New Residential Listing 4 Miles from F1 Circuit of the America’s

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

With so few homes near the new F1 Circuit of the America’s, this is a prime residential listing you must see!  There are few residential homes in the area and 6809 Creedmoor Dr is only 4 miles away from the race track.  A creative homeowner or investor can see the possibility of a popular Austinite […]

Bella Vista – Cedar Park

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This is a new project that I am working on for my blog, I will be visiting the neighborhoods of Cedar Park on a regular basis.  The video will be a drive through of the neighborhood along with MLS (Multiple Listing Statistics.  Enjoy.

Preliminary MLS Data – March 2012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Units for Sale: (compared to March 2011)New listings are down 7.90%.Pendings are up 19.39%.Solds increased by 16.46% As for Average Prices:The “New Listings” average list price is up 3.66% to $342,713.  In March 2011 the average list price was $330,627. Sold average sales prices increased 6.14% to $258,863.  For March 2011 it was $243,878. What […]

Home Buying Tips: Negotiating House Price

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Making an of Offer on a House Without a Buyer’s Agent. Thinking about making an offer on a house without a real estate agent? Nervous about negotiating the best house price in this crazy economy? We don’t blame you. When it comes to buying a home, negotiation can mean the difference between a few thousand […]

Sellers Leaving Money on the Table

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

For sellers to achieve top dollar on their home many miss an important element that is costing them money.  Staging.   Lets do the math.  If the seller spends a median of $250 on staging and the selling price of a staged home is typically 1.7% higher, then for a $200,000 home, staging can result in […]

How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax after Selling a Home

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Benjamin Franklin stated that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While there’s little you can do to cheat death when it comes, there are many tax breaks available to homeowners. This article will explain how to avoid capital gains taxes after selling a home. There are many tax breaks available to […]

Renewed trust for tough times

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Does it feel like trust is one of the major casualties of the economic meltdown of 2008 – followed by the “Great Recession,” the “Jobless Recovery” and now the threat of a “Double Dip Recession?” Weren’t we assured that home values were destined to go up and up and up?There have been lots of promises […]

Prelisting Prep Works to Maximize Your ROI

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Repeat buyers, especially move-up buyers, tend to want their next home to be in great condition. Usually, when homes are located in a neighborhood that attracts those buyers, homes need to be pristine to stand out from the rest. This can be achieved in part by getting the home preinspected. Research shows that 8% of […]

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

You make the call! I get the question from people all the time: short sale or foreclosure, which is the better option? My knee-jerk reaction is always “Are you kidding? Short sale, of course!” This has been mostly because I was always under the impression that a short sale, although still a ding on your […]

82nd Texas Legislature eliminates most private transfer fees on real estate transactions

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Here’s the issue: Most private transfer fees increase costs to buyers and sellers, can be difficult to discover, and offer no benefit to property owners. Private transfer fees can also affect a property’s marketability and cloud its title. What this means for you: The new law prohibits most future private transfer fees on real property […]