September 2015

Found 5 blog entries for September 2015.

 

ARCHITECTURE Strauss Apartment - Strasbourg, France. September 25 2015 With a floor as beautiful as the chevron-patterned dark hardwood one in this recently renovated classic apartment, the re-imagining designers’ main job is to try to not ruin it or its harmonizing and stylish effect. In the case of the Strasbourg, France-based private apartment in question, the other defining features are the gorgeous fourth-floor corner location with the large windows, and the elegant cast-iron railings.

Lithuanian design and architecture studio YCL has used furniture to add pops of colour to the interiors of an otherwise monochromatic apartment in Strasbourg, France

Describing the renovation as "sophisticated old-fashioned elegance meets modern

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Burnet Road Bites and Brews

 

 

FORK & VINE: 3010 WEST ANDERSON LANE, SUITE D http://forkvine.com/

COVER 3: 2700 WEST ANDERSON LANE # 202 http://cover-3.com/

THE GOODNIGHT: 2700 WEST ANDERSON LANE, # 101 http://thegoodnightaustin.com/

PHO THAISON: 2438 WEST ANDERSON LANE, SUITE A3 http://phothaisonaustin.com/

VERT’S KEBAP: 2438 WEST ANDERSON LANE http://www.vertskebap.com/

HOPDODDY BURGER BAR: 2438 WEST ANDERSON LANE http://www.hopdoddy.com/

BARTLETT’S: 2408 WEST ANDERSON LANE http://bartlettsaustin.com/

ENCHILADAS Y MAS: 1911 WEST ANDERSON LANE http://www.enchiladasymas.com/

TACO DELI: 7301 BURNET ROAD http://www.tacodeli.com/

AMY’S ICE CREAM: 5624 BURNET ROAD

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If you're thinking about Selling but don't think September is the right time, consider this.  The home values in the Greater Austin area are very strong and Buyers consider this time a better opportunity to purchase a home. The increase in the market over the last year could make it a great time to cash in on the additional equity.

 

 

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Knowing what you can afford is every bit as important in the home finding process as knowing what kind of home you want.  Affordability includes three things: how much money you will need to borrow, how much you have for a down payment, and what you can comfortably afford as a monthly payment.

Set a budget for yourself and decide how much you are comfortable with and how much you can afford to invest. Be realistic! Most lenders suggest that your payments be no more than 28 percent of your total monthly income.  

To better estimate what you can afford, use an affordability calculator, such as this one from Lending Tree.  It is wise to avoid taking out the largest loan possible because you can risk becoming “house poor” with little or no money

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  1. Choosing your Real Estate Agent.

  2. Choosing your lender (know about different types of mortgage loans and pre-qualification).

  3. Selecting your home (determine the type, the price, and the location).

  4. The Offer (once you have found the property make a written offer through your real estate agent).

  5. The escrow process (when you have reached an agreement with the seller, the initial good-faith deposit is given to an

    escrow representative, and the process begins).

  6. The mortgage loan (a mortgage loan is requested, filling out the appropriate forms).

  7. Preliminary title report (is reviewed and accepted).

  8. Inspections and disclosures (the property is inspected during the period

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