A friend of mine joked the other day that Austin should adopt its own state bird, because "I've never seen so many cranes in town." He was right; a look at Austin's skyline includes at least ten to t...
What Are VA Homes?VA homes are owned by the VA, or Veteran's Administration. The previous mortgage on these homes were insured by the VA, so when the mortgage loan is defaulted on, the VA gets the tit...
When purchasing a home, there are many factors to consider. So many, in fact, that it is easy to overlook, or forget to research the neighborhood that surrounds your "perfect" home. Recently, I made a...
A home loan will be your financial responsibility for years to come, so it can be one of the most important decisions you make. Even tiny changes in an interest rate - changes as small as half a perce...
As a real estate broker, I often meet self-identified real estate investors. When I speak to these people, I usually find that they are either true investors or real estate "investors." The difference...
The history of the Scofield Farms community provides an important clue as to why this neighborhood is considered to be one of the most coveted in the Austin area. Development of the community began in...
Some people choose to use a real estate agent and some people choose to go it alone. One thing I have noticed over the years is that a number of seasoned investors looking in a new city will seek out ...
"Many people mistakenly believe that a real estate agent and a real estate broker are the same, but this is actually untrue. While both a real estate agent and a real estate broker must undergo ...
"If you are interested in a career in real estate, the steps you will need to take are relatively straightforward. Nonetheless, it doesn't mean that it is easy to become a real estate agent. I...
"When you decide to build a home rather than to buy a home or when you make the decision to remodel the home that you already have, you most likely intend to get the job done with the help of co...