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Trends in Austin real estateThe Austin real estate market has seen its share of trends throughout the years, but a report by the Urban Land Institute suggests that some of the hottest trends in real estate this year might even further complement Austin’s already booming real estate market. The report, “2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate”, outlines the top trends in real estate across the United States and Canada, with an overall positive message for markets across the board. Here’s a closer look at the four of the trends outlined in the report and a little more insight as to how they may affect Austin’s real estate market this year.

1. Secondary Cities Will See The Biggest Boom

What’s referred to as an 18-hour city in the report, cities like Austin will continue to see the

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homestead exemption familyWelcome to the New Year! Filling out forms probably wasn't part of your New Years resolutions, but the time has come to file your Homestead Exemption forms.

The homestead exemption lowers your property taxes, by subtracting a portion of your property value from the taxation. These amounts vary based on circumstance and county taxes, but can add up to as much as $25,000.

However, there are a few conditions:

  • You must be a surviving spouse
  • You must own and occupy the property
  • The home must have been purchased prior to January 1
  • Applications must be filed between Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 of the tax year

If you meet the above requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply. For those who qualify, it's a great perk of owning a homestead and

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real estate resolutionsThe start of a new year is the perfect time to start fresh and make plans for the months above. Whether you're looking to sell, or simply want to maintain your home to its best potential, you'll want to check out our 6 real estate resolutions for 2016!

6. Skip Money Sucking Renovations

Here's an easy resolution to start off with, because it requires no effort: don't renovate your home (with bad investments.) The truth is that most renovations will never recover their full value, which means you're actually losing money on them. Unless it's for your own personal happiness, skip these classic money sinks: swimming pools, stainless steel appliances, brand new carpets, elaborate landscaping and luxury fixtures or upgrades. Buyers certainly may

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jb goodwin coats for kidsThe holiday season is all about giving, and what better way to show your spirit than to give a child the gift of warmth. There's no better feeling than knowing you've helped someone in need. With the winter season threatening freezing temperatures, JBGoodwin REALTORS® will be participating in the community drive called Coats for Kids for the 19th consecutive year. This organization, created by the Junior League of Austin, collects coats from all over Central Texas to donate to children in need. We have been partaking in the wonderful cause for many years and will be continuing this Austin tradition this year.

Coats For Kids is one of the largest coat drives in the nation and has been helping to keep children warm for 29 years. This event not only

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steps to building new home

Congratulations! You've found the perfect property in Austin, it's all financed and you're ready to build your dream home. This is an exciting time for you and you'll want to make sure all of your bases are covered before starting such a large project. Where should you even begin with building your own home? Read this step-by-step guide for everything you need to know about building a house.

1. Choosing A Builder

A key piece of advice when choosing a builder is to shop around. This is as important as choosing a property for your home. For a list of well-respected builders, take a look at our Austin Builders Directory or San Antonio Builders Directory. Ask important questions, such as whether the company a member of the Home Builders Association

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With Apple’s El Capitan update out now. The question becomes, what has changed and what hasn’t.  We all work with new software updates to understand all the changes that come about but are not always sure of how to get things done, well easily at least.  Lets discuss your email signature.

Email signatures can save you time when sending and replying to emails. Creating a signature email in Apple Mail is pretty easy and with a few additional add-ons you can make sure self stand out from the rest. How do I set up my email signatures with a little pizzaz and great links to my social media accounts.

There’s one thing that every email you originate should contain, and thats your email signature. Think of your signature as the last chance to grab someone’s

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Looking for FHA approved condos in San Antonio? We've got you covered. There are currently 16 condo projects with active FHA approval in our fine city, and we're here to help you connect with all of them.

Current Condos With FHA Approval

fha approved condosAs of October 20, the following condos each have FHA approval:

  • Bent Oak Townhouses
  • Brighton Square Condominiums
  • Canyon Creek Village Condo
  • Capistrano Condos
  • Casa Blanca Lofts & Condos
  • Country Hollow Condominiums
  • Edgecliff Northwest
  • Kensington Row Condominiums
  • LaFayette Place
  • Post Oak Condominiums
  • South End Lofts & Condos
  • Turtle Creek Village
  • Vidorra Condominiums
  • Villa Dijon Condominium
  • Villa Tanglewood Condominiums

If you would like to learn more about FHA

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jb goodwin logoIn celebration of our prosperous history and to welcome our flourishing future, JB Goodwin REALTORS® is pleased to share our new logo and branding!

Our previous logo has been in use since the inception of J.B. Goodwin's real estate career, which began when he was only 22 years old. 43 years later, JB Goodwin REALTORS® remains a leader in the Texas real estate industry, with a well respected brand that revolves around helping people. It's in this spirit that we redefined our brand to respect our past while embracing the fresh, modern company we have come to be.

Starting At Square 1

Square one. That's the best place to begin when you're buying real estate. The yellow square behind our new logo represents this same concept, optically encompassing

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