First-time homebuyer guide

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by BARBARA WHELEHANJULY 8, 2019 So you’re in the market to buy a home. Whether it’s your first foray into the exciting home-buying process or you’ve been through it before and have forgotten the details, this guide will provide first-time homebuyer tips to prepare you for what’s ahead. Hero Images/Getty Images What is a first-time homebuyer? Logically, a first-time homebuyer might refer to someone who has never purchased a home before. But in some contexts, the definition is actually much broader than that. Prospective homebuyers who can’t scrape together a substantial down payment may be eligible for assistance through first-time homebuyer grants and loan programs. To qualify for many of these programs,  prospective buyers generally must not have owned a home for at least the previous three years. In other words, you don’t…
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Modern Design, Urban Farm

Modern Design, Urban Farm

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Backyard, large enough for your urban farm and more! Updates throughout make this ‘80s home feel contemporary and modern! New kitchen shines with light from a sweet and cheery casement window over the sink, perfect for your indoor herb garden. Galley style leads from garage and utility room to the dining area, cute as a picture with bay windows to bring even more light into the house. Durable wood counter and marble backsplash perfectly frame the new farmhouse sink. Stylish white cabinets and gray slate floor tile hit all the modern decor buttons. Both bathrooms have had an extreme makeover, pretty much from top to bottom! Every room has been updated with a neutral paint color. Roof was updated in November 2018. Modern, energy-efficient windows were installed in December 2018.…
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April 2019: First quarter sales provide evidence for stabilizing prices

April 2019: First quarter sales provide evidence for stabilizing prices

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Austin's housing market shows continued demand and suburban growth AUSTIN, TX–Central Texas REALTORS® remained busy after strong first-quarter sales, with the number of April home sales skyrocketing almost 15% in the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) over the same period last year. However, because the median sales price increased by a much narrower margin, results signal market prices stabilizing, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® April 2019 Central Texas Housing Market Report.  "In the first quarter of the year, the median price of a single-family home in the Austin-Round Rock MSA increased by just 0.2%, which is a much smaller margin compared to previous years. Between 2012 and 2015, we saw price increases as high as 9%," Kevin P. Scanlan, 2019 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. “These…
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