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GUIDE INCLUDES:

Source:  Austin Title

Buyers:

  • 6 Home-Buying Tips for the Current Market
  • House Hunters Checklist
  • Property Score Card
  • Five Tips Every Aspiring Homeowner Needs to Know
  • Tax Benefits of Home Ownership
  • Home Design Trends

Sellers:

  • Why You Should Sell Your Home
  • 51 Home Sale Tips
  • Preparing Your Home For Sale
  • Showing Your Home
  • 9 Tips For Selling A Home When You Have Kids
  • 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Open House

For Both:

  • Pre-Closing Checklists
  • Post-Closing Reminders
  • Moving Checklist

Austin Title | Buyers & Sellers Guide

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The City of Manor Strives to promote Community spirit through the preservation of our unique character and heritage while fostering a dynamic economic environment. In the past decade, the population of the city of Manor has grown more than 500 percent. Like other suburbs in Central Texas, many newcomers move there from Austin – pushed out by rising housing costs.

 

Living in Manor

The City of Manor is situated approximately 12 miles east of Austin on U.S. Highway 290, which links much of Central Texas to Houston. Over the next decade, Manor is poised to see explosive growth as its proximity to Austin, its affordable land, and its location at an interchange of the SH130 toll-road set the stage for this growth. Many new subdivisions offer a

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October is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s October 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. I’m running a little late for the October issue, but here we go. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Fall is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during October:

  •       Outdoor Tasks:

o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will thank you for not planting them in the blaze of summer. Fall/winter planting allows the plants and their roots to dig in

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Located just three miles from downtown Austin and the Texas State Capitol and two miles from The University of Texas at Austin, Mueller is perfectly positioned to become an energetic new hub for central Austin.

A New Urban Village

The ambitious effort to redevelop Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a mixed-use urban village in the heart of the city has helped Austin chart new directions. Mueller is envisioned as a sustainable community that is meeting extensive goals in housing and economic development. The award-winning Mueller master plan and the ambitious Master Development Agreement with Catellus Development Group and the City of Austin are the culmination of decades of community planning efforts from visionary neighbors and active

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

California real estate professionals were the first to introduce a concept called value-range pricing, also known as variable pricing or range pricing. Instead of one listing price, the seller can list a pricing range and deepen the pool of buyers who may be interested in the home.

The advantages are many. Some sellers are more comfortable using a price range for their home, rather than a specific price that feels too high or too low. The seller’s home appears in a broader number of results when a real estate professional or a buyer searches for homes online. Homebuyers shop in a range because they want to see the best homes available that they can possibly afford.

Getting as many buyers as possible to look

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Known as one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, Hutto offers small-town charm with a convenient location in Central Texas. This Eastern-Williamson County community is just a short 27-mile drive northeast of downtown Austin and offers many attractions for the entire family. Stroll through Old Town, the original boundaries for the City of Hutto. Many historic homes have been restored and are excellent examples of the small Swedish farming community that established the town in 1911. Old Town also has a great collection of unique restaurants and shops within the Hutto Commercial Historic District. Everything is close by and easily accessed on foot or by car. Slow down, relax and come visit us... you'll find out why Hutto is a great place to live,

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

To some people, the idea of paying third parties to find you a home, close the sale, and later, help you sell your home, seems like a formality they can live without. But there are many more jobs your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network real estate professional performs for you, and the most important is your protection.

When your home is listed with your real estate professional, it’s marketed worldwide, including to other real estate professionals.  The first place it’s listed is in the multiple listing service, which has compensation rules that allow other licensed professionals to bring their qualified homebuyers to see your home. If your home sells under contract, they’re compensated by your real estate

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Buda is known for quality schools, quaint downtown, and close proximity to Austin and the SH 130/SH 45 toll bypass, festivals, walking trails, and family fun! Just 20 minutes south of Austin, off the beaten path lies Buda, Texas - a friendly city with small-town charm and big plans for the future that is equal parts pragmatic and idyllic. Steeped in area history, Buda holds fast to the values and rich potential that made it a choice location for the first settlers of the 1880s.

Living in Buda

 The same qualities that made the city attractive in the past hold true today. Safe, affordable, wholesome Buda is a city centered on community, an oasis of country calm at the edge of civilization, unspoiled by the pace of Austin and San Antonio’s big-city

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Spooky houses look like they haven’t seen a living occupant, gardener or handyman in years. Many so-called haunted houses are so dilapidated they look occupied by ghosts, or they’ve been on the market so long, buyers suspect there’s a skeleton hidden in the closet. But that house for sale that gives you the creeps may actually turn out to be a good investment. 

So what makes a house seem haunted? It could be the tumbleweed landscaping, paintless trim, broken steps or crooked roof—, material problems that can easily be repaired or replaced. But a house can also carry a stigma (which has nothing to do with the home’s structure) that evokes fear or repulsion, including a history of death within the home from murder, suicide or suspicious

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

It is now the time everybody dreads but also anticipates. You’re ready to make an offer on a home! You saw it and fell in love but were you able to see past ts out beauty to all the defects within? You’ve got the seller’s disclosure of material (physical and environmental) defects, but is that all the information you need to move forward? Before you sign your purchase offer, do a little quick research and ask some tough questions. Your realtor wants to help and get you in the right home!

Get a loss history report. The Insurance Information Institute advises homebuyers to obtain a loss history report from the seller. This LexisNexis free service tracks hazard insurance claims. You’ll learn when the roof was

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