Top Neighborhood Security Tips

Top Neighborhood Security Tips

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

While we love to think of our homes as our castle crime can happen to any of us at any time.  Did you know that summer is when you are most likely to be the victim of a robbery? Between long vacations and other summer activities, crooks are out there looking for an easy opportunity.  This is why […]

Answers to the 3 Most Common Down Payment Questions

Answers to the 3 Most Common Down Payment Questions

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

When you are thinking about buying your first home you will inevitably want to know the answers to these very common questions. This is fair, with the vast amount of mortgage options and a constantly shifting set of rules it can be hard to know the right answers. Let’s get you up to speed on […]

How Should Drive Time Factor Into Your Living Arrangements

How Should Drive Time Factor Into Your Living Arrangements

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

According to 2013 Census data over 75% of American workers are driving to work and nearly 11 Million Americans spend over an hour driving to work each way.  With that in mind, aspiring homeowners should consider the additional cost of gas and automobile maintenance into their plans.  Opting for a smaller home closer to work […]

Which Investment is Right For You? Single Family vs. Multi-Family

Which Investment is Right For You? Single Family vs. Multi-Family

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

Many new buyers and long term investment buyers have the same question.  “Should I be looking to buy Single or Multi-Family properties for investing?” There are a lot of things to consider on both sides of this conversation so we’re going to try and break down the pros and cons of each option.   Single […]

Disputing Tax Appraisals: What You Need To Know

Disputing Tax Appraisals: What You Need To Know

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

As a property owner, one thing’s for certain: opening the mailbox in April or May, you can count on receiving a property tax notice from your county’s appraisal district. This notice is issued to give you an estimate of property tax owed to the county by the end of the year for all property owned. […]

Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

The weather in Central Texas is excellent right now but it won’t be long until we’re all saying “I can’t believe it is so HOT”. Cooling homes in Texas account for nearly half of a home’s energy usage so making sure your system is in good working order can save you a lot of money.  So […]

Which Home Improvements Pay Off at Resale?

Which Home Improvements Pay Off at Resale?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

One question I get a lot is about the return on investment from home remodels. Property owners should always be thinking of resale value, and there are so many things that create value and others that seem like they would but don’t. Sometimes, it’s just the right thing to do to improve your property for […]

How To Get Your House Sold

How To Get Your House Sold

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

Let’s face it, selling a home has a lot of steps and for many people, they’ll only sell their home a handful of times in their lifetime. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps that you will need to work through over the next month or two.   Make Small Fixes The first thing that […]

Why Austin is Appealing To New Business & Tech

Why Austin is Appealing To New Business & Tech

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

The Austin metroplex has really accepted it’s mantel as a technology mecca and haven for up and coming new companies. With a bounty of venture capital interest and a wealth of accelerators, startups thrive in the Austin area, where about 58 of every 1,000 jobs are in tech. This type of growth is excellent for the local […]

The Best Local Produce and Urban Gardening

The Best Local Produce and Urban Gardening

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

If there’s one thing that lots of Stanberry agents have in common it is a love of gardening and fresh produce.  Whether we are learning about gardening, helping tend to community gardens, visiting our local farmer’s markets, or simply growing a tomato plant in a pot on the back porch we love it.  Not only […]