Austin Texas Tidbits about Life, Real Estate and Unique Happenings!

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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!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  Pitfalls of the Multiple Offer Atmosphere It's happened again!  We are in one of those real estate markets where we are seeing homes with multiple offers.  In Austin Texas, the market is so sizzling hot that it isn't unusual to have more than 2 offers on a fantastic priced and conditioned home....
06/02/2012
  Little Pink Pens....how we love thee!   Marketing is an art, not a science so when you stumble upon a winner you need to share with the world. We rarely do give away items but several years ago my partner wanted to order coasters and pens to use at open houses, functions and party favors.  We c...
06/01/2012
  Forgive Me It's Been 19 days since I blogged.... Blogging fell by the way side when "bidness" (that's country Southern talk) became brisk.  I found I needed to be away from the home office more so blogging just went down the drain. I missed all you folks!  I thought often of the characters that...
04/27/2012
  Buyers - Be Prepared....Hot! Hot! Hot! The market is sizzling in Austin Texas! Can I tell you how excited I am that the real estate market has turned from simmering to SIZZLING in Austin Texas?  We've been watching and talking about the low interest rates and low inventory for several months .....
04/05/2012
  Smart Phone Apps that appeal to Austin Texas Realtor! It took a while before I "jumped" into the deep end of the smart phone world but now that I am here I thought I'd share some smart phone apps (I have an HTC Thunderbolt) that help make me feel safer or work more efficiently: ·        Advance...
04/05/2012
  Mr. and Mrs. Seller - you must be joking???   Showing homes is a must in our business.  Buyers like to view before they make a choice to purchase....that makes perfect sense to me.   So why, Mr. Seller, are you requesting that we not only make an appointment with either you or your agent but th...
03/13/2012
  "Keep Austin Weird"  Icon Leslie has passed away! We mourn the passing of Leslie Cochran, 60, of Austin Texas who died today, March 8, 2012.  Leslie was the poster man of Keep Austin Weird.  You could see him around town wearing his favorite thong, women's high heel shoes and bra....sometimes h...
03/08/2012
  Austin Texas Relocation - where to live, what to do!   As a newcomer to any city, the easier the move becomes when you know where the malls are located, great restaurants, school districts, parks and more.   So how do you achieve the "I've made the right relocation decision"?   In Austin Texas,...
03/07/2012
  Open Letter to a Lender.... Dear Lender, Our mutual client chose you for a reason.  You promised a great interest rate and reasonable fees.  Customer service is your forte'....it says so on your website and email! So why didn't you read the contract?  The buyer and seller negotiated terms in go...
03/06/2012
  Questions to ask your lender.... a must read for buyers! Buyers it's not all about the interest rate.  Yes, the interest rate on your loan is important but before that interest rate can be applied you must have GOOD SERVICE from the lender you chose. Are you local? Do you have in-house underwri...
03/05/2012
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