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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...

Appraisal Waiver: What It Is and The Risks

We’re sure you’ve heard this saying over and over again but, we’re going to repeat it! The housing market is insane right now! There’s a high demand for houses but little inventory, which creates a seller’s market. It works in favor of sellers and might hurt buyers, but there’s a tactic changing the real estate market. It’s called an appraisal waiver.  What is an appraisal waiver? An...

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...

Feeling Lucky in Real Estate with Sage Wilson Property Group

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Then you should enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $200 gift card to B.D Riley's on Aldrich Street.  A Little About B.D. Riley's They are Austin’s Oldest Irish Pub. They are also family and locally owned. This small piece of Ireland in Austin is passionate about their beer! They have 26 taps to offer the classic pub standards like Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp,...

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...

5 Home Design Lessons We’ve Learned

A pandemic causing people to live and work from home for the last year has forced us to evaluate our homes and their layouts. These home designs are almost necessary to have in a living space now.  1. Closed Floor Plans are Making a Comeback While open floor plans were a popular layout, it’s now outdated when you live and work at home. Now, people want more privacy in their homes. Some people may...

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3 Big Expenses to Budget for Before Buying A House

  Prepare for buying a home by not just saving for a down payment, closing costs, and bills. There are a couple of other big expense items you want to be able to buy after moving in and paying for the essentials. Here are the three: Maintenance and repairs  Being a homeowner means you are now responsible for the maintenance of your house. Maintenance is crucial because it helps avoid those...

Austin in Top Ten Most Favorable Areas for Millennials During the Pandemic

The pandemic had a significant impact on real estate and housing during 2020 and millennials had an impact. More people than ever worked from home (and continue to), which has led to increased demand for specific features in a home, such as a dedicated home office or gym. During the pandemic, we’ve also seen mortgage rates hover near historic lows, which has helped make houses more affordable.  The...

Sage Wilson Property Group - Looking for a Big Return on the Sale of Your Austin-Area Home Don’t Just Stage...Renovate! What Renovations Give You the BEST ROI in Austin - Best Austin Real Estate Broker

Looking for a Big Return on the Sale of Your Austin-Area Home? Don’t Just Stage…Renovate!

What Renovations Give You the BEST ROI in Austin? Staging is a great way to increase the return on investment you see on your home, but to guarantee you get the absolute best offer for your home, it may take a few renovations. Before listing your doubts and reasons you have for not wanting to make the leap, check out some of the renovations that have the best ROI and can get you more money for your...

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