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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
10516 Abana Way, Austin, TX 78748 This awesome home features 3 bedrooms, walk-in closets, plus a BONUS/OFFICE room upstairs. Home is furnished with a washer and dryer and a stainless steel fridge. 12 minute walk to the Hottest Entertainment on Menchaca - Armadillo Den, Lustre Pearl, Moontower, South Austin Beer Garden, The Hive! 3 minutes to HEB, within 10 minutes of Starbucks and additional shopping, dining, parks and gyms! This home is located on a private cul-de-sac street and is a must-see! Amanda Seaman650-743-9213The Ben Kinney Team / Keller Williams
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
CANYON CREEK’S home prices are rising and don’t expect to see that changing even though we are in the dog days of summer and many are gone on vacations to take a much needed break.Median prices rose precipitously in the first half of 2021. Inventories are at record lows, developers and builders cannot build quick enough to meet demand and interest rates are still low! Lending parameters are strict and there are more credit-worthy borrowers because they are equity and savings rich. Real estate in Austin as well as in Canyon Creek has been undervalued for years. We’re in the process of a price shift as more, great jobs and people move to our area.With only a handful of properties to choose from buyers are finding the market incredibly challenging with the dramatic appreciation in prices. ...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease
(RE/MAX Heritage/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT)
Advice with a good Real Estate agent to win in Multiple OffersThis is a hard time for many buyers with most homes having multiple offers buyers are having to offer the sun, the moon & the stars for the seller to even consider their offer! They have to submit a their best offer with favorable terms for the seller . This does not necessarily mean the highest price! So what are favorable terms? Here are some I think could help your offer:  Make your offer price reasonable-Anyone can throw out a huge number, but can they back it up? Consider an appraisal waiver, full or partial, showing your offer is solid.  Pay for title policy- this is a negotiable item but the seller usually does pay it, to prove they have clear title & it protects you against future claims from anyone claiming to have a...
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By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700)
July 2021 Sun City Texas Real Estate ReportText VersionJuly 2021 Results See online at www.SunCity https://www.ruggrealty.com/sun-city-tx-real-estate-market-reports/   July-21 July-20   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $265,000 $205,000 29.3% High $750,000 $642,500 16.7% Average $474,855 $325,600 45.8% Median $450,000 $302,500 48.8% Units Sold 43 54 -20.4% Days on Market 9 51 -82.4%           July YTD 21 July YTD 20   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $200,000 $188,000 6.4% High $925,000 $909,000 1.8% Average $391,286 $320,561 22.1% Median $365,000 $294,500 23.9% Units Sold 333 258 29.1% Days on Market 13 60 -78.3% Data gathered from ACTRIS MLS August 3, 2021 Month of July 2021. Unit sales of 43 was 20.4% behind last year’s total of 54. Pri...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in todays market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an increase from about 65% during 2018 through 2019The share of VA-guaranteed loans has also decreased to 7% in May 2021 from about 10% in past years.Recent data in the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae sheds light on the continuation of this trend. Below, we can see just how small of a share of total financing VA loans made up in June of 2021, according to that Ellie Mae report:The drop in VA loan usage can be attributed to the difficulties veterans continue to face when ...
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By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Cornerstone First Mortgage, NMLS #173855)
8 Things to Know About Selling Your House Before or After DivorceThere are many things to consider and decisions to make when going through a divorce process. One of them is figuring out what to do about the house. In some cases, one of the partners keeps the house; however, this can become an increasingly difficult situation to manage, especially when there are debts involved. This is why many couples choose to sell the home and split the money obtained. That said, this is a complex process and there are some things you need to know to make it as painless as possible.Retaining the house is equally complex.  To learn how to divide the equity in a divorce visit our previous blog post. How to divide the equity in a divorce | Here is what to know.Ways to Sell Your House During Divorce 1.  ...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
 Some Highlights If you're thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again. The longer the wait, the more you'll pay, especially when mortgage rates and home prices rise. Even the slightest change in the mortgage rate can have a big impact on your buying power no matter your price point. Don't assume waiting will save you money. Lets connect to set the ball into motion today while mortgage rates are hovering near historic lows.  
