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Steiner Ranch market Update 5/3/2021

As I continued to track the original list price to sale price ratio broken down into 2 week increments by price range, I saw some interesting data.  In April, there was only one listing under $500,000 and that house was under 1700 SF.  Given ...

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Steiner Ranch Market Update 3/15/2021

We continue to see multiple offer situations in Steiner Ranch which are driving up prices.  This month, I decided to start tracking a new metric, breaking down the sale price to original list price ration by price range.  Since the market is ...

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Homestead Exemption

What is a Homestead Exemption? Homestead exemptions are granted by the county appraisal district where the property is located.  The exemption reduces a homeowner's property tax bill by removing part of the home's value from taxation.  A...

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Professional Movers Will Not Move Everything

It's important to note in advance items that most professional movers will not move.  You must leave your home completely empty at closing and personal property left in the home can cause major issues at closing.  Never assume it's ok...

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2019 Steiner Ranch Market Recap

SUPPLY & DEMAND It was another great year for Steiner Ranch Real Estate values, but extremely low inventory made it frustrating for buyers, including those wanting to move up within the neighborhood.  To put it into perspective, in 20...

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Refinancing? Dispelling Common Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars i...

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Investment Property Stats

As someone who lists rental properties for lease and owns investment property in Steiner Ranch, I like to keep an eye on some key metrics in the rental market. I will keep them current here on this page on a monthly basis. If you own a rental...

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2019 Property Tax Rates & Values

2019 Property Tax Rates & Values are out. If you haven't received yours yet, you will soon or you can visit the TCAD website here and look up your address. ****If you bought/moved into your home in 2018, you have until April 30 (not end...

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How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

Last time I checked, there were over 11,000 real estate agents in just the Austin area.  Most people know dozens of agents and it can be hard to know who to choose.  Social media helps new and non-producing agents look like mega agen...

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Steiner Ranch HOA Transfer Fees

The Steiner Ranch HOA recently went under new management and they changed the structure of fees associated with selling a home in Steiner Ranch.  These are all addressed in  the HOA addendum of the purchase contract.  Please note that these ...

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Earnest Money & Option Money

If you know me, you know that I am frequently frustrated with the lack of understanding of the real estate contract by other real estate agents.  Since it is literally THE FOUNDATION of what we do, it's important to understand every paragr...

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Vandegrift Band Mulch Fundraiser

It's that time again!  The easiest possible way to get mulch - order it from the Vandegrift Band and have it delivered to your door!  Click here to order.  Deliveries will be made the weekend of 4/5.  Orders due by March 8.&...

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Elicia Michaud

Elicia Michaud

Broker Associate CLHMS, CNE, SRS, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, PSA

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