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September is Time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs + Austin Housing Market Continues Undeterred: Chuck Farr’s September 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter


Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers/sellers, and real-estate investors. The Austin area housing market continues bouncing back in the era of COVID-19 (check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter for details). Fall is here--and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during September:




      Outdoor Tasks:




o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will tha...Read more

Plot twist.


Californians moving to Austin, Texas should not be a blanket statement for the over 145 people moving to Austin, Texas everyday in 2019.  Yet, it almost seem like being a Californian is a derogatory term living in Austin, Texas.  We're moving here and driving up the home prices, said another fellow Austinite.  That cannot be further from the truth.  


With the number of people moving to Austin, Texas, 6 are from California.  That means everyone else that moves here are from somewhere else.  I'll give you a hint, it's the rest of Texas.  More than half of the people moving here are from Texas alone.  Texans from other metro cities that enjoys the Austin laid back lifestyle.  So, th...Read more

July is Time for Yards, Watering, and HEAT Management: Chuck Farr’s July 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter


 Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Summer blazes onward and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during July (pretty much like June; please send in the rain):




      Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.


      Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily every day...Read more

It's reward enough to find a home for someone, but when they leave a fantastic review that is icing on the cake


Thank you Kamia


From Zillow:"Barbra was very responsive to my questions when I sought help in securing a home to rent. I really appreciated how she dealt with the other realtor and property management company, quickly resolving issues that arose. Barbra was prepared when showing properties knowledgeable, very friendly and easy to work with. I will most definitely keep in contact with Barbra and enlist her expertise when purchasing a home next year."
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RESPONDING TO TODAY: JULY, 2020


 


This is a contemporary content series produced in partnership with the Wall Street Journal. The series, called “Responding To Today” provides a Q&A style take on a variety of issues associated with real estate in light of the pandemic. Great leaders around the network were featured including; Mark Stark, CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada/Arizona/& California Properties, Ellie Johnson, President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties, John Sofro and Pam Rheinschild, co-owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sun Valley Properties.


This issue covers three topics:


•Real Estate Investing in a COVID-19 World:  Finding Opportunitie...Read more




 


More and more homebuyers are searching for homes that offer better energy efficiency and use sustainable materials. Eco-friendly homes not only help the environment but can mean significant savings in energy and maintenance costs. As more home builders consider the environmental impact of their housing developments, finding an eco-friendly home is easier than ever before. Here are a few things to look for when searching for a greener home.


• Nature Use – When searching for an eco-friendly home, notice the use of trees and other landscaping to save energy by blocking sun and wind—lowering air conditioning and heating costs by adding a natural barrier.


• Window Quality – Homebuyers should not...Read more

June is time for Yards, Watering, and Heat Management: Chuck Farr’s June 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter 


Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Summer is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during June:




      Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.


      Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily every day. Plants prefer a good soaking a few times a week rathe...Read more

Crepe myrtles are in bloom A favorite of gardeners and landscapers, these small, hearty trees bloom all summer and come in an array of colors to add a vibrant splash of color to accent your yard.



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Written by Avery Turner


Home prices often rise and fall based on market conditions. But that's only half of the story. Though you might not have the power to influence the market as an individual, you do have control over your own property — and this can make all the difference. So if you're looking to make impactful changes that will allow you to negotiate for the highest possible price for your home, then start with the following steps: 1. Declutter Many property sellers understandably focus on the overall structure and design of their home. But this can be a costly mistake, because when prospective buyers view a home, one of the first things they notice is clutter. In fact, buyers sp...Read more

May is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  May 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter


Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Spring is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during May:




      Consider having your property inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects if you have not done so in a year or two; perhaps set up an annual plan with a pest control pro. March and April are the annual termite swarming season, but Ma...Read more

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It's no secret that Austin is among the most desirable cities in America. The diverse culture, balanced economy, and booming job market has led to a hot real estate market, with many new residents looking for a new home in the trendiest neighborhoods.


Of course, this high housing demand has led to the discovery—or in the case of some long-time Austin residents, the re-discovery—of many wonderful local communities. These up-and-coming Austin communities have become increasingly popular for a range of reasons, such as the quality of homes, parks, and shops, as well as proximity to the cities top amenities, affordability, and general attractiveness of the community in general.


Here ar...

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It should go without saying that buying a home is a huge step in anyone's life and it requires plenty of planning. The problem is that many first-time buyers don't know how to make sure they're ready when it comes time to buy, which could mean that you're missing out on amazing homes. This is particularly important in the hot Austin real estate market, where most homes don't stay on the market long and sellers won't wait for buyers who don't have all their ducks in a row.


But even though preparing to buy a home may seem a bit daunting to inexperienced buyers, having a clearly defined list of thing you need to do before buying your first Austin home will make things much easier. That's why we'...

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As we talked about last time, interest rates have gone up a bit. So what does that mean for the buyer? Should you wait? Well, since rates are predicted to continue to go up, the answer is no, you should not wait. As this article points out, yes, the record low rates are gone, for now at least. Who knows what the future will hold. Most economist are saying that the next five years will see an increase in rates. So certainly waiting is only going to make your house more expensive. Sure, you could wait for the rates lower than 4% to come back. But you may be waiting a long time. The odds point to us getting back to 6-8% in the next few years, long, long before we get back to the sub 4% rates ag...

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the five most expensive austin homes currently on the market


There's no question about it. Austin is booming. Aside from being consistently voted among the most livable cities in the entire country, the Austin real estate market is also on fire!


It shouldn't be a surprise either. Austin enjoys a temperate climate, a great jobs market and a justified reputation for being one of the liveliest cities in Texas! Whether it's live music that you love, a world-class, gourmet culinary scene or the city's laid-back culture that's drawn you. Austin is where it's at.


Many of the below properties may be out of the reach for the average resident, but its fun to see how the other half lives. Prepared to be a...

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