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Why Should You Care About TREPAC?

Property taxes, homestead exemptions, private property rights, oh my! Growth in Central Texas has exploded over the last five years–a great thing for Austin– but at the same time has started posing several challenges for existing residents and prospective homeowners, like affordability, transportation, etc. As a real estate professional who …

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Inspecting the Inspectors

This post was previously published in a May 2015 article of REALTOR® Magazine. Mold and rot eating away at supporting beams, problems with the electrical system, plumbing issues... It’s the stuff of nightmares, but for many home owners, it’s a reality. Sometimes, undetected damage can be dangerous. Did you hear …

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ABoR Members Recognized for REALTOR® Education

Austin Board of Realtors also wins award for excellence in Realtor education The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is proud to announce that Reba Saxon of Teacher Realty in Cedar Park was named 2015 Educator of the Year during the Texas Association of REALTORS® Winter Meeting on Feb. 8. Saxon is …

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ABoR President Aaron Farmer Featured in ABJ

The following is an excerpt from the Austin Business Journal February 11 article "New ABOR president made name going against tide." Aaron Farmer, the 2016 president of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, proves that the industry — at least locally — has thrown off the biases of the past. One …

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Can Pets Be an Asset in Home Sales?

This post was previously published as a January 2016 REALTOR® Mag article. The real estate business traditionally has shown scant love for pets. The conventional wisdom held that sellers should conceal all traces of their dogs or cats—the toys, bowls, beds, even the animals themselves—when prepping a home for sale. …

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