Category: General

Cost to Sell Your Home by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin March 2018 When homeowners are considering selling their homes, it needs to make financial sense to them. Most people have a pretty good idea of the equity they have in their homes, but they usually don’t understand the actual… Read More

To Renovate or NOT to Renovate? That is the Question by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin February 2018 In established neighborhoods such as ours in HPWBANA, there are all kinds of options on how to get the homes we need as our life stages evolve. I frequently hear this critical… Read More

New Tax Regulations: Impact on Current and Future Homeowners by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin January 2018 The new tax laws that where passed by Congress at the end of 2017 became effective on January 1, 2018. These new laws will have significant impacts on current homeowners as well as on potential… Read More

Thy Neighbors’ Helper by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin November 2017 Did you realize that you have a direct impact on how quickly and for how much your neighbor’s home will sell? You absolutely do. Helping to maximize the price of your neighbors’ homes doesn’t just benefit them, but benefits… Read More

Where to Look…When You’re Looking by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin August 2017 Research shows that most homebuyers begin looking for homes on-line about a year before they anticipate purchasing their first, or next, home. There is no shortage of websites featuring residential real estate information. The most popular seem… Read More

Staged to Sell by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin June 2017 Everyone knows that in order to sell a home for top price, it needs to look its VERY best. This includes ensuring the home is clean, smells clean, in good repair, and freshly painted. In addition, the home needs… Read More

Economic Outlook for Austin Real Estate by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin March 2017 The multi-million dollar question, “How does the economic outlook impact Austin real estate?” is one we all ponder, and one that I get asked on a regular basis. The best information comes from the economists who… Read More

How Realtors Sell Homes by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin December 2016 Everyday new homes pop up on the market. But, just what happens after a sign is stuck in a yard is often a mystery to most people. Just what do Realtors do to get homes sold? Here is… Read More

Invest in Real Estate using Your IRA by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin October 2016 Are you underwhelmed by the growth of your 401Ks and IRAs that are invested in traditional mutual funds, stocks and bonds? Or, would you like to diversity your investment portfolio? More and more investors choose… Read More

Considerations in Representing Yourself in a Home Purchase by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin July 2016 There are many issues to consider when deciding whether to represent yourself in the purchase of a home, or to hire a professional Realtor. The key issues are the current market conditions, your knowledge… Read More

What Home Buyers Want by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin June 2016 It is a well-established fact that the sellers’ market remains strong in Highland Park West and Balcones Park area neighborhoods, as well as throughout Austin. That does not mean, however, that buyers are willing to pay any price… Read More

Pricing Your Home to SELL by Rebecca Wolfe Spratlin May 2016 One of the first things home sellers ask is, what is my house worth? It’s also one of the most important components of the marketing mix when putting any home on the market. The biggest conundrum is… Read More