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Found 12 entries for December, 2016.

By The Kent Redding Group

2016 is quickly coming to a close, and with 2017 in sight many economists are predicting that 2017 is going to be another great year for Austin Texas Real Estate because of one word: (DEMAND).

More people are moving to Austin than ever before; in 2017 we can expect another 30,000 people to move to the city and many of them are going to be searching for homes for sale. This also means that demand is going to be high and it won’t be uncommon for some homeowners to sell their homes for over their asking prices.

The Next Generation Wants To Move To Austin

It’s no secret that the “next generation” or Millennials are the ones moving to Austin but the big question is why?

For starters, Millennials are moving to Austin

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – With New Year’s Eve, just days away many people spend this time of year making New Year’s Resolutions and if you’re a going to be a home buyer in 2017 one of your New Year’s Resolutions should be to buy a home early in 2017 for these reasons.

Reason #1 – Mortgage Interest Rates Are Increasing

As of December 2016, mortgage interest rates have increased by more than a quarter of a point from the same time last year and although this only translates to a very manageable mortgage payment increase of 3%, that’s still more money that home buyers who purchase Austin Texas homes now will have to pay compared to if they purchased a home last year.

Most economists are predicting that we could see rates

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Are you searching for ways to celebrate Christmas in Austin Texas? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we will share with you 4 ways for you to celebrate Christmas and have a fun holiday.

#1 – Ice Skating

There’s nothing like ice skating during the holidays and some of the best places for you to lace up your ice skates in town include Chaparral Ice, Omni Baton Creek Resort, and Whole Foods on Lamar in Austin.

#2 – Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Running until December 24th, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar features over 160 vendors selling tons of great gifts. Each day of the Bazaar will also have live bands, great food, drinks and more.

Location – 900 Barton Springs Road

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Are you planning on buying Austin Texas Real Estate in 2017? If so, here are your first steps for buying a home.

Step #1 – Review Your Credit Score

Since the credit side of buying a home is vital to getting the best mortgage interest rate, you should review your credit score now since you will want to have plenty of time to fix any problems or inaccuracies on your credit report before applying for a mortgage loan.

Step #2 – Review Your Budget

Another important thing to do before applying for a mortgage loan is to review your budget and determine the maximum house payment you can afford because even though you may get pre-approved for X, you may only be able to afford the house payment on a Y

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Thanks to a recent study from nerdwallet.com we know that Austin Texas will be the best city for job seekers in 2017 thanks to a combination of factors including high paying jobs, affordability, low unemployment and high workforce growth.

More Companies Are Moving To Austin

2016 has been a great year in Austin Texas and 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger especially as many large companies, including Duo Security, have recently relocated to Austin thanks to the cool vibe, affordability and better quality of life that Austin offers when compared to cities in California or the East Coast.

Besides Austin Texas, the other cities that nerwallet.com ranked as being the best for job seekers in 2017

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – With Christmas just days away, there’s so much to do in Austin if you want to get into the holiday spirit including the Austin Trail Of Lights which is happening NOW through December 23rd.

About The Austin Trail Of Lights

Brought to you by the Trail of Lights Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation, dedicated to producing the Austin Trail of Lights as an authentically Austin community celebration; this event is one of the prime Christmas events that locals look forward to enjoying during the holidays in Austin each year.

What’s unique about the Austin Trail Of Lights is that the organization raises funds from donations by individuals, and the business community, to produce and ensure the

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By the Kent Redding Group

Are you planning on selling your Austin Texas Home in 2017? If so, staging has been proven to be one of the most effective things you can do to make your home stand out from other houses for sale in your area but before you attempt to stage your house make sure you don’t make these 5 home staging mistakes.

Mistake #1 – Removing All of The Family Photos from Your Austin Texas Home

Although most people will tell you to remove the family photos from your home, or anything else personal, the reality is that most home buyers like to know that a home has been loved over the years that you have been living there so you should consider keeping those photos and personal items in your home rather than taking them down.

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX – The holidays are a wonderful time of year and if you’re planning on buying a house in Austin you may be given money to use towards your down payment and even though gift money can be a blessing, there are 4 mistakes that you don’t want to make with holiday gift money.

Mistake #1 – Not Taking the Time to Document the Gift

Although the holiday gift money may be given to you by a friend, family member or relative, you should take the time to quickly write a gift letter that documents the gift amount, explanation of the gift (if it’s a loan or has to be repaid), date of gift transaction, your relationship to the gifter and their signature.

Writing a gift letter literally takes just minutes and it can

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – This week Realtor.com named Austin Texas as the best city in the United States for making new friends because we have more meetup groups than any other city in the United States, lots of fun places to hang out and plenty of fun things to do in the area.

If you’re new in town here is a list of great places to meet people in Austin Texas.

Rainey Street

One of the many great things about life in Austin is that there are lots of bars and restaurants to choose from in the city, especially on Rainey Street since the area has a young, hip, vibe but you don’t have to necessarily be a hipster there to have a good time. J

Our favorite spot to hang out on Rainey Street is Javelina, (69 Rainey St), here you

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX – With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are thinking about where they are going to be traveling but, instead of traveling why not have a staycation in Austin at one of the following hotels?

Best Hotels in Austin for a Staycation

Lakeway Resort and Spa

Location - 101 Lakeway Dr, Austin, TX 78734

Besides offering excellent views of Austin, and Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort, and Spa is an excellent place to relax, even for a weekend, because they have three swimming pools, a swim up bar, an excellent spa, and a wonderful full-service salon.

Hotel Ella

Location - 1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

Hotel Ella is a wonderful Green Revival Mansion that offers a mix of old and

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