Buying

Buying a home can be easy and fun. We handle the details, give you advice, recommendations and execute for you along the way. You just focus on making the decisions that are right for you.

Our 7 steps to becoming a homeowner.
  1. Find, negotiate and secure the right home for you
  2. Inspect the heck out of the home. (we will tell you what due diligence we would perform)
  3. Negotiate from those inspections
  4. Make final decisions on your loan and homeowners insurance
  5. Arrange utilities for the day of closing
  6. Sign closing documents
  7. SMILE – you own a home

Not only is buying easy, it’s never too early to talk with me about your thoughts. I’m happy to help you a year or more before you ever buy.

If you are just exploring and/ or want to do some deep diving on due diligence we appreciate you stopping by. To say thanks we want to share some helpful buyer links that might be useful to you.

 

JUST LISTED: 1411 Gracy Farms Lane #133

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We recently listed this upgraded condo in Gracy Farms.  Offered at $149,900, this is a great property for first-time homeowners or investors.    Conveniently located in North Austin near the Domain — which many think will become Austin’s 2nd downtown — this area is on track to see noticeable appreciation in the coming years.
The 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath property features several upgrades, including real wood floors in the living room with a cozy gas fireplace, 2″ blinds on the 1st floor, travertine tile in the dining and kitchen areas, and granite counters.  The layout is also highly functional with two spacious bedrooms upstairs with plenty of closet space.  The laundry room is located on the 1st floor near kitchen.  The  large windows and natural light coupled with the vaulted ceilings make this home seem larger than its 1,108 square feet.

The home also has the benefit of a back patio enclosed with a privacy fence and  access to the community pool.  The well-maintained community and mature trees make this a warm and welcoming place to call home.

For inquiries or to arrange to see the condo, contact Paul Reddam at 512-300-2995.

Paul Reddam | January 2016

Groundbreaking opportunity at The Independent in Austin

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  On Monday Jen and I went to the groundbreaking for construction of the new luxury condos at The Independent.  I’ve never been to a groundbreaking before.  It amounted to a lot of people standing around mingling, along with some people with shovels who were clearly not really there to dig. While the groundbreaking itself…

No worries about the new Austin real estate closing rules

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What’s happening with all the changes in real estate closings these days? So there has been a lot of talk (hype) lately about real estate closings taking longer than expected due to new laws.   Despite the concerns you may hear, there’s no reason for a real estate transaction to take any longer to close than…

Coming Soon: Condo in Gracy Farms

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                  I will be listing 1411 Gracy Farms, Unit 133 in the coming weeks.  Offered at $149,900, this is a great property for first-time homeowners or investors. The 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath property in North Austin features an updated kitchen, back patio, access to the community pool,…

We just put a new home buyer in this great 78704 condo

  Psst! First time home buyers in South Austin Texas! Do you love South Austin as much as I do – but think there aren’t affordable places to live anymore? There are some great deals out there if you’re patient and don’t need the shiny, brand new condos. We just put someone in a great Zilker…

How to build a real estate portfolio with minimal cash

How to build a real estate portfolio

I’ve gotten several calls lately from clients interested in building a real estate portfolio.  I think real estate is a great long-term investment, so I always get excited when folks ask me that question.  There are a couple of options to consider if you want to buy multiple properties as a part of your wealth-building strategy….

Good Homes in Great Austin School Zones by Price Range

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As a dad with two kids, I know how important it is to consider the quality of schools when you are looking for a family home.  I often get questions about good school zones from homebuyers, so I decided to do a search of those homes with a strong vertical line up where the elementary,…

Quick Guide: Overview of the Buying & Selling Process

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  There is nothing hard or scary about buying or selling real estate, but it is a BIG THING.  In fact, for many people real estate is one of the largest monetary transactions they will ever experience. That’s why we think it’s important that you understand the process from start to finish — before you…

Cash back to Spiceworks employees

Hey Spice-workers – You all are so much fun to work with we would be thrilled to offer Spiceworks employees a rebate on their home purchase. We know the Spiceworks team is analytical and easy going. We think that’s a great fit with our culture and that we would be a good match. Let us…

Quick Guide for Homebuyers: How to Evaluate a Home for Purchase

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; It’s not unusual for a homebuyer to be uncertain about how to go about finding the right home to purchase.  While everyone has a different set of priorities that apply in making such a personal decision, in my 20+ years as a real estate agent, I’ve found that there are four common components to…