Wednesday, March 06, 2019 / by Grant Williams
The time has come and you are ready to buy, but before you start searching for your next home review this checklist. This list helps you prepare your budget in advance and guide you to financial success in the future.
1. Reduce Debt & Increase Credit Score: Before you start looking for your next home you should request a credit report. This will give you a starting point on understanding your credit score before you request a loan. Your credit score will influence the interest rate of your loan. 2. Save Money to Set Yourself Up with a Large Down Payment: While it is possible to purchase a home without a 20% down payment it’s best to get as close as possible. This will allow you to have a smaller mortgage rate, Avoid PMI, and receive a better rate. If you do not have a 20% down payment you may qualify for a VA or FHA loan.
3. Keep a Conservative Budget: It’s just not the list price that is included in the purchase. Keep in mind there are inspection fees ...
Monday, December 03, 2018 / by Grant Williams
4709 Mount Vernon Drive, Austin, TX 78745Austin Home for Sale
Monday, August 06, 2018 / by Grant Williams
So you’ve decided to take advantage of this market and sell your Austin, Texas based home, where do you even begin? Getting your house ready for such a thing can seem like an overwhelming task! By following the below guide you can simplify this process one room at a time.
If you are short on time, it’s important that you prioritize correctly. At the top of your mind, the first things you should tackle are cleaning, packing & decluttering the home. To get the most out of any sale, you’ll want your home to look as new as possible. Consulting with the agent who will list the house can help steer you in the right direction when figuring out how to do so. This handy checklist will help you prepare to sell your home at top dollar!
First things first – Evaluate every single room of your home!
Anyone who shows interest in your home is going to be far more critical of your house than they are of their own. They might not dust the weekly, but they will notice if ...
Monday, January 23, 2017 / by Jason Huval
Are you a home owner in the greater Austin area? If so, you’re probably aware of the current market & the increase in value in your home due to the tremendous growth our city has experienced only the past couple of years. Home prices have skyrocketed due to the influx of tech & large corporations alongside the culture Austin provides to its residents, making it a destination sought after. We are in the middle of the greatest real estate bull market Austin has experienced since it was founded & there has never been a greater time to sell your home.
Did you know that over just the last year alone, the average home value in Austin has risen by 7%? Now, we would all like to think things would keep continue progressing that way, but as is with everything, nothing lasts forever. We are all very aware of the crisis of 2008, and while things aren’t close to that, it serves as a reminder that no market is 100% stable. T ...