Austin Real Estate Blog

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THE PROS AND CONS OF LIVING IN AN HOA PROPERTY

As part of your new home search, you’ve likely heard the term homeowners’ association (HOA) or have even visited a few properties that are part of an HOA. Also referred to as a property owners’...
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AUSTIN’S MOST WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

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...
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WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN RENTAL PROPERTY

“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...
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CURB APPEAL: WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS IT AND HOW TO DO IT

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...
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WHAT EXACTLY IS A HOME APPRAISAL?

A home appraisal is the estimated value of a property based on the condition and location of the property, plus comparable sales and market trends. It’s performed by a licensed Austin appraiser. Why do you...
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IT’S CENSUS TIME!

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...
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HOW TO MAKE YOUR AUSTIN HOME GREEN AND ENERGY EFFICIENT

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...
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REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS FOR 2020

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...
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WHY ISN’T YOUR HOME SELLING?

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,...
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TIPS FOR HOLDING A SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSE

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...
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5 HOME STAGING MISTAKES & HOW TO CORRECT THEM

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...
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST APARTMENT LOCATOR IN AUSTIN

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...
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