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All Blog Entries by Ronnie Bredahl

My name is Ronnie Bredahl and I'm the broker of Austin Referral Realty.  I have been a Realtor since 1999 and a life-long South Austinite.  

Found 30 blog entries published by Ronnie Bredahl.

When preparing your home for a showing, you probably already expect the need for taking extra steps to make your home presentable for potential buyers. You know that strangers will be walking through the front door and carefully evaluating your home to see if it fits their needs, so you'll thoroughly clean the house in advance, wash the windows, and follow some of our other great tips for selling a home in Austin.

To improve your chances of getting the best price for your house, it's important to go above and beyond buyer expectation. You see, as they walk through your home, buyers will notice both the positive and the negative aspects of your property with greater sharpness than you do right now. You may have been living in your house for years, or

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When your hire a real estate agent to sell your Austin home, part of his/her job is to write a compelling story to market your property. Realtors use the Austin MLS "remarks" section to list features and benefits of the property they are selling. They use the write-ups to market the home to other Austin Realtors and the general public alike.

Good MLS Listing Remarks

Here is an example of a good property description in the Austin MLS. The Realtor provides good directions and describes all the property features within the "remarks" section. A potential buyer would have a good idea of what this home offers before looking at the pictures or spending time viewing the property in person.

Horrible MLS Listing Remarks

Now, for perhaps, the worst

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  Lady Bird Lake - Austin, TX

Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts will love Austin’s Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake). No gas-powder motor watercraft are allowed, making this a peaceful and safe environment. The shores of this 416 acre lake are tree-lined with many shaded hiking and biking trails. The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, which is famous for its bat population, crosses the lake.

History

The Colorado River runs through the city of Austin, providing a great water resource. The man-made lake was formed in 1960 when Longhorn Dam was built on the river, trapping the water between the new dam and the already existing Tom Miller Dam. The resulting reservoir is an ideal spot for non-motorized boating.

Originally called Town Lake, the reservoir was renamed

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Single-family home sales rise in the city of Austin, decline across Central Texas region in October

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases October 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas (ABoR.com)AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 17, 2016 – Single-family home sales jumped within the city of Austin but declined across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in October, according to the October 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® said, “Home sales typically slow down in the fall, so it’s encouraging to see a surge of sales within

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Home sales dip in Austin, increase across Central Texas in September 2016

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases September 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas (ABoR.com)– Oct. 18, 2016 – Single-family home sales increased across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), but declined throughout the City of Austin in September, according to the September 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® said, “Housing is at the center of all economic development. Nowhere is this more evident than at the intersection of housing affordability

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Austin-Round Rock home sales, prices rise in August 2016

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases August 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas (ABoR.com)– September 15, 2016 – The Central Texas summer selling season ended on a strong note in August 2016, with annual gains in both single-family home sales and prices, according to the August 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­® said, “Austin, and now the Central Texas region at large, continues to be a magnet for jobs and new businesses across multiple industries. This continues to keep housing demand

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Home sales volume declines in Central Texas for the second time in 2016, prices continue to rise

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases July 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas – August 18, 2016 – Single-family home sales volume declined in the Central Texas area for the second time in 2016, according to the July 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Across the Central Texas region, 4,230 single-family homes were sold in July 2016, a decrease of 3.1 percent compared to July 2015.

“When it comes to sales volume, we’ve grown very used to seeing year-over-year increases every single month, but it’s important to

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Austin-Round Rock home sales on pace to surpass 2015 record levels amidst affordability crisis

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases June 2016 & Mid-Year 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report

AUSTIN, Texas – July 15, 2016 – Single-family home sales and prices experienced strong gains throughout the Central Texas region in the first half of 2016, according to the June & Mid-Year 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

“Despite the ongoing housing shortage and affordability challenges impacting our region, population growth and housing demand continue to drive home sales upward,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin

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Home sales jump in Williamson County, across Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area in May 2016

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for May 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – June 21, 2016 – Single-family home sales jumped in Williamson County and across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May 2016, according to the May 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®.

“Housing demand continues to be at an all-time high in the Central Texas region, with properties priced under $500,000 selling rapidly,” said Aaron Farmer, 2016 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS­®. “Williamson County homes are among

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ABoR calls attention to housing diversity issues in Central Texas amidst rising home prices. Review Austin housing and MLS statistics from March 2016.

Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for March 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – April 21, 2016 – According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin-area single-family home sales increased 9.3 percent to 2,552 home sales in March 2016 compared to the same month the year prior. Median single-family home price also increased 7.8 percent year-over-year, reaching $278,000 in March 2016.

“Home sales continue to rise throughout the region, but for many Austin-area

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