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Austin real estate market offers encouraging outlook for 2010

What began as a year with double-digit decreases in year-over-year home sales concluded with 2009 year-end totals falling only six percent short of the year prior. This comeback was made possible by the surge in home sales seen in the fourth quarter of 2009—a 38 percent increase in October and a 58 percent increase in […]

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Change of home address: Who needs to know

If you’ve recently purchased or are about to purchase a new home, congratulations! Becoming a property owner is the first step to building wealth through Austin real estate. As you prepare for the process of moving your belongings into your new home, don’t forget several other important “to-do’s” that come with a change of address. […]

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Building wealth through Austin real estate

Looking for a sound financial investment? Consider Austin real estate. The average Central Texas home purchased 6 years ago has appreciated 20 percent—that’s an amazing return! To capitalize on your real estate investment, keep in mind that your home is not just your living environment—it’s your largest asset. From the moment you begin looking for […]

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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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Winter holidays can help break the ice between neighbors

Finding time to meet your neighbors can be difficult, especially after a recent move. If you’re not sure how to make the first move, try these ideas: 1. Introduce yourself with cookies. Bring a small plate of cookies to your neighbors’ door with a personalized note attached; this will help them remember your name once you’ve […]

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