March 2017

Found 6 blog entries for March 2017.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Launches 2017 ‘Love Your Home’ Sweepstakes


Contest offers a $50,000 grand prize and a dozen $2,500 weekly prizes; contest runs in conjunction with HGTV’s popular Good Bones series.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today launched its Love Your Home Sweepstakes promising a total of $80,000 in cash prizes. The sweepstakes, held in conjunction with HGTV’s new hit series Good Bones, runs through June 16. To enter the sweepstakes, viewers simply register at for a chance to win one of 12 weekly $2,500 prizes or the $50,000 grand prize. The first winner will be announced in early April followed

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It's no secret that Austin is among the most desirable cities in America. The diverse culture, balanced economy, and booming job market has led to a hot real estate market, with many new residents looking for a new home in the trendiest neighborhoods.

Of course, this high housing demand has led to the discovery—or in the case of some long-time Austin residents, the re-discovery—of many wonderful local communities. These up-and-coming Austin communities have become increasingly popular for a range of reasons, such as the quality of homes, parks, and shops, as well as proximity to the cities top amenities, affordability, and general attractiveness of the community in general.

Here are a few neighborhoods in Austin that we feel are trending in the

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5 things you should do to get ready to buy your first austin home

It should go without saying that buying a home is a huge step in anyone's life and it requires plenty of planning. The problem is that many first-time buyers don't know how to make sure they're ready when it comes time to buy, which could mean that you're missing out on amazing homes. This is particularly important in the hot Austin real estate market, where most homes don't stay on the market long and sellers won't wait for buyers who don't have all their ducks in a row.

But even though preparing to buy a home may seem a bit daunting to inexperienced buyers, having a clearly defined list of thing you need to do before buying your first Austin home will make things much easier. That's why we've outlined five steps that will help you be ready to

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the five most expensive austin homes currently on the market

There's no question about it. Austin is booming. Aside from being consistently voted among the most livable cities in the entire country, the Austin real estate market is also on fire!

It shouldn't be a surprise either. Austin enjoys a temperate climate, a great jobs market and a justified reputation for being one of the liveliest cities in Texas! Whether it's live music that you love, a world-class, gourmet culinary scene or the city's laid-back culture that's drawn you. Austin is where it's at.

Many of the below properties may be out of the reach for the average resident, but its fun to see how the other half lives. Prepared to be amazed - let's check out 5 of the most expensive Austin homes, currently on the market!

5) 5401 Maryanna Drive

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3 austin home renovations with great resale value

Anyone who has ever thought about a home renovation has likely asked themselves:

Is it going to be worth it in the long run?
Will I make my investment back when I sell my house?
Better yet, will I make a profit from the renovations?

Unless you plan on living in your home for the several more decades, it's important to know which renovation projects in your area are the most cost effective and the most appealing to buyers.

In Austin, the latest statistics from Hanley Wood Media on renovation projects that provide the best return on investment might surprise you. The stats weigh project costs versus their resale value and only three projects listed by Hanley Wood will actually get you a profit once you put your Austin home on the market.


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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Well it seems spring has certainly sprung. And the outdoor events are popping up as quickly as the flowers. In this gorgeous season of renewal, if you find yourself searching for a new home to grow your lucky clover, I am here for all your real estate needs! Hugs, Jan XXOX ABOR-JAN17.jpg   Just Listed! 158EstrellaCrossing.jpg

158 Estrella Crossing, Georgetown, TX

Custom 4/3 on 1.27 Acres.  Simply Stunning! This amazing home offers an open and flowing floorplan full of tall windows for happy natural light and beautiful views. Study with French doors; impressive, window-lined formal Dining Room; gourmet Kitchen open to the Great Room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace: An entertainer's delight! Luxurious Master

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