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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May is Makeover Month

Sell your home faster and for a higher price. Compass Concierge is the hassle-free way to transform your home with zero upfront costs or interest. I’ll work with you to determine how we can maximize the value of your home by taking advantage of select Compass Concierge Services. With Concierge, you do not have to pay the initial out-of-pocket costs for home improvement services like painting, staging, flooring, and more. Learn how you can maximize the value…

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Spring Has Sprung!

Brown plants, trees and shrubs from the February Freeze are disappearing before our eyes. It’s so nice seeing the colors POP everywhere, from Bluebonnets to Knockout Roses. Read on for more colorful topics, from a yellow entrance to a red door! Color Your World Let me count the ways… 1. Yellow (Entrance) Check out this awesome entrance to my new listing at Greenshores. Designed by Vanquard Studio using imported tile from Mexico to create this…

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