Austin is the 5th Housing Market Choice of Millennials -Realtor.com
The millennials are truly a surprising driving force of the U.S. economy. In fact, it’s hard to believe that the youngsters who used to worry only about fashion, dating, and going to concerts and movies a few years ago are today’s ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on April 25, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards (Austin Business Journal)
Working in the real estate industry? It might be a good idea to brush shoulders with the right kind of people who could help you grow your business at the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner. The event recognizes individuals in the commercial ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 21, 2016 in Austin Area Events
What the Color of Your Front Door Says about You and Your Home
Did you know that your front door is the focal point of your home's exterior, affecting the way your potential buyers perceive your humble abode?
Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, explains that the front door, as a central ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on April 15, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Enhance Your Home Curb Appeal like a Pro
Home owners wanting to sell their homes have to look at their listing from the eye of the home buyer. As the owner, you might be aware of all the good points your home has, but buyers would most likely see the flaws and the things that need ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 14, 2016 in Home Improvement
Top U.S. Cities for Saving Money
Ever heard of the saying “everything’s bigger in Texas”? Apparently, the popular saying is applicable to the saving accounts of Texans, too. GoBankingRates.com ranked the 100 largest U.S. cities from best to worst on seven factors ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on April 13, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
3 Reasons Why You Should Consider School Districts When Buying a Home
Regardless of whether or not you have school-age children, buying a home near a good school is beneficial to you as a home buyer/investor and eventual home seller.
Home buyers typically consider the following factors when looking for a home: price, ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 12, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
We Don't Need a Real Estate Buyers Agent... right?
Since the advent of the internet and mobile devices, the power to search for properties has been transferred from the realtor's hands to the potential home buyer. With unprecedented information accessible to anyone who wants to look for a home ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 11, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Landscape How To’s for First-Time DIYers
Buyers often take careful consideration of the location, price, and curb appeal when making a decision to purchase property. Therefore, the smart home seller knows that investing in the home’s landscape is a smart move with lucrative payback. ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 10, 2016 in Home Improvement
Study Reveals Actual Savings from Energy Retrofits for Homes
A recent study conducted to observe the actual cost-efficiency brought about by energy-efficient retrofitting has provided very impressive results. In a cost analysis conducted before and after retrofitting multi-family properties with energy ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 9, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Spring of 2016 Poses Difficulties for Home Buying Millennials
An improving job market, low mortgage rates and high apartment rentals may finally encourage millennials to invest in real estate this spring. However, NAR’s existing home sales report for February indicates that first-time buyers may find it ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 8, 2016 in Buying An Austin Area Home
Fannie Introduces Loan Option for Energy-efficient Home Upgrades
Fannie Mae recently introduced a new program called HomeStyle Energy mortgage to help borrowers make energy and water energy efficient upgrades to their home.
The new loan will enable home owners to finance energy upgrades when ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 7, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Austin Ranked in the Top Ten Cities with Highest Percentage of Homes in Positive Equity Territory
Do you know your home’s equity level? Recently in a study done by The Home Story, Austin ranked in the top ten cities with highest percentage of homes in positive equity territory.
What makes a home equity level drop? The factors that can lead ...
Posted by Megan, Client Concierge on April 6, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
Simple Fixes to Pet Damage in Your Home
Our furry friends truly add value to our lives, but it doesn’t mean that their presence in our house adds value to it, too. While we love having our beloved pets around, it may be wise to pay attention to pet damage in our home as this may ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on April 4, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle