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We're looking for applicants! The National REthink Council's vision is to be the premier member-driven think tank in the real estate industry focused on sustainable success for current and future real estate agents.

Are you or someone you know a good fit for the Council? Please review the REthink charter and complete the application by Nov. 28 to:  rethink@HSFranchise.com.

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GUIDE INCLUDES: Source:nbsp; Austin Title Buyers: 6 Home-Buying Tips for the Current Market House Hunters Checklist Property Score Card Five Tips Every Aspiring Homeowner Needs to Know Tax Benefits of Home Ownership Home Design Trends Sellers: Why You Should Sell Your Home 51 Home Sale Tips Preparing Your Home For Sale Showing Your Home 9 Tips For Selling A Home When You Have Kids 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Open House For Both: Pre-Closing Checklists Post-Closing Reminders Moving Checklist Austin Title | Buyers amp; Sellers Guide

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The City of Manor Strives to promote Community spirit through the preservation of our unique character and heritage while fostering a dynamic economic environment. In the past decade, the population of the city of Manor has grown more than 500 percent. Like other suburbs in Central Texas, many newcomers move there from Austin ndash; pushed out by rising housing costs.


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Living in Manor


The City of Manor is situated approximately 12 miles east of Austin on U.S. Highway 290, which links much of Central Texas to Houston. Over the next decade, Manor is poised to see explosive growth as its proximity to Austin, its affordable land, and its location at an interchange of the SH130 toll-road set ...Read more

October is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens amp; HVACs: Chuck Farrrsquo;s October 2019 ldquo;Talking Real Estaterdquo; eNewsletter


Hello again, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. Irsquo;m running a little late for the October issue, but here we go. Before you check the ldquo;Talking Real Estaterdquo; monthly enewsletter, Fall is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during October:




nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Outdoor Tasks:




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




Located just three miles from downtown Austin and the Texas State Capitol and two miles from The University of Texas at Austin, Mueller is perfectly positioned to become an energetic new hub for central Austin.


A New Urban Village


The ambitious effort to redevelop Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a mixed-use urban village in the heart of the city has helped Austin chart new directions. Mueller is envisioned as a sustainable community that is meeting extensive goals in housing and economic development. The award-winning Mueller master plan and the ambitious Master Development Agreement with Catellus Development Group and the City of Austin are the culmination of decades of community plan...Read more




Published by: Daisy Gregg





California real estate professionals were the first to introduce a concept called value-range pricing, also known as variable pricing or range pricing. Instead of one listing price, the seller can list a pricing range and deepen the pool of buyers who may be interested in the home.





The advantages are many. Some sellers are more comfortable using a price range for their home, rather than a specific price that feels too high or too low. The sellerrsquo;s home appears in a broader number of results when a real estate professional or a buyer searches for homes online. Homebuyers shop in a range because they want to see the best homes available that they can possibly aff...Read more




Known as one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, Hutto offers small-town charm with a convenient location in Central Texas. This Eastern-Williamson County community is just a short 27-mile drive northeast of downtown Austin and offers many attractions for the entire family. Stroll through Old Town, the original boundaries for the City of Hutto. Many historic homes have been restored and are excellent examples of the small Swedish farming community that established the town in 1911. Old Town also has a great collection of unique restaurants and shops within the Hutto Commercial Historic District. Everything is close by and easily accessed on foot or by car. Slow down, relax and come vis...Read more




Published by: Daisy Gregg





To some people, the idea of paying third parties to find you a home, close the sale, and later, help you sell your home, seems like a formality they can live without. But there are many more jobs your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network real estate professional performs for you, and the most important is your protection.


When your home is listed with your real estate professional, itrsquo;s marketed worldwide, including to other real estate professionals.nbsp; The first place itrsquo;s listed is in the multiple listing service, which has compensation rules that allow other licensed professionals to bring their qualified homebuyers to see your home. If your home ...Read more




Buda is known for quality schools, quaint downtown, and close proximity to Austin and the SH 130/SH 45 toll bypass, festivals, walking trails, and family fun Just 20 minutes south of Austin, off the beaten path lies Buda, Texas - a friendly city with small-town charm and big plans for the future that is equal parts pragmatic and idyllic. Steeped in area history, Buda holds fast to the values and rich potential that made it a choice location for the first settlers of the 1880s.


Living in Buda


nbsp;The same qualities that made the city attractive in the past hold true today. Safe, affordable, wholesome Buda is a city centered on community, an oasis of country calm at the edge of civilization, ...Read more

Spooky houses look like they havenrsquo;t seen a living occupant, gardener or handyman in years. Many so-called haunted houses are so dilapidated they look occupied by ghosts, or theyrsquo;ve been on the market so long, buyers suspect therersquo;s a skeleton hidden in the closet. But that house for sale that gives you the creeps may actually turn out to be a good investment.nbsp;





So what makes a house seem haunted? It could be the tumbleweed landscaping, paintless trim, broken steps or crooked roofmdash;, material problems that can easily be repaired or replaced. But a house can also carry a stigma (which has nothing to do with the homersquo;s structure) that evokes fear or repulsion, inclu...Read more




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Published by: Daisy Gregg





It is now the time everybody dreads but also anticipates. Yoursquo;re ready to make an offer on a home You saw it and fell in love but were you able to see past ts out beauty to all the defects within? Yoursquo;ve got the sellerrsquo;s disclosure of material (physical and environmental) defects, but is that all the information you need to move forward? Before you sign your purchase offer, do a little quick research and ask some tough questions. Your realtor wants to help and get you in the right home


Get a loss history report. The Insurance Information Institute advises homebuyers to obtain a loss history report from the seller. This LexisNexis free service tra...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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