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Published by: Christine Pease

June 12, 2019

Every little girl's first love and every little boy's hero! DAD!!! FATHER!!! Austin doesn't hold back when it comes to things to do in honor of all those dads out there!  Want to take him to a nice retreat? Austin has that! Want to take him to a beer bash? Austin has that, too! What about a Father-Daughter Run or a Joke-Off? Austin has you covered! Or maybe you just want to sit with your pops next to a quiet river and fish. No problem!

Check out Austin Monthly's Guide to Father's Day in Austin! 

FREE Father's Day Fun in Austin

Let's not forget about those gentleman that took the role of Dad when they didn't have to. Budweiser honors those Stepdads that accepted their role as a guardian, parent

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Training, training and more training! 

I am here to tell you about the wonderous onboarding program that we have established to ensure the success of all of our agents. It has morphed into an eight meeting series, where we meet once or twice a week to work one-on-one with the agents to prepare them for this business. I think that this really makes us stand out in the crowd as far as all real estate companies are concerned. So let's get right into it...

Meeting 1 - The Essentials

I named this meeting the essentials because I believe these are the bare minimums the agent needs to know how to use at our company. In this meeting, we (one of our trained onboarding specialist) goes over how the agent gets into his/her professional email provided to

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Why Do I Need a New Lender’s Policy?

The original lender’s title insurance policy protects the lender’s interest on the original loan. With the new refinanced loan, the original loan will be paid off, and the lender will require protection of its interest for the new loan. From the lender’s standpoint, a refinanced loan is no different than any other mortgage loan. In addition, if the loan is sold in the secondary market, investors like Fannie Mae will require the security of title insurance on the property. The good news is the consumer receives a discount on lender's policies for refinance during the first seven years of the loan. If your refinanced loan is with the same lender as your original loan, your

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Bike rides. Take your kids out for a fun bike ride, either near your house, or on a bike trail. Since it’s a hot summer day, make sure to bring water.

Make ice cream. There isn’t a kid (or parent) in the world who would refuse ice cream on a hot summer day. This is a great kids activity in which parents can easily monitor.

Meet friends at the local playground. Call up your friends and let the kids hang out together at a local playground, where they can play on swingsets, merry go rounds, and more.

Have a picnic at a local or state park. Getting kids together for a picnic at a local or state park can be a fun group activity.

Sidewalk chalk murals. Get some fun colored chalk for your kids and you can

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Coffee is drink that brings happiness and warmth to everyone that drinks it. Can you tell I love it?? Well in the real estate business you are forced to love it. You not only need it for the late or early hours but coffee is the beverage you make deals over. You sit at coffee shops and discuss and help people make major life decisions! We live in the amazing music and food capital of Texas, and with coffee being such a popular beverage, I wondered where are some amazing places to get coffee? And as I was wondering, I drove by one of the tons of Starbucks and realized they were replacing it with Summer Moon! This has me so excited because this is a very popular Coffee Shop in Austin that is south and now they finally

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Sitting at the front desk of my office, you can just tell we are in a hot market right now. Agents are running in and out constantly, trying to get all their stuff together since they have numerous meetings to attend with new clients or showing current clients all kinds of homes. So many checks are flowing in, we can barely keep up! But hey, job security! And it is so nice to see my agents doing so well! I figured I could do a quick blog about the housing market right now and how amazing it is…

Housing trends are generally pretty steady, but can get volatile under certain circumstances. In 2008 we went through the housing crash, which was devastating for many people. But in the last few years it has steadily risen and stayed decently consistent.

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Published by: Christine Pease

May 10, 2019

 

Alright y’all! Let’s talk BBQ! I feel like BBQ is one of those meals that you either love or hate and as a Texas girl I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Good BBQ that is! Everyone has their own take on what’s good and what’s not so I took a poll and came up with a list of Austin’s best BBQ! Whether your go to is a chopped beef sandwich, fall of the bone ribs, sausage, or my personal favorite, brisket, there is something for everyone to enjoy! If your mouth isn’t watering at this point, clearly BBQ isn’t for you! In Texas, be sure to grab a loaf of bread, pickles and onions! Oh, and don’t forget the best part…..the BBQ Sauce!

 

The 1st choice for local BBQ would have to be Salt Lick. Specifically, the

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

 

One of our lives constant struggles is to live well in this world. One of the ways to live well, especially in Austin is to get a great job! Austin can be compared to California in its cost of living, which means it is higher than other places in Texas. However, Austin is considered one of the new tech cities in the United States. It is home to power houses such as Facebook, Samsung, Dell, and Google to name a few. We are a hub for engineers, scientists and techies from all over the world. And we are going to grow even more with new tycoons such as Apple and Amazon placing major offices in our city!

Now this means a lot of to Austinites. For the traffic, may be worse but for our economy and our business as Real

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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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