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2009 

In a previous blog Competing Offers in This Market?! I wrote about my buyers having to compete for  a house. It's hard to believe that is the case in this market but it did happen. and as a follow up - the good news is that their offer was accepted. No, they didn't offer full price but apparently...
03/30/2009
I love buyers and even my daughter and son-in-law are thinking of buying a home because it's such a great time with prices and interest rates down. They decided to look at for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) listings as well as those in the multiple listing service system (MLS) and found something on craigs...
03/27/2009
This afternoon I had a call from the daughter of a past client. She had responded to an ad on craigslist for a home advertised for sale by an agent who was not the listing agent. The daughter met with the agent and didn't feel as though the agent was working in her best interest or knew what she ...
03/27/2009
What's a buyer to do? Yes, it's true. I had sent the offer to my buyers so they could sign the offer and as we were on the phone discussing it, the other REALTOR called to say she had another offer coming in. Wow!  Did I see that coming? Yes I did. The house my buyers have their heart set on is o...
03/27/2009
Oh the weathermen are all in a tizzy. It hailed! This is a picture of our deck littered with leaves from the beating the trees took as they were pummeled with hail. I've lived in Austin for 22 years and although it does hail here, I've never seen a size larger than a pea. This hail was about 1 in...
03/25/2009
It's wild flower season in Texas. The Bluebonnets cover large expanses of land and are the Texas State flower. Many people from Texas believe it is against the law to pick a Bluebonnet but that is not true. The law is against stopping on the state highway to pick Bluebonnets. Lady Bird Johnson lo...
03/23/2009
Often buyers ask me about crime in the areas in which they are interested. REALTORS are not allowed to provide crime information but we can provide the resources where you may find the information yourself. Below are links for Austin and Round Rock crime information. AUSTINYou may search by geogr...
03/23/2009
Did she come from my Active Rain blogging, my great Web site or any of the other extensive marketing I do? She doesn't remember but a couple of weeks ago, I got a call from a member of our wonderful REALTOR community in NC. She told me that her daughter and husband were in the market to buy a hom...
03/20/2009
About the Austin Energy Efficiency Ordinance. In Austin, we love our city and green is a popular concept here. The new energy efficiency ordinance is intended to move Austin along the path of GREEN as a whole community. Keep in mind that this does not apply to those of us living in Round Rock, Pf...
03/18/2009
  Mike said it best in a recent blog about about the financial responsibility of purchasing a house and the consequences of a short sale. It may be too late for some but moving forward, remember when you purchase a house you are signing legally binding agreements. Make sure you can honor them.   ...
03/17/2009
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