January 2017

Found 29 blog entries for January 2017.

Let's take a flight through the grandest homes Barton Creek has to offer - whether it's just listed, or recently sold, taking a look at a home via drone video is a great way to get to know a neighborhood and some of what it has to offer! 

Give me a call to learn more about how your home can look just like these! -Talk Soon, Ashley 

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Hey Austin! I want to give a great big THANK YOU to everyone who's heeded the call to BEAT. THE. RUSH!! It's only the middle of January and things are already looking to heat up. I'm super excited to see this happen as it means that Austinites are serious about achieving their goals this year - and my team and I are committed to helping those goals get achieved! (Your goals are our goals!). 

Here's a look at what's COMING SOON to across the Austin market this week, and also what's to come in the near future. As always, give me a call or shoot me a text with any questions! You can also click here to find out more about our all of our listings. -Talk soon!! 


6708 Edwardson Cove




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Results matter, stats don't lie, success sells. All these are catchy one-liners form at least part of every salesperson's self-gratifying mantra. The best is when you actually live by those cute phrases. Here's why the Austin real estate market is booming (still!) and ready to take on 2017 like the rest of us. Still think it's not the right time to sell? Take a look at a few of these homes to see just what success looks like, and give me a call to discuss! -Talk Soon!! 









...And here's a quick look at what's

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I tell people – clients and other agents alike – that the internet is where it is! Not just for funny cat memes or intriguing food prep videos, but for real estate too. Now…I’m not saying anything groundbreaking when I say that home buyers hit the internet when searching for a home, in most cases before even contacting an agent. To dot that “I” and cross that “T” though, just how many buyers? 96% of home buyers will go to sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com when starting, and during, their home search.


These sites offer a lot of different tools to showcase neighborhood trends, map “zone” perks, historical comparisons, zip code searches, school rankings, and more! All of these are very useful when you’re trying to pick where to even

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Apart from the craziness that was 2016; from surprising election upsets, to heart-breaking celebrity deaths, this year ended in an overall positive light for the Austin Real Estate market. We saw an uptick in the median home value in the entire metro area up 7% from $269,700 in December 2015.



A 7% increase in median home value falls in line with the national figures, which come in right at 6.8% (according to Zillow). A few steps ahead of the nation but it’s comforting to know that Austin is still running strong! In terms of average days on the market the greater Austin metro area saw a slight increase to 60 days.



Looking to sell? Expect the average agent to take 2 months to do it. Luckily, the Ashley Austin Homes approach is just

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This glorious home stands out as a true gem that everyone should have the opportunity to float through! When you have an at-home resort, why would you ever spend the money on a spa day, cruise, or week-long stint in Cabo again?? Take a look here as to why 7609 Escala Drive is the end all be all when it comes to at-home comfort! 

To find out more on this property, click here and be sure to give me a call to set up a private showing.

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It takes more than pretty photos and the right price to sell a home. In many cases, it is the small details that we sometimes overlook that influence a buyer most. The same can be said with 3908 Sugarloaf Drive, which was painstakingly freshened up in advance of hitting market. I can honestly say that this home has everything ready for you! Here are just some of the extraordinary updates to this fabulous home:




  • The gourmet kitchen has been designed with handcrafted Alder Wood cabinetry, granite countertops, slate backsplashes, a central prep-island, two sinks with Grohe faucets, a work station, a walk-in pantry, a large wrap-around two-tier breakfast bar that opens to the living room, and a spacious windowed breakfast
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Look! There it goes! It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's 177 Galloway Lane! Superman has nothing on this house, PENDING OVER THE WEEKEND!! We only just featured our newest listing on our website on Friday, and before you knew it, it was under contract. I have been saying for weeks that the market is not as quiet as some may say. There are rumblings under the surface of a shift back to Spring Selling - so like I've been saying since Christmas - LET'S BEAT THE RUSH! Who knows? We could even get your house under contract in record time, too.

If you missed out on this one, stay tuned! We've got more coming in Belterra soon. You can always check out our listing portfolio here and keep on top of everything that's currently on the market. Give me a call

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According to Market Watch, this week we saw a third straight drop in mortgage rates. Pulling data from Freddie Mac, Market Watch reports that the rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell to 4.09% (down from 4.12%) and 15-year fixed rates have a 3-week average of 3.34%. This of course comes after the post-election spike in rates, that caused a slow-down in the real estate market leading into the New Year.


What does this mean to you?? From a buyer’s perspective, the results are direct – it may be easier than a few months ago to get approved for that mortgage. Meaning, BUY NOW!! If you’re a seller, or thinking to sell, breathe easy. The clouds are clearing and it looks like those long-awaited buyers will be freed to purchase!


What experts were

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HAPPY FRIDAY!! I am super excited to announce that my newest listing, 177 Galloway Lane in Belterra. Give me a call to set up a private showing. - Talk Soon, Ashley!! 



DELIGHTFUL BELTERRA CHARMER – MOVE IN READY!! This one-and-a-half story home sits on a quaint fifth-acre lot and boasts a soft brick and stone veneer and large front-facing windows. Upon entering this home, you are greeted by a rotunda-style entry, dark, textured wood floors and sweeping ceilings. The open floor plan allows for easy, comfortable living – or hosting a large group! A rounded archway leads to the family room and its soaring ceiling, gas fireplace, and backyard views. A modern kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, butler pantry,

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