RECENT BLOG POSTS
  As interest rates continue to rise, the housing market is certainly cooling off compared to last year.  While these high interest rates are turning off many buyers, it’s actually an ideal time to purchase real estate.  There’s more inventory available now then there has been at any point in th...
11/23/2022
  The Austin real estate market looks a lot different than it did just a few months ago.  Where buyer’s once had to offer over asking price, free seller leasebacks, and stipulations to name their first born child after the seller just to purchase a home we are now seeing something very drastic. ...
09/26/2022
If you’re considering selling your airbnb investment property, there are quite a few things you should consider.  Listing your Austin area vacation rental for sale is far more complex than listing your personal home for sale, and is entirely different than listing a long term rental for sale too....
06/28/2022
In case you missed it, all of the counties in the greater Austin area have now released appraised values for 2022, and they’re high- like super, super high.  For many homeowners the appraised value is more than double last year’s appraised value.  Williamson County estimates a 40% bump in value, ...
05/03/2022
In recent years, Austin has continuously ranked as one of the top places to invest in real estate. When assessing a market’s potential, analysts look at an area’s job growth, average days on market, historical rental rates, and median household income growth along with other factors.     WHY INVE...
03/21/2022
  Multiple offers are back in the Austin metro area.  In fact, every home I have written an offer on so far this year has been in a multiple offer situation.  So, how do you make your offer stand out to the seller? While price is oftentimes an important component when a seller is comparing multi...
02/16/2022
If you’re interested in purchasing a home to use as an airbnb, you may be thinking about how you will furnish the home.  Should you have a king bed or a room full of bunk beds?  Can I furnish it with things I already own?  How important is it that I have cable TV?  All of these are great question...
01/21/2022
  The other day, I heard a commercial on the radio that I found particularly unnerving. The spokesperson said that now is a great time to sell your home. He talked about how the record high prices we’ve been seeing in the Austin area may not be here forever, and that the uncertainty of a continu...
12/13/2021
For many years I have heard horror stories from clients in regards to home owner’s associations.  Most frequently, it comes from individuals who are simply perplexed by the excessive fees such associations can charge for merely delivering required paperwork.  When you purchase a property that is ...
10/19/2021
Slowly but surely, the 2020 US Census data from 2020 is being released.  Although these stats are not perfect, they were obtained during the pandemic after all, they do give us some insights as to what’s happening in the ATX.  There weren’t too many surprises, spoiler alert: the greater Austin ar...
08/31/2021
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