Central Austin Real Estate Blog

Posted on 08/08/2022
3 Major Benefits of VA Loans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has helped countless veterans finance their home ownership goals. While you have the choice of a conventional loan offered by other mortgage lenders, there are some significant benefits to VA loans. Here are some of the most important advantages to consider: No Down Payment The most famous benefit of VA loans is...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
How to Grow Pentas Plants
Pentas plants are a favorite among butterflies and other pollinators. Their clusters of tiny, star-shaped flowers come in multiple colors and can grow anywhere as an annual. As well as supporting pollinators, pentas are completely pet-safe, making them an excellent choice for any pet owner's garden. Here are some of the basic care tips for growing pentas in...
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Posted on 07/25/2022
Getting preapproved for a mortgage: How buyers benefit
Getting preapproved for a mortgage is an important part of the home buying process. While technically not required before you begin your home search, there are some key advantages to getting preapproval from a lender before you get too deep into the process. Here are some of the main reasons why to consider getting preapproved for a mortgage:...
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Posted on 07/18/2022
How to make a rope basket for simple DIY living room decor
If you're interested in ways to create unique and budget-friendly DIY living room decor, consider upcycling a plastic laundry basket. With some simple materials, you can turn a plain round basket into a rustic woven rope basket for storing blankets and other items in your living room. Here is a short guide to creating your own DIY rope...
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Posted on 07/15/2022
Video Tour - 7920 Rockwood Ln 234, Austin, TX 78757
Under $200,000 in Central Austin! Great Buy! 2nd floor Royal Orleans one bedroom open living-dining-kitchen floor plan condo awaiting the new owners updates. Well managed quiet charming brick complex with beautiful mature landscaping built around a courtyard featuring, inviting pool and multiple areas to enjoy the outdoors. Updated bathroom, freshly painted. The bedroom has two walk-in closets, kitchen pantry plus other built-ins throughout the condo. Please note this is an estate property aggressively priced. This popular complex is located behind Louis Shanks furniture store on Anderson Lane, diagonal from Starbucks, great neighborhood...
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Posted on 07/15/2022
7920 Rockwood Ln 234, Austin, TX 78757 is now new to the market!
Under $200,000 in Central Austin! Great Buy! 2nd floor Royal Orleans one bedroom open living-dining-kitchen floor plan condo awaiting the new owners updates. Well managed quiet charming brick complex with beautiful mature landscaping built around a courtyard featuring, inviting pool and multiple areas to enjoy the outdoors. Updated bathroom, freshly painted. The bedroom has two walk-in closets, kitchen pantry plus other built-ins throughout the condo. Please note this is an estate property aggressively priced. This popular complex is located behind Louis Shanks furniture store on Anderson Lane, diagonal from Starbucks, great neighborhood...
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Posted on 07/11/2022
Home refinance costs to consider
Refinancing your home can have major benefits: a lower monthly payment, cash use of home equity for a variety of purposes, generate more appetizing mortgage terms, etc. However, there are a few things to remember when entering into a mortgage refinance, like refinance cost. Here are a couple of cost options to remember when you’re ready to refinance...
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Posted on 06/27/2022
Popular Houseplants That Are Safe for Your Pets
Keeping houseplants can enrich our lives and beautify our homes. Unfortunately, many popular houseplants are toxic if ingested by your pets or fellow humans. To keep your furry friends and family safe it’s important to know which plants are safe to keep in your home. Here we’ll go over some of the best choices of pet-safe houseplants. Areca...
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Posted on 06/20/2022
Recognizing contemporary houses
While contemporary architecture can be difficult to define, there are several key characteristics you can use to identify contemporary houses. Everything from the building materials to the interior layouts can help you pinpoint exactly where a home fits in the contemporary style spectrum. If you’re interested in learning more about how to pick a contemporary home out from...
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Posted on 06/13/2022
Growing the Colorful & Pet-Safe Polka Dot Plant
If you want a pet-safe houseplant to add color to your indoor space, consider the polka dot plant. As the name suggests, the polka dot plant has delicately speckled leaves in high-contrast combinations of colors. You can find them in pink, red and white, and their compact growth habit makes them easy to plant several colors together in...
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Posted on 06/06/2022
Home Safety Protocols for Everyone in Your Household
Your home should be a safe place for everyone in your household. While you can do a lot to make this happen, such as removing tripping hazards or storing medication in a cabinet, everyone should learn certain procedures and protocols to improve home safety. Go over the following tips to help everyone stay informed and ready for whatever...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
DIY: Tips for Built-In Shelves
When you need more storage space, built-in shelves are an ideal choice. These shelves can add visual appeal to any room while also providing storage space that takes up minimal floor space. You don’t have to hire professionals to get built-in shelves in your home. With a bit of time and the right materials, you can easily make...
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