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 According to James Gaines the Chief Economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University 2016 will be a pretty good year to sell your home but a continuing shortage of inventory could affect your ability to buy a new home. Mr. Gaines goes on to say "Sellers likely will be able to sell qu...
01/20/2016
I was reading the Inman News Letter this morning and stumbled across this article discussing a new app available for virtual tours called Inside Maps' 3-D home imaging. Admittedly I'm still getting up to speed with the power of the I-phone but this app that is supposed to allow me to film and hos...
01/19/2016
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Larry Gray got me laughing this morning so I thought I'd share something I saw on Facebook a while back, it's paraphrased because my memory isn't all that great.teacher: Who can come up to the map and point out Americateacher: Okay Amelia come up to the board, that's correct Amelia thank you. Now...
01/18/2016
 So what does a recipe have to do with real estate you ask. Not much except you need a kitchen in which to cook and going meatless can save you a few bucks so you'll have more in your pocket for your down payment.Quite a stretch I know, I just really like to cook and I made a dinner last week tha...
01/17/2016
Is your house bursting at the seams? Do you have hobbies that you just don't seem to have room for? My husband and I struggled with that for the last 8 or 9 years. The biggest issues John's drum kit and my treadmill.My solution was to build an outdoor room, complete with power. My brother and I b...
01/16/2016
 A few weeks ago I was logged onto the NAR website looking for some publications to add to my newsletter and I stumbled onto a great benefit. Did you know that int the learning section of NAR there is a library and in that library you can borrow e-books and audio books? The library is great for s...
01/15/2016
I recently finished reading "The One Thing" by Gary Kellar, yes I know I'm pretty far behind the times but it never came up before.I enjoyed the book, and the central question "What is the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will become easier or unneccessary?" is certainly w...
01/14/2016
In addition to my job as a Realtor, I also invest in real estate to fix and flip, so I see a lot of properties and listings. In the Austin market where I am most active I see three common mistakes: Pricing Properties Too HighYes, you want the highest price for your property and yes, Austin is cur...
01/14/2016
I had a great time last Thursday at the Jenni Finlay 6th anniversary party.  I went to see James McMurtry, yes he's Larry McMurtry's son and he was fantasic.  I also got the chance to hear some artists that I wasn't familiar with, everyone was quite good but there were some standouts.  Lincoln Du...
08/13/2012
8/4/2012 This week I've closed on a property that had been on the market since May 15, 2012 and I've got offers out on 2 other properties, 3 if you count the offer that is still floating around that I submitted 3 weeks ago.  These offers are not on behalf of a client, they are for my real estate ...
08/03/2012
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