Lorin Martin's Blog Posts

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in 2021

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes

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Things to Consider before Buying a Home Together

It used to be that couples first got married, and then bought a home together. No more! Modern couples no longer consider marriage a prerequisite for buying a home together. Buying a property

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5 Things to Do Now You Are in Your New Home

The day has finally arrived! You leave the closing table with the keys to your new house and you're officially a homeowner. You're ready to take a few pictures in front of the sold sign, pop open a

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How to Hire The Right Service Professional

The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the number of home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down walls and retiling their kitchen on their own.

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5 Pool Trends In 2020

In Austin you won't have an ocean/tropical view quite like this, but with this Texas heat our focus turns to the outdoor space of our homes. Now more than ever, since we are all spending less time

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7 Cool Ways To Repurpose Old Furniture

Are you looking for a fun project that will add some pizzazz to your home – that doesn’t require a degree in carpentry? Before you leave your old furniture on the curb with a sign that

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Real Estate Investing 101

Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity that can provide not only an income stream, but long-term value appreciation as well. It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate.

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How Appraisals & Home Inspections Are Done During Covid-19

Even during the COVID-19 outbreak, real estate transactions go on. Buyers and sellers still need to move, and the industry is looking for new ways to accommodate both the needs of the transaction,

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Keeping the Homeownership Dream Alive

Buying and owning your own home is no easy task, and there are moments on everyone's journey when they feel like it's impossible. However, there are plenty of resources available to help make your

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How To Prepare Your Home For A Virtual Tour

As Austin is re-opening, I have been asked by sellers, “What does this mean for open houses?” and “Should we be ready to have a handful of buyers in our home at a time?”

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How Do I Make My Home Smell Appealing To Potential Buyers?

Easy tip for sellers - If you need to sell your home quickly here is a simple step you can take to help buyers that are touring homes in person fall in love from the moment they step through your

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Do I Need To Use A REALTOR?

DO I NEED TO USE A REALTOR?Thinking about selling your home and wondering if you can save some money by not using a realtor? Before you make your final decision - here is how a realtor can help you

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My Favorite Austin Coffee Shops Open & Serving The Community

Feeling like you need a bit of normalcy right now? I get it! Two weeks or so of mostly total isolation can start to get to you after a while. We miss our friends, family members, favorite

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Time to Spruce Up That Lawn

Now is the perfect time to add some colorful landscaping and fancy up your home’s curb appeal. If you are looking to sell, having a memorable and impactful exterior is just as important as a

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Easter Weekend Egg Hunts - Near Austin, TX

Easter is around the corner and you know what that means... Searching for eggs! Here is a list of locations near Austin to do just that.***April 18th:Flashlight Egg Hunt & Movie in the Park

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