Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Blog

With spring already here, the time has arrived for that all too familiar spring cleaning! There’s so much to be done, and it doesn’t seem like there will ever be enough time to finish projects, clean equipment, and get everything ready for the summer.

From cleaning the air conditioning to outdoor maintenance, the following tips and tricks will make the upkeep of your home smooth and simple.

Air Conditioning, Gutters, and Roofs

Depending on where you live, it’s possible that the air conditioning hasn’t been used since last summer. Because of this, most units will likely need their air filters replaced. The drains, too, will need to be flushed if they haven’t been done regularly (every four or five months). For those wondering where and what

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Backyard Chickens Austin


 Have you been wanting your own chickens and coop but didn’t know where to start or what the rules might be for where you live ?

Ready for new morning traditions of enjoying your coffee while you collect freshly laid eggs? 

Austin Resource Recovery hes begun offering  free chicken keeping classes and a $75 rebate on a coop.

Keeping chickens is a great way to help reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill. In keeping with the quirky and independent spirit of many of our Austin neighborhoods, backyard coops are becoming more and more common. Chickens recycle food scraps while provdiing you fresh eggs and creating healthy soil. ( Not to mention they can be pretty cute and fluffy! ) 

The classes are part of Austin

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Signs Marketing Agreement with, China’s Largest International Property Portal

All network listings to appear on search site, which attracts two million Chinese consumers monthly; advertising will make Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices a dominant brand on

IRVINE, CA (April 17, 2017) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced a marketing
agreement with to syndicate all of its franchisees’ residential listings to the China-based international property portal that attracts roughly two million visitors monthly.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices also launched a banner advertising campaign on to promote its brand, home page and listings to’s audience. The alliance

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buying a new home vs a resale in austin

With Austin real estate in such high demand in recent years, developers have had their hands full building new homes to keep up with the booming market. For home buyers, this begs the question: Should you buy a newly built home or a resale?

Both types of homes have their advantages, so part of your decision may certainly come down to personal preference. However, you'll need to consider which of the benefits you value more when you're weighing the advantages of buying a new home vs. a resale home in Austin.

Advantages of New Homes in Austin


New homes in many cases allow you to select your own siding, flooring, countertops, appliances, and even floor plans. With new homes, you can design the home your way, as opposed to

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Austin is now one of the United States' premier destination cities. With a strong tech scene and the grit of an entrepreneurial town, Austin is a city of promise with a very reasonable cost of living. I've lived here since 2006 and it's been nothing but up, up, up. Few metropolitan areas in America offer this combination of strong economy coupled with livability-- and affordability. Austin would love to welcome you, and I look forward to helping you find the life of your dreams here in Austin, Texas. 

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8 upcoming austin spring fetivals worth checking out

Spring might be the best time of the year to get out and do something fun in Austin. Not only is the weather ideal to enjoy a number of outdoor activities, but it's also when the local festival scene really picks up. From music in the park to many types of street food to all sorts of arts & crafts, Austin has a plethora of great events to check out in the Spring of 2017. There are literally hundreds of festivals over the course of April and May to discover, but we've narrowed it down to eight events that we feel cover a variety of interests and appeal to a range of demographics.


The hottest outdoor music festival in Austin is fast approaching, with over 80 artists performing over four days at the beautiful Carson Creek Ranch (20 minutes

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Launches 2017 ‘Love Your Home’ Sweepstakes


Contest offers a $50,000 grand prize and a dozen $2,500 weekly prizes; contest runs in conjunction with HGTV’s popular Good Bones series.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today launched its Love Your Home Sweepstakes promising a total of $80,000 in cash prizes. The sweepstakes, held in conjunction with HGTV’s new hit series Good Bones, runs through June 16. To enter the sweepstakes, viewers simply register at for a chance to win one of 12 weekly $2,500 prizes or the $50,000 grand prize. The first winner will be announced in early April followed

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It's no secret that Austin is among the most desirable cities in America. The diverse culture, balanced economy, and booming job market has led to a hot real estate market, with many new residents looking for a new home in the trendiest neighborhoods.

Of course, this high housing demand has led to the discovery—or in the case of some long-time Austin residents, the re-discovery—of many wonderful local communities. These up-and-coming Austin communities have become increasingly popular for a range of reasons, such as the quality of homes, parks, and shops, as well as proximity to the cities top amenities, affordability, and general attractiveness of the community in general.

Here are a few neighborhoods in Austin that we feel are trending in the

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Our monster growth continued for 2016 with a net gain of 156 people per day. This is good news for sellers who want to get maximum dollars for their houses, but bad news for buyers because it means that the sellers' market continued, and inventory is currently at just over 1.4 months of housing available. That means that we can only meet the need of buyers for 1.4 months and then there will be nothing to sell. A balanced market is when there are about 6-9 months of inventory. More inventory than that and the market becomes a buyers' market because the demand is low, and inventory is high. To buyers, I say don't wait. Interest rates are continuing to go up (sincerely, this is not sales speak), and prices will continue to climb or at least remain as

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