Heather Witte's Blog Posts

FABULOUS REMODEL IN ALLANDALE ESTATES

If you've been looking for that perfect little gem of a property in Austin, TX zip 78757, you just found it! Check out the 3D Walking Tour of the property, photos, floor plan, area map and more.

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SOLD IN LAKESIDE AT BLACKHAWK

THIS HOME SOLD IN JUST 3 DAYS FOR WELL OVER ASKING PRICE IN A MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION.This home has everything you could ever ask for and MORE!!! Single story with true in-law plan designed for

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2020 Outlook: Witte Group Real Estate Market Forecast

Download the January 2020 Market Report HEREWe’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the

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VIDEO: 5 TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR AUSTIN AREA HOME FOR SALE

Selling your home in the winter could be the best strategy to get the highest return on your investment. But, there's still some work to do in preparation for chilly weather, when we have it, that!

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VIDEO: Secrets to Selling Your Austin Area Home in Winter and Making More Money

Many sellers think that spring is the best time to put their home on the market because there are usually more buyers out that time of year. What they don't often consider is that every other

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Want a Donut the Size of Your HEAD!?!?!

If you ❤️ LOVE ❤️ donuts, then you MUST check out the Texas Sized Donut at Round Rock Donuts. Living up to the saying, "Everything is Bigger in Texas", the Texas Sized Donut equals

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VIDEO: US Market Update for January 2020

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing MarketWhen closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we

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2019 TASHC VETERANS DAY SPECIAL OFFER - FREE MORTGAGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE

November 11th is Veterans Day, and in honor, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) is offering a FREE stand-alone Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) to Veterans and Active Military

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Buying or Building New Construction - Not Sure Where to Start??

Building a home and wondering where to start?If you're looking to build a brand new home, you need to make sure you are working with a builder you're comfortable communicating with and who will

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How Much Money Do You Need to Buy A House?

Most people think they need to have 20% of the purchase price for a down payment in order to buy a home in the greater Austin area. That's not the case at all! Did you know there are various loan

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VIDEO: Pre-Approved vs Pre-Qualified - What's the Difference?

So, why do you need an approval rather than just a pre-qualification? Well, it can end up costing you thousands of dollars if you truly aren't qualified.Hi, my name is Heather Witte, Owner of the

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VIDEO: Thinking About Buying a Home?

THINKING ABOUT BUYING?Are you thinking about buying a home but don’t know where to start? Well, first off you need an agent who is there to protect YOU and has YOUR best interest at heart.;

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Renters Paying Substantially More Than Homeowners

In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased.“CoreLogic’s

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Is There an Enormous Divide Between the Headlines and the Truth?

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” - John Stuart Mill

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price

Some Highlights:The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging.62% of seller’s agents say that staging

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What Are the Top Days to List Your Home for Sale? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your

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Lack of Inventory - Continues to Impact the Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales)

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PROPERTY TAX SCANDAL - TCAD Buys SOLD Data from Multiple Listing Service Provider, CoreLogic

Counsel for the Austin Board of REALTORS® sent a cease and desist letter to the Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) demanding they stop unauthorized use of data from the Multiple Listing

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BREAKING NEWS: MLS Data Sold to Travis County Appraisal District (TCAD) in 2018

A letter from Kevin P. Scanlan, President of the ACTRIS Board of REALTORS, and Emily Chenevert, CEO, Austin Board of REALTORS & ACTRIS, was just sent to all members stating that the MLS Vendor,

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INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW: Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the

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DID YOU KNOW...Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead

Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing

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Want to Know Where is the Housing Market is Headed in 2019?

Some Highlights:­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought

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READ ALL ABOUT IT - 5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows

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Four (4) Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home

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Why Do 24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to

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Spending TOO Much on Rent?

Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense. There is a long-standing ‘rule’that a household should not pay more than 28%

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