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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Home selling in winter: Extra effort may be required

Selling a home can be more challenging during winter months — the lawn is brown, you have fewer daylight hours to show the home and the weather is often cold and rainy. Consider the following tips to help spark buyer interest: 1. Warm the room. Before potential buyers arrive, adjust the thermostat to a slightly warmer […]

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What makes a REALTOR®, a REALTOR®?

All REALTORS® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. What’s the difference? Those who receive basic real estate training and a license from the state of Texas to sell real estate may call themselves real estate agents. However, only members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) may call themselves […]

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Moving? Don’t stress!

So it’s time to move. Instead of reaching for the panic button, form a plan of attack. The following tips can help: 1. Call the mover. If planning to use a moving company, call for estimates about six weeks in advance. This will give you time to review transportation costs and insurance plans and help ensure […]

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Understanding Austin’s energy efficiency ordinance

If you’re in the market to buy or sell Austin real estate, you may have heard of Austin’s energy efficiency ordinance, officially known as the Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance. Under the ECAD Ordinance, some Austin homeowners are required to have an energy audit performed on their home prior to selling it and […]

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