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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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10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor(R)

I’m sometimes surprised at how little time some folks spend selecting their real estate agent. Remember, regardless  if you are buying or selling, you are hiring and paying someone to represent and advise you in a complicated financial transaction with a lot of money at stake. Before you sign up with someone here are some questions that you may […]

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Remodeling Cost versus Value

As a listing agent I regularly get asked about the value of upgrades. Specifically, will a particular improvement increase the sale price enough to justify the cost? The answer is, it depends. The biggest returns are going to be for a home who’s condition is below the norm for the neighborhood. If most of the […]

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Staging for Sale

Remember the 60-second rule: That’s all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home’s appeal. Exterior Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter. Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds. Apply fresh paint to wooden fences. Tighten and clean […]

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