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All Blog Entries by Brad Pauly

Found 113 blog entries published by Brad Pauly.

home improvements before listing for sale

If you are in the market to sell your home there are some easy fixes and updated you can administer to get the most out of your investment. Through a few weekends work you can increase the value of your home before it hits the market. Use this guide to help you find some easy wins where you can increase the value of your home.

Update Faucets and Shower Fixtures

Popcorn ceiling was a common addition to homes constructed throughout the 70's and 80's intended to keep noise vibrations down in a room. This sound deadening texture material can contain asbestos making it important to remove before putting a home up on the market. If your ceiling texture does not contain asbestos it may not be worth your while to remove, however housing trends show that

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pennybacker bridge at night

As we enter into 2018, it's important to refresh on some seasonal trends we will see in the real estate market this year. By using some reports and trends from the National Association of Realtors we can go into this year understanding how the market will react. Use this guide to help you pick the best time to sell your Austin home in 2018.

Picking The Best Time To Sell

It's important to first understand that selling a home should work with your timeline. If you are moving within Austin or one of the surrounding Travis County communities you can better adjust when you put your home on the market. However, if you are moving to a different city that is either a difficult commute or in a different state, you should sell your home to best fit around

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pennybacker bridge at night

For the past few years, Austin has been the fastest growing city in the US. From massive job growth to a thriving housing market, Austin has been topping the charts in almost all categories, so it's no wonder people and companies have been moving to Austin.

You may be wondering why exactly so many people of all ages and backgrounds are relocating to Austin. We’ve put together some reasons why our city has been attracting transplants and tourists lately. Take a look at the list below for just a few reasons why Austin, Texas is quickly becoming America’s new favorite city.

Low Cost of Living Compared to Other Cities

Your income will stretch farther in Austin compared to other similar cities. You'll pay less for transportation, utilities,

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House in Fall

If you're noticing fewer 'For Sale' signs now that summer is over, that's because fall is starting and school is in session. But fall can be a great time for home buyers and sellers for a lot of reasons. It may not be the busiest season for realtors and home sellers, but it definitely can be one of the best for finding the perfect property for you or your family. Here's a list of reasons why fall is a great time to house hunt or sell a property.

 

1. The Holidays Are Right Around the Corner

The pre-holiday window is a great time to catch buyers before the chaos of the holidays fully hit. Most people want to move into a home and settle down before they have to host Thanksgiving or decorate for Christmas, so the urgency to close quickly is

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Bullock Texas State History Museum Lone Star Plaza

Austin is known for its food, its fashion, and fun events that are happening year round. Whether it's a good sale at a local boutique or a fun happy hour at a new restaurant, there are plenty of sources to get your information. And a lot of them are locals on Instagram! We've put together a list of some great local food, fashion, and Austin celebrities to follow on Instagram.

Austin Food Instagrams

@EatingATX

Run by the sister duo Morgan and Lindsey Vandygriff, this Instagram account is full of fun pictures of Austin's best food stops. From food trucks to ice cream shops, the Vandygriff sisters show off why Austin is known as one of the best foodie cities in the nation. Follow them to learn more about some of Austin's best places to grab a

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pre build property in austin texas

Buying a pre build home is a great way to save a lot of money on a property. This can often result in great savings for the buyer as development looks for early investors into their project. While most of those who commit to early buying are investors and realtors, it’s essential to consider this as an option for those who wish to get their dream home for less.

Our agent Callie Gordon has some great tips to follow if you are interested in learning more about how to get started. Visit Austin Insider for more information.

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university of texas at austin campus

A new school year is almost upon us and hundreds of new students are getting ready to go back to school in a matter of weeks. While many might be eager to jump into class as soon as possible and begin learning, most new students who come from out of the city are excited to explore the new and exciting things that Austin has to offer. Thankfully, Austin is a city packed with exciting events and delicious food, most of which are conveniently located near campus for students to enjoy.

Many of our favorite activities are free and are sure to become quick favorites for those who are new to the area. Here are but a few of the many activities that new students can do while in Austin that are surprisingly close to the University of Texas campus. 

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ice cream shop

It's the hottest time of the year in Austin with high humidity making its way to the region. Cooling off is easy to do with a cold treat and nothing can compare to the delectable sweetness of ice cream. This summer treat is essential for those looking for some sweet delights that can keep the hot sun at bay. Thankfully in Austin there are a multitude of delicious treats to enjoy and many have their own unique spin on the traditional recipe.

In honor of the 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival taking place this August 12th at Fiesta Gardens, we've compiled a list of the best Austin ice cream shops that have made their mark on the tastebuds of residents. We have only two qualifications: the business has to serve some of the best ice cream in Austin

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atx sign in austin texas

Summer is here again, and all the great things we love about summers in Austin are back too! Austin is well known for being a city packed full of endless activities to do each day and while the summer sun might be strong it doesn't stop Austinites from heading out for a fun day.

In fact, you don't have to only stay cool by going to pools to beat the heat. There are many other fun activities that involve delicious food, live music, and enjoying some of Austin's most beautiful sights. Most of them are completely free so it's perfect for those who are on a budget or those who are simply looking to enjoy a fun and memorable event with others outdoors. Here's some of the best things to do in Austin this summer to make this time of the year memorable!

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austin skyline

While Texas is notorious for being warm throughout the year, nothing can compare to the sweltering, humid summers of Austin. Each day is packed full of humidity and sun, and with the temperatures getting warmer each year it's no surprise to see triple digits slowly start to become the norm. As a result, Austinites have long looked for creative ways to stay refreshed and cool.

From visiting the many bodies of water in this amazing city, to spending some time indoors with a frozen treat, there are endless ways to stay in comfort. Some don't even require any money so they're perfect for those who are looking to save some money! Here are some of the best things to do in Austin to cool off and enjoy the summer sun without braving the intense sun rays.

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