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April Already?

Posted on April 10, 2024
2024 is whizzing by but April 8th gave us a moment of pause (well, we got 3 minutes) with a total eclipse that proved to be a must see event. And now, let's look at some other April Musts that are also worth taking a pause for. Read on! April "must read"-real estate news Biden Proposes $10,000 Tax Breaks for First-Time Homebuyers, 'Starter Home' Sellers President Joe Biden has floated plans to address the country’s

March Gladness

Posted on March 16, 2024
Spring Break, SXSW, March Madness, St. Patrick's Day...so much to be glad about! And even in the real estate world, we're feeling glad that this month is looking like a season of opportunities; buyers have lots of inventory to choose from and seller's yards are finally greening up and looking better. So, it's time to March On! March On to the Real Estate Scene Younger Buyers Want Baby Boomers to Update Their Homes, Not Just

Love February

Posted on February 14, 2024
The Super Bowl is over--now it's time to start the year! And it's a short month, so let's Get To It! Get To It...Get Back To Your Home Search. Interest rates are going down, inventory is going up, so get a jump on the market now. Pent-up buyer demand is ready to become unleashed – Get a jump on the other buyers, as you will have more negotiating power now than in the Spring! Homebuyers

MORE in 24?

Posted on January 18, 2024
Brand New Year, Same Old Us! As we make resolutions and plans for the year ahead, let's see if we can ride with the enthusiasm and commitment at least until February? But for now, let's take a look at those MORES, and not only real estate. MORE Housing Inventory in Austin The 10 Best Real Estate Markets for 2024 Spoiler Alert:  Austin isn't in the top 10 but we're still considered one of the best

The Year in Pictures

Posted on December 22, 2023
Happy December! We're taking a short break from real estate to look back on some of our 2023 highlights. See you all next year!   Good Grooming Pays Off Got to ride with a friend on the grooming snow cat at night on Baldy Mountain in Sun Valley, Idaho. What a great way to get up and down runs without worrying about my knees! Too Cold to Ski? With temps on top of Baldy Mountain

Bob’s In Charge

Posted on November 7, 2023
November's newsletter has been taken over by Bob who is truly my right hand man after I had shoulder surgery on my right rotator cuff and my arm is in a sling for the month. Take it away, Bob! Is Your House Too Big for You? From Bob:  Read this informative article and you will know the answer. Then, call Cathy who can give you a hand (left one)!   How to tell if you

Fall Is Here

Posted on October 12, 2023
(Finally, we're back outside) I just love October! The month of scary decorations, pumpkin spice lattes, football craziness, Bob's birthday and any excuse to eat my candy corn/peanut mix. The real estate market is not as scary as you think, as buyers are out looking again and sellers are finally adjusting both prices and expectations. Fall is here and so are bearable temperatures and some ROMANO FIRSTS... First Romano Kid To Get Married! We had

Sweet September

Posted on September 6, 2023
And how sweet it is! We're not back sitting outdoors in our chairs yet but we are toasting our upcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest for our daughter's wedding. A joyous occasion plus a welcome break from the heat. Bob's working on his speech, while I'm just working... Read on for more sweet news. Sweet mother-daughter clients who both found their dream homes, a sweet street festival, sweet ideas for your backyard (which hopefully you'll