Found 19 blog entries tagged as real estate.

Planning on buying a home in Austin Texas? If so, make sure that you don't make the following costly home buying mistakes.

Trуіng to tіmе the hоuѕіng mаrkеt

It’ѕ fооlіѕh tо trу tо tіmе thе stock mаrkеt аnd thе ѕаmе gоеѕ fоr thе hоuѕіng market. Home prices mау ѕееm hіgh nоw, but іn a couple of уеаrѕ уоu may lооk bасk оn thеm аnd thіnk how cheap things were. “There wіll nеvеr be аn іdеаl tіmе to buy a home аnd trуіng tо time іt саn lеаvе уоu mіѕѕіng оut,” says Adаm Bеаtу, a сеrtіfіеd fіnаnсіаl planner wіth Bullоgіс Wеаlth Management. If уоu can find a hоmе іn your рrісе range that уоu аrе happy wіth thеn move on it. If you саnnоt, then wаіt until рrісеѕ come down оr уоu ѕаvе up mоrе mоnеу. That ѕаіd, thе hіѕtоrісаllу lоw іntеrеѕt rаtеѕ оn…

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Are you planning on selling your home in 2019? If so, now is the perfect time for you to focus on increasing the value of your house before selling it and you can successfully do this by following these tips.

Tip #1 – Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

If you ask any home buyer, they will tell you that curb appeal is one of the most important things that influences them to get out of their vehicles and check out a home because if an Austin Home for Sale looks great on the outside this will motivate the buyer to find out what the home might have on the inside.

To start improving the curb appeal of your home consider doing the following: Trim back overgrown trees, shrubs or plants from your front yard.

  •          Mow your lawn,…

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Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in Austin Texas? If so, before making your move, you will need to hire a real estate agent.

A real estate agent will save you the time, money, and hassle of searching for a home or attempting to sell your home yourself. If you never hired a realtor before, this article will provide you with several things that you should look for in a realtor before you choose an agent to help you to buy or sell a home.

Experience

The first obvious thing that you should look for when hiring a real estate agent is an experience. Ideally, you should choose someone who has been working as a full-time real estate agent for no less than one year because this will ensure that they have experience, and may have…

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If you’re like most home buyers you’re probably wondering what a home inspection is and why it’s important right? You’re not alone! In this article, we will share with information on what home inspections are, why they are important and tips on how to find a great home inspector in Austin.

What Is A Home Inspection?

A home inspection is obviously a visual examination or inspection of an entire home by a trained home inspector.

Home inspections are important because they provide buyers with a look into what’s really going on with a home behind the scenes because even though a house may be freshly painted or remodeled, there could be other things lurking that a buyer won’t see unless they hire a home inspector.

Home inspectors will look…

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Are you planning on selling your Austin Texas home? If so, one important thing that you don’t want to forget to do is to stage your yard!

In this article, we will share with you several yard staging tips that you can use to make your yard look like it’s been professionally landscaped.

Tip #1 – Clean Up Your Lawn and Landscaping

Mаkе sure the оutѕіdе of your hоmе lооkѕ аѕ tіdу as роѕѕіblе. This includes clеаring оld newspapers frоm thе frоnt stoop and рісking up аnу lіttеr you ѕее аrоund the уаrd.

While you’re cleaning up, don't fоrgеt to ѕtаѕh аwау аnу kids' tоуѕ уоu find on the lawn, and аlwауѕ park уоur cars іn the gаrаgе. This is important because you wаnt tо hіghlіght уоur home, not the…

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Right now, is an excellent time to buy a home because thanks to historically low mortgage interest rates, homes haven’t been this affordable since 1980.

That’s right, long term affordability has never been better because mortgage interest rates are about 4.5% now compared to 16% in 1980.

Sadly, home affordability could be threatened though if mortgage interest rates continue to rise so if you’re serious about buying a home in Austin Texas, or elsewhere in the United States, now is a great time to buy before rates increase.

Changes to The Mortgage Interest Deduction

Another change that could make buying a home this year more competitive is the recent changes to tax laws from the Republican tax bill…

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By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Every year we see home buying in Austin and across the United States heat up with the weather and thanks to a recent article on Realtor.com we know that this year may be one of the busiest years ever to buy a home since the end of the Great Recession.

A Record Low Number of Homes for Sale

One of the biggest factors that may make 2018 one of the busiest years in recent memory to buy a home has a lot to do with a record low number of homes for sale in Austin and other cities nationwide compared to years past.

In recent years it wasn’t uncommon to see existing homeowners put their homes up for sale to meet the growing demand for homes nationwide but that’s expected to change this year as more homeowners…

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During the process of buying a home in Austin Texas, or elsewhere in the United States, you may hear the terms “secured” or “unsecured” loan but is there a difference?

In this article, we will break down what both terms really mean and give you some insight into these loans.

Secured Vs. Unsecured Loans

Secured versus unsecured loan: If you're Googling this phrase, odds are you're immersed in the process of looking for a loan, and need some clarification on the difference between these two types. So, here's the deal: A secured loan means you put up something of value as a promise you’ll pay the loan back. An unsecured loan requires no such collateral. Now let's dive into the details.

When to get an unsecured loan

An unsecured loan, also…

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If you’re thinking about buying or selling housing you most likely have encountered a real estate agent who has offered their services to you for the lowest commission possible.

The big question that you should have is if you should hire this agent because they charge a lower commission than another real estate agent.

Although the answer to this question may be simple for some people because they think that lowest commission means that they're saving money, the reality is that hiring a real estate agent because they charge the lowest commission possible isn't always the best idea, especially for these reasons

Reason #1 - They May Not Work With A Team

Regardless If you're buying or selling a home one of the harsh realities about hiring…

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By The Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX - It's summer in Texas and you know what that means, we can expect temperatures in the mid 90's to 100's for the coming months and it doesn't matter if you own or rent a home, you need to use an air conditioner for at least most of the day if you want to stay cool and survive the hot summer weather.

The big question when it comes to air conditioning is what is the best way to use your air conditioner without spending hundreds of dollars on your electric bill each month?

Get the right-sized air-conditioning system

The upfront cost could save you money over time.

“Make sure the size of your air-conditioning system is in proportion to your home,” says Richard Ciresi, owner of Aire Sev in Louisville,…

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