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By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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I found this post on the web while doing some research on an investment club someone mentioned to me. The story was posted by an investor who apparently joined one of these investor groups that has the entire process all laid out via a pre-established "network". They tell you where to go, what to...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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Now that the holidays are behind us and a new year has begun, the phones are starting to ring again and the email inquiries are coming in again from prospective investors who are considering purchasing investment property in Austin. The most common question we hear is, "can I buy a rental house i...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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Brackenridge Hospital and Brackenridge Professional Building601 East 15th St., 324-7000, http://www.seton.net/Regional trauma center, featuring 24-hour emergency center, including the only children�s emergency center in Central Texas and STARFlight medical helicopter services.Central Texas Medica...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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 February 10 - May 06America Starts Here Art ExhibitAustin Museum of ArtWork on display - Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler AMOG-Downtown, 823 Congress Ave Admission: Members Free, Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Under 12 Free, Tuesday $1, First Saturday Pay What You Wish Parking: Convenient garage park...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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We have a listing with an odor problem at the front porch. The seller assumed it was the neighbor's cats coming around and spraying her front porch, and she's been putting up with it for years. We've taken steps to mitigate the smell, but when I showed up this morning to open the home for a Kelle...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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I came across a listing tonight that has "Hurry! Won't Last!" typed into the listing remarks. The listing has been on the market 299 Days. Wow, you'd think after a couple of months the agent would remove the comment, since the market has rendered it false. This made me curious.Do comments like th...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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This is a "Last Minute Blogg"  , You know Kind of like a 3 minute Egg! Or a Perhaps like A last minute Thought,    Or, hhmmmm like the Chicken crossing the Road!    BUT, Alas!  It is shaped like a Blogg!  Blogg, Blogg, Blogg, Blogg, Blogg, Blogg,50 words, 50 words, 50 words! There! Good night All...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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Suppose you were a renter interested in a house I own. In fact, it's a brand new home I just finished building. I tell you that I'll let you move in for no money down, but you're going to be paying a monthly amount of $200 to $400 more than the market rent value of the home, and you also have to ...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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Where are your buyers now and in the future going?Have you sat and studied what kind of plan you need to fit future Market trends? Will your business thrive or dive? Will you be prepared?Currently the "Great Generation" has basically worked it's way completely through the housing cycle. With the ...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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The Austin Rental market keeps chugging along, not burning up any records, but a slow march back toward the better rental rates Austin landlords once enjoyed. Below are the rental stats for January 2007. Since we're at the start of the year, I'm not doing a Year-to-Day, as obviously that would ju...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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I had an interesting call today from a Coldwell Banker Realtor in Florida. He spoke to Sylvia yesterday and told her that he has a group of Florida investor buyers that want to come out to Austin and buy a bunch of rental homes. He's trying to get them set up with a good buyer's agent in Austin w...

By Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense
(Bradfield Properties)
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According to Unique Homes' list of 25 markets to watch in luxury real estate, Austin, Texas, due to such factors as last year's record home sales gains, the University of Texas, two lakes, and the bragging rights to the "music capitol of the world", is number five on the list, behind Annapolis, M...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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We have a new listing, and it's not yet in the MLS. Why not? We don't enter a listing into the MLS until it is 100% ready to go. For us, 100% ready means the home is ready and staged, the yard mowed, walls painted, carpet cleaned, house is professionally makeready cleaned, maintenance items handl...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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 I'm currently working with a listing where the owner has legally changed their name since they 1st bought the house. Although they have a new legal name the listing is in their former name because the Title was never changed. The Title company will have to earn their money on this one! Also I've...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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               The Heart of Downtown Austin is in the phase of changing in the near term. Whether your a professional wanting to live close to work, wanting to walk to fine dining or entertainment at night. Condos and Lofts with concrete and wood floors are soon to be available. The skyline of Au...

By Danny Smith
(DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES)
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I was born in Clovis New Mexico April 8th 1952 a very good year.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Looking back on 1952Norman Petty begins to claim Fame http://www.superoldies.com/pettystudios.html Clovis' own...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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Sylvia and I have been hopping busy the past couple of weeks, and we're starting to see a lot of multiple offers again, and it feels like the Selling Season is ramping up as it did about this time last year in Austin. Here is a look at the last several deals we've written for Buyers this past wee...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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(original posted at Crossland Team Blog Jan 2006) When talking with buyers and sellers lately I spend a lot of time explaining the "Hot Market Factor". What this means is that when doing a market analysis for a buyer or seller, we are looking at Sold data, but we give much more weight to Active a...

By Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense
(Bradfield Properties)
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According to the Austin Board of Realtors December MLS report, single-family home sales are strong.  December 2006 showed a 3% increase over December 2005, with the median price of a single-family home over the same period rising 4% to $177,500. The year-end statistics showed a 10% increase over ...

By Steve Crossland, Austin TX Real Estate
(Crossland Real Estate)
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Original posted on Crossland Team Blog Jan 18, 2006 Recently I sat scratching my head wondering why some Austin real estate sellers make it difficult to show their homes. On this particular day, I was scheduled to pick up a Buyer at a hotel at 10:30 AM. We were going to be looking at homes from a...

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