Ashley Brinkman’s Referral Contest

Well, I have finally come to the conclusion that I need to put something more solid in place for those of my friends and clients that refer me business, because it is so VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. After some deliberation, talks with other successful agents and marketing gurus, I am going to run a monthly contest… Continue Reading

New Construction vs. A Resale: Pros and Cons

Hello again friends, followers, readers and such— It’s been a while since my last blog post and I thought now would be as good of a time as any to discuss the pros and cons of buying a new home in the Austin market…as I have 6 clients under contract for new homes…crazy. Some close… Continue Reading

Austin Real Estate Forecast 2017 (Recapped from Ted Jones)

Dr. Ted Jones is the Economist for Stewart Title. (Twitter Handle is @drTCJ) He gives a great presentation and holds your attention and packed with a few funnies along the way. This morning I wanted to re-cap some of the things he discussed and presented on regarding the future of Austin’s Economy. Despite the election,… Continue Reading

Whole30 Challenge:

While I am currently not doing Crossfit on a day-to-day basis, I do attend a crossfit gym (but I do classes with an old fav trainer, Taylor, because I like that programming) but I do work out with a group of wonderful gals who for some odd reason thought June 1 they should do a… Continue Reading

Austin Real Estate Market Stats April 2015 v 2016: Where did Austin Increase 33%?!

Hello, hello! It has been a while since I shared some market updates with you, so I was doing a little researching–and decided to share some interesting finds on the Austin market (for the month of April, 2016 in comparison to same time last year) as the market is really starting to stir up, school comes… Continue Reading

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: An Update

***An Update to My Adventures of Air BnB*** Well, it’s been four years since this last post and four years of doing short term rentals, in three different places plus helping a friend manage their rental as well, so I think I have this side hustle business down. So I am going to try and touch… 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