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Entries from November 2008

Should You Be Around for your Open House?

November 13th, 2008

When your house is placed for sale, it is up to you whether you want to greet potential buyers yourself or plan a day out while your real estate agent leads the tour. There pros and cons to either choice that should be considered. For example, consider giving your own tours. You have more detailed […]

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Tags: Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent · Austin real estate sale

Preparing Your Home for Sale

November 13th, 2008

Realtors around the country agree on certain tips you can take to make a house more appealing to buyers. Even after you have repaired every pipe and appliance, cleaned thoroughly, and freshly painted indoors and out, there are still steps you can take to improve the appearance of your house. Even better, these steps are […]

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Tags: Austin Home Search · Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent · Buying homes in Austin

On November 22, Celebrate American Unchained

November 13th, 2008

In 2003 a coalition of locally owned Austin businesses developed Austin Unchained, a one-day event in which people were urged to spend their money at locally owned stores. Over the years this idea has spread until it has become a national event known as America Unchained, which will be celebrated on November 22 this year. […]

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Advantages of Selling your Home Online

November 4th, 2008

If you have Austin property you would like to sell, you have many marketing options at your disposal. Your real estate agent can help you place an ad in a local paper, design flyers, post a sign in your yard, and spread the word among your friends that a new property is on the market. […]

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IL Politician Pleads Guilty in Real Estate Scandal

November 4th, 2008

Edward Vrdolyak, age 70, a former alderman from Chicago, Illinois, recently pleaded guilty to being involved in a real estate scam with his friend Stuart Levine. Vrdolyak has admitted to fraudulently agreed to help a condo developer buy a school building for a finder’s fee of $1.1 million. His guilty plea to charges of mail […]

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