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The Tallest Realtor in Town

Hill Country and Highland Lakes Real Estate Blog by Jeff Spears, 6 ' 7" Tall.

December 2009 - Posts

How Do You Search for Property?
I have included great tools on my website for buyer searches. Century 21 provides an award winning MLS search that includes every listing available. Those listings are all on Realtor.com, which is a great tool as well. My partners and I share hundreds Read More...
Interest Rates Likely to Rise in 2010
Interest rates for a typical 30-year mortgage are predicted to reach 6% in 2010. That along with continued signs of recovery in homes sales signal the beginning of the end of this buyer's market. This has been and continues to be one of the best times Read More...
Now is a Great Time to Shop Homes
The holidays keep everyone busy and I wish you and yours a very happy season. This is a great time to start looking for property. Activity often picks up for listings just after the holidays. The best deals will go first. And, some properties that have Read More...
Power of Century 21 Brand Recognition
AllBusiness.com, a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, recently released its 2nd annual All Business All Star Franchise rankings. These rankings reveal the strength of the CENTURY 21 franchise across all industries, as Dun & Bradstreet reported that Read More...
Flood Plain in the Highland Lakes
Most waterfront property in the Highland Lakes area includes some land in the 100-year flood plain. The existing flood plain maps were completed in 1991. There are new maps proposed for implementation in mid-2010. Some properties could be adversely affected. Read More...
Flooring Advice
I hate carpet, but what I think is only important in that buyers often agree. Here is some advice on the best flooring options whether you are shopping for a home or considering remodeling: Hardwood Floors - always a favorite. Consider using bamboo as Read More...
Single Story For Sale in Kingsland
2006 Home in Great Community on Lake LBJ • 1,874 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story - MLS® $499,000 - 97 Feet of Lake LBJ Water Kingsland, Llano County - Beautiful Lake LBJ home in a perfect location! Located in prestigious Bridgepoint subdivision, Read More...
Bargain Shopping
Determining the true market value of a property is more difficult in the current market than almost any other time in many, many years. There are multiple factors including lack of sold comparisons, foreclosures, short sells and desperate owners having Read More...
Make an Appointment to See Property
Today's buyers are great at being self-sufficient and usually look for property they are interested in over the internet. Agents like myself are still very happy to search for properties on your behalf and usually have the most current data available Read More...
How Did Buyers Purchase in 2009?
From the National Association of Realtors: The Home Search Process n For more than one-third of home buyers, the first step in the home-buying process was looking online for properties. n Nine in ten home buyers and 94 used the Internet to search for Read More...
Characteristics of Home Buyers and Homes Sold in 2009
From the National Association of Realtors: Characteristics of Home Buyers n Forty-seven percent of recent home buyers were first-time buyers. n The typical first-time home buyer was 30 years old, while the typical repeat buyer was 48 years old. n The Read More...