FOR BUYERS: FINDING THE BEST
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.
FOR BUYERS: ALL ABOUT THE INSPECTION
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.
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.
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…
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.
For Buyers: Saved By The Bell
FOR BUYERS: SAVED BY THE BELL You may have heard the rumors that spring is the best time to buy a home. But if everyone is abiding by that advice, what does that mean for you? Sometimes it helps to go against the current and do things on your own timeline. Here are some compelling reasons why you may want to wait until after the school bell rings to start shopping around for a new home. Winter spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I will make sure that I find you your dream home. I look forward to working with you! 4 Reasons to…
New To The Austin MLS: “CS” Listings
New to the Austin MLS: “CS” listings For a few years, local buyers have had countless reasons to be frustrated. The lack of inventory has made it difficult to win offers and often they’ve missed out on opportunities entirely as some homes contract without ever hitting the open market. Realtors have tried countless ways to adapt creating numerous underground market portals that only fractions of the local Realtor community actually join. But now, a game changer from the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) and I think sellers and buyers will be pleased! The Austin Board of Realtors has launched a new MLS status called Coming Soon or CS. This new status was implemented in an effort…
Consider This: Fall Season Is Home Buyer Season
Consider this Fall season is buyer season! Last week we closed a first time home buyer who purchased a remodeled 3 bed, 2.5 bath home in south Austin, north of Slaughter, for only $233,500. That buyer only brought $8,000 to the table (earnest money, downpayment, inspection and appraisal) and left with a 3.5% interest rate and $1600 monthly payment. Still think Austin isn’t affordable? This graph shows the number of sales and the percentage of original list price sellers received by month in 2015. Consider that though the sales numbers dip in the fall, buyers very clearly have negotiation strength as sellers discount more during this time of year. The low rates and increase in seller concessions…
For Buyers: Fad Or Fixture
FOR BUYERS: FAD OR FIXTURE? Just like with scrunchies, acid wash jeans, and neon jazzercise gear, all fads come and go. In-demand home features vary based on the year, and 2016 homebuyers have a particular expectation of what they’d like to see in their dream house. Are any of these features on your list? As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I can help you find a home that exceeds your expectations. Please let me know if you have any questions! 7 Features Home Buyers Want Most. Copyright © 2015 Thomson Reuters.
For Buyers: Keeping Up With The Joneses
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES If you’re buying a home just because everyone else is doing it, you’re probably not ready to buy a home. If you can answer confidently why you want to buy a home, then that means that you’ve probably already done some research. You’re going to have to be prepared to answer some questions about your personal finances, and the neighborhood that you’re interested in. Most importantly, you’re going to need a team that will have your back throughout the process. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I am your advocate and will be there every step of the way. I look forward to working with…