Buying a Home in Austin

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We aren’t stuffy.  We aren’t high pressure.   And we don’t take ourselves too seriously because we believe buying a home can be both easy and fun.

 

Our goal is to apply our market knowledge to help you find the right home that meets your needs and budget.  Whether you are looking for the perfect home in a great school zone, building an investment portfolio, or searching for your dream home, you can count on us to give you candid advice and practical recommendations along the way based on our broker’s 21+ years of experience in the Austin market.  We focus on giving you an unparalleled level of personal attention and responsive service so that you can focus on making the purchase decision that is right for you.

The process for buying a home can be broken down into nine basic steps:

  1. Identify the long-term goal of your purchase.  The criteria for an investment property versus a permanent dream home are different.  We will help  you identify your objective and tailor your home search to meet those needs.

  2. Search for the right home.

  3. Negotiate with the seller to get you the best deal possible on the home you select.

  4. Inspect the home to identify any underlying issues or concerns.

  5. Re-negotiate the purchase price of the home, if needed, based on the outcome of the inspection.

  6. Finalize your home loan and homeowner’s insurance.

  7. Arrange to turn on the utilities in your new home, typically to start on the day your purchase contract is “closed.”

  8. Sign the paperwork to finalize the purchase at “closing.”

  9. SMILE – you own a home.

Not only is buying easy, it’s never too early to talk with us about your thoughts.  We are happy to help you at any stage of the process.

 

As you begin your home search, take a moment to review these helpful buyer links.

 

FOR SALE: 2611 Pegram

1950s ranch-style home in Allandale is just as cute on the inside as it is outside  2611-pegram-ave-mls_size-004-22-pegram-004-1024x768-72dpi  2611-pegram-ave  Remodeled kitchen features custom cherry cabinets & granite countertops

This roomy 1950s ranch-style home is located in the desirable Allandale neighborhood of Central Austin.  Situated on a generously-sized .35 acre lot, the home is a standout with its mature landscaping, beautiful trees, and stone retaining walls that beautifully coordinate with the exterior of the home.

The elegance of the exterior is matched inside.  The home has been tastefully updated, including a kitchen remodel that features custom cherry cabinets and granite countertops in timeless, neutral colors that can blend easily with your own decor.  At over 2,000 square feet, there are four large bedrooms with beautiful hardwood floors and abundant natural light throughout.  The spa-like master bathroom is a must-see, and the art deco style light fixtures in the common areas visually unify the space.

Just outside the kitchen large limestone rocks and a retaining wall create a private oasis to enjoy your morning coffee, and a second patio provides extra room for outdoor entertaining and activities on the adjacent lawn.  The patios tie seamlessly with the kitchen with two sets of atrium doors that let in amazing light.  The matching shed provides extra storage.

Location is key.  This home is only steps away from Northwest District Park with its city swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball field, pond with turtles, basketball court, and playground.

We are excited to offer this home for sale at $624,900.

If you’d like to see this or other Allandale properties, please contact Jennifer Berbas or Paul Reddam at 512-300-2995.

 

JUST LISTED: 8101 Cardin

This comfortable family home offers a wonderful opportunity to live in the sought-after Northwest Hills neighborhood.

                 This approximately 2973 square foot home has a functional and flexible layout with 4 bedrooms, plus an office, and 2.5 baths.  Numerous upgrades throughout the home include new engineered wood floors in the downstairs living areas, garden tub, decorator paint selections, and skylights. The great room is the heart of the downstairs…

COMING SOON: 8101 Cardin

This approximately 2973 square foot home has a functional and flexible layout with 4 bedrooms, plus an office, and 2.5 baths. Numerous upgrades throughout the home include new engineered wood floors in the downstairs living areas, garden tub, decorator paint selections, and skylights.

This approximately 2973 square foot home has a functional and flexible layout with 4 bedrooms, plus an office, and 2.5 baths.  Numerous upgrades throughout the home include new engineered wood floors in the downstairs living areas, garden tub, decorator paint selections, and skylights. The great room is the heart of the downstairs with its vaulted…

JUST LISTED: 11608 Bittern Hollow

This comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ideally located near the numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment options of The Domain.

    This comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ideally located near the numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment options of The Domain. With easy access to both Mopac and I-35, it is simple to navigate the city. Located in the desired Gracy Woods neighborhood, this home includes approximately 1562 square feet of space. A…

JUST LISTED: W 3000 Patio Circle

Spectacular views of Lake Austin and the surrounding hill country can be yours at W 3000 Patio Circle.

    Wonderful opportunity for a private 1.05 acre lot with spectacular views of Lake Austin and the surrounding hill country.  Lot currently has a single story brick home nestled among the mature oak trees, along with a separate guest house.  The house is ripe for remodeling so that you can enjoy the pool and spa,…

JUST LISTED: 4700 Lasso Path

Mid-Century gem just listed for sale in South Austin's popular Western Hills neighborhood

       Mid-century gem in the popular Western Trails neighborhood in South Austin has been lovingly updated while retaining classic period touches for a cool retro vibe.   Modern updates like new oak floors throughout, new light fixtures, and decorator paint strike a perfect balance with the vintage tile that was restored in the bathrooms and the…

JUST LISTED: 13211 Rochester Lane

just listed 13211 Rochester

From the manicured landscaping to the charming red brick, this Pflugerville home has curb appeal and more.  Not only is this two story house perfectly situated on a quiet street with sidewalks in a cute neighborhood, step inside the front door and enjoy the light and bright open floorplan of this comfortable 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath…

NEW PRICE: 1605 Nash

1605 Nash now offered for $799,000

Looking for that hip South Austin vibe? Want to be able to walk to Uchi, Odd Duck,  Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Alamo Drafthouse, and more? Look no further than 1605 Nash Avenue, in the heart of 78704. This two story family home is move-in ready with a designer paint palette, high-end finishes, and a roomy floorplan.  Downstairs…

JUST LISTED: 409 East 38th Street

Just listed 409 E 38th

              Tucked away from the street for maximum privacy and quiet, this updated Hyde Park condo features spacious rooms and an open floor plan with abundant natural light with full length windows and glass doors throughout the home.  With three separate balconies, including private balcony access in each of…

What is a “final walk through” in real estate?

Final walk thru

The Final Walk Through.  What is it?  The final walk is the homebuyer’s opportunity to walk through the property one last time before closing on the home to make sure that it is in the same or better condition than it was in when the buyer inspected the property.  Most real estate contracts say that…