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By Bob Jablonsky, We are the Tax Specialists for Realtors
(Bob Jablonsky & Associates)
In a previous blog, I mentioned that as a Real Estate Professional, you file Schedule C, the Tax Form that is the form most audited by the IRS.  The IRS has found that Schedule C’s contain a large number of errors compared to other forms and finds that they are very successful with audit changes to the returns, and able to recover a higher amount of additional taxes to the taxpayer that is audited. If you are one of those unlucky individuals that get an audit invitation in the mail, what do you need to do to make sure that you have documented your return properly?  We’ve already discussed that you don’t want to represent yourself unless you’re an attorney or experienced in handling audits.  In addition, you need to have an effective bookkeeping system and have your records organized in ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Well that didn't take long for a relocating buyer to claim this lovely, sprawling 2 story custom designed, white stone home with 3 car garage, for their own!They fell in love with the mature trees and landscaping on this over a quarter acre lot complete with a back yard resort style pool, spa, covered porch and plenty of patio areas for sunning! I know this family is going to make many memories in this much loved home. They are moving from the Midwest so after hearing about our February winter storm they were thrilled to see the Kohler 20 KW generator, capable of powering both HVAC’s at the same time, already installed. My sellers are moving out of state and hate to leave but it's time to be closer to family and friends. Inspections are completed and repair requests are being negotiated...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Report for Addison, Texas:  July 2021 Residential Real Estate For Sale in Addison TexasThe total number of currently available residential properties for sale in Addison, Texas is 26, as compared to 20 last month.  Twenty-one are pre-owned and 5 are new construction. Currently for sale, there are: 8 single family homes (ranging in price from $262,500 - $3,995,000) 2 half-duplexes ($359,000 - $430,000) 7 condos ($235,000 – $429,000) 9 townhomes ($410,000 - $709,900) Fourteen of the available homes have been on the market for longer than 30 days.  The average number of days on the market for the 21 “active” status, pre-owned homes is 49 days, as compared to 52 last month. The median number of days on the market is 28 days, compared to last month’s 30 days.   New listing...
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By John Dunham, N Central Austin
(Juice Homes, LLC)
In the heart of Midtown perched on an oversized corner lot with convenient access to Downtown, The Domain and Mueller. Original family built this home with custom cabinets, brick fireplace, seller notes hardwoods under carpet and separate building with half bath (was neighborhood beauty salon for years!). Utilize the existing home for a full remodel - expansion or start from new on this corner lot with strategically placed mature trees. Close proximity to McCallum H.S. and easy access to metro/bus. Easy stroll to Brentwood Park / Elementary, Crestview Shopping Center and coming soon Bird Bird Biscuit. Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Some Highlights Include:- Corner Lot- Fireplace in living room- Custom built in cabinetry- Fenced in backyard- Storage shed- Detached structure w/ half...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
In todays real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you've been in your current home for several years and haven't refinanced lately, there's a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than todays average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage of todays current low rates before they rise.Sell and Move Up (or Downsize)Many of todays homeowners are rethinking what they need in a home and redefining what their dream home means. For some, continued remote work is bringing about the need for additional space. For others, moving to a lower cost-of-living area or downsizing may be great options. If you're considering either of these, there may not be a better time to move. Here's why.The chart below shows average ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Kettering Oaks, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationKettering Oaks is a beautiful suburban development in Houston, Texas's Afton Oaks area. Kettering Drive, which is accessible through Westheimer Road, runs through the heart of the area. One of the suburb's main selling factors is its easy access to the adjacent Uptown district's numerous business and commercial sectors. The convenience of the neighborhood will appeal to busy professionals working in adjacent office complexes. The single-family houses in Kettering Oaks were primarily built in 1955, and they retained the traditional suburban appeal of most residential projects at the time. Traditional suburban architectural forms predominate in this development, with classical single-level ranch-style architecture dominating...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Braeswood, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationBraeswood is a mixed-use community in southwest Houston, Texas, close to the Old Braeswood district and the Texas Medical Center campus. The neighborhood is made up of 17 subdivisions with beautiful houses conveniently placed near one of the city's biggest business areas. Although this neighborhood was established in late 1940, it did not grow until the late 1940s. The Braeswood Place Homeowners Association was formed in 1951. Residents founded the Stella Link Redevelopment Association (SLRA) in the 1990s to help restore the area. Although most homes were upgraded in the early 2000s, several original ranch-style homes remain in the community, preserving the town's typical suburban appeal. Because of the neighborhood's deed limi...