Expectations vs. Reality: My Upcoming Australia/New Zealand Backpacking Trip

Well, I have another trip around the corner, I am excited to report. I think it is interesting– the “build up” before any trip. I have researched, read blogs, asked other fellow travelers who have been there, backpacked or lived there for their advice. I then come up with a list of amazing things I… Continue Reading

An Apology and A Thank You

This may be a silly comparison but something dawned on me today that I felt like writing about… So, my friend and I are researching places to stay on Air BnB for our next trip to Vancouver. Vancouver above. {Ahem-Don’t even get me started on some of the horrible real estate photos people actually post… Continue Reading

Paying off Your Mortgage ASAP: Yes or No?

When I first got into real estate, I would sit across the table as my buyer signed all 3 million closing papers for their first home. There came that point where we would make a joke about the “no pay no stay” document and usually a comment of how great of an interest rate they… Continue Reading

My Adventures in Tulum, Mexico

If you follow me on Facebook, I recently posted a few (about 1,000) photos of my trip to beautiful Tulum. Nothing new for this girl–I really enjoy taking photos and capturing moments–but mainly taking photos of pretty and colorful items. Since a lot of you had asked me how my trip was and “Would I… Continue Reading

I Own Scissors, but Don’t Cut My Own Hair: An Agent’s Insight to the Austin, Tx Seller’s Market

Hello there blog readers of mine! (All two of you). I know you look forward to my blogs about my bad dates and theories of my generation and what not, but due to the non-existant dating life I am going to write about something that has been time consuming lately (and I am not complainin’):… Continue Reading

What to Expect when Buying New Construction (in an Austin seller’s market)

Hello again! I’ve had a few clients in the past few years buy new. Meaning from a home builder or custom builder or condo developer. And being that I now have gained some experience on “the other side” (meaning, representing new projects/the listing agent) I wanted to take some time to write a blog on… Continue Reading

The Easy Life of Being a Real Estate Agent (or so you think?)

An Inside look at what being a real estate agent is all about (for me, anyway). No, it’s not rocket science. I don’t work 80hrs a week like a lawyer, and I don’t save lives. But I wear a bunch of hats and it can be stressful, unstable, time consuming and plain exhausting. So, hear… Continue Reading

DISCLOSURE: Listing a Home after you have seen an Inspection Report

Here is the best way to go about listing a home, when you have been shown (the first) buyer’s full inspection report. I had an event happen recently that has inspired this little blog on DISCLOSURE. I am already an honest person, at times I say to a fault, but when it comes to housing,… Continue Reading

Austin Texas: A Seller’s Market in 2013: What does it mean for buyers?

Last year as predominantly a buyer’s agent I had time for my clients to gather 3-6 homes they wanted to view for our appointment a few days in advanced. We’d go out, take a look, decide what offer to make on which property. I was able to negotiate for them, get seller’s to pay closing… Continue Reading

Ashley Takes on Europe 2012: ROME

STOP #5: Rome, Italy Germany had been wonderful, Megan was now my travel partner in crime and though she had already been to Rome once before, her love of art and history had me excited for Rome. The phrase “You can’t do Rome in a day” was definitely true. Can I just add we thought… Continue Reading