Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

September 21, 2023Tips

What is the difference between a Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval Many people have heard that they need to pre-qualify or be pre-approved for a mortgage if they’re looking to buy a property. These are two key steps in the mortgage application process, but what does it mean and what do you need?  Some people use the terms interchangeably, … Read More

Building Generational Wealth

August 12, 2023Tips

Building Generational Wealth   Creating generational wealth is a goal that many individuals aspire to achieve. One effective strategy to accomplish this is through strategic ownership in Real Estate. Home ownership, in particular, has the potential to provide a strong foundation for building wealth that can benefit not only you but also future generations. In … Read More

Central Texas Appreciation Rate Year Overview

July 19, 2023Tips

Central Texas Appreciation Rate Year Overview  The real estate market in Austin and Central Texas has been on an extraordinary journey over the past few years, witnessing remarkable appreciation rates that have caught the attention of investors and homeowners alike. In this blog, we delve into the exciting trends and why this current climate presents … Read More

How to Create a Backyard Oasis That’ll Help Sell Your House

June 15, 2023Tips

Whether you’re a house flipper or a homeowner preparing to sell your property, upgrading your outdoor living space can make a big difference. Buyers have always been impressed by lush backyards that provide ample space to entertain and play—and after a year of staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic, that matters more than ever. … Read More

Market Value Vs. Assessed Value

May 15, 2023Tips

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?

April 18, 2023Tips

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?

March 18, 2023Tips

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

February 15, 2023Tips

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?

November 15, 2022Tips

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

November 4, 2022Buying, Selling, Tips

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