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Oak Estates, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationOak Estates is a beautiful suburb in Houston, Texas, located in the southwestern part of the River Oaks area. The Highland Village Shopping Mall is just north of the community, while River Oaks Baptist School is straight west. The Oak Estates area is often described as a rural estate in the city. It has the most convenient access to business establishments. Both the Southwest Freeway and Loop 610 are about a mile apart. Uptown and Downtown Houston, the Galleria, and Highland Village are close to the Oak Estates area. S.N. Adams created Oak Estates in the 1940s. It's a deed-restricted community for families seeking a large house in which to raise their children. Oak Estates has 150 homes and is the city's fourth most wealthy n...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Burkhardt Plaza, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationBurkhardt Plaza is a charming suburban community located in the western portion of Houston, Texas, near Hilshire Village. Ridgeley Drive, which links to Wirt Road, leads to the community, which is immediately near to Big Little School. The Burkhardt Plaza neighborhood was established in 1962 and is conveniently located between Memorial City, the Galleria, and City Centre. Valley Oaks Elementary, Spring Branch Middle, and Memorial High School are all within walking distance. With rich landscaping and plenty of green space to explore, the neighborhood is calm, pleasant, and safe. There are several parks, restaurants, and grocery stores nearby. Home styles at Burkhardt Plaza span from classic to modern architectural styles, ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Stablewood, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationBunker Hill Forest is a neighborhood in Texas' southern region. It's just minutes from City Center, Memorial City Mall, and the Energy Corridor, and it's located northeast of Hennessey between I-10 and Beltway 8. It is also zoned for the highly acclaimed Spring Branch ISD, making it a great choice for families searching for a new home. Bunker Hill Forest was once a sleepy hamlet with farms and sawmills. Bunker Hill Road, which runs through the community's heart, was named after Issac Bunker, a German immigrant who owned a significant tract of property in the region. Today, the charming cul de sac is home to a selection of move-up houses ideal for purchasers searching for a mid-sized suburban property. Bunker Hill Forest is a b...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Brompton Court, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationBrompton Court is in Houston's Piney Point area, which is recognized as one of the wealthiest zip codes in the state. The tiny neighborhood, which is located along Blalock Road in the hamlet center, contains a collection of 12 luxurious estate houses. Beautiful trees, nice pathways, and well-built homes adorn the streets of the area. Its convenient location allows it to reach local food stores such as Trader Joe's and Kroger. Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, and Escalante's Mexican Grille are just a few coffee shops and restaurants in the area. Brompton Court is also close to schools like St. Francis Episcopal Day and The Kinkaid School, making it a great choice for individuals seeking a new home for their families. Brompton Court ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Crestwood – Glen Cove, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationCrestwood is a predominantly residential area in Houston's western suburbs. Between Memorial Park and the Rice Military District, you will find the community.  Crestwood was a World War I training camp known as Camp Logan that was later converted and built for residential usage. Will and Mike Hogg originally brought the land from Houston in the 1930s and later sold it. Builders began constructing magnificent homes in the neighborhood in the 1940s. As the demand for real estate in Houston rose in the 2000s, the old houses were renovated and replaced with larger ones. Because of its stringent deed restrictions and a fine selection of single-family homes, Crestwood is now one of Houston's most expensive neighborhoods. ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
River Oaks Country Club Estate, Houston, TX Community and Real Estate InformationThe River Oaks Country Club Estates is strategically located within the Inner Loop of Houston, Texas, similarly titled River Oaks. The Galleria, Downtown Houston, and the Texas Medical Center are all within a few minutes drive. Together with their friend Hugh Potter, Will and Mike Hogg purchased 200 acres of property in 1923, which began the development of the community. Hare & Hare, landscape architects, then created a master plan for a new neighborhood. A world-class golf club, stunning green spaces, walking paths, well-planned suburban residential neighborhoods, and an exclusive luxury development with exquisite estate houses are all part of the package. Houston City annexed the River Oaks Country Club E...
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