2018
Do you have a tool or app that you absolutely love?  You know, the kind of thing that you have no idea how you functioned without before you had it? I have no affiliation with the makers of Boomerang, nor are they paying me in any way to promote their service, but I love the Boomerang extension f...
01/27/2018
Shortly after deciding to commit to the 2018 Blog Jumpstart Challenge, I received a phone call from Lynn B. Friedman.  I had commented that I was a bit overwhelmed, but I would participate in this month’s lengthy challenge.  Lynn called to welcome me to Active Rain, ease my apprehensions, and ult...
01/27/2018
Let me begin by stating I rarely have clients in my car.  This is not my choice, this is my client's decision and often a result of necessity rather than preference.  However, I strongly disagree with the article below that suggestes that you SHOULD NOT drive clients around.   The article posted ...
01/26/2018
 In 2004, the median home sales price in greater Austin for a single family home was $158,000.  In comparison, the median home sales price in the greater Austin area in 2017 was $299,000. Overall, the median home sales price has increased almost every year in the past 14 years. In 2008-2009, the ...
01/25/2018
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