Steiner Ranch HOA Transfer Fees

The Steiner Ranch HOA recently went under new management and they changed the structure of fees associated with selling a home in Steiner Ranch.  These are all addressed in  the HOA addendum of the purchase contract.  Please note that these fees are accurate today (3/12/19) and that I will update as I learn of changes,… Read More >>

Earnest Money & Option Money

If you know me, you know that I am frequently frustrated with the lack of understanding of the real estate contract by other real estate agents.  Since it is literally THE FOUNDATION of what we do, it’s important to understand every paragraph yet most don’t.  I recently had a transaction where the buyer’s agent didn’t… Read More >>

Vandegrift Band Mulch Fundraiser

It’s that time again!  The easiest possible way to get mulch – order it from the Vandegrift Band and have it delivered to your door!  Click here to order.  Deliveries will be made the weekend of 4/5.  Orders due by March 8. 

Common Misconception about the Seller Lease Back

When a seller needs to stay in the home their selling beyond the close date, a “Seller’s Residential Temporary Lease” form is used (more commonly referred to as a “Lease Back” allowing them to lease the property from the new owners for a period of time.  A frequent misunderstanding about this form is who maintains… Read More >>

The Risks of a Contingent Contract to Buyer & Seller

A contingency contract is when a buyer needs to sell their home in order to buy a new one.  This contingency allows them to cancel the purchase without a loss of earnest money if their current home doesn’t sell or doesn’t close.  There are a lot of risks to BOTH sides of a contingency contract… Read More >>

Elicia Gower Michaud Earns NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor

Elicia Gower Michaud with eXp Realty has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various… Read More >>

Upsizing Your Home

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof. Remodeling and adding to your home is one option for creating… Read More >>

Steiner Ranch Garage Sale & Goodwill Pick Up

With the garage sale being tomorrow (9/15/2018), I thought I’d share a few tips that I have been successful with the last few years:   Put prices on things. Things get hectic and it’s easier for people to make decisions when the price is clearly labeled. Post your sale on Craigslist with photos and lists… Read More >>

Rain, Rain and More Rain!

I was out running this morning and was surprised to see a lot of sprinklers on. According to LCRA, the Steiner area has gotten 6-8 inches of rain in the last 2 weeks with more to come so turn those sprinklers off to save some money (just set a reminder to turn them back on)!… Read More >>

Steiner Ranch Realtor Elicia Michaud

Hundreds of Steiner homes successfully sold.

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