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The National Association of Realtors has provided us with the following resources.


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The following resources provide property owners with assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.


American Land Title Association (ALTA) has provided the following resources:




County Record Office Closures(link is external): Real-time database of offices that are closing or reducing operations as a result of the coronavirus. Click on the link under County Office Closures.


Title, Settlement Companies Develop Safe Closing Protocols(link is external)


Visitor Health Screening Questionnaires: The NNA has developed health screening forms for the signing agent and borrower in order to protect all par...Read more

March is Time for Self Care, Distancing, Termites, Homestead Exemptions, and Powering Through: Chuck Farrrsquo;s March 2020 ldquo;Talking Real Estaterdquo; eNewsletter


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Hello again, everyone. Life is quite different this month as we all find our own ways to get through the shutdowns and isolation of the Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic together. More difficult times are ahead, but we will get through this in the weeks and months ahead with vigilance and common sense and caring. In the meantime, life goes on for most of us. Go on we must, and we will do so with courage and understanding. This intro email is a little longer than usual (sorry), but you can click into this monthrsquo;s Talking Real ...Read more

Published by: Christine Pease


March 26, 2020


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So, were quarantined due to the Corona Virus Were all trying to get used to this new normal, right?nbsp; Well, in light of the virus and all thenbsp;news updates, we need to keep our spirits high and a positive attitude. There is a famous quote were all familiar with, This too shall pass. So, hang in there friends and well get through this time together and with grace and dignitynbsp;


What better why to pass the time at home than putting together a chefs masterpiece Thats right you guys, a chefs masterpiece This dish is so yummy and delicious, youll surely please the whole family with this one Even if they dont like shrimp


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Itrsquo;s normal for a dog to be sad when his owner leaves but excessive crying, chewing, and ruining furniture? Not so much. If you believe your pup might be suffering from separation anxiety, these are the tell-tale signs and how to deal with it.


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Is it actually anxiety?


Not all anxious behavior can be linked to a real issue with separation. Sometimes, bad behavior is just that, bad behavior, which can be fixed with training.


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The warning signs




Extreme destruction (e.g. consuming indigestible objects, urinating or defecating, ripping at furniture)


Scratching or clawing at themselves to the point of injury


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Baking is a science, and like all sciences, numbers play an important role. If your baking soda is off by even one teaspoon, you could have yourself a real mess Keep this guide of common baking conversions on hand to bake like a pro.






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If you are searching for your dream home or are interested in selling your home for top dollar in the shortest amount of time, contact me. I would love to help.


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Care to knock out your spring-cleaning in a month? It may seem impossible, but take it week by week, and yoursquo;re sure to have a sparkling clean house before April showers give way to May flowers.















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Week One: De-clutterDe-cluttering is a big aspect of any cleaning project. Whether it be your closet, bathroom, basement, garage, or other areas of your home, donrsquo;t leave this to the last week of your spring-cleaning responsibilities. De-cluttering and organizing should be done before any major cleaning, as you donrsquo;t want to be dusting and wiping things that you may not even end up keeping.


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Buying a home is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases of your lifetime. However, what many neglect to remember is that with responsibility comes hard work in the form of home upkeep. Keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from future headaches down the line.


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Annual Checklist
















Clean your kitchen ventilator or exhaust fan. Have duct-works cleaned, if applicable.











Check the attic for leaks, stains, and dampness











Have a professional conduct a chimney inspection and sweep.











Have your heating and cooling system serviced.











Bleed air out of the radiators, and check for leaking valves.











Clean any duct-work or ventilation openings.











Check for separated and deteri...Read more



There is truth to the saying, ldquo;You never get a second chance to make a first impressionrdquo;mdash;and the same philosophy applies to your home. Whether you are in the market to sell your house or are just looking for a spring refresh, curb appeal can go a long way toward increasing your homersquo;s overall appeal.




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Refresh the front doorIf you havenrsquo;t paid much attention to your door lately, consider a fresh coat of paint. And donrsquo;t be afraid of a bright pop of color.




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Go greenAdding plants and flowers can be an easy way to add pops of color to the exterior of your home. Consider a variety of flowers in coordinating colors, or pick up ready-made arrangements...Read more



Therersquo;s no doubt pets play an important role in our homes. They wait for us to come home after a long day, they protect our property, and they are there to comfort us when things go wrong. Use these tips to ensure that you can enjoy your pet and sell your home at the same time




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Invest in a good carpet cleaner.Itrsquo;s a good idea to invest in a carpet cleaner, or have your carpets cleaned professionally to ensure there are no obvious pet stains. Plus, pet odors can radiate throughout the house. A carpet cleaner will help remove those odors and embedded fur.


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Keep your pet out of the house.If possible, itrsquo;s best to leave your pet with a friend, a relative, or...Read more









Four Things To Do Before You Move In





































Yoursquo;re almost done All thatrsquo;s left to do is to pack up and move in to your first real home. Here are a few tips that will make your moving day as a new homeowner easier.




Sort your belongings. Moving can be more expensive when you cart along items you donrsquo;t really want or need. A great way to do it is to sort and pack at the same time. Think in terms of three piles ndash; keep, donate, trash. Trash the trash and drop the donations off at the first opportunity. Put your ldquo;keeprdquo; pile into moving boxes labeled by room.


Plan your storage options. Closets, attics and cabinets can fill up quickly, especially if yoursquo;re downsizing. Wher...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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