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Thomas Cheng utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you.

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Single Story vs Two Story Home

Both single story and two story homes have many attributes. As an Austin home buyer you have many choices to consider when buying a home. Some home buyers look for historic charm with wood floors and antique features while others prefer a more modern home with upgraded features and all enhanced technology new homes come with. Both single and two [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:00+00:00 June 16th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

3 Tips for Single Women Home Buyers

Single women are a huge slice of the home buyer pie. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2011 single women made up over 20% of all homes purchased, double that of single men. Nevertheless, single women are going to have concerns just like all other buyers. Here are 3 tips that single women home buyers need to keep in mind prior [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:00+00:00 June 11th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Do Wood Floors Help Sell Your Home

If you don’t currently have wood floors, consider installing, or planning to prior to selling. Most buyers today prefer or want wood floors, especially in the trendy, modern city of Austin. Floor preference buyers tend to overlook homes that have carpet from corner to corner, as a result homeowners that are selling their homes and do have hardwood floors will [...]

By | 2014-06-05T09:28:22+00:00 June 5th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Trader Joe’s Comes to Austin Near Developing Neighborhoods

California based chain with over 365 locations in 32 States decides to move to the capital of Texas into prominent neighborhoods Arboretum, Westlake, and soon downtown Austin. Trader Joe’s features upscale grocery fare such as health foods, organic produce, and nutritional supplements at competitive prices. Earning a place as #11 for the Americas Top 20 Healthiest Cities Austin continues to welcome [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:00+00:00 May 27th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Upgrading Your Kitchen for Resale

Whether you want to sell your home or invest in an upgrade, upgrading your kitchen is one of the best renovations you can do in your home. As we covered in the last few weeks, both minor kitchen upgrades and major kitchen renovations have high ROI's. An up to date kitchen can bring that positive reaction to a would be [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:00+00:00 May 19th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

3 Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving day is a stressful major life event that you will have to plan for in advance. Prior to finding your dream home, there are the researching neighborhoods, finding the right schools, overall buying process and let’s not forget packing those cardboard boxes to load in the moving truck. You might not realize the stress this causes your pet Mr. Buttons. [...]

By | 2014-05-15T09:55:45+00:00 May 15th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Home Improvements that Increase Home Value – Part Two

Last week, we listed mid-range project renovations that add value to your home. These were three of the most popular renovations in the Austin area that maintained a healthy ROI.  Today we are going to look at ROI's, costs and resales values for upscale projects and home improvements. Remodeling Magazine  compared 35 remodeling projects within 101 cities and gave a breakdown of job cost, then [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:00+00:00 May 12th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Home Improvements that Increase Home Value

All home owners at some point ask how do I increase home value? Yesterday, we wrote about home renovation that do not add value. Today, we start a multipart series covering home improvements that will increase home value and provide the highest ROI. When investing in a new home project you initially may think that any renovation should add home value. Before you start saving [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:00+00:00 May 7th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Home Renovations That Don’t Add Value

There is a general misunderstanding that all home renovations increase the value of your home. This simply is not true. Home renovations that don't add value to your home are very common. They also do not fully recover your investment. An improvement is only as good as what the next owner thinks of it. If the potential buyer sees the renovation as a constant [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 May 6th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

5 Tips to Make Your Home Move in Ready

Homes that make a great impression are those that are well polished and move in ready. An unattractive home on the interior makes it more difficult to sell quickly.  Buyers feel more comfortable buying a well maintained home because if the home is cared for than it’s less of a hassle to transition into the home - and less to [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 April 28th, 2014|blog|1 Comment