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It is Time for Termites, Property Tax Protests, & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Continues to Set Housing Records Despite “Affordability” Growing Pains: Chuck Farr’s April 2021 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Spring is here--homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! In the news,the Austin Board of Realtors says that “as Austin experiences growing pains associated with a city transitioning into a large metropolitan area, the Austin-Round Rock MSA continues to set housing records.” (Check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for details!)

Spring Home Maintenance: Springtime has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during

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January is Time for Homestead Exemptions, Big Jobs, & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Closes Year With Record $17B Market: Chuck Farr’s January 2021 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Happy new year, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors! If you bought a home last year and started living there on January 1, 2021, make a note to file your homestead exemption in the next month or three (also check on disability and over 65 exemptions if applicable) at your local county tax office to save money on property taxes.

Also in the news: the Austin Board of Realtors says the  “Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) closed 2020 by breaking records as housing demand across the region reached unprecedented levels.” (check

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Winter is Time for Homestead Exemptions, Big Jobs, Gutters, & HVACs [[+]] Austin Area Housing Market Continues to Soar Headed Into 2021: Chuck Farr’s December 2020 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

Happy Holidays, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. If you bought a home this year and will start living there on January 1, make a note to file your homestead exemption in January 2021 (also check on disability and over 65 exemptions if applicable) at your local county tax office to save money on property taxes.

Also in the news: “Austin’s housing market activity is stronger than it’s been in several years” headed into 2021 (check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for details!).

Winter is here and has

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November is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns & HVACs [[+]] Central Texas Housing Market Continues Strong Sales Growth Headed Into 2021: Chuck Farr’s November 2020 “Talking Real Estate” ENewsletter

 

Hello again, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. The Austin area housing market continues strong sales growth headed into 2021 (check the [[“Talking Real Estate” Monthly Enewsletter]] for details!). This month’s homeowner task list is the same as October. Fall is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during November:

  •       Outdoor Tasks:

o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant

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September is Time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs + Austin Housing Market Continues Undeterred: Chuck Farr’s September 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers/sellers, and real-estate investors. The Austin area housing market continues bouncing back in the era of COVID-19 (check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter for details!). Fall is here--and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during September:

  •       Outdoor Tasks:

o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will thank you for not planting them in the blaze of summer.

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July is Time for Yards, Watering, and HEAT Management: Chuck Farr’s July 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, Summer blazes onward and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during July (pretty much like June; please send in the rain!):

  •       Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.
  •       Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily every day. Plants prefer a good soaking a few times a week
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June is time for Yards, Watering, and Heat Management: Chuck Farr’s June 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, Summer is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during June:

  •       Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.
  •       Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily every day. Plants prefer a good soaking a few times a week rather than a light, daily drizzle.
  •       Reverse the
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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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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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March is Time for Self Care, Distancing, Termites, Homestead Exemptions, and Powering Through: Chuck Farr’s March 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

 

Hello again, everyone. Life is quite different this month as we all find our own ways to get through the shutdowns and isolation of the Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic together. More difficult times are ahead, but we will get through this in the weeks and months ahead with vigilance and common sense and caring. In the meantime, life goes on for most of us. Go on we must, and we will do so with courage and understanding. This intro email is a little longer than usual (sorry!), but you can click into this month’s Talking Real Estate enewsletter now if you want to see that instead (give it a few moments to

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