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Written by Avery Turner

Home prices often rise and fall based on market conditions. But that's only half of the story. Though you might not have the power to influence the market as an individual, you do have control over your own property — and this can make all the difference. So if you're looking to make impactful changes that will allow you to negotiate for the highest possible price for your home, then start with the following steps:

1. Declutter

Many property sellers understandably focus on the overall structure and design of their home. But this can be a costly mistake, because when prospective buyers view a home, one of the first things they notice is clutter. In fact, buyers spend 24% of their time distracted by the mess when

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May is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  May 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Spring is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during May:

  •       Consider having your property inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects if you have not done so in a year or two; perhaps set up an annual plan with a pest control pro. March and April are the annual termite swarming season, but May is not too late. Termites work slowly, but they can be
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Want to know where all the new houses are being built in Austin, Texas and its surrounding areas?  Shoot me an email and I'll send you the entire list!

Ben Chen, Realtor (737) 999 - 1800 WeChat: mac692010 ben.chen@bhhstxrealty.com texasurbanrealestate.com
Community Price   Sq/Ft  Builder Stories Beds Baths Completion Address City
Fairview Heights $243,774 1,401 Ashton Woods Homes 1 3 2 NOW 6606 Routerburn St. Austin
Addison $264,708 1,290 Brookfield Residential 1 3 2 Spring 2020 8310 Cottage Rose Dr. Austin
Creekside at Pioneer Crossing West $273,658 1,601 Prominence Homes 2 3 2.5 NOW 11310
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There is a hidden gem in America that often gets overlooked by other coastal cities in this country.  It is a great place to raise a family, start a business, or work for a Fortune 500 Technology company.  This place that I am talking about is Austin, Texas. 

Austin is America’s second Silicon Valley, often referred to as Silicon Hill.  Here, you can find technology companies like IBM, Apple, AMD, Samsung, Cisco, Dell, HP and many more.  It is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States for the past 5 years with over 100 people moving into the metro area every single day.       

As one of America’s top 10 safest cities to live in, Austin thrives on its unique culture of live music, Texas barbeque, and ever growing diversity.   

The

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April is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  April 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter   Hello again to all of you home owners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Spring is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during April:   ·  Consider having your property inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects if you have not done so in a year or two; perhaps set up an annual plan with a pest control pro. March and April are the annual termite swarming season. ·  It’s property tax assessed-value protest time.…
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According to Kitchen and Bath Business, homeowners have higher expectations for their bathrooms than ever before. They want a luxurious, spa-like space like the wealthiest mansion-dwellers enjoy.

So, what are the secrets to achieving a luxurious bath? Consider the following:

Space: Getting ready for the day or night out is done in one large room, with adjoining closets and separate sectors for bathing, grooming and dressing.

Privacy: A master bath should be inaccessible to any other rooms besides the master bedroom. Separate “his and her” water closets, along with separate dressing areas, help keep the marital romance alive.

Serenity: You’ll find most luxury baths in Houzz.com or Pinterest.com, feature soothing colors, like gentle shades

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Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they'd have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home without seeing it in person beforehand. Both options would cause extra unwanted stress on top of moving to an unfamiliar place. Luckily, with the rise of technology, virtual tours are here to save the day!

 

When it comes to creating a virtual tour, don't panic. Your real estate agent will be there to guide you through the entire process. An agent may help to schedule a videographer to come to your house, or utilize software like Tour Wizard or My360 to create a virtual

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The hottest trends in home design - bringing the outdoors in with floral themes and butterflies on everything!!! Bright colors are in, especially GREEN!!! And get ready for this surprise - wallpaper is making a big comeback!!!

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