Did NOT think I could get excited about a pane of window glass. Wrong, wrong, wrong! We have started replacing double-paned window glass at our house and got the first set installed yesterday. I keep staring out the windows in complete appreciation and awe of what just happened!!! It is the difference between squinting through … Continue reading Glass ‘n’ Me
I am so excited about a seminar I attended last night and you'll never guess the topic... keeping a record of my life and possessions so that my heirs can step in and run the show in the event of my unexpected demise! (This includes everything about running a home, so it is a direct … Continue reading And Now For Something A Little Different. And a Cat Video at the End.
It could be that growing up an 'only child' gave me a foundation for intuiting a lot about negotiation. After all, I perceived the world as myself "against" two parents (who had my best interests at heart), but whose decisions I saw as overly-restrictive. I am sure I argued them out of their minds! But, … Continue reading Negotiating
Yes, kitchens do become dated, and most buyers in our market long for acres of luxurious countertops rather than a dog trot breezeway on which to churn their butter. In advising people who have been in their homes for a long time and are thinking that they might be moving into a smaller place, or … Continue reading What I’ve Been Thinking About Today
Cat video. You're welcome. Recently, I have found myself consulting with a number of different people about future moves that are not necessarily imminent. I think this time spent together with potential clients is rewarding! Every situation is different and every house is unique in that it is situated in a particular place in the city, in … Continue reading (Almost) Every House is Unique
I'm looking at the March 2017 Austin Board of Realtors Market Report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University this morning. Focusing on the zip code 78620, which is the Dripping Springs area. Because A&M is using the Austin Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service data, I can look at any zip code … Continue reading If You Really Want to Move Now, “Price It Right”
Newsflash for you who have lived in your Austin home since the Year One: before you put that home on the market, you must get an energy audit done by an energy professional. Yes, it's true, the City of Austin has an Energy Conservation and Disclosure ordinance. If you are an Austin Energy customer, you live … Continue reading Live in Austin? You’ll Need to Do An Energy Audit