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Want to know how much over list price homes are selling for in Crestview?

One of my clients recently needed a quick education on how much more homes are selling for in Crestview/ Brentwood. So, I pulled all the 3/2’s and better that have sold in Crestview/ Brentwood in the last 90 days with less than 5 days on the market. Here you can see the list price (what…

One Action Central Austin Sellers Can Take to Earn 17% more and Sell 11 times Faster

Central Austin home sellers almost always ask the question; What do I need to do to get ready to sell? I generally recommend these three preparatory steps but if I could only get a seller to do one thing in advance of putting their home on the market, it would be a a visit with a…

3/2 with large lot in Hyde Park Coming soon at 424,900

This Wednesday or Thursday, once the house is all dolled up we will be posting this home on the MLS. Thought you guys might want to know in advance in case you know someone looking for this sort of thing. Anyway this home is a well cared for 3/2 that is about 1200 feet. The…

How Much Does it Cost to Sell your Home?

Below is a sellers estimated net sheet for a home with a sales price of $600,000 and a 5% total commission. (2% going to Homesville for seller representation/ marketing and 3% offered to agents through the MLS. Followed by our thoughts on commissions and a breakdown of the other expenses listed. There are a lot…

3 preparatory steps to selling your Austin home for more

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Being well prepared earns Austin sellers 7-19% more money for their home. 1. Have your home pre-inspected. Having your home inspected ahead of putting it on the market makes good dollars and since. (grin) A few advantages gained are; you and your buyer will know what the buyers inspector is going to find during their…

Zillow reports on Negative Equity in Austin

This month I came across an article from the Austin business Journal that you can read about it here with a link under the title “Homeowners underwater in the strong Austin maker? Yep- a lot of them” This article raises some valid points but what it failed to point out is that we have the…

Should I sell or lease my Austin home? Property manager vs. Leasing agent?

I’ve had several past clients call me this week to try to decide if they should lease or sell. Generally -my answer  is you should lease. The longer you hold your Austin real estate the better you do. At least that what we have seen historically. ( I make a point to not do any…

Staying close in with good schools and swimming pools!

With Summer kicking off thought it might be a good idea for us to take a look at Austin homes under 2 million, with a few good choices just shy of 700k that are VERY close to downtown, have refreshing swimming pools and offer excellent public schools. If you see anything you like, want more…

Austin Highschools as ranked by US News and World Report

A report from US News and World Report came out featuring the best high schools in the country. Several of Austin’s high schools were ranked well. For me there were a few surprises here. These rankings are NOT national – they are out of 1,492 high schools in the great state of Texas. If good…

New Beginnings This Spring. Austin’s median price is up 76%

I hope all of you are doing great and enjoying our spring weather.   There’s something about this time of year that speaks of new beginnings, and I personally had a significant new beginning in my own life. Marquette and I welcomed our beautiful daughter into the world in early April, and she is amazing. If…