• Scott Lawrence
    Austin Texas Realtor

    Austin Realtor – Click Here to Buy or Sell A Home in Austin

    Are you searching for an Austin Texas realtor? If so, you come to the right place! Now is the right time to buy or sell a home in the Austin Texas area because mortgage interest rates are historically low and demand for ATX properties is high. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to buy an Austin property! Texas is proving to be the next “gold rush” state and Austin is one of the top relocation destinations as many people want to move here from all over the United States. About Me As a licensed Realtor® since 2000, I believe that my diverse clientele and community activism are my keys to…

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  • Austin Texas Real Estate Market Update,  Real Estate Tips,  Selling in Austin

    Time again for your annual home review!

    Are you ready for 2019? This is that time of year to chat with your favorite Realtor for your annual home review. As your home is likely your biggest investment,  it’s critical to consider these 5 questions every year: What changes have occurred in your life that alter your goals for the next 5 years? What properties near you have sold, and how does this impact you today? What’s happening in your neighborhood that will impact the value of your home? What’s occurring with your current mortgage and what changes could benefit you? What new tax laws give you deductions or credits on home improvements? Message me now and let’s answer these together to make…

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  • Austin Area Causes,  Culture,  More About Scott,  Real Estate Tips

    Make It A Safe Holiday Season

    In early September, I started the Austin Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy. My hopes were to learn a bit more about the folks that look after us every day and perhaps a bit more about my father; who spent his career in law enforcement. With only four classes left, I can honestly say we are so very lucky to live in Central Texas where we have such an amazing group of first responders.  Because the holiday season tends to bring an uptick in package theft and home burglaries, I want to offer a few tips shared by professionals through our weekly classes at APD. Go meet your neighbors! Specifically those directly…

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  • Buying in Austin,  Real Estate Tips


    With so many to choose from, how do you know who is the right real estate agent for you? How do you even narrow it down? You can stop your search right here, I’m a REALTOR® and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), and I would love to help you find your next home!   The Second Most Important Homebuying Decision You’ll Make: Tips for Finding the Best Agent for You by Caroline Biggs. © 1994-2017 Apartment Therapy, LLC.

  • Buying in Austin


    If you’re a first-time buyer, a home inspection might be a pretty vague concept. What is it? Do you really need it? I’m an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and can help answer these questions, and any others you might have about inspections or the rest of the home buying process!   The Top 5 Things Buyers Should Ask About Home Inspections by REBAC Staff. © 2016-2017 REBAC.net.

  • Buying in Austin,  Real Estate Tips

    For Buyers: Our House Is A Very, Very, Very Fine House

    FOR BUYERS: OUR HOUSE IS A VERY, VERY, VERY FINE HOUSE Nowadays, it’s rare to see houses without some form of smart home technology. It’s popular for a reason. Be it reducing your electric bill, or sheer convenience, there’s something for everyone and for nearly every purpose. Here’s a list of top home technology trends for 2017. Do you have any of these in your home? Would you like to? 5 Top Trends for Smart Homes In 2017 by REBAC Staff. © 2016-2017 REBAC.net.

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  • Real Estate Tips,  Selling in Austin,  Stats

    FAQ: When is the best time to sell my home?

    One of the questions I receive the most is, “when is the best time to sell a home”.  There are many ways to dissect this, most notably is your own personal situation. But assuming one has no outside pressure and is simply trying to “market time” the sale, let’s see if we can shed a little light statistically. It’s no secret that the home selling season follows the school year and the bulk of recorded sales in the MLS definitely show this. May through August consistently have the highest number of closings and that of course has been the case for at least the past five years. (Click to enlarge:…

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  • Buying in Austin,  Real Estate Tips,  Selling in Austin,  Stats

    Market Quick Hits = Opportunity

    Market Quick Hits “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” ― Thomas Edison Units closed in April 2017 decreased 3.8% compared to April 2016. Year to date we’re up 1%. The Austin MSA inventory is up 16.9%, 15.1% in Travis County and 14.6% in Austin City Limits. Year to date condo sales are up 13%. Condos currently represent 10% of the total sales in the Austin MSA and 20% of the total sales in Austin city limits. Current interest rates for a 30-year fixed are 4%; down 0.125% from the beginning of May. Builder incentives and seller concessions are on the rise once again. Percentage of sold price…

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  • Buying in Austin

    For Buyers: What’s It Worth

        FOR BUYERS: WHAT’S IT WORTH? Many people view homeownership as a primary goal, even when the initial benefits aren’t financial. I’m an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and I’d love to discuss your homeownership goals! Report: Homeownership Is More Than Just the Facts by Suzanne De Vita. © 2017 RISMedia.

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  • Property Taxes

    Property Tax Protest, 2017

    Taxes, Taxes & More Taxes “The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.” -Charles Dudley Warner 2017 is the year we should all be protesting our property tax assessments. While 2016 was a record breaking year for home sales in the metro area, annual home sales growth slid from 5% to 1%  and price growth from 8% to 6%. Yet, it’s almost a certainty that your notice of appraised value shows increases of 10%+. That tells me it’s time to review your tax assessment carefully with your favorite Realtor. You have probably received advertisements from companies offering to help you protest the value. While some of these services can be of value to those with little time,…

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