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Steiner Ranch Market Update 1/15/2021

Steiner Ranch Market Update 1/15/2021

This week,  on 1/12/2021, for the first time ever, there were ZERO listings for sale in Steiner Ranch & River Dance.   I keep hearing people say that inventory was low throughout 2020 and is just getting worse, but is this true?  Not according to the data.  The...

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Professional Movers Will Not Move Everything

It's important to note in advance items that most professional movers will not move.  You must leave your home completely empty at closing and personal property left in the home can cause major issues at closing.  Never assume it's ok to leave...

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Sales Agent vs. Broker – Why You Should Use a Broker!

I just recently became a Texas Broker and was reminded of what happened when I got my California broker's license 16 years ago – most people think all Realtors are Brokers.  The term “broker” is used by many to indicate anyone who sells homes.  This could...

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2019 Steiner Ranch Market Recap

SUPPLY & DEMAND It was another great year for Steiner Ranch Real Estate values, but extremely low inventory made it frustrating for buyers, including those wanting to move up within the neighborhood.  To put it into perspective, in 2019, 78732 had 403...

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Refinancing? Dispelling Common Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. YOU’RE NOT TOO...

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Investment Property Stats

Investment Property Stats

As someone who lists rental properties for lease and owns investment property in Steiner Ranch, I like to keep an eye on some key metrics in the rental market. I will keep them current here on this page on a monthly basis. If you own a rental property in Steiner...

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2019 Property Tax Rates & Values

2019 Property Tax Rates & Values are out. If you haven't received yours yet, you will soon or you can visit the TCAD website here and look up your address. ****If you bought/moved into your home in 2018, you have until April 30 (not end of May) to file for your...

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How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

Last time I checked, there were over 11,000 real estate agents in just the Austin area.  Most people know dozens of agents and it can be hard to know who to choose.  Social media helps new and non-producing agents look like mega agents, creative language can...

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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...

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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