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May is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  May 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “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 May:

  •       Consider having your property inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects 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, but May is not too late. Termites work slowly, but they can be
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Want to know where all the new houses are being built in Austin, Texas and its surrounding areas?  Shoot me an email and I'll send you the entire list!

Ben Chen, Realtor (737) 999 - 1800 WeChat: mac692010 ben.chen@bhhstxrealty.com texasurbanrealestate.com
Community Price   Sq/Ft  Builder Stories Beds Baths Completion Address City
Fairview Heights $243,774 1,401 Ashton Woods Homes 1 3 2 NOW 6606 Routerburn St. Austin
Addison $264,708 1,290 Brookfield Residential 1 3 2 Spring 2020 8310 Cottage Rose Dr. Austin
Creekside at Pioneer Crossing West $273,658 1,601 Prominence Homes 2 3 2.5 NOW 11310
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April is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  April 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter   Hello again to all of you home owners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “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 and other wood-destroying insects 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.…
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According to Kitchen and Bath Business, homeowners have higher expectations for their bathrooms than ever before. They want a luxurious, spa-like space like the wealthiest mansion-dwellers enjoy.

So, what are the secrets to achieving a luxurious bath? Consider the following:

Space: Getting ready for the day or night out is done in one large room, with adjoining closets and separate sectors for bathing, grooming and dressing.

Privacy: A master bath should be inaccessible to any other rooms besides the master bedroom. Separate “his and her” water closets, along with separate dressing areas, help keep the marital romance alive.

Serenity: You’ll find most luxury baths in Houzz.com or Pinterest.com, feature soothing colors, like gentle shades

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Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they'd have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home without seeing it in person beforehand. Both options would cause extra unwanted stress on top of moving to an unfamiliar place. Luckily, with the rise of technology, virtual tours are here to save the day!

 

When it comes to creating a virtual tour, don't panic. Your real estate agent will be there to guide you through the entire process. An agent may help to schedule a videographer to come to your house, or utilize software like Tour Wizard or My360 to create a virtual

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The hottest trends in home design - bringing the outdoors in with floral themes and butterflies on everything!!! Bright colors are in, especially GREEN!!! And get ready for this surprise - wallpaper is making a big comeback!!!

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I heard someone recently say they have reached the end of Netflix and now they are bored. Netflix has definitely helped me procrastinate some projects that I really need to address while I have the time. The longer the project is postponed....my mind builds it up into something the size of an elephant!   A project the size of an elephant is the hardest to tackle. It needs to be cut up, broken down, into bite size portions. That and lots of BBQ sauce.  

My top elephants, projects at the moment in which I am OPEN to any suggestions on how to make it simple! 

1 - Put a large video up on YouTube. Several clients have asked me to video the house they are interested in purchasing/leasing. I run through with my phone and realize that I now have a 2

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By: Daisy Gregg

April showers bring May flowers, but we are forever stuck in our homes at the moment but this will give you the time to check a few things off your to do list on a rainy weekend. Here are a few projects you can get done:

  1. Spring clean. Dust all the blinds, wipe down the quarter-round molding, and clean under the beds and furniture you haven't moved in a while.

2. Organize your closets. Unless you're extremely neat all the time, you're bound to have items you can sort. Create sections or piles to keep, throw away, and donate. Getting rid of clutter makes you feel good and it also makes your home look better.

 

3. Paint something. Paint may take longer to dry in wet weather but it's still fun to sand and

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