August 2018

Found 10 blog entries for August 2018.

Published by: Daisy Gregg

You are almost there. All you need to do is sign on the dotted line. And deal with the closing and everything that can go along with it! Closing fees can be sneaky and new home buyers don’t always consider them. A good rule is to always make sure your client is aware of them and what they can cost. Often times they are unexpected or higher than the client thinks. They can be as much as 2-3% of sales price! They can impact the buying power and reduce your commission. And these facts are all true and the blog before this one had a quick cheat sheet on fees and who pays them, so check that out! I want to focus on who participates in closings. Below (from our Trusty Austin Title and a little help from Brian Laws from

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 Published by: Christine Pease

August 17th, 2018

 

Buying a home is an exciting and emotional time for many people. To help you buy your home with more confidence, make sure you get owner's title insurance. Here's why it's so important to you:

1.  Protects Your Largest Investment - A home is probably the single largest investment you will make in your life. You insure everything else that's valuable to you-your life, car, health, pets, etc., so why not your largest investment? For a one-time fee, owner's title insurance protects your property rights for as long as you own your home.

 

2. Reduces Your Risk - If you're buying a home, there are many hidden issues that may pop up only after you purchase your home. Getting an owner's

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

We at Berkshire Hathaway Texas Realty do our best to service all customers, whether it be for a lease or multimillion dollar deal. All our agents are hardworking and committed to finding you the right home! I work and observe them every day (I am the front desk…I see everything!) and I am always so proud of how they conduct themselves and truly care for their clients. I can tell some amazing stories of what I have seen, but that will be for another time. Right now I think we should bask in some luxurious homes. These are some of our high-end listings that make your jaw drop! Enjoy!

1007 West Mary Street, Austin, Texas 78704

3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 2,726 Square feet | $1,450,000

17502 Whippoorwill Trail, Lago

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Published by: Christine Pease

August 10th, 2018

In 1982, Rhoda Tomasco was a volunteer at the local pediatric cancer unit in Houston, Texas. After witnessing first hand the depression and loneliness among these children, she had a vision and wanted to help. Rhoda wanted to provide young cancer patients with the opportunities to promote self-esteem and personal accomplishment through participating in positive group activities. She also wanted these kids to simply have fun. Rhoda started Sunshine Kids as a way to give these young kids an escape from their every day lives. 

As of today, thousands of young cancer patients, from east coast to west, have benefited from Rhoda's vision. In order to provide these activities free of charge to the

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

August 6, 2018

I don’t know about you, but randomly introducing myself to a stranger can be a daunting and terrifying task! But as a real estate agent, new or old, this is a constant process you have to do, it's called: Networking. Suddenly you have to make small talk about yourself and make it count because this could lead to a client! Only adding pressure to an already pressure inducing situation. And let's not even begin to discuss etiquette when meeting new people: do you shake hands, oh man what if they don’t like being touched? Can they adequately hear you? Because let’s be honest this encounter is taking place in a crowded room where, there is just this hum of noise, you can’t decipher what is being said but

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Published by: Christine Pease

August 3, 2018

In the great state of Texas, nothing slows us down. August brings back some exciting events that all locals look forward to. Check out these ideas and let's make new friends while we're at it.

Unplugged At the Grove | August 13th at Shady Grove

Let's cheers to 93.3 KGSR's 25th Anniversary! Who can pass on free live music? This happens to be one of the hottest events in town with absolutely no cover charge. Every Thursday for 23 consecutive weeks, you'll find some local talent while dining under the tree canopy on warm summer nights. Shady Grove welcomes all ages and $4 Ziegenbocks for those over 21. Get there early to find a good seat as the music begins at 8 pm. TheShadyGrove.com

 

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Published by: Christine Pease

August 1, 2018

Have you been looking for a new space? Then look no further because this is where the train stops. This beautiful stone home has all the modern features and so much more! With five bedrooms, four and a half baths, two living, two dining rooms plus and office. Who could ask for more? Open the front door to find big windows to allow natural light and wood floors throughout. Continue through the hall to find additional windows, stone fireplace and an open floor plan. Don't let me forget to mention the kitchen features a large butler's pantry and ample cooking work space. The master suite, guest bedroom and study are all downstairs while the kids retreat is upstairs. The over-sized master suite has

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