4 Signs that a VA Loan is Right for You
The VA loan option for our servicemen is equivalent to a small token of gratitude for the services of our brave American brethren who have dedicated their lives for the greater good of our beloved nation. From $0 downpayment, no mortgage insurance ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 26, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Austin Makes it to List of Top 10 U.S. Cities for Jobs
Austin lands the sixth spot in the "Top Ten U.S. Cities for Jobs" list by Glassdoor. With an emphasis on tech jobs as some of the most in-demand jobs of the year, San Jose, California lands the top spot for 2016. Here are the other cities ...
Posted by Connor Client Concierge on May 25, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
TUESDAY TIP: Working with a Real Estate Seller's Agent
It is natural for home owners to expect the highest return on investment when selling their home. In fact, many owners decide to open up their home for selling without the help of a real estate agent. But will skimping on the professional services ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 24, 2016 in Selling Your Austin Area Home
Latest Realtor® Survey Shows 2016 a Home-Buying War
Many buyers were frustrated when last year's market displayed an appalling deficiency in available homes for sale. With heavy competition from more home investors in a poorly-stocked real estate market inventory, many were put off in buying a home. ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 23, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
Tips to Beat the Heat: Summer Tips for Dogs and Their Owners
We know how hot the summer in Austin can get, but what's the heat when there's a thousand fun things you can do under the bright, Austin sun? While it's a time for parks, outdoor adventure, swimming, and basically any physical activity that can help ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on May 17, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
We're Hiring Inside Sales Professionals
In order to meet our goal of being able to continue our non-profit work and serve 220 families in 2016, we are still looking to complete our Inside Sales Team. We are looking for those that are extremely motivated to succeed, yet have a ...
Posted by Connor Client Concierge on May 16, 2016 in Cain Realty Group News & Culture
2016 RED Day is for Rehabilitation of Pease Park
Austin's beautiful Pease Park was once a flood-ravaged recreational center that appeared to have lost any hope for rehabilitation. But a year later, it now has a $6.2 million watershed protection project that aims to preserve the 88 acre Shoal Creek ...
Posted by Connor Client Concierge on May 12, 2016 in Cain Realty Group News & Culture
Metro or Suburb: Where Millennials are Buying Homes
In a SmartAsset study published this May, there are interesting findings that give insight on recent millennial buying trends and their choice of location when making a real estate investment. As part of our accolades blog post series, we bring ...
Posted by Connor Client Concierge on May 11, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
The Ideal Home for Young Families
In a study published by the National Association of Realtors®, it was found that the millennials comprised of 35% of the home buying population in 2015. That’s more than the combined number of younger and older buyer groups active in the ...
Posted by Cain Realty Group on May 10, 2016 in Home & Lifestyle
Home Owners are Investing on Bathroom and Kitchen Upgrades
A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers (an arm of the NAHB) has seen an increase in larger remodeling projects undertaken by home owners. Aside from the most common remodeling projects for the bathroom and ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 9, 2016 in Home Improvement
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
Austin Among Top U.S. Cities with Fast-Rising Home Values
An article published by The Washington Post and featured by Realtor® identifies the top U.S. cities with the fastest rising home values. Here are the hottest zip codes where home prices have seen a rise as much as 194%:
7. Pittsburgh: ZIP Code: ...
Posted by Connor Client Concierge on May 5, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings
The Picky Buyer Illness: Are you Afflicted with This?
Since buying a home will most likely be your largest financial investment, it is understandable that you wouldn’t settle for anything less but the best. However, looking for the perfect home is like looking for “The One” in your ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 4, 2016 in Austin TX Home Buying Tips
5 Big No-No’s When Selling a Home
Every home seller wishes for nothing short of a smooth home-selling process. But sometimes, things just wouldn’t go as planned. But instead of blaming the stars for your home selling misfortune, it might be a good idea to do some reflection ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 3, 2016 in Selling Your Austin Area Home
NOT A SCAM: Where to Invest Your Money with the Most Promising Returns
A recent Gallup Poll involving 1,000 adults in the United States gave interesting insight on what modern-day Americans perceive as the best long-term investment. Real estate has been the top choice of investment for the past two years and has bested ...
Posted by Connor Client Concierge on May 2, 2016 in Austin Accolades and Rankings