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Entries from April 2010

The depressed prices of many Austin homes

April 30th, 2010

The recent economic recession caused the price of many homes and properties to decline. At these depressed values, there are many Austin real estate options that could make good investments.Some of the best investments are short sales and foreclosures. However, purchasing these properties is often more complex than purchasing a traditional home.If you or anyone […]

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

What should you consider when taking out a mortgage on your new home purchase

April 22nd, 2010

When individuals consider buying a home, they often need to take out a mortgage. While many people judge mortgages based on interest rates, there are a number of other factors they could consider. Many home mortgages contain fees that will individuals will have to pay when the mortgage agreement is closed. Many mortgages are often […]

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Tags: Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent

Which government agency oversees Texas real estate?

April 15th, 2010

The Texas Real Estate Commission is the Texas governmental agency that oversees real estate practices. The commission is headed by nine members who are appointed by the governor and approved by Congress. Each member serves a six-year term. The TREC oversees a variety of Texas real estate areas, including real estate brokers, salespeople, and inspectors. […]

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Tags: Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent

Can small fix-ups and repairs increase a home’s value?

April 8th, 2010

When individuals prepare to sell a home, they should take a number of steps to increase the perceived value of their home. These steps can include minor fix-ups to major infrastructure repairs. For instance, if individuals maintain their lawn, they are likely to receive a higher asking price. Also, if they do not have any […]

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Tags: Austin homes · Austin Real Estate · Austin Real Estate Agent