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August 27th, 2014

House for Sale?

Posted by Lei in Information

Its been months since you listed your property for sale, you tried everything already like; getting a listing agent, posting your ad through the Internet, by word of mouth, etc. But still you haven’t received any calls yet, you tried to call your agent and asked why then you were not satisfied by his reply.There are some factors that might have affected selling your house, and these are:
A.)Price-due to recent problems encountered by the Real Estate Industry, prices of homes nowadays are less than the price you actually bought it few years back.Maybe, the price you posted is too high for any buyer to consider.
B.)location-check if your house is located conveniently than poorly. Buyers will try to find properties that will bring comfort to them and their families.
C.)condition of your house-is your house on tip-top shape?have you thought of repainting it before putting it on sale?I think you should do it now if ever you haven’t done so.
D.)And lastly you may want to change your listing agent-when you called your agent and asked for answers, you didn’t liked what he said. Basically, if your agent isn’t cooperative and not that interested anymore in selling your house it’s high time you find another agent who can help you with your dilemma.

August 20th, 2014

Loft or Studio: What is your Pick

Posted by Brian in Estate Planning Advice, Real Estate

When we go into the urban living lifestyle, we have two choices as far as homes are concerned, lofts or studio types. People often look for ordinary types of available accommodations and these two are sure to be among the places to be shown.

Much of this has to do with gaining access to a home that has just the right size for small independent living. Not all people may find it feasible to live in such places with large size considering what would they do with it. Also, why should you pay for something large when you only have yourself to live there and perhaps find yourself going to your ancestral homes on vacations and weekends?

August 20th, 2014

Year End Buying

Posted by Victoria in Estate, Information

Buying a house is a big deal any way you look at it so this is an activity that deserves more than a cursory look. You really need to delve deep and think hard before you dive into the pool of home ownership. Owning a home requires a lot of work in general. Given the way the economy is still in recovery mode at the moment, the smart thing to do is to always look at big investments. That in mind, when is a good time to buy a house if, indeed, this is the direction you are set on going?

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There is no rule about when to buy a house although it is wise to look at trends. Buying when the market is flexible and accommodating is smart too. If you look at calendar months, some say December is a good time to buy as there are fewer house hunters and brokers eager to sell. Whatever trend you follow, make sure that you look at the house, the price, and your budget well before buying.

August 11th, 2013

Renovations That Would Increase Your House’s Real Estate Value

Posted by Marie in Information

Planning to sell your house and want to increase its value? You’ll be surprise how easy it is to increase your house price by doing some renovations. Here are some ideas for renovations.

Tip #1: If you love to barbecue and have the space outdoors, consider an outdoor kitchen for your next home improvement project. The space requirements for this can be fairly large, but it will add significant value to your home and make your backyard a much more enjoyable place to relax and entertain guests.

Tip #2: If you have a big backyard, then you should turn a part of it to a beautiful garden. A flower garden can make the yard more beautiful. A vegetable or a fruit garden can provide tasty treats for one to it. Add up some shaped bushes and a time-set sprinkler to make it stand out more. If you can’t afford the expense of professional landscaping, you can buy a timer at your local home improvement store to attach to a hose and sprinkler.

Tip #3: A basketball court on a portion of one’s property can give it an edge on the real estate market. It will also provide a safe, close, and always open area for any of the people living in the house to play on. Friends and family will always have something to do when visiting as well!

Definitely consider the suggested renovations to make your house stand out. When it comes time to sell, you will be glad that your house stands out above the rest with the right improvements that will ensure a quick and profitable sale.

June 28th, 2013

Painting Could be the Answer

Posted by Victoria in Information

You have been wondering what you can do to make your house look better. There are, of course, a whole host of things to choose from if you have an unlimited budget. But if you have a specific, decent-sized budget to work with, the list gets whittled down somewhat. Here is one popular advice that you can take and that will not cost you too much to get done but will add a lot of value and beauty to your house.


