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5 Quick Improvements That Can Increase Your Austin Home’s Value

curb appealIf you’re getting ready to sell your Austin home, now is the perfect time to take on improvement projects that increase home value. These five quick improvements could be enough to win over a homebuyer torn between two properties.
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Real Estate in 2015: 5 Projections From Freddie Mac Economists

austin real estateAccording to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook, Austin and the rest of the country as a whole can expect real estate in 2015 to continue strengthening alongside the economy, which is projected to maintain a growth rate of 3 percent. This makes 2015 only the second year since 2005 to have an economic growth rate […]
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How to Appeal your Property Taxes in Travis County

Travis Co Tax OfficeRecently, GoodLife Realty helped our customers, clients and friends in Travis county and the City of Austin reduce their tax appraisal values of their homes over $2 million cumulatively — saving over $50,812 in real estate taxes! “I encourage everyone to appeal their taxes. When people don’t appeal, the taxing authority accepts that their value […]
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Tips for Finding a Home Contractor

contractor1_Increasing the equity of your investment or simply the enjoyment of your home often involves remodeling. During the excitement or the stress of renovating, it is important to maintain a clear idea of exactly what you desire and expect. What many don’t know is that everyone is anticipating home renovations in early spring or summer […]
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3 Important Credit Considerations Before You Apply For A Mortgage

GENABefore applying for a mortgage, borrowers need to build a plan for how they are going to manage their credit both going into the mortgage process and as they navigate through it. Lenders like to know that borrowers have a strong likelihood of repaying the loans they take out and, as such, look carefully at […]
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How to ‘Green’ Your Kitchen

Green KitchenIt used to be that when someone said ‘Green’ Kitchen, you would automatically think of Avocado Green appliances. Now, when someone says ‘Green’, we know they are talking ‘eco-friendly’. So, what can you do to “Green” your Kitchen? There are actually quite a few ways to be kind to the environment without sacrificing aesthetics or […]
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GoodLife Now – Grandma Got Run Over By Tax Man

What if you could decide to stop paying your property taxes for the rest of your life, and get away with it legally? Welcome to this week’s edition of GoodLife Now.
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Selling Austin homes just got more expensive and a little more complicated

As of today (Monday, June 1st), the mandated Energy Audit, required on the sale of any home within the Austin City limits that is more than 10 years old, takes effect.
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Are you a Property Virgin? – 8,000 reasons to buy your first home today!

Krisstina Wise explains the 2009 Tax Credit and how it helps First-Time Homebuyers or Property Virgins receive home buying assistance. If you are buying an Austin home, call the GoodLife Team
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Mandatory City of Austin Energy Audits are Coming

Do you live in the City of Austin? Will you be selling your Austin home after June 1st of this year? Or, Do you plan to buy a home in Austin after June 1st? If you said “yes”…keep reading. Effective June 1st, 2009 the City of Austin’s Ordinance No. 20081106-047 requires all sellers of non-exempt […]
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