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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Gwynn Teal Carpenter-Broker: Home and Hearth Realty (Austin)
If it pops into my head, it might come out of my mouth! I've got a weird sense of humor so expect the unexpected when you read my blog. Real Estate is my profession but life is what its all about!
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Hey Consumer!  Can We Talk #3?? We see many articles written about what a buyer needs to do before beginning the search for a new home.  What happens next??  So here's some tips for buyers about searching for that "ideal" home: •·         Give a detailed description to your Realtor about the item...
05/25/2011
Pre-Retirement Experiment! Life comes at you from all angles so thought I'd begin deciding what type of home I wished for my retirement.  3 years ago I sold my single family home and bought a townhome style condo.  It was the first of many things: •·         First multi-level home that I've ever ...
05/24/2011
Words, Words, Words! Real Estate transactions can be smoooooth or messy!  I call little hiccups in a transaction "snakes" - they can be either harmless garner snakes or boa constrictors that squeeze the life out of everyone involved.  The words we choose as Realtors play a big part of how smooth ...
05/23/2011
Shout out to my agents!  After reading Barbara Todaro's latest post (When The Phone Rings From A Google Search It's Always An Adrenalin Rush!!!  ), I decided it was time to give a shout out to my agents! We are a small firm with only 5 total agents (including yours truly, me - the broker).  Our c...
05/21/2011
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Do you do this? In my 17 years of real estate (full time: if I don't close, I don't eat!) I have found the two constants a seller wishes to know is:  •·       What is my home worth? •·       How much will I make? So in your listing presentation do you also include a "Seller's Estimated Net Procee...
05/21/2011
Active Rain Members seem never to sleep!  I logged on around 5 am (Central Standard Time) as I'm headed out of town today and wanted to get my daily dose of AR wisdom before getting in the car for next 3 hours. I read a couple of post and decided to comment...then I went back to what should have ...
05/20/2011
Sage advice from a 5 year old! I feel so fortunate to have been entertained Sunday by a 5 year old named Carter while standing in line at the concession stand of the Lady Longhorn softball game.... To the chagrin of his red faced father, he gave me this sage advice: "don't eat your boogers, as th...
05/16/2011
Brushy Creek Home waiting for HGTV transformation! 506 Splitrock St. Round Rock, Tx. 78681...Good bones, fantastic location and small price tag makes this a home that needs to be snatched up!  Use your HGTV skills to turn into a show home ..... 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage with approximately ...
05/11/2011
Keep Austin Weird....just when you had seen it all! Austin's Motto is "Keep Austin Weird".  And we see some really odd things as we drive around town.  Today was no exception....The Pecan Street Festival is held twice a year - once in May ( 7 and 8) and the other time in September (24-25 this yea...
05/07/2011
Totally Awesome Lake Travis and the Oasis - Austin, Tx. The Oasishas always been a destination for visitors and home folks to see the beautiful sunsets over Lake Austin.  Now it's even more of a destination due to the newly created Oasis, Texas!  One of my favorite places is Uncle Billy's.  Sit o...
05/06/2011
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