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Your Austin real estate blog


Thank you for visiting Homeowner Herald, the official blog of AustinHomeSearch.com, providing valuable information for both home buyers and sellers. Follow us on Twitter or check in each week for new posts on topics ranging from holiday decorating to the economy to moving into your new home. This blog is maintained by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. If you’d like to suggest a blog topic, contact the ABoR Marketing Department.

   
KVUE ConsumerVue: Ease the Pain of Closing on a Home
THURSDAY, August 9

REALTOR® and Chairman of the Austin Board of REALTORS® Leonard Guerrero stopped by the KVUE-24 studios yesterday to discuss how homebuyers can be more prepared so that closings go smoothly. Learn more about the importance financing and the option period by viewing the latest ConsumerVue segment dedicated to homes for sale in Austin. 

ConsumerVue segment dedicated to homes for sale in Austin. 

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ConsumerVue: Austin home sales season heats up
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

As part of their ConsumerVue segments, KVUE News showcases REALTOR® expertise each month to update their viewers on the latest happenings in the Austin real estate market. Leonard Guerrero, chairman of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, appeared recently on ConsumerVue to provide some insight into the current Austin real estate market as the busy months of spring and summer approach. 

The summer months are traditionally a hot time for buying and selling homes. This summer, sellers are happy to find that Austin homes are being sold at prices well over the national average, and potential home buyers are continuing to benefit from low interest rates. 

Whether you are a considering buying, selling or both, discuss your specific situation with your Central Texas REALTOR®. Watch  Leonard’s interview on KVUE.com for additional information.

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Make your list and check it twice
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

Knowing yourself and your priorities is a too-often overlooked piece of the exciting, multi-layered process of buying a home. If you are venturing into the home buying experience for the first time, or the first time in a long time, remember that this process requires more than an “I’ll know it when I see it” attitude. Finding the perfect Austin home for you and your family is like comparing apples and oranges—there are too many distinct variables to consider.

An article in U.S. News & World Report offers a list of broad-scope considerations some buyers don’t think to ask their REALTOR® about, such as remodeling restrictions. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has compiled a list to help each member of the family decide which features of a potential home top his/her priorities. This handy worksheet can make conversations more effective and efficient as a family is beginning their house-hunt.

Always direct any questions to your industry expert—your Central Texas REALTOR® is there to help you find the very best home for you and your family. In need of an advocate? Find a REALTOR® on AustinHomeSearch.com.


Make it a dog’s day out before the mercury rises
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

One of the most popular attractions in Austin is the off-leash dog park peninsula at Red Bud Isle. Let your pup roam the park, make new friends and swim until the sun goes down. Bring a towel and change of clothes so you can head right to one of Austin’s eateries that welcome furry friends.

Snack Bar is a dog-friendly and environmentally conscious restaurant just south of downtown. Bring your pooch on a stroll through the funky South Congress area, and stop by the Snack Bar patio to enjoy organic, local foods and gluten-free beer. If North Central is more your area, plan a visit Galaxy Café. You will likely meet other dog-loving neighbors as you sit at a sidewalk café table and treat yourself to a mimosa brunch.

If Saturday morning’s the best time for you to log some quality hours with your four-legged friend, grab the leash and score some fresh produce from the Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget to check out the dog-specific booths and get your favorite four-legged a special treat.

Bring Fido.com is a great resource not only for local spots to bring your pup, but has nation-wide recommendations as well. If you’re a dog parent making the move to Central Texas, speak to your REALTOR® about what details to consider when selecting a home that’s right for all members of your family.



Trees in Central Texas: Valuable and Vulnerable
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Caring for trees during the extreme Texas drought can be a difficult endeavor. In general, the experts recommend watering a wide area round your tree (commonly referred to as the drip-line) and not to worry too much about the depth since most tree roots run less than six inches deep. TreeFolks, a local group that helps grow urban forests through tree planting, education and community partnerships, has compiled several resources to reference in learning how to care for trees as well as the area water supply.

In addition TreeFolks hosts events throughout the year to empower Austin-area homeowners and organizations to plant and maintain trees of their own. They offer two-hour workshops that teach Central Texans about tree care and maintenance, fruit tree pruning and tree identification. For the more dedicated urban tree lover, TreeFolks has an eight-hour tree care and installation class called Citizen Forester. This course employs both classroom and hands-on work on a range of topics including utilizing trees in landscape design, identifying trees, soil health, as well as pruning and maintenance. Citizen Forester and other TreeFolks workshops are taught by local arborists, foresters and landscape designers.

Learn more about what TreeFolks has in the works and keep the drought tips handy as we head into another Central Texas summer!

   

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