Your Offer Was Accepted: Now What??

Your Offer Was Accepted: Now What??

If you’ve been concentrating on just getting an offer accepted, you get to this point and feel lost. No worries! Below is all the information you need to get you through to closing. Warning: it’s A LOT of information; I suggest printing it out and put it on your fridge so you can check off each step as it’s completed. Also, this information is based on the promulgated One-to-Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) specific to Texas. Also, if you’re purchasing a condo, you may have slight changes/additions to what is listed below. I suggest checking with a trusted realtor for specifics in your state.

Changes in 2017: Sell Now!

Changes in 2017: Sell Now!

The New Year is about to be upon us. You may be asking yourself this is the year you will sell your current house and move into your dream home. Many sellers think waiting until we hit the Spring Rush to put their home on the market. That might have worked in past years. However, this winter has proven different than previous years.

Flip or Flop?

Flip or Flop?

When I work with buyers, many are wanting homes as close to downtown as possible (meaning they’ll probably end up with an older home), and one that is “move-in ready” (meaning it has been mostly-to-completely updated). Are you one of these? Well, let me share some information free-of-charge: beware!

Hidden Property Tax

Hidden Property Tax

Have you wondered why, when Austin says it’s lowering its tax rate, you still have to pay more? While our economy and our home values have increased, we also pay some of the highest property taxes in the country — so much so that some homeowners are having to sell before having to lose their home to the banks.

What You Get With Me

What You Get With Me

Hello, my name is Lisa Waddill and I’m a people pleaser. Yes, I admit it. This is what you get with me. I feel good when I know someone else feels good because of something I’ve said or done. I truly get a “high” by knowing someone benefitted from me in some way—knowledge, expertise, experience, skill or even friendship. I feel good when I help someone.

For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

I recently read an article about a FSBO company which charges for minor advertising for someone who’s wanting to sell their home without an agent. They “hook” the seller by saying they’ll list the home on the Multiple Listing Service ({MLS} what professional realtors use to advertise your home to other agents and the public) for FREE, and then hope they’ll ask for more services when they see their home isn’t selling.

When is the Right Time to Buy?

When is the Right Time to Buy?

Everyone wants to know the magical time to buy a home…Is it like stocks? Buy low, sell high? Is it better to buy in the Spring or Winter?

I totally get it. Purchasing a home can be a great investment, but no one wants buy on the high end only to have the market swing the other way once they’re locked in. A home, like stocks, can definitely get you a great return on your investment.

Fourth of July Activities in and Around Austin!

Fourth of July Activities in and Around Austin!

Fourth of July is an exciting time in Austin and I don't want you to miss out on a thing! Check out the awesome events coming up and as always, for any questions, you can email or text me!

4th of July Celebration. Free watermelon, carnival games, face painting and more, all leading up to a fireworks display. 4 to 10:30 p.m.Friday. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5888cedarparktexas.gov.

Property Appraisal Workshops

Property Appraisal Workshops

Here's a chance for homeowners to get the scoop on Texas property tax appraisals. As part of ABoR's partnership with Council Member Ora Houston's office in a Tax Appraisal education pilot program REALTORS® around Austin are offering free community workshops to educate homeowners on the property tax appraisal process.