Real Estate “Take Five”

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…

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Landscaping Front or Backs Yields Big Value

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…

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Things To Do While Social Distancing

Start a puzzle; pull out all those games! (Maybe the loser donates to his/her favorite non-profit? Or consider this; buying gift cards from restaurants is like giving them interest free loans. 31 Fun Games for Family Game Night 10 Best Adult Party Games That’ll Make Any Game Night Download fun game apps such as: Heads Up Family Feud Live Fibbage Piccolo  Get a leg up on spring cleaning; get serious this time about donating! Take…

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There’s Still Lots to Do at Home

Bob won’t let having to stay at home frustrate him. His latest project (that will keep him busy for the next two weeks) is to scan all our photos and organize them into folders on the computer. When he took the opportunity to escape, he went to Costco to load up on food. He came back with one flank steak and 4 cases of beer. The photo project is better suited for him.

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Not ready to sell? Start Now to Declutter

Q. What is the biggest mistake empty nesters make when preparing to leave their nests? A. Easy one! Starting too late to get rid of stuff. Every client who has “rightsized” with me has said the same thing; “We should have started the process when the kids first left home!” Still hanging on to the kid’s toys or items that are outdated and obsolete? Do you have boxes that you haven’t opened in over a…

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Homebound with Covid-19

March Madness just took on a whole new meaning for us. Of course remaining indoors is a good way to protect yourselves and others from the Coronavirus. I also see it as an opportunity to be productive and chip away at those decluttering projects that you’ve put off. Here are some tips on decluttering to help you. (Courtesy of Independence Title) 31 Ways to Declutter Your Home

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BOB’S TIPS: Pre-Spring To Do

As you can see from the picture, Bob has been working hard behind the scenes helping me with my marketing. But, there is lots to do around your home before spring. Outside the home, Bob’s always looking for projects to maintain and improve our property value. For his latest project he went out on a limb and has been pruning and cutting back the trees and shrubs around the house and says now is a…

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Bob’s Tip: Make Your Home Smart

I keep telling Cathy that making our home “smart” is a good investment. This lets me get away with buying and playing with cool new technology which l love to do. But it really is a smart thing to do that will cut down on utility bills, allow us to manage our home from afar, keep it safer and ultimately add value to our home when the day comes that we take Cathy’s advice and…

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