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Value Adds: Are they worth it?

By Harold Copher, Jr. • Willow Bend Mortgage Most of us have watched the home improvement shows that seek out properties needing updates or are in various states of disrepair. The hosts give you their anticipated budget numbers for the individual tasks within the scope of the renovation as they are presenting the budget totals for the entire project. Toward the end of the show, you’ll typically get the completed project sales price or maybe the new appraised value. When the project is a full-scale renovation, in most cases the total value is greater than the sum of the...

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Austin leads Texas cities for most million-dollar homes

LendingTree report shows Austin surpasses Houston, Dallas and San Antonio In the start-up world, companies valued at more than $1 billion are called unicorns. Even though they seem ubiquitous, there actually aren’t that many of them, and most start-ups are worth far less. The same can be said of homes over $1 million: They are far rarer than it seems, considering the amount of attention they get. Some cities do have larger concentrations of them though, and we set out to find out where those million-dollar homes are...

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AG Paxton Seeks Removal of 8 People on City of Austin’s Planning Commission

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today obtained approval from a state district court in Travis County to proceed with a quo warranto action asking for the removal of all individuals who unlawfully hold positions on the city of Austin’s planning commission. Currently, eight of the commission’s 13 members are directly or indirectly connected with real estate and land development, in violation of an amendment to the city charter approved by voters in 1994. The provision requires that a minimum of two-thirds of the commission’s city council-appointed members “shall be lay members and not directly or indirectly connected with...

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Agent Spotlight: Ashley Wainscott, Simply Sold

By Katie Agness Five years ago, Ashley Wainscott founded Simply Sold, a one-stop-shop for REALTORS and their clients who seek general renovations prior to selling their home or moving into a new property. Prior to starting her business, Wainscott was having trouble deciding on a career path. “After I graduated from St. Edward’s University, I had spent some time working on accounting and event planning, but hadn’t found anything that made my heart skip a beat,” Wainscott says. “Then, my mom decided to sell her house, and I realized there was a need in the market. From there, I...

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May Market Report: Single-family home prices rise, inventory declines in May

34-year-old Land Development Code continues to hold back housing market Download Austin Area Infographic AUSTIN, Texas – Decreasing housing inventory paired with strong demand continues to drive Austin’s growing affordability crunch, according to the May 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). In the city of Austin, the availability of housing compared with demand — as measured through inventory — continues to be historically low while median home prices have reached historic heights. Download City of Austin Infographic The median price for single-family homes in the city of Austin increased 3.7 percent year-over-year to $389,000...

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17jul10:00 am1:00 pmKB Home: The Value of a Listing Being Seen on Social Media10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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