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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…

Austin’s home market up 20% in the last 6 months

Last month I wrote about the number of available homes being at an all time low. Well, that’s still the case but even lower and as expected price has increased dramatically. According to the data in front of me from October of 2013 to now we have gone from a median price of 390k to…

Almost 1/2 acre in Northwest Hills, Walk to schools, Flat yard

4203 Venado presents a pretty unique deal, especially at 749,900 This is some great Northwest Hills real estate it’s in one of my favorite interior sections of Northwest Hills and feeds to Doss Elementary comes with 2 lots that could be easily divided for development now or in the future. is in walking distance of…

Central Austin homes under 300k

If you’re looking a home in Austin under 3ook and want to stay close in. There are 3 basic directions you can go. North, up the 183 corridor from Lamar to 620 (or just North) South Austin (south of Ben White aka 290 or 71) East Austin Each has it’s pro’s and con’s The 183…