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Is Your Backyard Garden Increasing Your Property Value?

An attractive, well-kept backyard garden can be a very appealing feature for home buyers, especially since the pandemic has shifted many to a more work-from-home environment. Homeowners have since utilized more of their outdoor spaces, transforming backyards into extensions of living rooms and kitchens. These backyard improvements are fantastic negotiation points as you sell your home, and they can...

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Simple Ways To Save On Cooling Costs During The Texas Heat

Texas summers are all in good fun when you can take the weekend off and go for a refreshing swim in one of our local springs. However, the scorching heat can start to take its toll as you’re working on those pesky home improvement projects. With that in mind, here are some simple ways to keep your home cool during the summer months without breaking your budget. Reminder To Tune Up This is one of...

Home Sellers, Do These 9 Projects to Increase Your Home’s Selling Price-Mallach & Company

Home Sellers: Do These 9 Projects to Increase Your Home’s Selling Price

We, and other industry experts, recommend these 9 projects before listing your home so you can increase your home’s selling price and get top dollar! 1. Fresh coat of paint Over time, walls experience a lot of wear and tear and can get dingy looking easily. This is especially true if you’ve lived in your home for years and have kids and pets. It’s easy for homeowners to overlook it since...

4 Tips to Lower Your Homeowner Costs This Spring - Mallach_and_Company

4 Tips to Lower Your Homeowner Costs This Spring

Spring is on the way, which means warmer temperatures and more expensive bills as you utilize your AC more. If you’re a homeowner looking for ways to save money this spring and summer, try some of these tips!  1. Refinance Your Mortgage Mortgage rates are still low, but they’re rising again. Homeowners can save money monthly and yearly by refinancing their mortgage. While they’ll initially...

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...

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...

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