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Protecting your homeowner rights

If you’re a current or soon–to–be homeowner—congratulations! Homeownership is a wonderful right that we enjoy as Americans and one of the best ways to begin building wealth. Because buying a home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, it’s important to protect that investment and your interests as a homeowner. Below are several ways […]

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The MLS and your Austin home search

As a home buyer or seller, you may have heard of the “MLS” but have questions about what that term actually means. If that’s the case, we’re here to help! The following Q&A can help shed a little light on the subject. 1. What is the MLS? The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is database of […]

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The truth about REALTORS®

Is truth stranger than fiction? Sometimes. The following information sets the story straight on common misconceptions about REALTORS®…The facts may surprise you. Misconception #1: All real estate agents are REALTORS®. Nope. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), only about half of real estate agents are REALTORS®. Unlike agents licensed only by the state, REALTORS® […]

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Real estate disclosure: Safeguarding your best interests

If you’re looking to buy a home in Austin, Texas, we have good news for you: The state of Texas’ disclosure laws help safeguard your best interests in the real estate transaction. It wasn’t always this way. In the early 1960s real estate agents were required by law to represent the seller’s interests, leaving no […]

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5 real estate market myths exposed!

Fact or fiction? Find out which statements are complete myths when it comes to Austin’s real estate market. 1. Home prices have decreased dramatically. Wrong! Data from the Austin Board of Realtors® shows that median price levels have remained stable while gradually increasing—for example, a median price of $175,500 seen at the start of this year (January […]

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