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Buying a home has many moving parts.  One item to consider during your purchase is the home warranty.  Below you will find some basic info about what a home warranty is and some considerations to be aware of when choosing a home warranty.

What is a home warranty, and should I get one?

Simply put, a home warranty is a contract for repair and replacement of the basic appliances, components, and systems within a home. (like your dishwasher, microwave, central A/C unit, ductwork, etc.) And yes, generally, we recommend that our clients get one.  Customarily, the seller will give buyer a credit in the contract to purchase their home, but even in the event that you are not able to negotiate this item in the contract as a buyer, it’s probably still a

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    Where to find urban-esque neighborhoods with houses for sale under $300k:  
  • NE Austin - University Hills/Windsor 
  • North Austin - Parmer Lane, Braker Lane 
  • SE Austin - Riverside/Oltorf/Parker Lane
  • Farther SE Austin - Easton Park
University Hills/Windsor Park is northeast of downtown. It's inside of Hwy 183 and south of 290. University Hills is a tamer version of the hip east side with many homes already updated. Cruise downtown in under 20 minutes via Manor Road or MLK Boulevard and enjoy the neighborhood streets flanked with mature trees and shade.    Lamplight Village is a neighborhood located immediately north of Parmer Lane which I consider to be the city's northern boundary. It's a local's…
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Orlando, FL - I have made the pilgrimage to join my mom, a Montana Realtor, and 20,000 others for 7 consecutive years at the National Association of Realtors annual convention. There are classes, keynote speakers, state parties, celebrity concerts, autographs, inaugurations, auctions, and the Realtor Flea Market Bazaar (the exposition). To make the experience great, there are old friends, influential leadership, and NAR’s economist, Dr. Lawrence Yun, saying we have more good years to come!

Realtors and affiliates alike are here to protect the American Dream. “Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" -James Adams. For many Americans that dream is represented by owning a

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Beth Aubry toured her house for the first time on Facetime, made her offer from California, and changed lenders last minute. Her experience was anything but typical, yet she is now a happy homeowner in Texas! In fact, despite living in San Francisco and purchasing in Austin, she closed with a mobile notary in Santa Fe, New Mexico! This woman was willing to do anything it took to accomplish a life-long goal. Notably, Elizabeth Aubry is one of the power women I have been speaking of.

When I asked Beth to write a review, I did not expect her to draft such a fabulous piece of marketing. Practicing a transparent business means being frank with you and how I came to own such a considerate review. 

Upon touring her house for the first time,

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Eastside home seekers, look no further. I know of three new developments in 78702 which are due for completion late this year and early next year. I have taken two clients through the reservation process at 2 out of 3 of the developments. 

A reservation is accomplished by signing a basic document which locks in your unit number and sales price. Making a reservation is easy and the reservation fee is 100% FULLY REFUNDABLE. Reservation dollar amount will vary per development (approx. $5k or 10-15% of sales price).

Call or email me for more information! 512-539-9736 


Note: There are more than 3 developments going up on the eastside. These are the three I've been working with lately. 

  • East 5th Condos
  • The Chicon
  • Fourth &

There is also

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This occurred to me whilst attending a '#BossBabes' meet-up a couple weeks back. Until then, it had not dawned on me that 4 out of 5 of my most recent real estate transactions are independent women, purchasing independently!   The home buying becomes 5 out of 6 when including myself, a single woman. Based on my income, my diligence, and my decision, I closed on a mortgage for my very own house.    Homeownership is the American Dream and is alive and well today. Millennials are coming to an age of maturity and stability, with an interest in seeing out the same goal their parents had 30 years ago.   Home ownership is an achievement that says, “I’ve made it.” And when you purchase your second, third, fourth property it says, “I…
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Quick lesson in my favorite Austin zipcodes-

78701 - Downtown Proper

78702 - East of I-35 and north of Ladybird Lake up to MLK and stopping at Airport Blvd to the east

78703 - West downtown including Gables Tower and Whole Foods, all of Tarrytown, with a northern border of 35th Street

78704 - All of Zilker Park, Barton Hills, Travis Heights, "South Lamar", and St. Edwards University area - basically the square of hood that is bordered by Ladybird Lake (N), Hwy 71 (S), Mopac (W), and I-35 (E)

78705 - UT Campus, the other side of Lamar up to 35th Street, avoiding Hyde Park

After that, zip codes get a little wonky. Fortunately, the 5 most central zip codes are in succession! 

Other favorite zip codes are 78757 (Crestview, Brentwood,

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Over the last two years, real estate has monopolized my life and I’ve learned a lot. Bear with me while I share my "why".   I’ve learned how to find people who want a house to call home. I’ve learned how to connect people to properties they love. I’ve learned how to negotiate with a firm stance. And with many points of stumbling, struggling, and laughing I’ve learned a resounding lesson in how to bring happiness to people, more than a dream come true.   My focus is to provide Class-A service with early education, a simple purchase process, and post-closing support. I take my responsibility seriously (insert comic relief) and maintain civic involvement in the industry and community because I am protecting the American…
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DRAWING LINES: EXPLORATIONS OF PLACE is a project curated by Public City and commissioned in response to Austin’s political shift from at-large to geographic representation that started November 2014.  Artists embedded in each of the council districts for a year-long residency during the first year of this transition and the exhibition is a result of this work. The project culminates this week in Drawing Lines: Explorations of Place opening Friday, April 1 from 7-10p. 

In addition to the preview and opening, a lot of fun adventures/events are happening during the 10 day show run. The website has a full run of the programs, here’s the link and below is a snapshot: 


323 Congress Avenue in the (1897) Historic

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