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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Gwynn Teal Carpenter-Broker: Home and Hearth Realty (Austin)
If it pops into my head, it might come out of my mouth! I've got a weird sense of humor so expect the unexpected when you read my blog. Real Estate is my profession but life is what its all about!
Notice of Appraised Value received, Now What??Recently those of us in Texas received our 2016 Notice of Appraised Value as required by Texas Law, but what do we do with this information?  What does it mean?  Should I be excited that the value of my home went up in value and sad that it went down ...
Fellow Realtors, appraisers and just ordinary folks out in the real estate world...I come to you today to ask for help in understanding whether solar panels add value to a home?  I'm trying hard to do the research before I come up with a price range to give a client who has a "solar array 18 pane...
I love this post!  I love how simple this suggestion is with only 12 steps - so guess we can call it a TWELVE STEP PROGRAM FOR REALTORS!   One of my very first and most wonderful trainers was Tom Hopkins. I found him at a seminar (34 years ago) and instantly felt blessed to have done so.  I learn...
Tall pines trees, sandy loam and sweet smelling flowers greet visitors at the Mueller RV Park and Apartment complex!  And now the owners would like to pass along this tranquil place to a new owner.... it's a unique business opportunity in sweet Bastrop, Texas - 30 miles east of Austin Texas on Hw...
5413 Evans Ave. Austin, Tx. 78751 will be open today, Saturday - February 8, 2014 from 1-4 pm for all those "must buy-gotta have a house in Central Austin" buyers! Conveniently located just off Koenig Lane and North Loop/53th Street... 5-10 minutes to downtown if all the lights are green on your ...
Austin Texas is a hot market for many things....great place to retire, major companies relocating and lack of apartment rentals. Early in December, VISA announced a new IT campus in Northwest Austin that will hire approximately 800 people....of course some will transfer here from San Francisco, C...
July 2011 will be forever etched in my soul.  That's when my oldest brother, Edwin, began his journey toward dying.  He underwent brain surgery to remove what was thought to be 2 tumors but turned out to be one large potent tumor.  His life changed and so did those who loved him. One year later a...
I'm proud to be a part of the Austin Texas real estate community that Jason Crouch thrives within....we all "think about" what we might do for the homeless community but Jason has gone beyond thinking - he's put a plan of action into play that is inspiring! If you have a moment, stop by Jason's s...
  The Reveal....Home and Hearth Realty, Inc. of Austin Texas has a new website!  I love new things!  I especially love them when they come in pretty packages and are FREE.  My brother, Julian Teal of Julian Teal Graphic Design,  in Houston, Texas re-designed our website as a gift to me.  It's eas...
  DIRT! As my daddy once told me they aren't making any more land... so when you find a piece you really like and at a great price- BUY IT! Raw land is still a great investment. If we had a crystal ball we could all get rich if we just knew where to purchase for the next real estate boom! HOME AN...

Gwynn Carpenter

: Broker, Home & Hearth Realty (512)467-6191
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