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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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Homestead Exemption Approved for Leander Homeowners

Remember the Homestead Exemption we mentioned in our April newsletter? Your efforts to file and save yourself money have paid off! Leander City Council approved a homestead exemption on June 3rd. The Homestead Exemption Earlier this month, Leander City Council approved a residential homestead exemption of $5,000 or 1% of the home’s appraised value, whichever is greater, as property values...

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Moving Long Distances to Leander Successfully

Leander is constantly growing and it’s not stopping anytime soon! In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau names Leander the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Large City.  So if you’re thinking about moving to our wonderful city, we’re going to give you some tips to make the move smoother and more successful!  1. Try It Before You Buy It Moving to the city first and renting before making a permanent...

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Home Features To Increase Your Home’s Value in a Buyer’s Eyes

These six features will help increase your home’s value in a buyer’s eyes. This means your home’s listing price could be increased or decreased, too. Factors that determine your home’s value that can’t be changed are square footage, amount of bedrooms, what neighbors’ houses sold for, and location. While there are many factors to consider when a real estate agent analyzes how much to price...

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How To Save More in 2021

Whether you're saving because you want to put down a 20% down payment, creating an emergency fund, or it's a New Years' resolution, we’re going to give you some tips to save money this year! Automate it all Automating helps you save without you even realizing it or making decisions. Automate your 401(k) contribution to be taken pretax from your salary and automatic transfers from your checking...

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What Projects To Tackle After Buying A Home

Congratulations! You’re now a homeowner. How exciting, right?! We’re excited for you! I’m sure you’re emotionally and maybe mentally exhausted from the home buying process, but get ready to be physically and financially drained. Just kidding! We’re going to share what projects and renovations to start now so that doesn’t happen to you.  Step One: Create a budget To avoid decreasing...

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What To Know Before Selling This Season

The pandemic has changed how we function as a society with social distancing and masks becoming the new norms. Covid has also changed real estate and how to sell and buy property to keep up with health mandates and to create a safe environment for everyone. At Mallach and Company, we have continued to pride ourselves on how passionate we are about buying and selling homes in Austin. We’ve extended this...

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Fall Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Year

Fall is a great time to make sure your home is ready for chillier weather. If you’ve been holding off on specific home maintenance projects because the summer heat was too hot to handle, now is the perfect time to tackle some fall home improvement projects. 1. Check and clean the gutters. While they can be a pain to clean, gutters are crucial in preventing water damage. Be sure that your gutters...

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Bucket List for the Fall Season in Central Texas

It may still feel HOT in Central Texas, but fall will be here before you know it! This year has been one for the record books, so we wanted to share our favorite list of fun, affordable fall activities that your tribe can do together. Mallach and Company’s Bucket List for the Fall Season in Central Texas: 1) Do yoga or go for a run outdoors. 2) Go on a nature hike. 3) Collect fall leaves...

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