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February 2017

Found 17 blog entries for February 2017.

We are asked all the time, “Do I need a home inspection if I want to sell my house?” Typically, a pre-inspection is a good idea.  Today around 85% of all home buyers will have an inspection completed before finalizing their purchase. As a seller, a pre-inspection will give you a competitive edge on other houses in your area, keep unwelcome surprises at bay, and save you money.

Reassure Prospective Buyers

The Central Texas real estate market is among the fastest moving in the nation. Exceptionally short option periods, a highly competitive buyers market and a supply of 50 – 60-year-old homes can make one of the biggest decisions for potential buyers particularly stressful.

By showing potential buyers that you have already researched and

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 Tahitian Village and Roads in Bastrop, Texas, most commonly these two terms usually raise ugly comments such as "what roads",  "I've been paying for roads since I bought my lot" and have gotten zip"! ,"I can't even get to my property on these so called roads". 

Who's in the driver's seat for roads in Tahitian, well this is just part of the problem, the City of Bastrop has some, The County of Bastrop has some, and the BCWCID#2 appears to have the most!

 Yes it does seem to have been a thorn in the tires of everyone that has lived in or purchased a property in Tahitian Village since it's inception in the early 1970's 

Owners have paid road fees to BCWCID#2 per lot, owners have been paying Bastrop county road taxes also, double the taxing

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Thank you, Stanberry & Associates Bastrop for the Awards!  I was presented with The Top Producer Award for Farm and Ranch Listings and the Top Producer Award for Farm and Ranch sales for 2016!   Deb Dahlberg Rowland Realtor and Top Producer in Farm and Ranch

If you are looking for a farm and ranch agent with experience to help you buy or sell a farm and ranch property ( big or small!)  in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, or Lee Counties please give me a call.   Deb 512-743-0516

Deb Dahlberg Rowland Realtor Logo

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Single-family home sales posted strong gains throughout the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in January, according to a new and expanded Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Brandy Guthrie, 2017 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® commented, “Consecutive years of strong housing demand and sales growth throughout Central Texas have significantly changed housing market conditions in Austin and the surrounding region. The radius of local market areas with critically low housing inventory levels has expanded out from Austin into surrounding counties, shifting the price range of available homes in local communities upward.”

Single-family home sales in the Austin-Round Rock

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Yes, You Can Buy a Home in Our Market!

We talk to so many people who can easily see the financial advantages of home ownership, but just can’t quite see their way through to making that happen for themselves.  The good news is that there are solutions to almost every situation that would keep someone who is willing to plan ahead from being able to buy.

Work with a REALTOR

Step one is to meet with a knowledgeable Realtor that can help you put a plan together.  That plan will include connecting with a competent lender, who can assess your credit situation, and help you figure out how much of a mortgage you can actually qualify for.  Most people who think they can’t buy are concerned with issues of credit, or down payment.  If credit repair is

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Why Shop Local

We always hear that it is important for us to shop locally but have you ever wondered what the impact on the community is by doing so?  When you shop locally every $100 that you spend yields about $45 for the local economy.  When you shop at a big box store, however, $100 will only yield about $13 of local economic growth.  With this in mind, I wanted to share some of the great – locally sourced – shopping districts that can be found right here in Austin.

Since 2004 the Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) has worked to create Independent Business Investment Zones – IBIZ Districts – throughout Austin.  Each of these districts is required to maintain certain local, independent standards.

  • The districts must be 75%
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Technology Investment to Allow the Best Analysis

In order to make ourselves more helpful to our friends and clients, the commercial team at Stanberry and Associates has invested heavily in several private databases and analytics programs that let us look into investments. There are lots of things we can analyze. Stanberry commercial Realtors have the ability to look closely at market factors that might influence someone towards or away from a specific part of town. We also have the ability to do quick financial analysis on specific investments. We can also run financial investments which compare multiple potential investments. Let's take a closer look at some of the situations we might be able to help you with.

Financial Analysis

  • Cap Rate
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Analyze and Observe

Like many things, finding the market value of your home is part art and part science.  You can define market value as “the amount a willing seller will accept from a willing buyer”, and that really is always the case.  Determining that number in advance, though, requires careful analysis of past sales history of comparable properties, and observation of the very fluid competing market.

Market Corrections Taking Place

If you want to sell your home, the way to get the very most out of it is to price it right from the beginning.  We pay close attention to the nuances of a constantly evolving market because that is how we maximize returns for our clients.  We are currently observing that many areas in our marketplace are going

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Stanberry and Associates REALTORS is celebrating our 34th year of helping Central Texans buy and sell property.  On February 14th, 2017 we gathered together at the beautiful Austin Board of Realtors headquarters to celebrate last year's accomplishments.  

We have four offices in four counties and have agents specializing in Residential, Commercial, Farm and Ranch, and Luxury Property transactions across that map.  We’ve got deep roots in Texas and the real estate industry, combined with all the speed and mobility that the newest technology tools can offer, bound together by some of the smartest, nicest, most competent people in Central Texas.  

Bill Stanberry founded the company in 1982, and the culture he set in place sets the tone for us

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The Annual Wild Game Dinner is just around the corner.  This event, open to everyone, is a chance to enjoy locally hunted wild game and raise money for local causes.  In the dinner's 27-year history the dinner has raised over $800,000 for the community of Dripping Springs.     Here are the quick details:   When: On February 18th, 2017 at 6:00 pm Where: Dripping Springs High School Cafeteria What: The event will feature an excellent meal, raffle prizes, live auction, and a silent auction. Benefitting: The list is quite long, some highlights include the local boy scouts, Dripping Springs public library, High School scholarships and much MORE     Tickets Tickets are available for sale HERE Ticket prices are as…
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