March 2019

Found 10 blog entries for March 2019.

When I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has Asian markets available every corner of the city, I had no trouble finding the Asian food and stores I wanted. When I moved to Austin, TX, in 2004, I worried about if there were any Asian Markets or good restaurants. I was over the moon to find out that there was one small Asian market (Hong Kong Super Market) located on 8557 Research Blvd, Ste 130 Austin, TX 78758. And since then many other amazing Asian stores have come to our amazing Austin area.

This market is still in business and provides most Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese products that I use. My favorite part of this market is the fresh tropical fruit that is always available, which includes lychee, Thai’s bananas, jackfruit, and

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Published by: Christine Pease

March 25, 2019

Two word to describe this beautiful home: ABSOLUTE STUNNER!!!!  Crisp, clean, modern lines create a wide and luxurious living space with views for days. This contemporary masterpiece is complete with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4,562 square feet and sits beautifully on 1.31 acres. In addition, there is a study/flex room, dedicated media room and game room with full wet bar. Multiple decks with hill country views, 3. car garage and is the complete picture of modern luxury.

Welcome home! Walk through double entry doors into a light, bright and airy space with custom architectural details.

Great room features a 26 foot, custom asymmetrical barrel ceiling, built-in wall mount and electric fireplace.

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Published by: Christine Pease

March 22, 2019

I think it's safe to say that April kicks off the Festival season here in Austin, Texas! Every single weekend there is something to do. Whether it be a music event or a tour around the city, these events surely won't disappoint! April is also National Volunteer Month! If you're looking for a way to give back to your community, click here!

April 4th - 7th | Austin International Poetry Festival | Various Locations

April 7th | Capitol 10K | Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores

April 11th - 4th | Old Settler's Music Festival | Tilmon, Texas

April 12th - 13th | Lonestar Round Up | Travis County Expo Center

April 12th - 14th | Art City Austin Festival | Palmer Event Center

April 12th -

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

 

You have spent the last few months searching for the perfect home and debating and just being plain stressed out. Well you are now officially a homeowner! But now what do you do?? So I poached a great article from Austin Title to help you figure it out!

  1.        Pest-proof Your New Home. If you have access to your new place a day or so before the moving van is scheduled to arrive, take that time to get a few things done around the new homestead. You could set off a bug bomb or have the exterminator come and spray. Even if you don't see any bugs, it's likely they're there, and you don't want to have to share your new digs with pests.
  2.        Turn on Utilities. If you haven't already notified the utility
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Published by: Christine Pease

February 15, 2019

When I think of the Irish, I don’t think of Austin, Texas but Austin does have its fair share of Celtic events, organizations, network groups and more! I’ve never personally ventured out during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration but if you’re in the mood, check out these fun events and don’t forget to wear green!

March 15th

Music from Ireland’s Full Irish Breakfast at B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub in downtown Austin. Music from Ireland is here in town with 9 other incredible acts to showcase their talents all afternoon! This is a free event with an RSVP!

 

March 15th – March 17th

 

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Austin’s newest Irish pub, Darcy’s Donkey is hosting a two-day event of

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Double dipping in the Real Estate World, means the agent represents both the buyer and seller to be able to achieve the full 6% commission. It is frowned upon because it is a conflict of interest to represent both sides. You really can’t do that ethically. Without helping one side more than the other. So many agents have other agent’s hold their open house so the other agent can pick up a buyer and there isn’t a conflict of interest. So with that in mind, doing open houses is a great way to pick up buyers and gain experience. Agents want their open house to do well so here are 10 open-house mistakes to avoid:

No. 1: Hovering

As a seller, your job is to get out of the way. Let your agent and their team interact

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Hello again, home owners, tenants, prospective buyers, farmers, ranchers, and real-estate moguls. Spring begins on March 20, and the 2019 Property Tax Protest season is just ahead (and I can help you get started preparing now). Here is another reminder that if you bought a home last year and started living there on January 1, 2019, don’t forget to file your homestead exemption at your local county tax office to save money on property taxes. Before you check the all-new-and-improved “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Winter is almost over and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during Winter months (Spring checklist coming in April!):

  •       Outdoor
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Published by: Christine Pease

March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural economic or political. This day came from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century.

In 1945, The Charter of the United Nations was signed and was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Ever since, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programs and goals to advance the status of women world-wide.

The first National Women’s Day observed in the U.S. was February 28th, 1909. The Socialist International went

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

You have decided to buy a house! Yay, good for you! But do you know the first steps you need to accomplish to actually make your dream happen? My recommendation is to figure out your budget. This isn’t the first real, physical step but before that, you should try and decide what you can comfortably pay each month. You need to be able to make the payments as if you were renting. You have to pay the mortgage back in the time frame they allow. (I am sure you knew that, but wanted to reiterate just in case!). Try to factor in all of your monthly expenses and subtract from your income to see what you could reasonably pay each month. Make sure to keep some extra money for savings and your emergency fund, this isn’t a hard

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Published by: Christine Pease

March 1, 2019

Oh hey, March! I've been thinking about you! I'm ready to set my clocks forward and plant some flowers for the first day of Spring! Not just that, but my calendar just filled up with some incredible events happening all over Austin and the surrounding hill country! If you're in the area, check out these fun activities:

Amplify Austin | March 1st

Make a donation online to 100+ Austin Area Non-Profits!

 

First Thursday on South Congress | March 7th

First Thursday on South Congress creates an opportunity for vendors to set up a booth while the street is littered with shoppers of all kinds. Looking for a hand-made turquoise necklace or custom made leather boots? This is an event for

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