Buying New Construction

 You need an agent by your side when buying new construction. Here’s why. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report When buying a new construction home, it’s imperative to have an agent represent you. We regularly hear new construction homebuyers tell us they don’t believe they need an agent to represent their best...

Avoid These 9 Undesirable Home Features

 Before you spend thousands on a new home upgrade, make sure it’ll be worth the cost. Here’s what to avoid. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report Whether you’re thinking about selling your home or simply remodeling it, it’s important to know which upgrades will give you a great return on your investment. Perhaps more...

Austin Housing Inventory Fell Steeply in 2019

The inventory of housing for sale in the Austin metro fell 15.6% during 2019, according to new data from Zillow Group Inc. That means there were 1,510 fewer homes for sale at the end of 2019 than when the year began. That steep drop in inventory ranked as the ninth-largest of the country's 35 biggest metros, according to Zillow. Only Seattle, San Diego, Sacramento, Phoenix, Cincinnati, San Jose, Los...

5 Things All Successful Home Sellers Do

 The goal of most home sellers is to sell quickly and for the most money possible. Here are five steps that will give you a better shot at doing so. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report All successful home sellers take these five steps when preparing their home for the market: 1. Tidy up. You need to make sure your home is...

The Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady

Source:  Austin Business Journal The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at its final meeting of the year and officials signaled that they would wait to see how the economy fared before making another move. Officials penciled in no rate changes next year, according to their latest set of quarterly economic projections, and saw only one move in 2021, followed by a second in 2022. That...

Don’t Fall Short! 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle This Autumn!

Autumn brings pumpkins and—love 'em or hate 'em—pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, and spooky skeletons. But most importantly, fall brings an end to a summer of outdoor adventures—and tedious yard tasks like weeding, mowing, and watering the lawn. But just because the weather's cooling off doesn't mean your to-do list will, too. Before busting out the cinnamon spice...

Should You Wait Until Spring to Sell Your Home?

  Are you waiting until spring to sell your home? Here are five reasons why you may want to reconsider. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t wait until spring to sell your home: 1. There’s less inventory. With less inventory, there’s less competition. This means that your house will stand...

What Kinds of Insurance Do Homebuyers Need?

 If you’re a prospective homebuyer, there are three types of insurance that you must have. Here they are. Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report There are three types of insurance that every homebuyer should have, and I’m going to talk about them in detail today: 1. Title insurance. This is necessary when you’re buying a home with a loan....

Supply-Demand Imbalance Raises Austin Home Prices

The cost of single-family homes in the metro is rising because of an imbalance between supply and demand. The Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) recorded 3,189 home sales through the MLS in August 2019, a 5.8 percent increase from last year. However, while home sales continued increasing, market listings continued to decrease. New listings dropped 7.1 percent year over year to 3,457 listings....

Why Should Buyers and Sellers Get Home Inspections?

Home inspections are beneficial to both buyers and sellers—here’s why.  Want to Buy a Home? Search All Homes Want to Sell a Home? Get a Home Value Report Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, a home inspection is very beneficial in terms of getting you the best deal possible.  If you’re a buyer, it’s important to know any potential repairs your future house needs. If you’re...

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