Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Blog

Even if you're not ready to buy a home just yet - keep open houses front of mind! 

  • Get a head start on house hunting - this is a big decision, spend a few weekends checking out different homes to get a feel for what you really want.
  • Meet a potential Real Estate agent - if the agent is taking the time to host an open house, you already know they are a go-getter!
  • Size up the competition - check out who else is scoping homes. Nosey Neighbors? 
  • Inspiration - don't you just love shopping for decor? Going to an Open House is even better, you can get so many awesome ideas!
  • It's fun - Just imagine yourself in each home and see how you feel?

Enjoy your weekend - Check out our beautiful Open

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We couldn't be more excited about our brand new signs in place! Come check out our beautiful office - 3303 Northland Drive, Ste.100, Austin, TX 78731. We are ready to help you buy or sell your dream home!

 Click "Read Full Post" to see the videos of our new signs. 

 

 

Video Credit: Michael Mechler, REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty 

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focus on: round rock, tx

Round Rock, Texas is one of the many towns across America that is named after a specific geographical feature found within it, and in this case it’s just what you might expect - a round rock in the middle of Brushy Creek along the historic Chisholm Trail. While the rock itself isn’t particularly noteworthy, it does have some history behind it if you care to look into it and why it’s significant enough to be the namesake for this superb Austin-area town.

We happen to think Round Rock is a great place to live, and the Round Rock community and the value in Round Rock real estate are a big part of what makes locals here feel that way. And it would seem we’re not alone in that way of thinking; Round Rock has been designated a ‘super suburb’ and

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Austin's undoubted appeal is it's beautiful year-round climate, booming economy and vibrant culture. For these reasons, the live music capital of Texas has attracted countless residents from all walks of life. Among that population are household names from the worlds of Hollywood entertainment, music and sports.

Come to the city and chances are you'll rub shoulders with one of these prominent names and fixtures of the public stage. Come meet a few of Austin's most famous neighbors.

Mathew McConaughey

An oscar-winning actor and one of Hollywood's most bankable A-listers, Mathew McConaughey could also be the most prominent graduate of the University of Texas. McConaughey can often be spotted at U of T sports games and other local events. He's

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austin travel guide 2018

Are you thinking about making a trip to Austin in 2018? Check out this incredible video from our friends over at Expedia. Austin is well known for its vibrant culture and absolutely beautiful landmarks. No matter what time you choose to visit the incredible entertainment capital of Texas, you'll find something amazing. There's never a bad time to visit. Quirky shops, unrivaled live-music venues and a eclectic, gourmet food scene. Whatever you're into, there's something for you in Austin.

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how to apply for a homestead exemption in the state of texas

As a first-time home buyer, it can be difficult and overwhelming trying to keep track of everything you need for tax season. A lot of home buyers (new and experienced) don't realize all of the ways they can save money on their taxes. Filing for a Homestead Exemption is easier than you think and it can save you hundreds!   

What is a Homestead Exemption?

"A homestead exemption helps you save money on your home tax. An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your taxes. For example, if your home is valued at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000."

You must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1st of the year in which you are

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everything you need to know about buying an austin new construction home

It's no secret. The real estate market in the city of Austin is on fire. With the huge amount of choice in properties across the city, it's understandable that you could find yourself a little overwhelmed.

Do I want a trendy condo near the city center, a convenient townhome south of the Colorado River, or a larger home in one of the emerging suburban markets outside the big city.

Let's add another questions to that list – new construction or resale?

With so much development going on, contributing to Austin's ever-evolving skyline, the allure is irresistible. There's few things in this world better than stepping into a brand new, never been touched home for first time. Fresh paint. Brand New Appliances, and a distinct lack of baggage left over

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