New Tax Law Changes

Friday, January 18th, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the standard deduction to $24,000 for married couples.  There will be some instances that homeowners may be better off taking the standard deduction than itemizing their deductions.  In the past, homeowners would most likely be better off itemizing but the $10,000 limit of state and local taxes (SALT) […]

New Tax Law Changes

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Taxpayers need to be aware of basic changes even if a professional does their returns for them.   Some of the new laws are good for your income bracket and some aren’t so good.  Of course you should seek out a CPA to help with your year end taxes. Tax Provisions Affecting Individuals for 2018 There […]

VA Jumbo Loans – Check it out Veterans! Free Buyers Guide

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

  If you’re ready to start searching for that perfect home to raise your family in, I have mortgage professionals that can get you pre-approved in a matter of minutes.  Then we can be out the door in hot pursuit of your forever home!  Interest Rates are still low and buying a home has never […]

Getting your pre-approval before you start shopping for that dream home

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Most Realtors prefer that their buyers are Pre-approved or Pre-qualified by a reputably lender before they head to house shop.  One important reason is to see what the buyers actually will be able to afford in order to know up front what dollar amount they will qualify for . Also when that perfect home is […]

Moisture and Mold In Your Home?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

  We may not always want to talk about it, but this is a common problem present in most homes. Believe or not, we probably all have moisture and that can become a real problem. Moisture is mold’s best friend and it thrives between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit which is why it is commonly […]

Safety Tips When Taking a Vacation

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

It’s that time of year for fun in the sun! Summertime is such a fun time because of all the outdoor activities.  This is when most families take their long awaited vacation to unwind and relax for a few days. Before You Leave Town…     Here’s a few tip to consider before you pack […]

Thinking of buying a second home?

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The Tax Difference in Second Homes Thinking of buying a vacation property for your family enjoyment?  Here’s some important information! A principal residence and a second home have some similar benefits, but they have some key tax differences. A principal residence is the primary home where you live and a second home is used mainly […]

Looking For Things To Do in The Spring in Austin?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Spring is my favorite time of year and our climate in Austin is some of the best to head outdoors to enjoy all the mild weather and an abundance of beautiful wildflowers.  Here’s just a few things that might keep you busy while getting some fresh air, beautiful scenery and relaxation.    The Bat Boat: While most […]

Tips when shopping for that new home

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Are you shopping for a new home?  Ugly paint colors? Treadmill in the kitchen? Creepy family portraits in every room? Don’t let it bug you. In 15 years of real estate, I can honestly say that I’ve seen it all. Toilet seats up in listing photos, shag carpet covered with dog hair, bedrooms doubling as marijuana […]

Cleaver Ways To Encourage Your Children to Recycle

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Teaching your family to be green! As we all know, recycling is crucial when it comes to caring for our planet — and instilling this responsibility in children when they are young is a surefire way to encourage them to do it for years to come. But how can we do this without it being […]