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Conversations with Krisstina

It’s a buyer’s market, so why aren’t we buying Austin real estate?

“Be Fearful when others are Greedy. Be Greedy when others are Fearful” The above quote from Warren Buffet encapsulates how a financially-savvy person should approach the Austin housing market. But, that’s not what’s happening. Truth of the matter is, people are not buying homes during this time of historically low interest rates (I just refinanced at 4.25%!) in conjunction with some of the lowest Austin housing prices we’ve seen in years. So, why aren’t people buying homes in Austin, TX?
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A Heart-felt Thank You to our Friends, Fans and Followers

inman-innovatorWe at The GoodLife Team consider ourselves ‘modern’. We strive to be unlike all other traditional real estate brokerages. And underneath all of our innovation is a vision, passion and commitment to produce whatever part of the change that we can to raise the bar of this industry.
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Here Come Higher Interest Rates

v-graph-mainOn the fence? What would you do if I said that both interest rates and home prices were going to increase tomorrow?
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Have you experienced the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (Middle-man Appraisal Mgt Companies) to help or hurt the housing crisis?

I thought I would produce a ‘space’ for all to share their stories as to how this new legislation is affecting the already suffering real estate industry fighting for a market recovery.
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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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Practice Makes Perfect?

I admire Tiger Woods so I was very interested to read the recent Washington Post article that released Tiger Woods’ practice schedule. Any guesses as to his regimen? The Post reported it like this: 6:00 am Begin the day with a 90-minute aerobic & weightlifting workout Breakfast 9:00-11:00 At the practice tee 11:00-11:30 Works on [...]
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"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked."

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” This quote by Warren Buffet says it all. Over the past several years, everybody and their brother claimed to be a real estate expert as the market itself enabled many people in my industry to claim competence and success. I watched plenty [...]
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Are you still living in a Bubble?

View Krisstina WiseI find it fascinating as we, The GoodLife Team, show houses across the City that they are still overpriced. I think we would all agree that housing prices have declined, yet so many homeowners (and their agents) are still living in a bubble. Their homes are priced too high. Why? Why is it so darn [...]
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Conversation with Krisstina – October 2008 E-newsletter

Following is the GoodLife Team October 2008 Austin Real Estate e-newsletter. Click here to subscribe to receive our e-newsletter via email. Calling all first-time buyers – the sky is not falling Garry Wise has posted his monthly market statistics and graphs through September 2008. His graphs and analysis support the fact that, indeed, the sky [...]
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Housing Rescue Bill and First-Time Homebuyer Tax-Credit Explained

Do I qualify for the new First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit? What is the Housing Rescue Bill just passed into law? The Housing Act of 2008 has been signed into law. As a result, our phones have been exceptionally busy with many calling to ask two specific questions: Do I qualify for the new first-time homebuyer [...]
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