Preparing to purchase a home can be an exciting time. After all, you’re setting up the next chapter of your life. But you’ll encounter a multitude of new terms throughout the process, and you’ll want to take the time to understand how it can affect your home ownership journey. For example, understanding the difference between … Read More
Are You Getting Your Full Tax Benefits?
Do I, as a homeowner, get a tax break from property taxes? You may apply for homestead exemptions on your principal residence. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your taxes. For example, your home is appraised at $300,000, and you qualify for a $40,000 exemption (this is the … Read More
The market is starting to bloom… are you ready?
With spring just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for the housing market, and there are many things to consider for both buyers and sellers. Firstly, let’s take a look at the current state of the market. According to recent reports, the demand for housing continues to be strong, with low inventory levels and … Read More
How to fall in love with your home again
Remember why you chose this home and start there. Spend some time in the room that you initially fell in love with, whether you’re resting with your feet kicked up, creating memories with loved ones, and even changing your perspective from “obligation” to “appreciation” when cleaning and doing maintenance around your home. Explore your neighborhood … Read More
Ready for the holidays?
Get your home ready for the holidays During the chilly season all we want is to feel warm and cheerful. Preparing for the holidays is more than cooking a turkey and putting up a tree. The structure and the interior of your home should both be maintained and decorated. Top 5 Decorating Tips Lighting Play with … Read More
The Top 5 Things Buyers Should be Negotiating
When buying or selling a home there is more to negotiate than just the price, in fact we sometimes see the highest offer being turned away for a more attractive deal. What makes the deal more attractive if its not the price? Let’s talk about the parts of a contract you could and should be … Read More
End of Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home
As REALTORS® we see a lot of homes; it’s easy to tell which ones have been taken care of. Instead of having to fix things in your home before putting it on the market (or risking you and your family’s safety), a little bit of routine maintenance goes a long way. Keep reading to learn … Read More
How to Win in Today’s Market for Buyers and Sellers
The past few years have been hard on buyers, especially in a hot market like our Austin area. While it will continue to be positive for sellers, a few factors are indicating a slight cooling of the local market. Keep reading to learn about the changes, and what it means for you. Buyers Buyers rejoice! … Read More
Six Items for Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Keeping a list of yearly home maintenance tasks can keep your home’s value up, give peace of mind that your residence is safe and healthy, and be a big leg up on your to-do list if you decide to move. Consider this the spring cleaning checklist for your home. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Make … Read More