Habitat Hunter's August Newsletter:
8 Hot Tips for Staging Your Home For Sale
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This time of year means change for everyone—from the temperature finally dipping below 100 degrees (!) to the start of the new school year. Things are also changing in the Austin housing market too, and it could mean big news for renters.

Property of the Month

Preston Oaks  -  $370K - SOLD
4 BR / 2.5 Bath / 2,500 Square Feet
The previous owners of 12701 Council Bluff used staging to their advantage! Located in the lovely Preston Oaks Subdivision near Parmer and Mopac, this 4-2.5-2 property is approximately 2,500 square feet. It was listed by Habitat Hunters for $365K, and an offer was accepted in four days—the house closed for $370K. 

As the sellers prepared to relocate to San Antonio, they had the property staged to absolute perfection.  This gem sits on a corner lot, and features green space in the back yard, a large deck, gas grill connection, a bright, light and airy layout, wood floors, tile in wet areas, master bedroom with bay window and separate shower, tankless water heater, two HVAC systems with Nest, 5.1 surround sound and built-in speakers, fiber option high-speed internet, recently installed quartz counters, Delta touch faucet, garage keypad and a full sprinkler system.
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The Tides Have Turned: It's Cheaper to Own Your Home Than To Rent

Think it’s too expensive to own your own home? Think again! Recently Zillow came out with their newest affordability report and it shows that while “it’s getting harder for people to afford rents…paying a mortgage is still more affordable.”
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August's Stats

Austin Market

Austin home prices set August record

Median Home Price
Homes Sold
Avg. Days On Market

Austin Home Stats

Insider Tip

Stay Safe

After closing on a property, the first thing on your to-do list should be to replace all exterior locks. You have no idea how many people have copies of the keys or who was able to enter the house while it was on the market. 

If the property is being purchased as a rental, there are specific statutes governing rental property lock laws. A locksmith knows these laws, and can make you risk averse. 


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