January 2017

Found 4 blog entries for January 2017.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

This may be the shortest month, but we certainly are not short on things to do! Shop local, attend a dance, see a concert, fall in love. And if you want to fall in love with your dream house, I am here to help you! Hugs, Jan XXOX   ABOR-DEC16.jpg SweetS.jpg  

Cupid on the Square

Shopping for your Valentine doesn't have to be a stressful event. It can be as simple and relaxing as wandering the shops along a beautiful town square. Georgetown square has a little bit of something for everyone. For the nostalgic, there are several antique shops. If your Valentine needs to relax and be pampered, there is Novita Spa. For the gourmand, make a reservation at one of the great eateries on and around the square. Theater fan?

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This weekend is going to be another beautiful one! Why not take your favorite fur friends to one of these great Austin dog parks?

 

Auditorium Shores

800 W Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78704

Balcones District Park

12017 Amherst Dr., Austin, TX, US 78727

Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve

3755B Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX, US

Bull Creek District Park

6701 Lakewood Dr., Austin, TX, US 78731

Butler Park

Toomey Rd and Sterzing St., Austin, TX, US

Davis White

5909 Crystalbrook Dr., Austin, TX 78724

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

1600 City Park Rd., Austin, TX, US 78701

Lady Bird Lake

S. Lakeshore Blvd. and S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Austin, TX, US

Mary Moore Searight

9600 S First St., Austin, TX 78748

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The first question I get from people wanting to list their house for sale is what, if anything do I need to do to get my house ready for sale. This is an excellent question, and is another reason why you need a full time, dedicated real estate professional to help you get your house ready for sale. Realtors often say that the sale of your home is a beauty contest, and that is really true. If you take two homes that are identical in every way, but one has been properly prepared for sale, not is it more likely that the properly prepared home will sell faster, but it will also bring in more money than the unprepared home. People don't want to buy a "project house." If they see maintenance items that need to be fixed, or if the house is not tidy, they will

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Austin has shown a lot of growth over the past years.  This is good news for home sellers, but not such good news for home buyers.  There is already a limited inventory, with Austin still being considered a buyers' market (where there are too few houses for the buyers that are trying to buy houses).  This can result in over inflated prices, which is good for the seller, but makes it difficult for the first time buyer or the person with average income and an average credit score.  Still, experts say that 20% of renters can actually afford to buy a house.  So, if you are still interested in buying a house, don't despair.  Contact me, and I can put you in touch with a professional lender that can tell you just how much you can afford.  But as the following

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