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The Tallest Realtor in Town

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

January 2010 - Posts

Homebuyer Tax Credits
I'm sure you have heard about the $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers being extended through April 30, 2010. But, did you know there is also a credit available for existing home owners? There are multiple guidelines to these credits, but they Read More...
Llano County Growing
Llano County was reported last fall as the 4th fastest growing County in the State of Texas. While this is good news economically, the area remains primarily rural and not heavily populated. The center of Lake LBJ is the primary county line between Burnet Read More...
Lots or Homes Selling Better?
Hopefully you have found the Highland Lakes MLS Market Stats posted on my homepage helpful. We have seen an interesting trend since the market decline began in late 2007. Homes are selling remarkably better than lots or land. When the market was strong, Read More...
I Need Listings
Are you a home seller? Please consider visiting with me about listing your property. Only 18% of properties listed in 2009 sold in the Highland Lakes area. I sold well over 60% of my listings. I will market your property with an intense focus on technology Read More...
Low Interest Rates Ending
I have blogged about this previously, but the point is worth making, again. Historically low interest rates are coming to an end soon. Market data and business news continue to indicate interest rates will rise as much as 1% by the end of March. You can Read More...
No Pressure
The real estate business is extremely competitive.Customers are gold in today's market and should be treated with great care. Obtaining listings is important, but a serious buyer is what everyone is looking for......... I make it my policy to never Read More...
Get Ready to Buy
Here are my suggested steps if you are ready to enter this buyer's market: - Find the right agent - No surprise, I suggest myself. - Use calculators, such as those on my website, to help determine your budget. The current low interest rates likely Read More...
Insurance Can Be a Challenge
As you know, most of the real estate news is about the tough housing market and mortgage lending issues. The economic conditions have caused insurance companies to become more stringent than in the past when considering home policies. It is imperative Read More...
Inspections and the Aftermath
I will always recommend a home and pest inspection when helping a buyer. Home inspections should be conducted even on new constuction. There are always flaws. While critical, the general inspection process is challenging. Inspectors are licensed and regulated Read More...
Lot / Land For Sale in Sunrise Beach Village
Your Own Private Peninsula! • lot / land - MLS® $996,000 - Constant level Lake LBJ Sunrise Beach Village, Llano County - One of a kind, fantastic WIDE OPEN WATERFRONT on Culdesac with water on three sides. The main view is East looking at the Read More...
Predictions for 2010
Please know these are purely my opinion. 2010 will see a steady, but very slow recovery in the housing market. We will continue to see above average foreclosures, but new home starts and resales should remain at or a little above 2009 levels. I predict Read More...