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What is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and allows you as a resident to affect how many Congressional seats your state gets? AND affects how much of possibly billions of federal dollars come to your state? No, it’s not voting, although that’s important, too. It’s the Census! The U.S. Constitution mandates that the country count...
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A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. But did you know that much of that money goes out the window — literally? Energy is frequently wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems. Setting aside the significant impact wasted energy has on...
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The new year is underway and buyers, sellers and real estate professionals are keeping a close watch on the real estate market trends for 2020. Whether this is the year you’re thinking of entering the Austin real estate market for the first time, are ready to downsize or are looking for an investment property, here’s...
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As Austin’s economy continues to thrive and the city consistently leads as one of the most popular living destinations in the country, it’s no surprise that the real estate market remains a seller’s one. So, if your home has been sitting on the market for far longer than you’d hoped, you may be concerned and...
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Open houses in Austin have often been a key feature in the real estate professional’s marketing toolkit for decades. While there’s been much debate recently among Realtors® across the country on the effectiveness of open houses in attracting serious buyers, some still see it as an effective part of the selling process. In addition to...
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Preparing your home for sale goes beyond giving it a good cleaning and a few coats of paint. It requires staging. Home staging is all about creating a warm, inviting mood that helps potential buyers envision themselves living in the space. This is done by thoughtfully furnishing and decorating your home to make it look...
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If you’re considering renting an apartment in Austin, you’ve probably already started searching the many realty websites and apps to see what’s available in your desired neighborhood. While these online tools make it easy to search for an apartment by price, geographic location, number of bedrooms and baths, etc., they don’t provide you with the...
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To keep up with Austin’s accelerating job and population growth, real estate developers are working at a fast clip to build houses, townhouses and condos throughout the metro area.  In fact, 2018 was the second biggest year for new home construction in Central Texas since 2006, ranking sixth for total housing units permitted in the...
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Get Ahead of the Curve with These Top Home Search Tips Whether it’s your first home or your retirement home, searching for your new Austin home can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. While your initial reaction to finding a new place to call home is likely to be one of eager anticipation, it can...
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Being Financially Prepared Is One of the First Steps to a Successful Home Sale Owning a home is the quintessential American dream. But if you’re a prospective home buyer — especially a first-time home buyer — wading into the unknown territory of how to financially prepare to buy a house in Austin can feel more...
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