Paint; A good paint job goes a long way and this is not an understatement. If you take the time to choose the good quality paints, get a professional to do it (if your budget will allow, otherwise you can do this yourself too), and get this done on a regular interval of maybe every two years, you are sure to have a house that looks not only brand new but that is aging slowly and well.

May 30th, 2013

Basics Before You Invest

Posted by Victoria in Tips

Before you invest in anything, there is a way to know if you are at least on the right track towards a good decision. There are basics to consider when investing that are easy to find out with a little bit of effort.


Take the time to research on how schools are doing in the area you are considering. Positive school feedback is always an indicator of a good place to live in. Another indicator is how low taxes are. Tax changes per area so looking into this can be a guideline before buying. Finally, looking at price is important. It is essential to stick to your budget. Comparing two areas that are bedside each other an looking at one with lower home selling prices is one way to go when making decisions.
These are very basic tips and not the only things you should consider but these can surely help you narrow your areas of interest.

April 27th, 2013

Greener Pastures

Posted by Victoria in Condominiums

Living in a condominium is fast becoming the way people want to go for many practical reasons. First, condominium developments now are implementing a lot of green practices making it easier to live a more Eco-friendly way. These developments are also recognizing how people need to feel in some way that they are still living in a house so they are stretching the imagination and planning to make condominium developments include gyms, function rooms, pools, and playgrounds.


Having your own garden is also something you can still have in a condominium. You just need to make some adjustments with your space and with your expectations and you can get the green spots in your home that you want. Look up what kind of indoor foliage you want, choose a spot or two around your unit where you would like to place thee and, viola! You have a simple but completely real and sustainable green space.

March 24th, 2013

Room Additions Prices in Austin: Are They within Budget?

Posted by Mish Asia in Tips

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If your  home is becoming too small for the family. As the family grows, everyone is starting to fight to use the two bathrooms in your home every morning and this is just causing chaos. Plus, your wife is pregnant and you need an extra room for a nursery. You have thought about moving to a different home but you have fallen in love with your neighborhood, thus, your best option is to get room additions for your home. Or are you simply wanting to put a little Thai school for Thai classes in your area? This peculiar scenarios are not impossible.

In any home problem, there is a solution. One of the best solutions to date is the room addition although it is not cheap. The average room additions prices in Austin are around $30,000 for a small bathroom and around $250,000 for a larger room. The rates can vary from $90/sf and $250/sf depending on the extent of work needed for the room addition. You can always try to look for room addition builders that prices cheaper but never forget the quality of the service as well as the materials used. All in all, room additions are better solutions compared to buying a new home.

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February 24th, 2013

A Homey Touch

Posted by Victoria in Tips

Buying or selling a house is a big activity. Whether you decide to do this on your own or you get a real estate broker to help you out, it requires a lot of work. You will need to look at the market in your area to compute and place the right price for your house’s sale. Then you will need to do some things to market your house well. Aside from advertising, you will have to set aside a small budget to spruce up small but important things to make your property appealing enough to buyers for them to make a purchase.


One thing you can do that will not cost you much, if anything, is to make your house look homey. What does this mean? Personal touches here and there will make your house look like a home a person, a couple, or a family would be happy living in. Valentines is a great time to add these touches. You can use flowers, cute stuffed toys, and small love notes to show buyers that buying your place would mean a good home for them.

January 14th, 2013

Who Dictates the Price?

Posted by Victoria in Estate Agent

Selling your property can be a complex thing. A lot think that it is a matter of deciding to put your house up and then making those ubiquitous ‘for sale’ signs and flyers. It is much more than that. A successful sale is often a result of research, consultation, and correct packaging. If you have the time and are willing to put in the effort, then it is entirely possible to do this on your own. But if you are time-strapped or feel generally clueless, then hiring a professional is the way to go.


A real estate broker can help guide you when you price your property because you are the only one who can set the price. You may do this independently or you may take a recommended figure. A real estate broker can give you information about market trends, about how much a square meter is where you live, how much land sells in your area and the like. So, if you don’t know what to base your home’s price on, getting help will definitely result in a fair and accurate price.

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