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COMING SOON: 1605 Nash Avenue

This 3 bedroom home in South Austin will be listed for sale in the coming weeks.

Looking for that hip South Austin vibe? Want to be able to walk to Olivia’s, Barley Swine, Maudie’s, Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Beer Garden, and more? Look no further than our upcoming listing at 1605 Nash Avenue. We are excited to offer an exclusive sneak peak at this two story family home in the heart of…

The Hard Truth for Homesellers

Despite what you might think as the homeowner, your home isn't worth what YOU think it is. The market will determine the value of your home.

As a homeowner myself,  I understand the frustration a homeowner can feel when your home isn’t selling for the price you think it should.   In the video below, Marquette breaks down the hard truth:  your home isn’t worth what YOU think it is. Despite what you paid for your home… Or how much a neighbor…

HOUSE LOVE: Updated 1920s bungalow & new alley house

HOUSE LOVE Willow

I love it when old homes are refurbished rather than demolished.  Don’t get me wrong, I like new construction too, but there’s something about the soul of an old home that you can never quite capture in a new house.  The character and patina of old homes can take years to replicate.  Plus, I think…

HOUSE LOVE: 34 Margranita Crescent

HOUSE LOVE

I recently got to tag along with Paul while he was previewing new construction properties in Central Austin.  As you can imagine, I see a lot of homes.  And I fall in love with a lot of homes.  But on this particular day, I saw a new construction property by Dawson-Lupul Builders in Tarrytown that…

Austin #1 city for millennial homebuyers

Austin is the #1 ranked city for millenial homebuyers. | Homesville Real Estate

New research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that Austin is the best market in the nation for millenials to purchase a home.  NAR evaluated employment, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metro areas across the county and found Austin to be tops.  No other Texas city made…

Tips for first-time homebuyers in Austin

An experienced real estate agent can be worth their weight in gold (literally) as a consultant and guide about which home choices match best with a first-time homebuyers long term goals.

New research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that Austin is the best market in the nation for millenials to purchase a home.  NAR evaluated employment, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metro areas across the county and found Austin to be tops.  No other Texas city made…

OPEN HOUSE: 5100 Ridgemoor on June 18th

Open house at 4100 Ridgemoor on Saturday, June 18th from 2 - 4 pm

  Located in the heart of the popular Highland Park West neighborhood with easy access to Mopac, 5100 Ridgemoor will be open for viewing on Saturday, June 18th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Convenient to downtown, the Domain, and the Arboretum, this home has many features that you will want to see in person such as…

Austin is 6th best large city for jobs in the US

A recent study placed Austin as the 6th best large city for jobs in the US. The accolades keep coming.

Austin is the 6th best large city for jobs in the nation according to a study conducted by Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires. While California often dominates this list (and San Francisco did take the #1 spot), high housing costs and California’s strict regulations are prompting many employers to relocate to more affordable locations. This…

How to Save $$$ in Your Real Estate Mortgage

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If you know me at all, you know I hate to see money left on the table.   As it happens, real estate mortgages are a common place where homeowners do just that.   But… It doesn’t have to be that way.  Here are two practical options to consider: One option is to choose a shorter term…

JUST LISTED: 19316 Orts Lane

Airy & bright family home in Pflugerville is for sale

High ceilings and amazing sunlight welcome you into this bright and cozy family home in Pflugerville, Texas. The open floor plan downstairs is ideal for entertaining or relaxing with the family, and you can enjoy meals at the kitchen bar or in the formal dining room.  The arched entryways add sophistication, and the kitchen features many…

Avoid Wire Fraud in Your Real Estate Transaction

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Technology is an important part of today’s real estate transaction. We search for homes online, send contracts by email, and even sign contracts electronically.   As with most things technological, hackers have found a way to hack transactions and steal money from homebuyers. Much like a phishing scheme, the hackers have developed sneaky and sophisticated systems…

Newly constructed duplex in established south Austin neighborhood

Newly constructed duplex in an established South Austin neighborhood

Last month I was invited to attend an open house to preview a newly constructed duplex in South Austin.  The duplex was built by River City Homes and designed by Danze Davis.  I couldn’t go, so Marquette went in my place.  Here’s what she thought: I’m somewhat of a house junkie, so I was excited…

Tips for moving with children

Tips for Moving with Children

Moving with children can be a challenge, but it is do-able.  Even though you have a million things to do on your moving checklist, don’t overlook that your children may be stressed or scared about the upcoming move.  Moving creates upheaval for everyone, even more so for children because their normal routine is disrupted.  Here…

Stylish new construction homes in Central Austin

Paul previews stylish new construction homes in Central Austin. Check out his tour.

I went previewing last week for a couple of clients that both wanted new construction homes in Central Austin.  Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately depending on your viewpoint, tear downs are happening with greater frequency and paving the way for new homes with a more modern aesthetic.  I focused on homes in the 78731 and 78757…

Property Tax Protest Deadline Approaching

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If you are dissatisfied with the appraised value of your property, the first step is to file a protest with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in your county.  You may protest the value on your property if you think the assessed value is too high; your property is unequally appraised; the appraisal district denied a…