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With an average of 300 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Austinites seek ways to enjoy the sights and sunshine of the city as often as they can on foot. While not considered the most walkable city in the U.S. (Austin is the 29th most walkable large city in the US with a “walk...
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“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.” – Theodore Roosevelt Thinking about purchasing a rental property? Wondering if it’s a sound investment? The benefits of investing in an Austin...
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You wouldn’t head to a job interview, first date or meet your future in-laws for the first time without putting thought and effort into your appearance, so why would you put your home on the market without making sure it radiates curb appeal? Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a property for sale and its...
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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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