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Home Buying Myths That Cost You Time and Money

If you’re ready to buy a home, look no further!  It’ll be an exciting time taking such a significant life change. Friends and family will offer their advice, but what worked for them might not work for you and the real estate market now. Here are some common home buying myths you’ll hear that aren’t true and will cost you time and money. Home Buying Myth #1: You need 20% for a down...

How to Buy a Home Without a 20% Down Payment

Buying a home is a massive milestone for many people, and it’s one you should be able to achieve. We understand that between closing costs and a 20% down payment, it’s a significant investment, and sometimes, no matter how much you save, it won’t be enough. Especially now that the median sales price has almost increased by 50%! But we’re here to reassure you that you can still buy a home without a...

4 Tips for Buying a Home This Summer

It’s already a hot Texas summer and summer, and the real estate market doesn’t plan to cool down! According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the median existing-home price jumped up almost 25% compared to last year for an average of $350,300. Home prices are the first challenge; the second is inventory. According to title insurer First American, 115 out of every 10,000 homes were for sale...

Top Agent Insights Report Predictions for Summer 2021

HomeLight released their Top Agent Insights Spring 2021 Report! Homelight polled almost 1,400 from February to March to hear their thoughts about the real estate market. Here are some key trends that are or can influence the summer 2021 housing market.  1. Seller’s market continues to intensify and spread this summer. The market is still hot everywhere, giving sellers the upper hand. In Q1 2021, 97%...

How Texas Taxes Attract New Residents

Besides the almost constant sunshine, Texas appeals to new residents for low taxes. According to a new report, for everyone who left low-tax states in the past eight years, an average of four people moved to those same states.  Nevada, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas are at the top of the low-tax states attracting new residents. Texas ranks as the eighth-lowest rate in the county. Our Lonestar state...

Avoid Homebuyer’s Remorse In a Competitive Market with These Tips

As we know, there’s an inventory shortage of homes, and prices are on the rise. In large part, the pandemic has contributed to this shortage, especially when paired with historically low-interest rates. One survey revealed that 55% of people said they regret taking out a mortgage during the pandemic. But you can avoid homebuyers remorse, even during this competitive market. Before purchasing, learn the...

Austin Is Hottest Real Estate Market This Spring

Hot is no longer the right word to describe the Austin real estate market. Thanks to the little supply and high demand, the market is extreme, overheated, and supercharged. The lack of supply and increase in demand makes it one of the most competitive housing markets in the country. But why and how? Homebuyers have continued to move into the area. A Census Bureau report from March 2020 shows that the...

Why Staging Works When Selling Your Austin-Area Home

If you’re selling or you’re struggling to sell your house, you should try staging! Staging affects the buyers’ view of a home. Actually, according to a National Association of REALTORS®’ study, 40% of buyers agents said staging affected most buyer’s view of the home. And it can transform a house so easily and quickly! Here are some reasons why you should stage and the reasons it works.  1....

Upgrades Homeowners Want Right Now in the Austin Area

The first anniversary is coming up! Anniversary of what, you may ask. The anniversary of people living and working from home thanks to a pandemic, of course. From this one year, real estate agents and home professionals have realized there’s a popular trend in what homeowners seek in a home now. So whether you’re selling your Austin-area home or looking for someone to occupy your property, consider...

What Homeowner’s Insurance Covers During a Power Outage

We all survived the historic winter storm that wreaked havoc on our Lone Star State. Now, it’s time to recover and repair. If you’re filing a claim for the power outage using your homeowner’s insurance, here’s what it does and does not cover. Coverage will depend based on your policy details. Frozen Pipes During a Power Outage Severe weather and power outages can cause water to freeze in your...

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