• Real Estate
  • Tips for buying a new house

    You may need to face some various types of issues when purchasing a new house. Despite what might be expected, purchasing a pre-possessed house is easier than purchasing a new one. Because you can’t figure numerous things about a brand-new house until you live there.

    Buyers have distinctive considerations when buying a new home. There are diverse inquiries that the purchaser must research before making an offer on a new house.

    We have attempted to locate some productive and viable tips for you that can help you make a better decision for buying a new home. There are diverse things that you have to consider and we have discussed those things for you.

    Here are the tips:

    Keep your cash where it is

    Making immense buys or moving your cash before purchasing a new house is not a wise act at all. You should keep up a legitimate credit profile since moneylenders need to see reliability and they are concerned about getting a complete paper trail since they need to give you an ideal loan.

    You will experience serious difficulties in getting a loan if you purchase a great deal of first-class things, store up excessive debt or open new credit cards.

    Pre-approval for a home loan

    There is a major contrast between a purchaser who has a pre-endorsed contract and a purchaser being pre-qualified. Getting pre-approved implies that a loan specialist has gone through your personal information and they have told you about the amount they will lend you based on how much you can afford.

    By being pre-endorsed you will not need to search for houses that you can’t bear the cost of, which will help you spare your time and cash. It gives you the chance to get the best interest rates and best deal.

    Avoid a border dispute

    Surveying the property that you will purchase gives you a superior understanding of what precisely you are purchasing. You can keep away from the potential disputes with your neighbors by correctly knowing the lines of your property. Having a precise map drawn up is highly recommended in light of the fact that you additionally pay the property tax for the territory that you own.

    Avoid Sleeper costs

    The distinction amongst leasing and home proprietorship is the sleeper costs. The vast majority simply concentrate on their home loan installment, however, they likewise should know about alternate costs, for example, utilities, property tax, and mortgage holder affiliation contribution.

    New mortgage holders likewise should be set up to pay for repairs and potential property tax increments. If you don’t want to risk losing your house then you should prepare a budget for sleeper costs as it will keep you covered.

    Try not to Time the Market

    Finally, anticipating the housing market is nearly impossible, therefore, stop waiting for the right time to purchase. The best time to purchase a house is when you have enough money with you and have found an ideal house.


  • Real Estate
  • Austin Realtors Designing Stunning Homes

    Last month I had the luxury of staying in Austin, Tx for SXSW and it was amazing… I recently also found out that Austin is an amazing place to vist and vacation.  I used AirBnB to get the perfect little home I stayed in.  What I really loved about it was the fact that everything was beautifully designed, and the realtor that I worked with to get the property was just extremely sweet.  She’s that realy cute chic we interviewed about the Interior Design Tips When Selling Your Home.  Check out how clever their ad was:

    • If you’re looking for a specific area, free month of rent, low deposit or just like working with people who genuinely care about your best interest – Austin Realty Consultants is for you.

    • If you’re simply looking for the best deal on an apartment or looking to get a REBATE ($$) to help settle and decorate into your new place – Austin Realty Consultants is also for you!

    We are currently offering a rebate up to $200 to clients who lease apartments through us, 
    even if we don’t meet you to show the apartment!!

    Say you just pop into an apartment complex and fill out a guest card.  Let them know you were referred by Sarah Williams of Realty Austin Condominiums (Make sure to add this to your guest card AND apartment application) and you will receive a rebate from us.*  Make sure to have the name written somewhere before you head out.  It’s that simple!!

    To start we are licensed REALTORS not just apartment locators.  We are very familiar with the different areas in Austin and the apartment communities.  If we don’t know about a specific apartment – we will research it and find out as much as we can to help you make an informed decision about your move.

    We are subscribed to an Austin apartment database which provides details about current apartment specials in Austin (and surrounding areas), availability and price.  In addition, we call every apartment before showing to confirm these details to avoid wasting any of your time.

    With our technology, passion and determination we can help you find the best apartment in Austin or surrounding areas for your needs.  Finding apartments in Austin has never been easier!

    Fill out our custom apartment search form to get started!

    When contacting us please let us know which area you are interested in.  Below are a few of the main blanket Austin area apartments:

    • Apartments in Central Austin
    • Apartments in Downtown Austin
    • Apartments in North West Austin (Arboretum / 360 area)
    • Apartments in North Austin (Near Wells Branch, Braker/Metric area and all the way out to 183/620)
    • Apartments in Round Rock
    • Apartments in Cedar Park
    • Apartments in Pflugerville
    • Apartments in South West Austin (Westlake & Bee Caves)
    • Apartments in Lake Travis
    • Apartments in East Austin

    If you have specific apartments you’re interested in or questions about a specific apartment in Austin (ie the floorplan layout, WD in units, # of pools, etc), please let us know the name of the apartment community.

    * Austin Apartment Rebates are paid at a rate of 20%** of the gross commission paid to a member of Austin Realty Consultants.

    Once you sign a lease with an apartment make sure to let them know you were referred by “Sarah Williams” from “JB Goodwin Realtors” as illustrated above.  After signing your lease, contact us and let us know when and where you leased, when your move-in date is, and when your lease expires.

    We will then contact the apartment to confirm the details (so the more detailed the details the better).  Once the apartment pays us – we will send you your rebate.  Currently, all rebates will be given in the form of a prepaid VISA Gift Card.  Redeem your rebate NOW!

    Examples on Rebate Structure for Austin Apartments for Rent:

    • If you rent an apartment for $1000/month and the commission structure for that apartment is set for 100% of one months rent, then we will give you a rebate of $200 (1000 x 1 x .20 = $200).
    • If you rent an apartment in Austin for $800 and it pays 75% commission then we will give you a rebate of (800 x .75 x .20 = $120)

    **If one of our agents has to meet you more than 2 times to show apartments, the rebate will be reduced to 10% of the gross commission instead of 20% (still has a $200 maximum).  This is to help compensate for the additional time and expenses incurred by our Austin Real Estate Agents.