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Pocket Listings

Pocket listings are referred to as off  the market, quiet or silent listings. These listings are kept from the multiple-listing service and instead marketed by the home owner’s agent. The home owner and agent have all the control over who knows about the property being for sale. Pocket listings are usually sold via word of mouth among real estate agents either during [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 April 21st, 2014|blog|0 Comments

5 Ways to Prepare Your Credit for Buying a Home

Your credit score is not the only factor that mortgage lenders take into account when configuring the best loan for you, but your credit score will impact how much you will pay in interest. In college you had to pass a lower level course in order to continue your curriculum, well think of your credit score as a prerequisite for [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 April 15th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Staging Your Home for Sale

Importance of Staging your Home A key to selling your home is making it appealing to the buyer's eye. You want to give potential buyers the best first impression possible. Your goal as a seller is to highlight your homes strengths and hide any weaknesses. Staging is such a key component to selling your home, that even HGTV network has [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 April 9th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

5 Curb Appeal Tips for Selling Your Home

When you think of making your home pretty the external part of your home is overlooked. As a seller, think of your home as a person you are meeting for the first time. Initial first impression speaks millions. Your curb appeal is the first impression. A clean exterior is a fantastic way to ensure that you get some curb appeal [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Austin Home Sales Break Record for Month of February

Austin home sales and prices surpassed the previous record for February. With an 11% gain, the average medium home prices went from $207,000 up to over $230,000. The number of homes also rose over 8%, with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reporting that 1,761 single-family homes were sold in Austin area. That is 300 more homes than January 2014. At the [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 March 26th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Fees Involved in Buying a Home

Finding a home is only the first step in the home buying process. One of the most important and crucial steps is finding a mortgage that will pay for your home. The decisions you make on your mortgage will have financial consequences for years to come. A 30 year mortgage at two, three or even four quarters less can save [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 March 19th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

3 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

3 Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid That Could Save You Thousands on Your Monthly Payment A mortgage payment is the biggest expense you will ever have. Mortgage rates were recently at a record low. Homeowners are taking advance by refinancing their existing mortgage for extra year long savings. Convincing clients that calling one lender is not enough is a constant challenge. [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 March 13th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

5 Tips to Make Packing Easier

So you found your dream house, but now you realize you have to pack all your things. No one loves to pack up years of treasures into tiny boxes. You can pay for packing services but it is a cost you can avoid when purchasing a home. Packing is just something you have to tackle. When the wife and I were moving [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 March 10th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Zilker Park Kite Festival

In Austin, the Kite festival at Zilker Park is a friend and family must go on March 09, 2014. Whether you are planning a romantic date with your significant other, or just taking the family out for fun after Church on Sunday, the Kite Festival is one of the many events that make Austin a unique city to live in. The [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 March 4th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Shortage of Homes for Sale in Austin

How a Sellers Market is Affecting Buyers Another month has passed and the Austin real estate market is continuing to show solid growth for 2014. Last month, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported that 1,449 single family home within the low $200,000 medium price were sold in the Austin area alone. This is a  7% increase when compared to January 2013. [...]

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:01+00:00 February 24th, 2014|blog|0 Comments