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FOR SALE: Like New Chesmar Home in Teravista

FOR SALE: Like New Chesmar Home in Teravista

Austin Area, Listings, portfolio, Selling
Like New, but thousands of dollars less! Bright, natural light and open floor plan, with over-sized outdoor living space. Chesmar's 'Peyton' floor plan (same as model home) features upgraded granite and tile back-splash, and Stainless GE appliances. Master suite with dual vanities and walk-in closet, plus guest room and full bathroom on main. Two additional beds, a full bathroom, and large family room upstairs. Huge utility room. Save money on utilities with green features. Best lot on the block: only 1 adjacent house - green space in back & other side. Close to Westinghouse so easy access to interstate, outlet mall, toll rd. 5108 Pearl Crescent Georgetown, TX 78626 $339,000
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Tax Appraisals vs. Lender Appraisals

Home Care Tips, Real Estate News
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HePrCZNW2YU[/embed]   This time of year, there is a lot of discussion (or complaining, in our region) about APPRAISALS.  There are two types of appraisals that we generally talk about when we are focused on home ownership: Tax appraisals and Lender appraisals. Because property tax bills tend to arrive in our mailboxes in the spring, the question ‘Why is my house value so high?’ or ‘Why is my house value so low?’ is common come April. Then, when going through the process of buying a house, the Lender Appraisal comes into question. So which is which, and do we want either of them to be higher or lower than what we think our house is valued at?   What is a tax appraisal? In Texas, each county has a tax…
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Central Texas housing market ends quarter with strong sales

Central Texas housing market ends quarter with strong sales

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Single-family homes spent less time on the market AUSTIN, TX–The Austin housing market continues to show increased demand, with double-digit percent increases in sales in March 2018 according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). The Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) experienced a 10.5 percent increase in sales compared to the same time last year, the March 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report found. “Last month, 2,714 single-family homes were sold in the five-county Central Texas region, which is more sales than any March we’ve seen on record,” Steve Crorey, 2018 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. “This type of growth early in the year indicates a strong summer selling season ahead. Those who are interested in buying or selling a home this summer should seek out the services…
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OPEN HOUSE in Old Town Saturday April 7th

OPEN HOUSE in Old Town Saturday April 7th

Austin Area, Listings, Selling
This one is a "must see"! Want to live in an old home but don't want to deal with renovations? This is the home for you! Gorgeous, updated 1940s house in historic Georgetown. Spacious kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry offering storage galore. Breakfast bar AND dining room. Beautifully refinished wood floors, high base boards, lovely lighting fixtures along with updated electric wiring and circuit box and recently leveled foundation (transferable warranty). Three bedrooms, 2 baths in 1,532 square feet. With a 0.24 acre lot there is even room to add on! The 224 square foot Loft is listed as a 4th bedroom at WCAD -- could be a cozy guest room and a sweet second living area. Create your oasis in the large, fenced backyard -…
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Central Texas home sales, prices jump in February 2018

Central Texas home sales, prices jump in February 2018

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Strong population growth causes home prices to spike, inventory to drop in local markets with strongest demand AUSTIN, TX–February is typically a slow month for home sales, but the Central Texas housing market didn’t slow a bit last month, according to the latest report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). The February 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report showed that while home sales volume across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) grew in February, areas with the highest market demand and lowest inventory experienced double-digit percent price increases and annual declines in sales activity. “Last month, economists predicted an upwards of 5 percent growth in median home prices within the Austin area, and we have far surpassed that,” Steve Crorey, 2018 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, said. “This…
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SOLD: Beautiful Landscaping on a Corner Lot

SOLD: Beautiful Landscaping on a Corner Lot

Austin Area, portfolio, Solds
3 Bed/2 Bath/ 2 Car Garage/ 2,031 SQFT Home On A Corner Lot!!! Private Office/Study, Large Open Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops, Center Island, Stainless Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Formal Dining Room, Large Open Living Room, Private Master Suite, Covered Back Porch And Extensive Landscaping Makes For A Private Back Yard!!! The Villages of Berry Creek Georgetown, TX
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January 2018 Statistics

January 2018 Statistics

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Following are December 2017 single-family housing market statistics for the Austin-Round Rock MSA 1,655 – Single-family homes sold, 8.5 percent more than January 2017 $290,000 – Median price for single-family homes, 3.6 percent more than January 2017 68 – Average days homes spent on the market, 8 days more than January 2017 2,316 – New home listings on the market, 7.9 percent fewer than January 2017 4,876 – Active home listings on the market, 4.2 percent more than January 2017 2,365– Pending sales for single-family homes, 12.2 percent more than January 2017 1.9 – Months of inventory, the same as January 2017 $593,796,056 – Total sales dollar volume, 10.6 percent more than January 2017   CodeNEXT’s third draft aims for responsible planning AUSTIN, TX–The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) first market analysis of the year shows steady increases in single-family…
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SOLD! Gorgeous, Updated 1940s Bungalow in Old Town

SOLD! Gorgeous, Updated 1940s Bungalow in Old Town

Austin Area, Listings, portfolio, Selling
Have you been waiting for that perfect bungalow to hit the market? Well, you've found it! This property can fit many options: single, couple, family, rental, vacation rental... With 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,532 square feet, there is lots of space in this 1940's home. Fourth bedroom is a 200+ square foot loft that has room for a bed AND sitting/media area. Many updates: electric, huge modern kitchen, both bathrooms. More info and professional photos coming soon. 1608 Hutto Road WAS $299,900 NEW PRICE $289,900 [gallery ids="1127,1124,1125,802,803,804,805,806,807,808,809,810,811,812,813,814,815,816,817,818,819,820,821,822,823,824,1126,1123"]  
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December 2017 Statistics

December 2017 Statistics

Austin Area, Real Estate News
Following are December 2017 single-family housing market statistics for the Austin-Round Rock MSA 2,653 – Single-family homes sold, 12.6 percent more than December 2016. $310,000 – Median price for single-family homes, 7 percent more than December 2016. 71 – Average days homes spent on the market, 10 days more than December 2016. 1,635 – New home listings on the market, 3.2 percent more than December 2016. 5,220 – Active home listings on the market, 8.8 percent more than December 2016. 1,971– Pending sales for single-family homes, 23.8 percent more than December 2016. 2.1 – Months of inventory, 0.1 months more than December 2016. $998,896,239 – Total sales dollar volume, 18.9 percent more than December 2016. Sales increased despite flooding, taxes and rising prices AUSTIN, TX – Central Texas had yet another record-breaking year for total homes sold, according to…
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