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.


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 evaluating a home for purchase:

  1.  Work with your realtor to decide what is important to you about your future neighborhood,
  2.  Evaluate where you want to live by doing a real estate tour to familiarize yourself with the options,
  3.  Estimate the future resale value, and
  4.  Evaluate the home condition with your future ownership in mind.

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, I will be conducting a free, informational webinar that further explains what goes into each of these components so that you can be confident you are making a sound real estate investment for you and your family.  The webinar kicks off at 12 pm and will last 20 minutes with plenty of time for Q&A at the end. If you are interested in participating, send an email to or register here

Paul Reddam  |  November 2015

Quick Guides to Austin Real Estate

Quick guides to Austin real estate series

I’m super excited to launch the first in a series of short and practical webinars to help explain the various parts of the home buying and selling process.  These “quick guides” are designed to get buyers, sellers, and investors up-to-speed on the different parts of a real estate transaction.  You can count on these sessions to be: FREE,…

FOR SALE: Hyde Park Home with Vintage Charm — 1001 E 38th 1/2 Street, Austin 78751

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I am pleased to present 1001 East 38th 1/2 Street for sale with a fresh new price of 374,900! This charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is a great opportunity to be part of the Hyde Park neighborhood.  Great architectural interest with original shiplap ceilings, fireplace surround, and dining room built-ins.  Abundant natural light, wood floors, and a…

Austin real estate slows a little. Is it a lull or something else?

Lull or something else

After months and months of saying that the Austin real estate market is HOT, I finally have something different to report.  The market seems to be slowing.   It’s not unusual for there to be a mild slow down at the start of the school year as we ease between summer and fall.  This year…

Cozy & bright home for sale in the Zilker neighborhood of Central Austin

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Looking for privacy without sacrificing the Central Austin vibe?  This home is the perfect balance of both worlds. An urban oasis in the Zilker neighborhood of Central Austin, this home allows you to enjoy your view into a private canyon from the master bedroom deck or sit under your own 300 year old oak tree,…

What return can you get investing in a property in Austin over 10 years?

I wanted to work through a math problem I was thinking about this winter. Recently I sold the first house I ever owned. When I did the math on the rate of return over 14 years I was shocked. Including the down payment and repairs over the years, there was $60,000 invested in the property;…

How Homes Are Like People

Welcoming home in Rosedale neighborhood. Austin, Tx 78756

I must confess that I have a bit of a house addiction.  Fortunately, I can see a lot of houses inside and out since Paul is my husband.  Yea!  Bonus points for Paul! Early on in our relationship Paul and I would spend our weekends previewing homes for his clients.  I quickly learned that I…

Rental in Central Austin’s French Place Neighborhood Coming Soon

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My wife and I own a rent house that we are fixing up. It’s going to be beautiful when we get through. It’s a 3/1, about 1400 square feet, and is located at 1307 E 29th Street within walking distance to UT Law School, El Chile, and more. Rent will be $2100-2300 depending on the…

Where are the cool hangouts in Northwest Hills?

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I had a client ask me where people hang out in Northwest Hills. As in, if you work from home where do you go when you want to get out of the house to work? There are a lot of great choices to choose from, but right now I have 3 spots that I rotate through regularly….

Classic Hyde Park Architecture and Restorations

We thought it would be fun to post some photos of Hyde Park homes that have our classic Hyde Park architecture.   Jennifer Berbas  |  June 23, 2015