Monthly Archives: February 2009

My Plan to Change the Real Estate Industry Forever! (Sounds Humble, Right?)

Tweet For the past several years, I have had an idea that I think would help to level the playing field a bit for real estate agents in any market.  I have shared this with many of my personal clients, but never publicly…until now. Consider this: When you are working with buyer clients, and they…

Southwest Austin Home for Sale – 4609 Walsall Loop – Offered at $209,000

Tweet These days, it seems to be tougher and tougher to find good homes for sale in the $200K range in southwest Austin.  If this is your dilemma, this home might just be the solution. Located off of Slaughter Lane near Mopac in the Sendera subdivision, this home offers a lot of bang for the…

Southwest Austin Brand-New Home for Sale – 3304 Azalea Blossom – Brodie Springs – $631,633

Tweet We recently listed another property built by Grand Haven Homes in the Brodie Springs subdivision.  This property has a LOT of space, and is conveniently located near the intersection of Brodie and Slaughter Lane.  FEATURES: 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms 5600 s.f. per builder 3 Living areas, 2 dining 2-story home 0.36 acre lot (15,681 s.f.) 2-car side-entry…

Thankfully for my clients, there is not a “five strike” rule in place for mortgage lending

Tweet I suppose you could consider this to be an update post of sorts. I had agreed to let everyone know what happened with my buyers from this post from a few weeks ago:  Requiem for the Self-Employed Homebuyer.   In a nutshell, I was working with what in previous years would have been considered “perfect” buyers(780…

A Quick Message of Renewed Optimism

Tweet I fully realize that this is just anecdotal evidence, but I can’t help but think that the buying activity has picked up dramatically in Austin, and here’s why: I have had multiple offer scenarios TWICE in 2009 already! In January, I wrote a post about a multiple offer deal (six total offers) that I…

“Twitter Tuesday” on BlogTalkRadio.com – VERY Special Guest this week: Shel Israel (You don’t want to miss this one)

Tweet In case you didn’t already know (i.e. you don’t normally read my blog), Ken Cook and I have been hosting a one-hour show called Twitter Tuesday every week at 11am Central (noon Eastern, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific) on BlogTalkRadio.  We have a guest or two each time, and we talk about various social media topics…

Pflugerville, Texas Home for Sale – Meadows of Blackhawk – INCREDIBLE Price! $149,999

Tweet My cousin has his home listed with me, and we are hoping to get it sold soon, as they are looking to purchase a larger home for their growing family.  We have reduced it by $15,000 now in an effort to stimulate enough interest to get it sold in the next couple of weeks. …

My Son Finished Marathon Kids Today! (Video included)

Tweet I wrote about Marathon Kids last year, which is a cool fitness program wherein kids commit to finish an entire marathon over a few months’ time.  In our case, until the beginning of the month, we thought we had more time to complete this task.  I could have sworn that the final ceremony was going…

Austin Named #2 on “Healthiest Housing Markets” List for 2009 – Texas Sweeps the Top FIVE Spots!

Tweet BuilderOnline.com, which is the website for Builder Magazine, published a list this week of the healthiest housing markets around the country.  Not surprisingly, Austin fared well on the list.  What I DID find surprising was the fact that Texas has the entire top five.  To compile the list, they analyzed the top 75 real…

Update on Christ Presbyterian Church – Georgetown, Texas

Tweet Apparently, the name change for our fledgling church is already working!  Actually, I am joking, but it was a pleasant surprise to have two new families show up last week.  As it turns out, BOTH of them had found the church from my blog!  This was a terrific feeling. One lady mentioned that she…