Austin, Texas has it all. Friendly people, great schools, water, sunsets, ball games, culture, bike riding, shopping, great restaurants, country living, year-round golf, great real estate, hiking, biking, parks, live music...what more could you ask for? In the 23+ years I have lived here, I have seen the area blossom like a rose. This is where you want to raise your family, retire, enjoy a second home or just kick back and raise a few cattle! Once you arrive, you will never want to leave. Real Estate, Austin Style is based on my passion of people, homes and real estate, and the comfortable, eclectic vibe of Austin... It's that easy.
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Yesterday morning I had an appointment in the Belterra subdivision in Dripping Springs, TX at 9 AM. My route took me through the Y at Oak Hill - and a traffic nightmare that stunned me. I have lived in Austin since 1990, specifically in west Austin, where travel through the Y at Oak Hill was a ...
I was reading my email this morning and came across this article from the National Association of Realtors and thought it was worth sharing. SPOOKY REAL ESTATE STORIES. One never knows what goes on behind closed doors! ENJOY!
I found a great Remodeling cost vs return website this morning with good information about remodeling projects costs vs return. If one can get past the ads and pop-ups, it contains some good up-to-date information, a sample of which is posted below. My search was for Austin, Texas. The sit...
Just got this chart of 2014 Home Sale Predictions from NAR (National Association of Realtors). Look at the number of NEW home starts predicted. Interesting...
The Austin Board of Realtors just came out with the latest Austin Area Housing statistics. August 2013 was the best August the Austin Area Housing market has ever had. Take a look!
A few days ago a client of mine asked if they had to turn on ALL the Lights when they had a showing? My answer, quick and simple was: Turning on ALL the Lights - including closet and oven lights, and those over the stove and kitchen counters, makes the house look bigger and brighter. It's that ...
I love history and stories and was so happy to see that Wooldridge Square, one of Austin's original (1909) public squares, has been renovated and officially reopened today! The Austin American Statesman calls it "A GEM ONCE MORE", which warms my heart and makes me proud that Austin values the hi...
I run quarterly market stats for my farm area in Austin, Texas and mail a post card with the printed stats, to each address in my farm. One of the information categories I include in my stat report is "Average Days on Market" (ADOM). This is an interesting statistic, as depending on the method...
Just Say "No". It's a complete sentence and deserves no explaination. Okay, that sounds easy enough...just say "no". So off I go with instructions from my Real Estate Coach, Byron Van Arsdale, that for the next 7 days I have to practice saying "no". One word, complete sentence. And who am ...
So, today I had the following question about interest rates placed before me: You borrow $87,000 and owe $86,950 on the note after your first monthly payment. If the monthly principal and interest payment is $829.37, what is the rate of interest on the loan? A. 8% B. 11.4% C. 11.75% D. 11% I wo...