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Are Austin home remodels worth it?

The Texas Remodel Valuation Report shows whether homeowners get the most bang for their buck. There are many factors that go into whether a remodeling project is a good fit for a home in addition to impact on resale value, such as the homeowner’s expected tenure in the house and, for energy-efficient upgrades, …

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Building Your Online Reputation: 3 Case Studies

Top producers share tips for managing your online presence. This post was previously published in a September 2015 issue of REALTOR® Mag. Get Endorsed Name: Dawn Thomas Company: Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty, San Francisco Bay Area URL: siliconvalleyandbeyond.com Thomas places a major emphasis on customer reviews—or “endorsements,” as she refers …

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4 homebuyer-assistance programs you may not know about

This article was a previously posted on a blog from the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Since 2005, Texas REALTORS® have helped an estimated 27,500 homebuyers take advantage of state-administered homebuyer-assistance programs. However, a large percentage of buyers remain unaware of these beneficial programs. The Texas Department of Housing and Community …

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MLS Boundary Changes: Williamson County

If you work in Central Texas, you have undoubtedly noticed significant growth over the past several years. The addition of new subdivisions and resulting overlapping school districts has warranted the MLS to consider changes in some of the most disputed MLS areas. After feedback from our members, the MLS Operations …

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List on a Thursday in April and other spring selling tips

This post was previously published in a March blog post from Inman.com. The data scientists at Redfin have released some numbers that indicate listing a home on a Thursday could have an impact on the closing price — Thursday listings closed at an average of $2,352 more than Sunday listings, Redfin said. …

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