5 Home Improvement No-No’s to Watch out For
There are two reasons why people pay close attention to the upkeep of their homes: they want their home to look impressive and fabulous, AND they want to add value to their home in the hopes of selling it for a higher price in the future. But what ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on February 29, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Additional Financing Options for New Buyers: The Landlord Parent
A current trend lets young adults acquire their first homes through more flexible financing schemes. Parents are now taking on the role of landlords to their adult children-- buying homes their child is interested in, and letting them pay back ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 24, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Top 10 Places to Be a Real Estate Agent
A recent study by WalletHub reveals that a realtor’s success in the real estate business is heavily dependent on location. Comparing 150 metropolitan areas across 13 key metrics such as sales per agent and the annual median wags of agents, ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on February 18, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved: The Basics for First-Timers
The process of buying a home does not begin with looking at properties for sale. In fact, the first step in home buying is to determine whether or not you are capable of securing financing for your home purchase. While the terms ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 17, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Tiny Home vs. Regular Home: Which is a Better Investment?
Have you heard about Tiny House Living? It’s a new trend that’s all the rage for people on a budget, students, and young professionals just starting out on their careers. While tiny homes are admittedly cheap to maintain, very cute, and ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 16, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
5 Things that Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers
Your house doesn’t have to look like a model home or a mansion for it to be appreciated by prospective buyers. Sometimes, all you need are a few small tweaks that will make your home look more attractive without necessarily requiring a huge ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 15, 2016 in Selling Your Austin Area Home
Austin’s Kimber Modern Earns Global Praise from Luxury Lodging Website
Austin’s Kimber Modern made it to the “Perfect 20” list of TabletHotels.com, a website that promotes luxury brands across the globe. The exclusive online travel company’s accolade is far from ordinary—out of 3,000 ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on February 12, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
Austin: Best City for Young Families in the U.S.
Are you planning on having kids soon? Or, do you already have a few active juniors and are now looking for the perfect place to raise them in? You might want to look into living in Austin, as it has been recently named “The Best City for Young ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on February 10, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
Curb Appeal Tweaks for less than $100
Did you know that a home design overhaul isn’t necessary to make your home look more appealing to the buyer’s eye? Sometimes, all it takes is a conscious effort to improve on what you have and highlight the strong points that are already ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on February 9, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Easy Feng Shui Concepts for Your Home
In keeping with the Chinese New Year celebrations, we would like to share a few Feng Shui tips to those who would like to spruce up their homes to be lucky this Year of the Fire Monkey.
In the past years, Asian economies have drastically ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on February 8, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
8 Rules that Good Home Buyers Should Follow in Showings
In a previous post, we talked about a few things home sellers should avoid doing when opening their homes for showings. Now, Cain Realty Group brings you 8 Rules that Good Home Buyers Should Follow in Showings. It is important to act your best, ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 4, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Why 2016 is the Best Year to Buy a Home
Fact 1: Interest rates for home loans are currently at a LOW 4.01%
Fact 2: Interest rates for home loans are forecasted to climb to 4.80% in 2017
--Freddie Mac and Bankrate
While a 0.80% difference may not sound much, it actually translates to an ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 2, 2016 in Austin Real Estate Market Statistics
Austin: The NEW Superlative Economy of the U.S.
It’s OFFICIAL: Forbes reports that Austin has become “the nation’s superlative economy over the past decade.”
This may come as big news to those who are expecting the title to land with any of the Three Great Cities: New ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on February 1, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
First-time Home Buyers Guide Yours FREE!
Are you worried about buying your very first home because you don’t know how the home buying process works? Don’t let that fear keep you from making the best financial investment you can ever make in your life. Take the plunge and invest ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 1, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips