RECENT BLOG POSTS
  We have all heard that millenials now out number boomers and are the largest generation in the country but when you add these housing statistics that I read in the post Is affordable housing just around the corner?  by David Hicks in Inman Headlines yesterday we begin to get a clearer picture o...
02/01/2016
I have selected some data points for the Austin MLS area and compared those to areas I have targeted in the past, East Austin, Bastrop County and Caldwell County and compared the numbers from last January to this January and this is what I discovered.Here are the results:   Total MLS Area 5 Area ...
02/01/2016
  I started fixing and flipping properties in 2008 one of the worst real estate markets in recent memory and despite that I have never had a home stay on the market longer than 45 days. How did I manage that you ask? Well here are my secrets:1. Fix the systems. These are the least satisfying chan...
01/30/2016
I know it's hard to see the original charm under the additions but trust me the exist through out this massive 3,200+ SF home that commands have a city block in the heart of Luling. It boasts a huge eat in kitchen with separate wet bar/coffee area, original pine floors that have been restored to ...
01/30/2016
 I'm a Real Estate Investor and General Contractor as well as a Realtor and as such I look at properties a little bit differently than the average home buyer.1. I Like Ugly and Outdated HousesOur Austin real estate market is really hot and great looking well priced houses are sold as soon as they...
01/28/2016
 This post was inspired by 6 Simple Yet Effective Home Staging Ideas Under $40 on Forbes.com.Most Real Estate Professionals agree that Staging your home is a great tool for showing your home in it's best light but what if you don't have enough money to hire a stager? It's time to put your DIY ski...
01/27/2016
While reviewing Pinterest recently I stumbled across an article 6 Tips: How to Prioritize your Home Improvement Projects by SnazzyLittleThings.com and I found some of the tips very helpful. Here are three of my favorites:1. Address Function First. This tip is near and dear to my heart, I am defin...
01/26/2016
You and I know we're different from all the other Realtors out there, we offer different services and have different values and a different skill sets, that doesn't make us better but it may make us a better fit for different clients.So how do we explain how we are different to our clients? It co...
01/24/2016
You've heard it thousands of times before - kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. Well it's true or at least than can break a sale, but that doesn't mean you should do a floor to ceiling kitchen remodel before you put your house on the market, you should save the big remodel for your new home. The ...
01/23/2016
 James Gaines, Chief Economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University said in the January 2016 issue of Tierra Grande that "the average price of an existing home through the third quarter of 2014 was around $240,000. The average price of a new home was around $340,000."As a person who'...
01/21/2016
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