Updated September 20th, 2012 Canyon Creek Subdivision in Austin Texas Most of the homes in this area have mature trees in both the front and back yards, with brick or limestone on the exterior of the home. Sidewalks making walking easy, and Canyon Creek Elementary School (RRISD) is located within the boundaries of the subdivision [...]
Worried About Your Property Value? I hear about folks who are worried about what their home is worth. They want to know what they can do to improve the value of their home. This is especially true when the home is about to go on the market and the owners (sellers) are hoping to get [...]
You might be able to park them in your yard, or you might not. It usually depends on two things: 1. The local ordinances (code) for where vehicles can be parked and 2. Whether or not your HOA (Home Owners Association) allows it. In many areas, if you don’t have an HOA, then where you [...]
Updated: September 14th, 2012 Older Homes from the 1970s and 1980s in Austin The small pocket of older homes in 78729, east of 183 and north of Anderson Mill, is commonly called Anderson Mill East. This area has small pockets of newer homes (built after 1990) mixed in with the subdivisions of Anderson Mill Village, [...]
Gorgeous Hill Country Living at River Place Looking for a home with sweeping Hill Country Views in the Austin city limits? Take a drive through River Place off of 2222 near 620 and see the variety of homes and views that are on the market this Spring. Homes in this subdivision range from the low-to-mid [...]
Can You Spot The Overpriced Home in a Neighborhood? Hint: it’s the one that isn’t selling. (Ooooh, imagine that – an overpriced home not getting any offers!) You know, the one that has been on the market so long no one even notices the sign any more. Sunday home-shoppers don’t even slow down (they’ve already [...]
Condo Plumbing can be a bit tricky. If you own a home (or have in the past), you probably know a bit about plumbing. When you need to work on it, you can turn off the water. Easy Peasy! This is so not the case in many condos! Shared Waters Systems for Condos Condos are [...]
Granite Remnants Are Often Cheaper If you’ve tried to replace a small counter with a piece of granite, you probably ran into a common problem: granite fabricators don’t want to sell a little piece, they want to sell the whole slab. Or, they want to charge you an arm and a leg for the piece [...]
HOA rules can foil your plans for making your property unique, and that may or may not be a good thing. Tell us what you think about HOA restrictions in Austin.
Want to use architectural salvage and reclaimed materials to spiff up your backyard in Austin? Check out Backyard Salvage and Garden in Central Austin.
A House Appraisal: Find the Value of a Home How do people find the value of a home? Meaning, what a home (usually their home) is worth? Of the most common ways to find the value of a home, a formal house appraisal is the most accurate. If you REALLY want to know what a [...]
What is the Difference Between a Certified Appraiser and a Licensed Appraiser in Texas? Short answer: the amount of real estate appraiser education and training, as defined by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB). Also: the types of properties the appraiser can appraise. The table linked in from TALCB, above, provides the best [...]
Where is the list of FHA approved homes? How can you find a home that will qualify for an FHA loan? Read our list on how to buy a home with an FHA loan.