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AUSTIN, TX – If you’re planning on selling your Austin Texas Home in 2016 one of the very best things you can do is improve the curb appeal for your home because curb appeal because curb appeal will draw the attention of a buyer to your home and make them want to get out of their vehicle to see what your home has to offer them.

In this post we will share with your 7 tips that you can use to add curb appeal to your Austin Texas Home.

Tip #1 – Clean Up Your Property

Spend one weekend cleaning up the property in the front and back yard of your Austin Texas Home.

A property cleanup should include trimming trees / bushes and removing any debris that’s accumulated on your property over the years.

Tip #2 – Rent a Power Washer

Take a power

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AUSTIN, TX. – Is buying an Austin Texas Home a great investment? The answer to this question is yes, buying Austin Real Estate is an excellent investment especially if you follow this criteria.

#1 – Look For a Home near A Great School

The first thing you can do to insure you purchase a home that’s a great investment is to buy an Austin Texas Home that’s close to a great school because homes that are near great schools are always highly desirable no matter if the Real Estate market is up or down.

#2 – Choose a Home in a Walkable Area

Another important thing to do when searching for an Austin Texas Home For Sale is to choose a home that’s in a walkable area because not only will a walkable location be more convenient for you as you grow

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The Austin Real Estate market is showing no signs of slowing down and is only heating up with the weather as buyers are coming to “Silicon Hills”.

With more people from across the United States flocking to Austin Texas some may feel like they are at a disadvantage especially if they are competing with cash offers from buyers who have recently moved to Austin from California and other states.

In this post we will share with you several tips you can use to insure that your offer gets noticed if you plan on buying Austin Real Estate in the coming months.

#1 – Get To Know the Seller

Although the 2016 Austin Real Estate market may be tough for some buyers right now the reality is that it’s also tough for some sellers too especially if they have

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If you bought or sold an Austin Texas home last year you know that it was a big year for Real Estate in Austin but we didn’t really know how big it was until recently when the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) published a new report with statistics which showed that the local Real Estate market hit all time high numbers for home sales during 2015, especially in the month of December.

5 percent increase for single family home sales in 2015

According to the report, there was a 5 percent increase in 2015 for the amount of single-family homes sold in the Austin area. The median price was $263,900, a 9 percent increase from 2014, while the average price for single-family homes was $333,558, 8 percent more than 2014. One of the only declines seen in

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Spring time is right around the corner and you’re thinking about remodeling the kitchen or bathroom in your Austin Home but are not sure which option would make the best investment.

Although some Real Estate agents might tell you to remodel the kitchen in your home the reality is that it’s a better option to remodel your bathroom, here’s why:

Your Kitchen Remodel Might Not Appeal To Buyers

Although you may be excited about the remodeling the kitchen in your Austin home the reality is that your decorating choices might not appeal to some buyers if you plan on selling your home this year, especially when it comes to options like stainless steel or granite counter tops because, many people see those decorating choices as being outdated in 2016

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Buying an Austin Texas Home for the first time is an exciting experience because you’re finally going to be a homeowner after you’ve been renting but even though the home buying process is typically portrayed on shows like House Hunters as being all about how much the home costs, the reality is that your budget as a home buyer should also include money for unexpected costs after your offer is accepted and you’ve moved into the home.

In this post we will cover some of the unexpected costs that you will encounter as an Austin Texas Home buyer so you will be better prepared and educated about the home buying process.

Cost #1 – Home Inspections

The home inspection is by far one of the most important costs that you can expect to pay as a home

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Selling Austin Real Estate is exciting because it means that you will be moving on to your next dream home but with the sale of any home comes challenges that all Real Estate Agents across the country face during the year.

In this post we will share with you the top challenges you may face when listing your home on the MLS with other Austin Homes for Sale.

Is It A Buyers-Market or Sellers’ Market?

You’ve made the decision to sell your Austin Real Estate but making that decision is only the first step to actually getting your home sold since by the time you list your home it could be a buyer’s-market or a sellers’ market.

This is where hiring a Realtor® who specializes in listing Austin Homes for Sale is essential because, they will be able

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Did you know that if you own a home and are planning on selling it you can easily sabotage your Austin Home for Sale without even knowing it?

In today’s post we will cover the top mistakes anyone can make when selling Austin homes For Sale so you know what to be on the lookout for if you plan on listing your property for sale in the coming months.

Not Working With Your Real Estate Agent

When you hire a Realtor® to list and show your Austin Real Estate it’s important to remember that part of the reason why you hired them is to sell your home and if they are not able to do that you’ve defeated the purpose for hiring them in the first place.

Your job as a client is to be ready to show your home when your agent calls with a potential buyer

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If you ask your friends, co-workers, family members or business associates they will all tell you different things when it comes to the merits of getting pre-approved vs. pre-qualified for a mortgage loan before buying an Austin Texas home for sale but the BIG question is which choice is better?

In this article we will break down mortgage loan pre-approval vs. pre-qualification so you will know which choice is the better option to make when you get ready to buy a home in Austin.

What Exactly Does Pre-Qualified Mean?

During the pre-qualification process the lender will take a “higher level” view of your finances and say that you’re pre-qualified for $200,000 but that doesn’t actually mean you’re going to get pre-approved for that amount

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As we get closer to the end of January it’s becoming clear that 2016 is going to be another busy year for Real Estate especially if you plan on buying an Austin Texas Home.

Buying a home is a smart move because home ownership means you will build equity over the lifetime that you own your home, enjoy fixed housing costs and best of all you will be able to enjoy many tax deductions that come with being a homeowner especially from the tax and interest portions of your mortgage payment.

Before you start you search for an Austin Texas Home here are several things you should know.

#1 – Know the Home That You’re Searching For

Although you may think that you know what you’re searching for in a home you should also consider all of the other

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