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Featured Client: The Lawton Family

Posted on August 18, 2020
The Lawton Family | Tucson, Arizona Cathy made every part of our relocation to Austin welcoming. From our very first meeting, Cathy took care of us like family. She rushed to homes that were potential contenders, often the morning they would hit the market! She sent videos with commentary specific to our priorities – we must have had a dozen private tours without ever leaving our home! Cathy was honest when she felt a listing

Things We Accomplished in March

Posted on August 18, 2020
Category: Cathy's News
Things We Accomplished Since March While it’s easy to think about all of the things we couldn't do during the pandemic, we've decided to jump for joy about all the things we did do! Finished a few puzzles Binge watched TV series Made more meals, less reservations Called our friends and family more Organized our photos on our phones Played more golf (well Bob did) Cleaned out closets (well Cathy did) Donated furniture in the

The “upside down” Austin real estate market

Posted on August 18, 2020
Category: Austin Texas
High demand and low inventory In the Austin housing market, buyers are driving prices up but overall sales down. The city of Austin ended the first half of 2020 with sales volume down 6.2 percent while the median price rose 9.7 percent. But after months of lower overall home sales and souring prices, Austin's residential real estate market appears to be rebounding with near-double-digit increases in home sales in June. Looking at numbers for all

Real Estate “Take Five”

Posted on July 22, 2020
Category: Austin Texas, Home Tips
Summer seems different this year but we are still here, still talking, and still washing our hands, a lot. Below you will find my TAKE 5 on real estate and more. Take #1: TAKE on Austin Real Estate At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, economists predicted huge inventories across the board. Now five months later, there are fewer homes for sale in Austin than this time last year with little change in prices while

Amidst the Chaos, Cherish Little Moments

Posted on June 16, 2020
Category: Cathy's News
Life is just plain crazy these days. But remember, the most positive experiences often come from challenging times. We've really enjoyed having our middle son, Tommy, stay with us during the shelter in place mandate, and I now have the time and the opportunity to really listen and engage in meaningful conversations. Bob captured this moment of what has become one of my most cherished evening rituals. Remember to take advantage of the "down time"
If you have vision, this property in Rollingwood might be the ideal solution for you. 3225 Park Hills Drive boasts .40 acres in the coveted Eanes school district and comes with a low tax rate. Check out the full listing details here.
Great Backyard or Front Courtyard Landscaping Ideas A yard is an extension of your living space. It can be a colorful, casual, fun space and the possibilities are endless! Explore 50 ideas courtesy of The Spruce  that show you how to transform an outdoor space into a delightful area to enjoy. How does your yard measure up? Check out this front courtyard at 2111 Highgrove Terrace in Deep Eddy, now transformed into a lovely place

Going Outdoors Safely

Posted on June 16, 2020
Category: Austin Texas
We all are feeling the strain of staying in our homes due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many are choosing to venture outside, but is that a good idea? "For everyone, it’s about weighing risks. It’s still recommended to do these things: ‒ Avoid large crowds. ‒ Avoid smaller spaces with more people. ‒ Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. ‒ Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap

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