Tag Archive: buying

JUST LISTED: 409 East 38th Street

              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…

COMING SOON: 409 East 38th Street

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

Using Option Money to Make Your Offer More Appealing to Sellers

You can make adjustments to your option money to make your offer more appealing to home sellers.

  USING OPTION MONEY TO MAKE YOUR OFFER MORE APPEALING TO SELLERS Most real estate contracts include a provision for an “option period.”  The option period is a span of time in which the homebuyer has an unrestricted right to terminate the contract for any reason so long as proper and timely notice is provided…

JUST LISTED: 12406 Uttimer

Check out this single story home situated on a quiet street in a cute neighborhood. This light and bright home includes several upgrades like the fireplace with built-in bookcases, fresh designer paint, and the roomy garden tub and separate shower in master bathroom. The new stainless steel refrigerator and the universal pot rack in the kitchen…

What’s “earnest money” in Austin real estate?

Earnest money is a key negotaitiong tool in Austin real estate contracts

  Earnest money is a type of security deposit that homebuyers submit whenever a real estate contract is executed to demonstrate they are serious and sincere about completing the transaction.   Remember though, a contract is not truly “executed” until all of the terms are agreed upon and all parties have signed it.  In Austin, most…

What is an option period in Austin real estate?

Understanding the purpose of an option period in Austin real estate transactions

After you execute a real estate contract to purchase a home (meaning all of the terms are agreed upon and all parties have signed the contract), you typically begin an “option period.”  The option period is a span of time in which the homebuyer has an unrestricted right to terminate the contract for any reason…

What Austin’s New Real Estate Developments Mean for Homeowners

Austin's changing skyline will have a very realimpact on local homeowners

Whoever said summer is supposed to be relaxing? I’ve walked in a fashion show for charity, taken the family to the beach, taxied the kids back and forth to camp and swim lessons, made innumerable forts, pitched a tent, gone to the Dino Park, visited the Wildflower Center, and fed the animals at Austin Zoo….

Tips for first-time homebuyers in Austin

An experienced real estate agent can be worth their weight in gold (literally) as a consultant and guide about which home choices match best with a first-time homebuyers long term goals.

New research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that Austin is the best market in the nation for millenials to purchase a home.  NAR evaluated employment, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metro areas across the county and found Austin to be tops.  No other Texas city made…

OPEN HOUSE: 5100 Ridgemoor on June 18th

Open house at 4100 Ridgemoor on Saturday, June 18th from 2 - 4 pm

  Located in the heart of the popular Highland Park West neighborhood with easy access to Mopac, 5100 Ridgemoor will be open for viewing on Saturday, June 18th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Convenient to downtown, the Domain, and the Arboretum, this home has many features that you will want to see in person such as…

JUST LISTED: 19316 Orts Lane

Airy & bright family home in Pflugerville is for sale

High ceilings and amazing sunlight welcome you into this bright and cozy family home in Pflugerville, Texas. The open floor plan downstairs is ideal for entertaining or relaxing with the family, and you can enjoy meals at the kitchen bar or in the formal dining room.  The arched entryways add sophistication, and the kitchen features many…

Stylish new construction homes in Central Austin

Paul previews stylish new construction homes in Central Austin. Check out his tour.

I went previewing last week for a couple of clients that both wanted new construction homes in Central Austin.  Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately depending on your viewpoint, tear downs are happening with greater frequency and paving the way for new homes with a more modern aesthetic.  I focused on homes in the 78731 and 78757…

Austin’s Market is Hopping

  Hope all of you had a fantastic month with SXSW, Spring Break, and Easter. It’s a beautiful (and busy) time of year. Our real estate market is really hopping along!  So far this year seems to be unfolding in a manner similar to the last four years: Very few homes are available + a…

JUST LISTED: 4004-A Shoal Creek

This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome is a great opportunity to be part of the desirable Rosedale neighborhood in Central Austin.  Backing to Shoal Creek, this is an idyllic setting for anyone who loves the outdoors with close proximity to hike and bike trails and within walking distance of shopping centers, restaurants, and coffee shops….

Austin neighborhoods anticipated to have highest appreciation in 2016

  I am a big believer that you can increase your wealth by making sound investments in real estate.  I’m not saying you have to be a big real estate “investor.”  Even the home you choose to live in can be a vehicle to increasing your wealth, particularly if you make a wise purchase in…

Quick Guide: Overview of the Buying & Selling Process

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 are…