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Published by: Christine Pease June 12, 2019 Every little girls first love and every little boys hero DAD FATHER Austin doesnt hold back when it comes to things to do in honor of all those dads out therenbsp;nbsp;Want to take him to a nice retreat? Austin has that Want to take him to a beer bash? Austin has that, too What about a Father-Daughter Run or a Joke-Off? Austin has you covered Or maybe you just want to sit with your pops next to a quiet river and fish. No problem Check out Austin Monthlys Guide to Fathers Day in Austinnbsp; FREE Fathers Day Fun in Austin Lets not forget about those gentleman that took the role of Dad when they didnt have to. Budweiser honors those Stepdads that accepted their role as a guardian, ...

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Training, training and more trainingnbsp; I am here to tell you about the wonderous onboarding program that we have established to ensure the success of all of our agents. It has morphed into an eight meeting series, where we meet once or twice a week to work one-on-one with the agents to prepare them for this business. I think that this really makes us stand out in the crowd as far as all real estate companies are concerned. So lets get right into it... Meeting 1 - The Essentials I named this meeting the essentials because I believe these are the bare minimums the agent needs to know how to use at our company. In this meeting, we (one of our trained onboarding specialist) goes over how the agent gets into his/her professional e...

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Published by: Daisy Gregg Why Do I Need a New Lenderrsquo;s Policy? The original lenderrsquo;s title insurance policy protects the lenderrsquo;s interest on the original loan. With the new refinanced loan, the original loan will be paid off, and the lender will require protection of its interest for the new loan. From the lenderrsquo;s standpoint, a refinanced loan is no different than any other mortgage loan. In addition, if the loan is sold in the secondary market, investors like Fannie Mae will require the security of title insurance on the property. The good news is the consumer receives a discount on lenders policies for refinance during the first seven years of the loan. If your refinanced loan is with the same lend...

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nbsp; Published by: Daisy Gregg Bike rides. Take your kids out for a fun bike ride, either near your house, or on a bike trail. Since itrsquo;s a hot summer day, make sure to bring water. Make ice cream. There isnrsquo;t a kid (or parent) in the world who would refuse ice cream on a hot summer day. This is a great kids activity in which parents can easily monitor. Meet friends at the local playground. Call up your friends and let the kids hang out together at a local playground, where they can play on swingsets, merry go rounds, and more. Have a picnic at a local or state park. Getting kids together for a picnic at a local or state park can be a fun group activity. Sidewalk chalk murals. Get some fun colored chalk fo...

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Soul of Austin Culture Fest 900 Chicon Ave. Austin, TX 78702 12 noon - 6:00 p.m. Thenbsp;Soul of Austin Culture Festnbsp;is a celebration for our multicultural communities - neighborhoods, its businesses and its occupants. This family-friendly environment promotes artistry and authentic diversity by offering different types of entertainment including dance, music, arts, and crafts.nbsp; Admission is free ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WWE RAWnbsp; Frank Erwin Center; 1701 Red River St, Austin, TXnbsp; 6:30 p.m. WWE is back in ATX With two cha...

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Published by: Daisy Gregg Coffee is drink that brings happiness and warmth to everyone that drinks it. Can you tell I love it?? Well in the real estate business you are forced to love it. You not only need it for the late or early hours but coffee is the beverage you make deals over. You sit at coffee shops and discuss and help people make major life decisions We live in the amazing music and food capital of Texas, and with coffee being such a popular beverage, I wondered where are some amazing places to get coffee? And as I was wondering, I drove by one of the tons of Starbucks and realized they were replacing it with Summer Moon This has me so excited because this is a very popular Coffee Shop in Austin that is south and now...

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Sitting at the front desk of my office, you can just tell wenbsp;arenbsp;in a hot market right now. Agents are running in and out constantly, trying to get all their stuff together since they have numerous meetings to attend with new clients or showing current clients all kinds of homes. So many checks are flowing in, we can barely keep up But hey, job security And it is so nice to see my agents doing so well I figured I could do a quick blog about the housing market right now and how amazing it ishellip; Housing trends are generally pretty steady, but can get volatile under certain circumstances. In 2008 we went through the housing crash, which was devastating for many people. But in the last few years it has steadily risen and sta...

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Published by: Christine Pease May 10, 2019 nbsp; Alright yrsquo;all Letrsquo;s talk BBQ I feel like BBQ is one of those meals that you either love or hate and as a Texas girl I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT Good BBQ that is Everyone has their own take on whatrsquo;s good and whatrsquo;s not so I took a poll and came up with a list of Austinrsquo;s best BBQ Whether your go to is a chopped beef sandwich, fall of the bone ribs, sausage, or my personal favorite, brisket, there is something for everyone to enjoy If your mouth isnrsquo;t watering at this point, clearly BBQ isnrsquo;t for you In Texas, be sure to grab a loaf of bread, pickles and onions Oh, and donrsquo;t forget the best parthellip;..the BBQ Sauce nbsp; The 1st choice f...

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Published by: Daisy Gregg nbsp; One of our lives constant struggles is to live well in this world. One of the ways to live well, especially in Austin is to get a great job Austin can be compared to California in its cost of living, which means it is higher than other places in Texas. However, Austin is considered one of the new tech cities in the United States. It is home to power houses such as Facebook, Samsung, Dell, and Google to name a few. We are a hub for engineers, scientists and techies from all over the world. And we are going to grow even more with new tycoons such as Apple and Amazon placing major offices in our city Now this means a lot of to Austinites. For the traffic, may be worse but for our economy and our b...

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Published by: Christine Pease April 26, 2019 This is downtown living at its finest This south facing condo is located on the third floor of Barton Place right off Barton Springs Road and is a jump, skip and a hop from Zilker Park. I cant express enough that this condo literally feels like your very own birdhouse, nestled among the treetops This darling home is complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and boasts 9 feet ceilings. The coveted kitchen features Bosch appliances and Thermador 72 bottle wine fridge The master suite was recently upgraded with maple hard wood floors. Thenbsp;closets also feature custom maple wood built-ins and shelving. But where do you park? This condo comes with a premium over-sized parking spot, storage ...

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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 are a few neighborhoods in Austin that we feel are trending in the right direction:

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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've outlined five steps that will help you be ready to snap up a gorgeous home in one of your desired Austin neighborhoods.

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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 again. So, don't let a small jump in rates now sc...

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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 amazed - let's check out 5 of the most expensive Austin homes, currently on the market!

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