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Brian McMinn Joins The Robillard Group

We are excited to announce that Brian McMinn has joined us at The Robillard Group. Previously with Keller Williams, Brian has lived in Austin since 1984 and owned and managed rental property in Austin since 1986.  In addition to the usual experience in residential sales, Brian brings extensive knowledge about buying, refurbishing and renting investment property […]

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Third Quarter 2014 Austin Real Estate Market Trends

In the third quarter of 2014 sales were slightly lower than the same quarter in 2013, while the number of homes for sale and months of inventory both rose . The combination of these factors would normally result in moderating prices as we saw in the previous quarter, but instead prices were up by almost […]

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ROI for home improvements

Have you ever wondered if a major home improvement project could pay for itself through appreciation of your home? According to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs Value Report the ROI for home improvements in the Austin is negative except for remodeling an attic bedroom or adding a deck. In spite of this report there are cases where an […]

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What is my home worth?

If you own a home it’s probably your largest asset, so the current value may be of interest even if you’re not planning to sell. And when you do put your home on the market choosing an appropriate list price will help ensure a successful sale. So how do you answer the question “What is […]

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What is a Homestead Exemption?

If you’re a homeowner you’ve probably heard of something called a homestead exemption, and if you own a home you probably have one. Your homestead is the property that you claim as your primary residence. You can only have one. To get it you have to file with the county between January 1st and April […]

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