January 2015

There are 4 blog entries for January 2015.

home-selling-mistakesSo you've decided to sell your home. Whether you've loved your home for years or looking to move up, your house will always need some sprucing up before it hits the market. Get your home sold more quickly, and for more money by avoiding these common home selling mistakes.

Not doing a home inspection before putting your home up for sale

Avoid having to negotiate with the buyer on repairs by doing the major repairs on your own time and budget before listing your home. It is also beneficial to have the inspection report available for potential buyers.

Withholding information from buyers

Always disclose all the problems or issues you know about. For example, if a faucet leaks, or you know the basement or home floods in a heavy rain this must be

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I read an article recently regarding our city's push to re-energize urban development in what is being referred to as the "Decade of Downtown."  This is an effort by city leaders to try to bring people back to the epicenter of San Antonio.  Helping to spur that push is the affordability factor of San Antonio's rental market. 

San Antonio is Still Affordable

According to the 2014 trends coming out from a real estate analytics group, San Antonio is still one of the most affordable housing markets in the country.  Apartment List's "Rental Price Monitor" has our city at almost half of more expensive markets like San Diego, CA where the median rent for a 2-bedroom is $1,700 and here in the Alamo City the comparable unit's rent is $830.  In fact, the

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univeristy-of-texas-at-austinThe University of Texas at Austin has been a mainstay in the city for decades. One of the largest universities in the world, UT has over 50,000 students and employs over 24,000 faculty and staff.

In fact, much of Austin's reputation as a fun, friendly and innovative city comes from its local student body. From Longhorns football to concerts at Bates Recital Hall, there's always something going on around campus.

Here are the latest news and happenings coming out of UT.

UT Welcomes Chancellor William McRaven

Taking the reigns from former Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, Chancellor William McRaven started his service at UT earlier this month. A retired admiral of the United States Navy, McRaven bravely served his country for 37 years. His service

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Are you renting in Austin, and thinking about home ownership? You're not alone. With rising home prices in Austin, many renters feel as though they are being priced out of the market. The median home price in Austin was $238,000 in 2014, and shows no signs of easing up in the near future. First time buyers need not despair. It is still possible to find affordable Austin homes for sale.

Here's a look at what about $200,000 will get you today.

11406-Powder-Mill-Trl-Austin11406 Powder Mill Trl, Austin

Location: Austin, TX
Price: $250,000
Subdivision: Village of Anderson Mill
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
MLS®: #6879872

If you have a growing family, you may enjoy this roomy 5 bedroom home in North Austin. For $250,000, you and your family can take advantage of this recently updated

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