Can you help us find a home for these buyers?

The Montopolis Bridge

“Montopolis bridge 2013″ Larry D. Moore. Licensed under Creative Commons

 

Because our super nice East Austin home buyers are having a hard time finding their dream home through the MLS –  we are hitting Facebook, google and the blogosphere asking everyone we can get in front of for help finding a home for these guys. If you know of someone with a home they want to sell that fits the description below and isn’t on the market yet please let us know.

Our buyers are searching Central East Austin’s 78741 area code. They want a house under 170,000 or a duplex under 265k. If they had their choice they really like East Riverside or the Montopolis neighborhoods. If you know of any coming soon or pocket listings coming up in the area please let us know, this tight housing market is fierce and our buyers could really use your help.

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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…