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When is the next Avery Ranch Garage Sale?

With almost 4,000 homes in the neighborhood the semi-annual Avery Ranch neighborhood garage sale is a great place to buy and sell items. Whether you need to do some spring-cleaning or need to buy lightly used baby toys this is the day to do it.

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One of the neighborhood events I look forward to is the semi-annual Avery Ranch garage sale. This event happens in both the spring and the fall. The Fall 2017 Avery Ranch garage sale will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 7AM-1PM.

With almost 4,000 homes in the neighborhood there will be plenty of homes selling items. This is a great opportunity to find clothes, toys, bikes and furniture.

If you are having a garage sale at your home feel free to leave your address and a list of items you are selling in the comment section below.

One piece of advice is to get started early. Cars will be lined up at 7AM and the great items will sell right away.

We are Avery Ranch homeowners and real estate experts. If you are interested in

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This home is a Holly floor plan, one of the more popular homes in Avery Ranch. 

Back in June we listed this home for sale. At the same time a real estate agent from the traditional broker in the neighborhood listed another Holly floor plan.

Both homes have 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a game room. The major differences were the home we sold had carpet downstairs and bland builder grade kitchen. The home that was listed with the other agent had more upgrades as it had wood floors, an enclosed office, updated kitchen with quartz countertops, subway tile, and white cabinets, all of which are preferred by most buyers in the area.

How did we sell our listing for $15,250 more?

Market Preparation and Free Home Staging

The owner of our listing

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Congratulations, your home is under contract. The next step will be the buyer scheduling an inspection.

  • The buyer’s agent will let us know when they would like to schedule the inspection.
  • The inspection will take approximately 4 hours. You will want to be away from your home during the inspection.
  • The inspector will need access to the attic, HVAC system, water heater and electrical panels. Please make sure there are no locks, vehicles, etc that will prevent access from those areas.
  • Please make sure the electricity, gas and water are on for the inspection. Per the contract utilities need to be on through the closing date.
  • If there are any remote controls or instructions needed to operate any parts of your home please leave them out
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Recently on our neighborhood Facebook group there was an argument over whether or not an open house is an effective way of getting your home sold. Some people were saying the only reason a Realtor holds an open house is to get meet new clients. Some Realtors who live in the neighborhood even said they have never sold a home to someone who visited an open house. This is a great example of just because someone says THEY can’t do it doesn’t mean it cant be done.

The Facts About Open Houses

The fact is 72% of our listings have sold to someone who visited one of our open houses. Just in the last few weeks I have sold all these homes to someone who came to the open house.

missingThe sellers of this home had previously tried to sell their home with a…
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One of the neighborhood events I look forward to is the semi-annual Avery Ranch garage sale. This event happens in both the spring and the fall. The Fall 2017 Avery Ranch garage sale will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 from 7AM-1PM.

With almost 4,000 homes in the neighborhood there will be plenty of homes selling items. This is a great opportunity to find clothes, toys, bikes and furniture.

If you are having a garage sale at your home feel free to leave your address and a list of items you are selling in the comment section below.

One piece of advice is to get started early. Cars will be lined up at 7AM and the great items will sell right away.

We are Avery Ranch homeowners and real estate experts. If you are interested in

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Rocky is 1 year and 10 months, mixed breed, black, and weighs 39 lbs. Rocky is a lot of fun! He's shy with strangers at first but he warms up quickly. He's always up for an adventure and loves to play and have a good time. Rocky has lots of energy and enjoys chasing balls. If you're an active person with room for a happy, exuberant dog in your life, Rocky would love to meet you! Rocky is ready for a forever home - he is neutered, up-to-date on his shots, micro-chipped and full of love!

Rocky is currently available to adopt at the Texas Humane Heroes in Leander, TX.

Leander Adoption Center
10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway Leander, Texas 78641
(512) 260-3602
https://humaneheroes.org/

If you are interested in adopting Rocky, Kopa Real Estate

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In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court.

And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer to accept, the closing date, or even which improvements they are willing to make to their house prior to selling.

One thing to remember though, is that there is always a line that shouldn’t be crossed.

Interest rates can change, financing might not go through, the appraisal might not come back at the price that you have agreed to. These are all opportunities to work with your buyer to make sure that the sale still happens.

You may think that, because buyer demand is so high right now, you can choose to make your

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Single-family home sales volume experienced strong gains across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May, while home sales dollar volume topped $1.2 billion and set an all-time high for sales dollar volume, according to the May 2017 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®, commented, “Housing is the backbone of our region’s economy and the heart of our communities. Housing demand continues to be at an all-time high in and around Austin, indicated by steady growth in home sales and prices, listing activity and housing inventory. The concurrent gains in listing activity and inventory, in particular, are a positive sign

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I’ve been in the mortgage or real estate business for 20 years and never knew this was possible. When buying a home if you have a 20% down payment you can pay your taxes and insurance yourself. However the mortgage company will usually charge you a one time upfront fee of .25%. For a $300,000 loan that is $750.

What I’ve recently learned is after making 12 payments you can request to have your escrow account refunded to you and pay your taxes and insurance yourself. So far I have not heard any mortgage companies charging to remove the escrow account but you should check with your own lender to be sure.

Paying your taxes and insurance isn’t for everyone but for people who can save the money instead of spending it there are advantages. Just make

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