Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:41 PMBy Shawn Culhane / March 29, 2018Comment
Here are three tips you can use to prepare your home to show to prospective buyers.
Spring is almost here. All winter, you’ve been talking about getting the house ready to put it on the market, but now you’re asking yourself what you need to do in order actually be ready. Today, let’s take some time to talk about what you can do to ensure that you’re prepared.
1. Declutter. Everyday life in the home is different from life while showing a home. Get everything off the counters, and remove the random items that tend to accumulate. Let folks see the beauty of the house.
2. Fresh paint. As it gets to be time to put your home on the market, try painting your home...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / March 23, 2018Comment
When you’ve found your dream home and you’re ready to give everything to call it your own, it’s time to slow down and be cautious of things that could kill the deal. By being aware of these things, you’ll keep your expectations at a realistic place and save the celebrating for closing day.
It’s great to fall in love with a home and work hard to make it yours, but it’s equally as important to stay realistic about things that do happen, such as a home inspection problem or altering your mortgage preapproval. Take a closer look at the top home buying deal killers to be aware of.
Altering the mortgage preapproval
One area that you can control is your mortgage preapproval’s consistency. Many people don’t realize that just because they...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / March 21, 2018Comment
Throughout Austin, there are several great festivals held every year. The months of November and December are no different as some of the best holiday events are held this time of year. We've already covers all the other months in previous posts. Let's finish off this series by looking at the festivals in Austin for November and December 2018.
The Wurstfest gets things started and it's certainly not the worst, by any means. It will be held in Austin from November 2nd to 11th with plenty of fun in New Braunfels. This ten-day festival includes all kinds of German and Bavarian culture with great...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / March 19, 2018Comment
Austin is filled with great festivals held every year. We've already look at March & April, along with May, June & July. Let's move on and look at the great festivals coming up throughout the city for August, September and October this year.
The Bat Fest is the highlight as it’s one of the most popular attractions in ...
The month of May starts with one of the biggest music events of the year. The iHeartCountry Festival will be held on May 5th with some of the biggest names in country music performing. This year will include a great lineup with Luke Bryan, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Cole Swindell and many others. It will be held at the Frank Erwin Center...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / March 15, 2018Comment
Found in the middle of Texas Hill Country, Boerne is a fast-growing, small-town with plenty of appeal. It's the perfect spot for the right home buyer looking to be close to great restaurants and breweries. Boerne, Texas is known for the great downtown shopping and The Hill County Mile, which is filled with dining options and more.
If you're looking to move to the San Antonio area, Boerne should be high on your list. Here are a few of the top reasons to consider Boerne as your next home.
Nearby Country Living
With San Antonio just 40 minutes away, Boerne is the perfect country living choice just outside the city. While it's a true small town, the close...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:00 AMBy Shawn Culhane / March 13, 2018Comment
While 2018 is well underway and you may have missed a few festivals, there are still plenty to enjoy this year. This is just the first in a series of blog posts covering the many great festivals in Austin this year. Let's start by looking at the events for March and April.
Several great festivals will be held in March with something for everybody. Those looking for independent films, great music and more will enjoy this SXSW Festival held from March 9th to 17th.
Of course, the highlight of March in Austin is Rodeo Austin. It will run from March 10th to 24th and will provide plenty of great family-friendly fun. There will be more than...
Posted by Shawn Culhane on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:25 AMBy Shawn Culhane / March 1, 2018Comment
How can working with a Realtor help you buy a new construction home or resale property?
As we head into spring, more and more people start to think about buying a new home in 2018. One of the main decisions buyers have to make is whether to buy a new construction property or a resale home.
If you do decide to purchase a new home, you should still hire a Realtor. A Realtor could save you a ton of time and money no matter what kind of home you decide to buy, and there are three main reasons why:
Searches: Nowadays, a lot of buyers can search for homes on sites like Realtor.com or Trulia. However, there are certain nuances to the searches that we Realtors can set up for you in the MLS to save you some time and find more specific results to get you to your goal a whole lot quicker...