April 2019

Found 8 blog entries for April 2019.

Published by: Christine Pease

April 26, 2019

This is downtown living at it's finest! This south facing condo is located on the third floor of Barton Place right off Barton Springs Road and is a jump, skip and a hop from Zilker Park. I can't express enough that this condo literally feels like your very own birdhouse, nestled among the treetops! This darling home is complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and boasts 9 feet ceilings. The coveted kitchen features Bosch appliances and Thermador 72 bottle wine fridge! The master suite was recently upgraded with maple hard wood floors. The closets also feature custom maple wood built-ins and shelving. But where do you park? This condo comes with a premium over-sized parking spot, storage unit as well as

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Similar to any other certification or schooling, once you are done, you have to head out into the real world and decide how you want to use the knowledge you have just gained. Many certifications are made specifically for certain careers. If you are reading this, you have succeeded in achieving your Real Estate License or you’re deciding if you want to make it your career. So now that the whole world of real estate is open to you, you have to decide what area you want to go into. Generally there are two area of real estate: Commercial and Residential. Then tiers of residential, for example, residential can include luxury. I wanted to come on here and give some information on pros and cons of each to help you decide!

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Published by: Daisy Gregg


Hello! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and mid-week! We are back again with another Phone Duty Success story! Yay! So real quick explanation, many brokers have a system called “Phone Duty.” This system allows for individual agents to gain leads from any phone calls coming into the main broker’s hub. Each brokerage, generally has a main office number, which is on signs, advertisements, and online. This number is usually the most called for information unless they are trying a specific agent. And reception is legally not allowed to answer questions about property because many times they are not licensed and we want the realtors to have leads not the staff! Now that you know a little about it, it can be super

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Published by: Christine Pease

April 12, 2019

Brainstorming for the new Austin Central library began in 2009 by project leaders - Branda Branch, then-Austin Public Library Director; John Gillum, APL's facilities process manager; and architectural firms Lake|Flato of Austin/San Antonio and Shepley Bulfinch of Boston. Both architectural firms felt the new library couldn't just be a 6-story building of dead quiet with people reading silently. The new Austin Central Library is intended to be the "library of the future". Yes, there are books! In fact, the new Austin Library which is a solid 198,000 square feet, houses all 300,000 books from the John Henry Faulk Central Library on Guadalupe and even has room for another 300K on top of that. But this

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Best Renovations to Add Value to your Home!

What do you think when you hear “these are the points of interest that will sell your home?” I immediately think kitchens and bathrooms. But making sure you add value to your home can really go beyond just rooms. And you really do not have to spend a pretty penny to recoup some of your investment. Let’s talk about the 6 easiest ways to add value to your home.

  1. Counters and Cabinets

I did mention bathrooms and kitchens. But you do not have to do a full or extreme remodel to add value. Upgrade or paint the cabinets with new hardware to give it a new look that is on trend at the moment. Most would go with white or gray as those are the “on trend” color right

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April is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  April 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you home owners, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the all-new-and-improved “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 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. Check your paperwork; you may have
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Published by: Christine Pease

April 5, 2019

The act of volunteering is not a new idea. During the colonial days, people banded together to survive the new world. Communities came together to help others plant crops, build homes and fight disease. In 1736, Benjamin Franklin organized the first volunteer firehouse. Paving the way for today’s norm and even today, 70% of the nation’s firefighters are volunteers.

 As time went by and our nation expanded during the 19th century, people became more aware of the disadvantaged. Out of this awareness came the YMCA, American Red Cross and United Way.

During the Civil War, women established Ladies Aid Society, which provided supplies to soldiers and care for the sick and wounded. During the war,

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