Explains Homestead Exemptions

Homestead Exemptions!

Homestead Exemptions are Due by April 30th.Homestead exemptions remove part of your home's value from taxation. If you want to receive a homestead exemption for the taxes on your home, the home must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1 of the year in which you are applying.There are two requirements: You must own your home on January 1. (If you are over...

Custom build in Southwest Austin

“Custom build in Southwest Austin modified from plan, this Wilshire build offers a unique floorplan that can’t be matched with its huge master and massive walk-in closet upstairs, two secondary bedrooms upstairs and a bedroom + office downstairs culminating in amazing flexibility in this home as your family evolves. High ceilings underscore the quality of build and finishes throughout...

Home Ownership: Down Payment Strategies

More options than you think! You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal like home ownership. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But there can be financial benefits to putting down a small...

What is the market like?

The same can be said for Austin's real estate market. We do have a lot of homes in the higher price brackets, but not enough buyers for those. The more expensive homes spend more time on the market, typically. However, Austin has a limited amount of housing in the $200-$300,000 price range, which is where a lot of first-time homebuyers are. Of course, you can look further outside of Austin to...
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Are you thinking about selling this fall?

Here are 5 reasons that might help... Here are five reasons why listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Reportfrom the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market...

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS

Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home. This stops many people from even trying to jump into homeownership! Here are some facts to help take the fear out of the process: 71% of buyers who purchased homes have put down less than 20%.78.1% of loan applications were approved last month.In September, the average...