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Found 108 blog entries published by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty.

Published by: Christine Pease

January 8, 2019

Did you know there was a day dedicated to cutting your energy cost? Did you know that this day is celebrated nation wide? Why is this important? Just like most things, it's all about the Benjamin's. When looking to save, re-insulate your home. This can save a homeowner tons of money and possibly pay for itself within a year.

But not just that, it's also about sustainability. There's only one planet Earth and we must take care of her! Reducing your carbon footprint can begin at home so take the steps now! "The average American consumes 6.8 metric tons of oil in carbon emissions each year, more than three times the average person in China. So if every American took the time and energy to do this

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

What is the first thing you think of when selling your home? Price and profit. So next step is to call or walk into your local real estate brokerage (ahem, 512-483-6000, excuse me, sorry about) and sit down with an agent to look into what you could possibly sell your home for! Now this agent would most likely do some research in your neighborhood and the property and compare your house to many others, to see what would be the most reasonable and best price to sell quickly. This process is called Comparative Market Analysis. Let’s delve into this process and why you really need a realtor to help you with this!

The most specific definition is from Investopedia:

Comparative Market Analysis: A comparative market

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Published by: Christine Pease

January 11, 2018

Behr has released their 2019 Color of the Year and it's gorgeous!!! Say Hello to Blueprint S470-5!!!! This color is soothing, relaxing and yet exciting all at the same time! Not only will Blueprint look incredible in every room, but step out of your comfort zone and try Blueprint on you ceilings, trim and even furniture!  Take a look at how Blueprint dressed up these rooms to better fit in in 2019!

Where do I even begin with this stunning kitchen! The blueprint exhaust cover blends in so smoothly while the beehive back splash screams confident chef! Blueprint under the island counter has a secret splash of optimism! 

The bathroom is usually a small space that can be brought to

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

We are all independent and capable human beings but have you ever come across a situation where you think, hmm maybe I shouldn't be doing this? As with a lot of home fixes you don't always do it yourself. Paint? Sure, why not. Electrical? Yeah, call an electrician. So why try to sell or purchase a house on your own? Hire someone that can help you. (Like us: 512-483-6000, you know what I am here for!). Sadly, I did not write this one. So thank Austin Title for this amazing article!


1. They have loads of expertise!

Want to check the MLS for a 4B/2B with an EIK and a W/D? Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and semi-arcane jargon, and your Realtor is trained to speak that language fluently. Plus,

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Published by: Christine Pease

Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods | Now through 1/21

 

At the Whole Foods on North Lamar, take the family out for an afternoon on the ice rink and then head inside for some cider and live music! 

 

Frontera Fest | 1/15 - 2/16

Hyde Park Theatre presents a five-week, fringe theatre featuring 800+ national and local artist.

 

3M Half Marathon | January 20th

Downtown Austin will be flooded with more than 7,000 runners for the 3M Half Marathon! This is one of the fastest 13.1 mile course in the country, finishing near the State Capitol. Register and/or find more information here.

 

Martin Luther King March and Festival | January 21

 

Starting at the MLK statue at the

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

It is that time of year where you want to start anew and feel motivated to get things accomplished. So I compiled a list to help you! These are 9 ideas but you don't have to achieve all of them at once. Start with a couple, make them a habit and then add a few more. Good luck! 

Get one new lead each week.

This isn’t an unattainable goal. Go to a networking event and exchange business cards. Immediately put them in your database. You already achieved your goal. Start replying to comments on your posts and grab those peoples information. Goal achieved again.

Post once a week on Social Media.

This should already be a planned exercise, but if you haven’t been doing this, the New Year is a great time to

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Published by: Christine Pease

December 21, 2018

I don't even know where to begin with this beauty! Custom design to capture the beauty and breezes of the San Gabriel River and nestled in the gated community of River Place Estates in Georgetown, Texas. This home is just absolutely stunning and is luxury living at it's finest. Featuring five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, two master suites with sitting rooms and fireplaces. Two living and eating areas. Library with private office, separate craft room and gourmet kitchen. Over 6000 sq. ft. of the finest of fine living. Feels more like a Five Star Resort versus a private home.

Let's dive in and start with the entrance!

Open these custom designed doors to enter a grand

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

 

Okay, be honest with me, you were out last night buying gifts? I knew it! But it’s okay, so was I! The holidays creep up on all of us so quickly. I still don’t have the planning down to start buying in September. So, I put together this list of quick desserts to at least take one thing off your to-do list. And FYI they are all basically chocolate based… Sorry not sorry! Enjoy!

Peppermint Bark- Simple and Easy thanks to Delish!

This quick dessert is mixing and pouring into a pan and refrigerating. The article says you can make a batch in 10 minutes! I will not claim that but it could happen!

Reindeer Brownies- this will make the kids want to help, cutting down on your work time! All thanks to FoodNetwork!

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Published by: Christine Pease

December 14, 2018

 

Christmas is a time for giving and I absolutely love filling stockings with mini gifts that fill the heart with joy! It was our family tradition to open our stocking stuffers on Christmas Eve. Then we were rushed off to bed so Santa can come for cookies and fill the floor with presents under the tree. When I was about 5, I remember sleeping over at my Grandmother’s house on Christmas Eve. In the middle of the night I heard a “Ho Ho Ho” and still believe it was the man himself, Mr. Santa Claus.

“I still believe in Santa Claus. He may not be the one that puts the presents under the tree, but his spirit works through us each time we give freely without expectation and each time we spread

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

Most people don’t know the first thing about listing their home for sell. As a newbie to the real estate world it took me awhile to understand that agents do not just randomly decide what a house should be sold for. They have to run analysis of the houses in the same area to get comparable pricing and take into account the location itself. If it is a hotspot with bars and restaurants or a known unsavory neighborhood; that can really affect the price. For example, if a one bedroom house in Austin is close to downtown that is considered prime real estate and can sell for the same amount as a house in Cedar Park with five bedrooms. You know the old saying: “Location, Location, Location,” and it is definitely true. Let’s

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