Hot New Listing! 480 Sad Willow Pass
Gorgeous two-story custom quality home with plenty of land and negotiable furniture pieces, window treatments, and accessories. Special features include amazing floor plan, spacious bedrooms, floor-length sliding doors to outside, large kitchen, ...
Posted by Karen Phan on January 27, 2017 in Austin Area Homes for Sale
Austin Invests in Pedestrian Safety
The Austin City Council recently approved the execution of a pedestrian safety project worth $1.9 million in an effort to install safety devices all around Austin. As traffic congestion worsens in the city due to its rapid development, citizens have ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on January 26, 2017 in Austin Area News
Tips on How and When to Lock in on Mortgage Rates
One huge question among home buyers who need a loan is this: when to lock in mortgage rates. Some panicky sorts might presume they should lock one in ASAP (because have you seen how rates are rising?), while others ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on January 25, 2017 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
2016 is Best Year for Existing Home Sales in a Decade
2016 is a year of frustrations as a shortage of available homes on the market gave buyers a tough time. However, a recent report compiled by the National Association of Realtors® indicates that 2016 is, in fact, the best year for existing home ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 24, 2017 in Austin Real Estate Market Statistics
Austin Makes it to List of Top U.S. Cities that are Gentrifying the Fastest
One of the current issues in U.S. urban housing is the g-word-- "gentrification". While experts are divided on whether it has a positive or negative impact on the community, it cannot be denied that it is an ongoing trend that all cities are ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on January 23, 2017 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
Hot New Listing! 1402 Mesa Park Dr
Fantastic residence in Round Rock with recent tasteful updates including contemporary remodeling improvements to tile back-splash, interior painting, fixtures, kitchen and laundry room beautiful dark-wood cabinets, fixtures, new carpet in bedrooms ...
Posted by Karen Phan on January 20, 2017 in Austin Area Homes for Sale
Today is 'The Worst Day of the Year to Buy a Home': Find Out Why
Congratulations, dear home buyer! Now that the "Worst Day to Buy a Home" (January 19) has passed, you can now proceed with closing on your largest investment.
Wait-- is there really such a day?!
A 2015 study by ATTOM Data Solutions (formerly ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 19, 2017 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Things You Need to Know about Mortgage Rate Locks and Cheap Home Loans
Safety and security are two things that we value in all aspects of life. And safety and security also apply when it comes to getting home loans, too. This article is about mortgage rate locks and why you need to know about them when buying a home....
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 18, 2017 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Things You Need to Know About Backup Offers
Picture this: You’ve been house hunting for ages and finally find the home of your dreams. The only problem is, it’s already under contract with another buyer. Yet your real estate agent says there’s still hope. Enter, the backup ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on January 17, 2017 in Selling Your Austin Area Home
Hot New Listing! 1215 Woodhollow Cv
Beautifully finished residence on coveted cul de sac lot. Uniquely featuring upstairs bonus room, huge bedrooms and space for any lifestyle, 3-car garage, &extended driveway. Backyard w/ ample space next to pool, hot tub, porch & deck ...
Posted by Karen Phan on January 13, 2017 in Austin Area Homes for Sale
Hot New Listing! 7800 Southwest Pkwy #2014
Gorgeous SW Austin condo, kept in immaculate condition by owners located in safe, gated community w/ swimming pool. Enjoy study area, 2 full dining areas & screened in patio, perfect places to both entertain and relax. Coveted end-unit location ...
Posted by Karen Phan on January 6, 2017 in Austin Area Homes for Sale
Say Hello to 2017's Color of the Year: Greenery
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 symbolizes new beginnings. Welcome the coolest color of the year (in more ways than one!): a refreshing and revitalizing shade-- Greenery.
The zesty yellow-green and fresh shade reminds you of the first days ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on January 6, 2017 in Home & Lifestyle
Top Home Design Trends for 2017
Industry professionals always look forward to the start of the year when the latest interior decor trends are made known to the public. And since that time of year has arrived (and coincidentally, we've gotten a little tired with 2016's styles and ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 5, 2017 in Home Improvement
New Texas Laws You Should Be Aware of
The 84th Texas Legislature has passed three laws that began to take effect across the state last January 1. If you live in Texas, then this blog post is a must-read for you:
House Bill 257
The act, authored by Rep. Marsha Farney, R-Georgetown, ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on January 4, 2017 in Austin Area News
Home Maintenance To-Do's for January
There is one general rule on home upkeep that can save you thousands of dollars each year: home maintenance is ALWAYS cheaper than home repair. Here is a list of home maintenance tasks you have to do this January (in spite of the bitter cold and the ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 2, 2017 in Home Improvement
Post-Holiday Cleanup Tips: How to Recycle Your Christmas Trees
It's sad that the holidays are over, but what makes them special is that we can always look forward to their arrival every year. So, don't cling on to your holiday decor and start the cleanup! If you have no idea how to dispose of your real ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on January 1, 2017 in Home & Lifestyle