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2011 

That may sound obvious but when you live in a home, you become accustomed to the way it smells and may not be aware of a bad odor. Recently, I showed a house that smelled so badly of garbage when I opened the door, I was hesitant to show it. The worst thing was that it was occupied by a REALTOR. ...
03/30/2011
There are many articles about how to stage a home to sell and I've written a lot of them myself but there is one that stands out more than any other and yet it's seldom on the top 10 list. CLEAN, CLEAN CLEAN!!! Many features fall under this category but having a clean house makes the most differe...
03/30/2011
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Everyone has their own idea of what the ideal home size is. I think it depends a lot on your situation and region because opportunity and price may be a deciding factor in what people will settle for. In a recent lifestyle survey, Relocation.com determined that: 12% were happy with 1,000 sq.ft. o...
03/26/2011
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According to Remodeling magazine's 2010-2011 Cost vs. Value report homeowners recovered about 60% of remodeling costs in 2010 which was down from the previous year. Construction costs were also down. The top 10 projects that recouped the most were: 1. replacement of the entry door 2. replacement ...
03/25/2011
Follow this link for the best Housing Trends Newsletter: http://robinscottrealtor.housingtrendsenewsletter.com I want to be your REALTOR. If you are thinking of selling a house, give me a call. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about the seller's disclosure or other matters involving...
03/23/2011
This is a picture of the Texas state flower - Bluebonnets. They are blooming all along the highways and in Austin along the freeways and in peoples yards. There are other wild flowers but Bluebonnets create a colorful blanket across the landscape and they are just starting to bloom. It's now off...
03/22/2011
It must be that time of year and it appears to be a great time to put your home on the market in Austin. Active listings are down! 8,605 in February which was the latest reporting period by Austin Board of REALTORS (ABOR.) And I experienced the difference when my buyer wrote an offer for a house ...
03/21/2011
You may have heard about them. Are they a good idea? When Austin Board of REALTORS (ABOR) includes this topic in their "Legal Topics" article of the monthly publication Austin REALTOR, I pay attention. The article does not discuss whether a REALTOR should be involved in such a purchase but it doe...
03/18/2011
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) which was created to protect the consumer and regulates real estate licensees in Texas has ruled on a minimum amount of services which a minimum service brokerage (real estate brokers who offer a very low commission charge) must deliver. Under 22 TAC 535.15...
03/10/2011
The photo is of the Texas state flower- Bluebonnetts. It's almost spring and the bluebonnetts will soon be blooming and covering the grassy areas along our state highways. This is an article about filling out the sellers disclosure that a home seller is required by law to provide to the buyer. I...
03/08/2011
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