Color your World

Color is on trend for 2023. Design experts say that adding color can make your home a happier place. They suggest that you go with what you love and give your rooms a lift for very little cost. Check out this article from Livingetc to learn more.

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Cheers to Fall!

October is my favorite month—starting with an excuse to eat loads of candy, having 4 different college football teams to root for (increasing my chances of having one of them win), lower temps, lower golf scores and the grand finale, Bob’s birthday! Read on for timely info and to see who’s back…   What to think about the market? Housing Prices Are Dropping — But Is A House Still A Good Investment? If you’re thinking…

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Lifestyle Tips: Trends in 2022

Top Home Design Trends of 2022 As it turns out, many of the top home design trends of 2022 are iterations of concepts we’ve seen in recent years, but it’s not due to a lack of creativity. Instead, it’s likely because we’re continuing to lean in to our personal tastes and needs. From nature-inspired interiors to vintage furnishings and tactile finishes, here are the design trends that industry experts predict will dominate this year.  …

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Building a Home? Here’s What’s Changing.

Building a Home? Here Are 7 Industry Changes You Should Know for 2021 Homebuilders face unique challenges as demand for new construction grows sky-high amid material shortages, lifestyle changes, and record low interest rates. See how the home-building industry is adapting as we edge into a post-pandemic world. Read this great article Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

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What Value does a Pool Add?

How Much Value Does a Pool Really Add to Your Home? A pool can be a fun, attractive addition to a house and usually increases its value. But are the costs of installing and maintaining a pool worth it? Here are some things to consider before you take the plunge. Check out this picture from a listing I had in Austin’s Travis Heights neighborhood — I just loved this pool! Learn more from this great…

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Foreign Buyers and U.S. Real Estate

Foreign Buyers Spent $20 Billion Less on U.S. Real Estate Travel restrictions associated with the coronavirus kept many foreign would-be buyers out of the U.S. last year – and that kept billions of their dollars out of the housing market. Home purchases by international buyers and recent immigrants plummeted 33% from the previous year, according to a recent National Association of Realtors® report. International purchasers spent roughly $54.4 billion on U.S. real estate -down considerably from…

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Buying Homes in Hot Markets – What to Know

Don’t Overlook These Hidden Costs When Rushing to Buy a Home in a Hot Market In a housing market where almost half of U.S. homes sell within a week and prices are climbing at a rapid clip, it’s easy for a buyer to overlook hidden costs in the quest to land a new home. That’s all the more reason buyers – especially first-time buyers – should step back, breathe and consider all the costs involved.…

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Pocket Listings Driving You Batty?

GOING BATTY over ‘Pocket Listings’ in an Increasingly Competitive Real Estate Market? Some of the most exclusive real estate properties never hit the open market. Instead, sellers will only solicit offers from a select group of buyers through what’s known as a “pocket listing.”   This practice is nothing new. But in a super-competitive real estate market, it’s not just luxury homes that are being sold this way. Here’s what you need to know about…

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