Our team and clients joined together in support of Austin Groups for the Elderly.  We had the greatest time engaging in Arts and Crafts activities with the members and also made blankets for the members in need. Our team and clients joined together in support of Austin Groups for the Elderly.  We had the greatest time engaging in Arts and Crafts activities with the members and also made blankets for the...

Could You Profit From the “Fastest-Growing Trend” in Real Estate?

Do you know what the “fastest-growing trend” in real estate is at the moment? Well, according to an article that just came out on CNBC, it's the "build-to-rent" movement. Let me explain.  More and more home builders are now building new single-family homes—specifically so they can rent them out. Last year, about 43,000 single-family homes were built for rent, the largest number in nearly 40...

4 Tips for New Real Estate Investors

Friends and Clients —    Real estate investing is hotter than ever, and it’s no wonder why. Mortgage rates are low, home prices continue to grow, and demand for rentals is strong. But if you're interested in investing in real estate, where do you start?  Here are four crucial tips I've gathered from successful real estate investors to help you out:...

Should you do home upgrades now… or right before you sell?

Home sellers are often told to make upgrades to their house before they sell ... but when is the best time to get those home improvements underway, in terms of scoring the best ROI? Here are a few recommendations on what that timeline should look like. 7 to 10 years out: If you’re the type of person to plan ahead, now would be a good time to redo your landscaping, update the garage door, replace your...

Five things that do not increase the value of your home

Deciding to renovate before listing your home can be a challenge. It’s tough to know what will or will not return results. Here is a list of things that will NOT increase the value of your home. 1) Extensive Professional Landscaping You can build an entire amusement park in your back yard, and it won't bring you big bucks upon resale. If you want to put in a waterfall, coupled with a flowing...

What to Fix Before You List

If you plan to list, there are three kinds of issues you must resolve before you do so. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. Want to sell your home? Get a home value report. Your home’s condition will have a major impact on its performance on the market. Therefore, there are certain items sellers must always fix before they list. Here are three such...

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