January 2016

Found 6 blog entries for January 2016.

2016 kitchen design trendsIt's a new year, and you know what that means: it's time to renovate your kitchen! Kitchen decor changes trends faster than any other room in the house, and the kitchen is the absolute best spot to invest money and time in if you're planning to sell your home. Granted, you may have renovated recently, or perhaps it's not in the budget. Nevertheless, use this list for inspiration and aspiration, and maybe even discover one trend that you could easily pull off!

 

Lofty Tables

Lofty modern bar stools and tableAh, the kitchen table. So many great memories — and a long history as a romantic symbol of warm family dinners. Perhaps the best kitchen tables are truly those with scratches and bumps or crayon marks. Maybe they're rustic, natural wood tables beautifully crafted by hand. But

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Common Austin home stylesAustin's rapid development, trend-setting style, and rich history have helped make it a place where many architectural styles have been mashed together side-by-side in neighborhoods, or even combined within a given property. It's also a place where new and inventive takes on classic housing styles have been created before they became popular in other parts of the country and the world. There's no doubt about it: Austin is a hub for residential innovation. As such, buyers are presented with so much choice, it can be difficult to determine exactly what you want. When you're viewing the listings, and exploring different neighborhoods, you'll come across a variety of common styles depending on the area you're searching in. Here are 4 recognizable property

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The Keller Williams Austin Team is proud to see the company showcased on the prestigious Swanepoel list of 2016's Most Powerful People In Residential Real Estate. SP200 focuses on a variety of leadership qualities to compile an ultimate catalog of North America's industry leading executives and influencers, and achieving a spot on the list is a privilege of the highest honor. We'd like to extend our congratulations to Gary Keller (#4), David Osborn (#67), Mary Tennant (#76), Paul Morris (#77), Mark Willis (#88), Dianna Kokoszka (#104), Bryan Fair (#140), Smokey Garrett (#148), Ben Kinney (#167), Cary Sylvester (#182), and Kay Evans (#187), for their recognition on the The Overall Power 200 List Of 2016, as well as to those KW leaders who made it onto

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Real estate market concepts you should knowWhen it comes to searching for or selling a home, you're likely going to come across market concepts that you haven't previously encountered or researched. Don't worry — this happens to even the most seasoned buyers. Each time you buy a home, or as you become more involved in real estate, you'll likely want to understand the market better. While the concepts listed here may not always pertain directly to the success of your purchase or sale, they simply make you more knowledgeable about local trends—and that's always beneficial. Whether you thought it was "too late to ask", or you skipped over these 9 terms in favor of more pressing data, read through this handy list and you'll automatically have conquered the first step to an in-depth understanding of

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Austin events 20162016 is here, and with it, a whole new round of awesome Austin events to keep your calendar full. Maybe you didn't make enough time last year and missed some of the best events. Maybe you made it out to all your annual traditions and want to try something different or just stay busy. Either way, you're in luck! Whether your resolutions for the new year consist of helping out, being more active, or just getting involved with your community, there are plenty of upcoming activities that can help you get started. Explore our list of 5 unique local events to expand your horizons and start off 2016 the Austin way!

 

Free Week

Free WeekFree Week is one of Austin's most innovative annual events and a superlative way to discover music—and it's happening right now.

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Pros and cons of buying an old homeThe decision of whether or not to buy an older home can be a tricky one. Often, older homes represent the kind of charming, fairytale-like dwelling we dreamed of as kids. They represent history, an idealized version of "simpler times", and unlike many of the fads that have come and go over the years (we're looking at you, Brutalist architecture), many historic home styles are timeless; classic. But, as you suspected, there are a wealth of pros and cons that should be considered before making the decision. Once you've looked at all the angles and have decided you still want to make an offer on that charming heritage home, you'll be much more confident in your choice.

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Frivolous Maintenance

Home maintenanceIf you're up for the light challenge of putting in a

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