Can Buyers Make Home Repairs Before Closing?

In some real estate situations, the buyers may ask if repairs can be done before the closing of the sale. This is often the case for homes where financing isn’t possible; foreclosures with no heater, no stove and missing toilets as an example. For the sake of oversimplifying the matter, the answer is “no.” It [...] read more

On April 7th, 2014, posted in: Blog and News by

Tips for Keep Austin Property Taxes Low

Keep Up to Date with Your Current Taxes The onus of making sure your taxes are paid is your responsibility, according to the tax code. You don’t get away with not paying your taxes just because you didn’t receive your statement. It is up to you to find out what is due from the year [...] read more

On March 31st, 2014, posted in: Blog and News by

Stop Using Zillow and Trulia

At the time of writing there are 837 Austin MLS homes available for sale where the MLS “syndication” setting is “no.” That means a sizable figure of 14% of single-family homes in the city are for sale, covering all sorts of budgets. Since these listing are not opted-in for syndication they are not going to [...] read more

On March 18th, 2014, posted in: Blog and News by

Tract Neighborhood? Your Builder Doesn’t Matter

I’ve been asked in the past about whether a specific production builder is better than another in the same neighborhood. Honestly, the “name” of the builder really doesn’t matter when it comes to a home’s value. At least not when it comes to homes in tract neighborhoods and subdivisions; custom builders is a topic I [...] read more

On March 5th, 2014, posted in: Blog and News by