3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year - Mallach_and_Company

3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year

If buying a home is a New Year’s resolution for you in 2022, then you’re going to need a good credit score if you want to get the best interest rate for a mortgage. Most finance experts say a score of 600 or higher is a good number. But to get excellent interest rates, a score of over 700 is recommended. You can check your score through your online banking platform or request a free credit report at...

520 Glacial Stream Ln Cedar Park TX 78613

Just Listed: 520 Glacial Stream Ln in Cedar Park, TX 78613

Nestled in sought-after Creekview neighborhood, this gorgeous residence is located in the heart of Cedar Park. From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice the fabulous curb appeal, including the Craftsman-inspired Texas stone exterior, mature landscaping, manicured front gardens, and come-and-stay-awhile covered front porch. Step inside, and the...

Why Austin Is The Number One Market For Commercial Real Estate Investing

CBRE surveyed commercial real estate agents to find the top market for commercial real estate investing, and Austin came in at number one. Here are the reasons why Austin ranked so highly for the sixth year in a row.  1. Exploding Growth Austin is snowballing, and the real estate market reflects that with its low inventory and high home prices. In October, the median home price for the...

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Homestead Exemption Time for 2022

The State of Texas passed new legislation, so there’s a new and exciting update to homestead exemptions in Texas! We’ll cover what you need to know about the new legislation and what it means for you and the real estate market.  What Is A Homestead Exemption? A homestead exemption lowers a homeowner’s property tax by removing part of the home’s value from the taxation. The home’s...

What Everyone Needs to Know About Choosing a Listing Agent

Whether you’re thinking of selling before the year is over or at the start of the year, who you choose as your listing agent is crucial for your home’s success. Here are some qualities and questions you should ask potential listing agents before choosing one to sign a contract with. How Will the Listing Agent Price Your Home? Pricing is a huge part of how quickly your home will sell. If you...

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Fall Home Projects to Start Now

Cooler weather has finally arrived in Central Texas! Do you know what that means? It’s time to perform fall home maintenance to keep your home in tip-top shape. Save yourself time and money by tackling these fall home projects this weekend! Regular home maintenance is essential in preserving the major systems within your home, and it may also reduce homeowner costs along the way.  1. Clean the...

Austin Real Estate Market Is Softening - Mallach_and_Company

Austin Real Estate Market Is Softening

The Leander and Austin real estate market is not at pre-pandemic levels, but it is softening. We’re still in a seller’s market as there is little housing inventory yet high demand. But recently, we’re seeing houses stay on the market longer, fewer bidding wars, and even price reductions in Leander and Austin! That would have been unheard of only a few months ago. Typically August and September are...

What Is a Home Warranty and Should I Have One When Selling My Leander Home?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a home warranty needs to be covered by the closing costs. But what is a home warranty? Who covers it? And do you need it? We’re about to give you the answer! What is a home warranty? A home warranty is a contract that protects your home’s appliances and systems like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, refrigerator and freezer, washer and dryer, and oven and...

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Pocket Listing

In this competitive and intense seller’s market, a strategy called pocket listing has become quite popular. Pocket listing, also called off-MLS listings, means the property is not made available to the public because it is not posted on the local multiple listing service (MLS). Typically when a property is listed on MLS, it’s automatically shared with other agents and listing sites like Redfin,...

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What’s It Like to Live in Liberty Hill, TX?

Just 15 minutes to the west of Georgetown, nestled in the Texas Hill Country, you’ll find the quaint little town of Liberty Hill. For those seeking country living, this rural community is ideal. Views aren't the only thing that makes Liberty Hill such a desired place to live. Excellent schools, community events, and the diversity of this little town call to those who are looking for a relaxing and...

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