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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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  STRATEGIES THAT BRIDGE THE GAP   Crossing the Bridge to your New Home sometimes means selling your Current Home   1.Tip-top appeal pays!  Trimmed lawns, edged walkways & cultivated flowerbeds add value. Pick up the dog waste from your yard. Exterior paint should be fresh and clean.  Re-varnish ...
02/02/2012
  One of the reasons for living in Austin Texas Economists talk about jobs and housing but rarely do they talk about the "perks" that come with living in an area.  Feb. 1, 2012 and the sun is shining bright in Austin, Texas.  Temp is 75 degrees, light breeze and puffy clouds.....this is the reaso...
02/01/2012
  Free Financial Aid Advice from EXPERTS in Austin Texas Remember your college days?  I do ... my parents paid for my tuition with the savings bonds my dad had purchased over the years.  Of course back in the "old days" things were much less expensive than today but we all struggled to find a way...
01/30/2012
  Surprising Places to find Austin Texas Art   Art is in the eye of the beholder... or so I've heard all my life.  I find myself looking for art in surprising places or maybe it's just observing life. Perched on a small slope just south of the 15th and Red River intersection is this magnificent c...
01/29/2012
  A Realtor is like a Pillow! We all like having a pillow cushion our heads when we lay down or to tuck behind our backs to supportus in times of need or to hold when we watch a tear jerk movie as it gives us comfort.  Well so does a Realtor....we cushion the words that might be said in a stressf...
01/28/2012
  Working the breakfast crowd at Waterloo in Austin, Texas   I love mentoring my young agents.  Waterloo Ice House is one of my favorite places to eat breakfast - it's like Cheers where everyone knows my name!   Today as we were meeting to discuss upcoming advertising opportunities, two customers...
01/26/2012
  7,725 residential listings in Austin Texas - SAY WHAT?   It blew my mind when I saw just how low the inventory is in the Austin Texas area.  Our MLS serves 11 counties.  You know how big Texas is?  That means we go a l-o-n-g way out from the center of Austin Texas to service the needs of real e...
01/25/2012
Listen up Picnik users....the Photo site is going, going, googled gone as of April 19, 2012.  I think I'm gonna cry - it was so easy to use and had lots of great FREE FEATURES.  PASS THE WORD - maybe Google will bring it back (probably not).   Fred Griffin raised the flag to let us all know so ju...
01/20/2012
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  Perception of Value Perception of Value differs for everyone.  What I perceive as value might not be on your top ten list.  So let's see what perception of value means in three different ways: A seller values his or her home higher because of the emotional attachment they have for it.  The "swe...
01/20/2012
  Evolution of a Blogging Realtor   Today marks ONE YEAR of me being a blogging Realtor! As I think back on my journey, I know it began under our "pier & beam" home in the mid 50's. I use to play "cars and trucks" with my siblings - we built roads & houses to make it more realistic.  Guess I was ...
01/19/2012
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