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Today and tomorrow (May 30th & 31st) are the BEST days to send in your Notice of Protest in Travis County!   The Blessing Team recently hosted a Tax Rant with Jeff Bullard of Tax Remedy (who has 28 years experience in contesting property taxes).  Here are a few tips on protesting your taxes that ...
05/30/2012
It's no secret in Austin that the East Side is an up and coming place to live. Thanks to the proximity to downtown lifestyle at reasonable price points, many buyers are making the choice to cross IH-35 for an East-side home.   I have a buyer currently looking for a home in the 78723 zip code!   N...
04/27/2012
I'm so excited to introduce my First Property Virtual Video Tour! I went to a class to learn how to use Youtube.com to help sell homes. There I learned that only 1% of real estate agents have a Youtube.com Channel! Youtube is such a great tool and seems to get good SEO juice. And let's face it, t...
04/27/2012
I love my company!  For many reasons, I love working for Keller Williams. Yet, I am proudest when I hear about how KW gives back to the community. Here are two great reasons to choose a KW agent for your next real estate transaction. 1. KW is the title sponsor the for Run for the Water. This week...
10/01/2010
    For those FHA buyers that are monthly payment sensitive (which what buyers aren't today!), keep in mind a deadline in which FHA will make changes that will make your monthly payment go up. On October 4th, FHA Mortgage Insurance upfront premium and monthly premiums will change. Here is a compa...
09/09/2010
I did some research for a client the other day that I thought would be great to include in my blog. Here is the average sales price and average $/SF for a  subdivision in NW Austin (Click here for google map for location). From looking at the numbers, this subdivision appears to have a strong app...
07/30/2010
The Mortgage Lender that closes the majority of my deals sent me this atricle to post. Enjoy!   "As a mortgage loan originator, my job has changed tremendously over the past year. I no longer feel like just a loan officer who collects a few things from the borrower, explains the steps in the proc...
07/07/2010
I'm sure if you are a first time buyer or in the market for a home, there isn't a day that goes by in which you don't hear about how low the interest rates are today (and how they WILL go up in the future, it's just a matter of WHEN). Today I want to give you perspective on how low interest rates...
06/22/2010
Every body has got one of those horror stories... the movers were 4 hours late, they scratched your priceless antique or maybe you felt unsafe with the prison-like mongrels throwing your precious things around. I heard a story the other day about a couple that received bed bugs from the movers di...
05/31/2010
In the Austin market, putting a pool in your backyard can get quite expensive thanks to the Limestone beneath us. I've always heard that putting in a pool could cost $30,000 to $40,000 or more (it can cost $500 just to dig a small hole to plant a tree because of the jack hammer time needed). The ...
04/20/2010
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