Texas Still No.1 destination for those moving within U.S
As Texas continues to reign as America's No. 1 growth state, 2017 proved to be a big year for those making the move to the Lone Star State.
According to U-Haul, year-over-year arrivals of one-way trucks in Texas rose 1% in the last year while ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 17, 2018 in General Real Estate Information
5 Myths Sellers Believe When Pricing Their Home
Many sellers believe myths about home pricing that in reality don't match the housing market. Last week Realtor.com highlighted several of those common pricing myths, and here they are!
1. You won't always make money on the sale of a home: Home ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on September 11, 2017 in General Real Estate Information
Amazon’s 'Alexa' Adds More Real Estate Skills
Integrating voice assistance to everyday technology is on the rise, and Amazon's 'Alexa' is no exception. Voice assistance has become increasingly popular in the real estate industry as it gives agents the ability access information with ease....
Posted by Grace Theriot on August 4, 2017 in General Real Estate Information
The ‘Flintstone House’ has finally found a Buyer after Two Years on the Market
The ‘Flintstone House’ was first put on the market in September 2015 for $4.2 million. The house was listed by San Francisco Realtor Just Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors. Located in Hillsborough California, an upscale suburb in the ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on July 19, 2017 in General Real Estate Information
Even Ivanka Trump Gets into Parking Feuds: Learn to Win this All-Too-Common Word Battle Here
Even the daughter of the nation's president encounters problems with neighborhood parking! A recent article published by Realtor.com narrates how Ivanka Trump has caused tensions among neighbors in the high-end suburb of Kalorama which she shares ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 19, 2017 in General Real Estate Information
Real Estate Council of Austin Hires McCombs School of Business Exec as its New CEO
The Real Estate Council of Austin has hired an executive with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas to lead the professional membership organization into the future. In hiring its first CEO from outside real estate circles, RECA ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 17, 2017 in General Real Estate Information
A New Year's Guide to Travis County Property Taxes: What First Time Buyers Should Know
With the arrival of the New Year comes the need to pay for taxes. If you're a new home buyer or first-time homeowner of a Travis County home, it might be good to take note of the following dates to avoid paying extra for your dues. The following ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on December 29, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
Homestead Exemption FAQs: What You Need to Know
Here comes another year and another round of paying our taxes! But did you know that there is a legal workaround to reducing the taxes you are required to pay, especially in real estate? Homestead exemptions exist, and you can make use of them to ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on December 27, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
Will You Buy Real Estate on Mars?
A recent article featured at Realtor.com features the possibility of humans inhabiting the planet Mars. Nope, we are not featuring a science documentary for a TV show, people. This article is actually about a fact that is about to take place in our ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on November 14, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
Americans are Getting Richer; More Invest in Real Estate
A recent Census Burea report indicates that incomes of Americans rose by 5.2% percen
t in 2015-- the first hike in earnings since the last one that took place in 2007. After seven years of declining or stagnant earnings, the median household ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on September 16, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
The Truth About Second Mortgages
A second mortgage is a loan option that home owners can look into if they find themselves suddenly in need of a large amount of cash. Second mortgages allow home owners to access the equity of their home (which is usually the difference between the ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on September 7, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
QUIRKY WEEKEND READ: Neighbors Complain About Frontyard Zombie
It’s understandable to believe that you can do anything you want with your property; after all, it’s YOURS. However, neighbors can still get in the way of you enjoying creative freedom in your home, especially if you are doing something ...
Posted by Karen Phan on May 6, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
Signs of a Bad Moving Company
Moving companies are a thriving business in the United States, where it is estimated that 16.5 million households (approximately 38.7 million Americans) move homes every year. So, it is not a surprise that many enterprising individuals are putting ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on March 10, 2016 in General Real Estate Information
2 Top Colors for 2016 -Pantone
The Pantone Color Institute has chosen two shades as the “Top Colors of 2016”. This is the first time that two shades were simultaneously chosen as Color of the Year. Say hello to Rose Quartz and Serenity:
While the muted pastel shades ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on December 3, 2015 in General Real Estate Information
Homes Sales Up in the Second Quarter of 2015, Thanks to First-Time Buyers
Real estate is hitting its strongest pace this year, with homes sales up 3.2 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million. According to a recent blog post by the real estate titan Keller Williams Realty, the market ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on October 30, 2015 in General Real Estate Information
Majority of Americans Consider Real Estate a Good Investment
According to a new Bankrate survey, a majority of Americans say they would put their hard-earned income in real estate. Conducted by Bankrate, the Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information and other information to help consumers make ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on September 8, 2015 in General Real Estate Information
Rents Rise as Single Family Home Prices Slip
RealtorMag.com, the online news site provided by the National board of Realtors, published a post detailing the increasing cost of renting a home in the United States. Landlords have been taking advantage of the hot rental market, causing rents to ...
Posted by Lorie Imken on August 6, 2015 in General Real Estate Information