Yesterday, I was at a closing, and my client and I decided it would be funny to track exactly how many signatures were required to officially sell the property. I always make jokes about
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The Austin real estate market can be quite competitive. It’s not uncommon for lower priced homes to have more than one offer within the first day of being listed for sale. As a buyer,
In the City of Austin, there are protected tree ordinances to preserve and promote the growth of healthy trees. If you are interested in developing a lot, remodeling a home, or adding an
If you’re new to Austin, you may be wondering what these spurts of blue are that you keep seeing along the sides of highways. Well, these are bluebonnets,
Many people will tell you that the best time to sell your Austin area home is in the spring. However, is now really the best time to think about listing your
Small changes to update your home’s energy efficiency can provide lower utility bills and increase your home’s resale value down the line. If you’re considering making your home
Today, I went to the City of Austin’s Development Service Center to see if a property my client is considering purchasing could be subdivided. I had already done preliminary
February is the month of love! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not think about showing your home some love this year. Preventative maintenance to your Austin home
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) also referred to as secondary dwelling units, casitas, or granny flats are fully habitable homes that accompany a primary residence on a lot. In Austin, these
If you’re thinking about buying a lot in Austin, there are a few things you should consider. First, can you do what you want on this lot. Are there restrictions in regards to building,
Well, December home sale statistics from the Austin Board of Realtors were just released, and sales are steady! In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, single-family home sales increased 13% to 2,653
In the past, I’ve discussed cosmetic strategies for preparing your home to sell for the most money. Articles such as 9 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Worth and Prioritizing
If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a house in Austin, now is the time to take the plunge and start looking at homes. According to data from the Austin Board of REALTORS, the lowest
Are you the type of person that thinks if you own your property you should be able to do whatever you please with it? If you want to build a fence, paint your door pink, or park an RV on your
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be thinking about all the things you need to do before actually putting your home on the.
In a Texas real estate transaction involving third party financing, ie. a loan, lender approval is required for the deal to close. That approval is broken down into two parts. The buyer
If you have driven across Austin’s South Congress street bridge recently you may wonder why there are hundreds of people gathered along the eastern side of the bridge. A little before,
The Homestead neighborhood is located in the City of Bee Cave, approximately 20 minutes west of Austin. As you drive into the neighborhood you are greeted with serene scenes of the hill.
My Austin clients frequently have questions about who pays for what in a real estate transaction. In Texas, almost everything is negotiable; however, there are certainly norms and the
Are you considering the best use for a piece of property you own, or wondering if you can build 100 condos on a lot you're considering purchasing? Well, there are a variety of considerations
The Austin area boasts literally dozens of options for day camps to keep your little ones entertained during their summer break. Below are just a few of the options that caught my eye for this!
In an effort to increase the current housing stock, the City of Austin has passed a number of initiatives in recent years to ease the process of adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your.
Oftentimes, I’m working with one of my Austin clients, and we are discussing the various options that are best for their needs. I’ll be
My clients in the Austin area often ask me about the difference between option money and earnest money. In Texas, the buyer must provide two checks once under