For Sale: 7912 Finch Trail, Cherry Creek Neighborhood, 78745

Another Beautiful #BIRDHOMElife remodel!

This craftsman-chic 2 story home sits on a charming tree-lined street in South Austin 

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Don’t miss this opportunity to own a #BIRDHOMElife remodel! This home needed a complete rehab from the roof down to the floors. We put a lot of love and energy into this project and it’s ready for you to call it home.

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7912 Finch Trail Austin, TX 78745

Neighborhood: Cherry Creek

Specifications: 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1,736sqft

Asking Price: $399,500

If you live here, you will host great parties, sleep easy in well-appointed master and make plenty of memories with the amazing neighbors who couldn’t be more excited to have you!

Enjoy everything that this Crafstman-chic home has to offer. Towering ceilings with a wall of windows greets you as you enter the front door. New luxury laminate wood floors throughout. The well appointed chef’s kitchen features custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters and marble-inspired ceramic tile. The master bedroom suite also has vaulted ceilings and a dreamy master bathroom. Over-sized soaking tub, his/her closets and double vanity. This is the home you have been waiting for! 

Home Upgrades Include:

  • New HVAC system with conveyable warranty

  • New Roof with conveyable warranty

  • Stainless steel appliances

  • New Garage Door

  • New Fixtures, hardware throughout

  • New luxury laminate floors and high end carpet

  • New Custom Kitchen by Ikea

Location:

  • South Austin neighborhood of Cherry Creek

  • Easy access to I35 and Mopac

  • Minutes from Shopping at:

    • Central Market

    • HEB

  • 15 minutes to Downtown Austin

Under Contract - 2133 Castellano - Custom Bella Vista Home on Greenbelt Lot

Dramatic Greenbelt & Lake Views are the center-point of this Custom Home in the family-friendly neighborhood of Bella Vista in Cedar Park.

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This home was originally built for an Executive of the Development company for the neighborhood. The lot was hand picked for it’s views and location within the community. The home has design features not seen in any other home in the community.

 Panoramic views of the Hill Country, Twin Creeks Golf Course and Lake Travis.

Panoramic views of the Hill Country, Twin Creeks Golf Course and Lake Travis.

3122 Castellano Way Cedar Park, TX 78613

Neighborhood: Bella Vista

Specifications: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3,300sqft with over 1,100sqft of outdoor living space

Asking Price: $600,000

If you live here, you will wake up every morning and take in the gorgeous greenbelt and Lake Travis views through the panoramic windows. Don’t miss this completely custom home on a premium greenbelt lot. Like none other in Bella Vista. With the master bedroom and mother-in-law suite downstairs and two more spacious rooms and a game room upstairs, there is plenty of room to spread out. 

Beautiful hand-scraped wood floors, oversized Renewal by Anderson windows, new Trane HVAC and ducts with allergy system and upgraded sprinkler system are only a few of the updates the seller made. Enjoy the great outdoor living spaces with fireplace, sauna, custom grill and smoker. New custom-wood garage door contains and fully finished garage space with plenty of storage and workshop. This home has it all and won’t last long.   

Furnishings, grills and TVs are all negotiable.

Home Upgrades Include:

  • Trane HVAC System with new duct work and allergy system

  • Renewal by Anderson Oversized windows throughout the home

  • Luxury Carpet Upstairs and in Bedrooms and Office

  • Wood Garage Door

  • Garage Epoxy flooring, custom storage systems and workshop.

  • Upgraded Sprinkler System, tuned and serviced yearly.

  • Expanded custom rock work patio

  • New Water Heaters

Location:

  • On the edge of the Austin/Cedar Park Border

  • Bella Vista is at the corner of Anderson Mill and Volente Rd (CR 2769)

  • Minutes from Shopping at:

    • Lakeline Mall

    • HEB Plus

  • Twin Creek Country Club and Golf Course a few minutes away

  • 10 minutes from Lake Travis

  • Travassa Spa and Resort is 5 minutes down Volente Road

Neighborhood Amenities include party room, pool and playground.

