Austin Market Stats: 2015 Year end and January 2016

Hello again! Here’s a little market update for the past few months and how 2016 just may shape up! First let’s start with December… December 2015 Statistics 2,390 – Single-family homes sold, five percent more than December 2014. $270,000 – Median price for single-family homes, 10 percent more than December 2014. $348,904 – Average price… Continue Reading

Filing Your Homestead Exemption: Austin, Tx and surrounding areas

Did you buy a home last year? Do you want a tax break? Good, here is what you need to do to get that tax break… First-write down on your “to do” list: File Homestead Exemption Secondly, actually take about 10 minutes to do it. Isn’t it funny how the most mundane tasks get put off… Continue Reading

Austin’s Economic forecast for 2016

Last week there were two economic forecasting events, one from Ted Jones and one from HBA (Home Builder Assoc. of Greater Austin) Here’s a few key points for 2016’s projected forecast–And in sum: Austin is looking just as strong as 2015, with the threat of interest rates going up, even with the decline in oil prices…. Continue Reading

Adventures of Air BnBing

As some of you know, if you follow me on Insta and the like…I bought a home this year. I had no intentions of getting a roommate really (I have lived alone for so long, there sure are a lot of perks to living solo!) But then a friend of mine was relocating down here,… Continue Reading

How to be a Great Home Owner

I recently purchased a home and one of the things I REALLY appreciated were the seller’s care they took in the home I purchased, but also their responsiveness to questions I had about the home during and post closing. As an agent now for…I don’t know like 7 yrs-(I cannot keep track any more), there… Continue Reading

That’s a Wrap! What it was like filming for HGTV’s House Hunters

So, last week we finished up “Act 4” of HGTV’s House Hunter’s with Pie Town productions. It was such a fun (and not going to lie, an exhausting) experience, here’s a few tid-bits from behind the scenes. A while back I had wrote a blog about how I got picked for the show before we… Continue Reading

Austin by the Numbers

I went to a really interesting and fun meeting today with the Platinum Top 50 Finalists and Winners. It is nice to be in a room filled with successful people I look up to and can learn a lot from. We floated around the tables and had 15minutes to discuss various Real Estate topics. One… Continue Reading

Filing your Homestead Exemption for 2015 FAQs

Well, we are in the 2015 year and a few things definitely pop into my mind at the beginning of each new year (and more so before April 15)…TAXES. If you were one of my clients that means you already received an email reminder and “how to” on filing. You also most likely purchased in… Continue Reading

Buying a Home?: Getting Started and Credit Tips for 2015

It is that time of year again….where we set resolutions and goals of what we want to achieve in 2015. Now, maybe not all of you write down your goals like I do, but I can’t help it. I look at them on my dry erase board above my desk every day. It keeps me… Continue Reading

Australia and New Zealand Post Trip Follow up and Travel Tips!

Heeeellllooooo!!!! If you follow me on fabulous facespace, or “Insta” I am sure you saw my “photojournaling” of my journey overseas. It was awesome. Closest one to guessing how many photos I took total wins a prize. I wanted to follow up (because of course everyone’s infamous question when I returned was: “How was your… Continue Reading