10 Important Home Maintenance Items for the Fall

#1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer prevents gas from degrading. Add stabilizer to your gasoline can to keep spare gas… Continue reading 10 Important Home Maintenance Items for the Fall

CASE STUDIES: Multiple Offers

As many of you may have heard, buyers in the Austin market often face the challenge of competing against other offers for the house of their dreams. This can be a stressful ordeal and is one of the many reasons home buyers in Austin should interview multiple agents before moving forward with a real estate… Continue reading CASE STUDIES: Multiple Offers

Home Renovations: Best Bang For Your Buck

Whether you are preparing to sell your home, or just looking to execute some home renovations this year, updating your home does not have to break the bank. Small projects can improve the look and value of a home. Maintenance Routine HVAC maintenance per year can cost up to $150. In the spring, make sure… Continue reading Home Renovations: Best Bang For Your Buck

4 Things to Consider When Selecting a Builder

1. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Do you connect well with the sales counselor within the community? You and your real estate agent will be spending a lot of time with this person. You want to make sure the person leading the efforts on building your home possesses knowledge about the product, strong communication skills, and a genuine… Continue reading 4 Things to Consider When Selecting a Builder

The Advantages of Buying New Home Construction in a Master-Planned Community

Today's new homes offer more benefits than ever before. Here is a quick list of the top reasons why so many homeowners prefer new homes to used houses. LIFESTYLE - benefit from more than just a brand new home design New home construction is generally found in a master-planned community (MPC) developed by an experienced… Continue reading The Advantages of Buying New Home Construction in a Master-Planned Community

Preparing Your Home for Summer

Your home is most likely your largest investment. As we enter the summer months, make sure you are keeping up with regular maintenance to save yourself from unnecessary headaches and expenses. Protect your investment and keep you family safe and cool by performing these recommended checks. Clean and inspect your refrigerator—including door gaskets and coils… Continue reading Preparing Your Home for Summer

Working With a Lender – What You Need to Know to Get Started

There are very few reasons why someone would choose to purchase their home without a loan. Interest rates are at historical lows, and there are tax benefits that make the return on using your cash somewhere else extremely attractive. Assuming getting a loan is your preferred course of action, a lender will need to be… Continue reading Working With a Lender – What You Need to Know to Get Started

5 Millennial “Roadblocks” to Homeownership

As a Millennial myself, I strive to find a financial solution that affords my family more resources for entertainment, travel, and paying off that student debt. When I entered the real estate sphere, I realized that the solution is simple and surprisingly more attainable than you may think: Homeownership. Many Millennials associate homeownership primarily with… Continue reading 5 Millennial “Roadblocks” to Homeownership

Creating the Goal List to Find Your Perfect Home

My McCombs MBA education taught me that creating a “box” for innovation can increase an individual’s ability to be creative. The idea is that when you create boundaries for your mind to stay within, your brain will move into productive thought faster than it would without this structure. I have deployed this method in multiple… Continue reading Creating the Goal List to Find Your Perfect Home