July 2018 Market Report - Single-family home sales experience double-digit growth

July 2018 Market Report - Single-family home sales experience double-digit growth

Summer is over and the market has started to enter it's cooling off period. School is starting, Football season is right around the corner and Austin is in need of a much needed break from the heat. The same goes for the Hotter than Hot real estate market that reached new highs for the month of July. 

2018 Austin Mid Year Market Update

Specifically, the real estate market has been experiencing some new highs and just a few indicators that the real estate market has been shifting. I decided to take a new approach to interpreting the data. I am including the Austin Board of Realtors entire Press Release here. I will be adding my thoughts and commentary in BOLD Italic…

Everything You Need to Know to Start the Loan Process When Buying a Home

I hear it constantly... "I can't afford to buy a house.", "I have to save for 2 years until I'm ready to buy.", "The prices are going up so much in Austin, I just have to keep renting.". These statements may be true or they may not be. You won't know until you talk to a lender.

As you know, the first step in the home buying process is to hire an exceptional real estate agent. You need a great team to help you though this process, and your agent is the Team Captain. Read more about the "Top Ten Interview Questions You Should Ask a Real Estate Agent" for guidance on what to ask when you are interviewing an agent.

Great, now that you have hired an amazing BIRDHOME agent, the next step is to talk to a lender. What is the one thing you want to find out in this meeting...how much house can I afford, right??!

First, let's prep. You will need a few documents to begin the loan process. If you are a salaried or hourly earning employee you will need:

  • 2 Years of your most recent Tax Returns & W2's
  • Your last 2 pay stubs
  • Most recent past 2 months of bank statements - all of them! Checking, Savings, IRA, 401K, Stocks
  • Address for your residence the past 2 years
  • Past 2 years employers name and address
  • Photo ID

If you are a self-employed borrower, you will need:

  • 2 Years of your most recent Personal and Business Tax Returns
  • Any 1099 forms for the last 2 years (if applicable)
  • Most recent past 2 months of bank statements - all of them, personal and business! Checking, Savings, IRA, 401K, Stocks
  • Address for your residence the past 2 years
  • Photo ID

Based on this information, the lender will be able to determine the sales price that you are qualified for. More importantly, when you are financing a home, what we are really talking about is the monthly payment not the actual sales price. So lets talk numbers!

Below are examples of 5% down, 10% down, and 20% down on a 30-year fixed rate and 15-year fixed rate loan. These are estimates based on the median home value in Austin as of February 2017 at $330,000. The interest rates* were the current rates as of March 2017. We also assumed $7,500 yearly tax payment and $1,200 for homeowners insurance for the year.

*Rates change daily. I would like to take a moment to call your attention to the fact that interest rates have risen sharply since October of 2016 and are on the rise. With every tiny increase in interest rates, you are losing buying power because your monthly payments will increase but your total sales price will not.

Here is a quick comparioson of these different loan options:

Before we move on the the nitty gritty of each of the loans, I wanted to take a minute to talk about Keller Mortgage, who provided the loan estimates below. Keller Mortgage provides a new type of loan with no lender fees and $1,000 credit to closing costs available exclusively to buyers using a Keller Williams agent or a buyer who is buying a home from a Keller Williams agent. Here's a little bit of information from their website:

A new model allows us to deliver a new type of loan. When we say No Fees*, we mean it. No lender fees! Additionally, we credit $1000 toward 3rd party closing costs.  Just use a Keller Williams agent and finance with us. We offer fantastic rates and a loan that lets you keep more of your money for something more important to you. (*Min loan amount – $150,000. Buyer must qualify for loan.)
Our No lender fee loan + $1000 credit is exclusive to KW transactions. Buyers must be working with a KW agent or submitting an offer on a KW listing. By working with a Keller Williams Realtor, buyer can save thousands upfront and sellers make their home more attractive to the market. If you are not working with a KW Realtor but are submitting an offer on a KW listed property, you are also eligible for this special deal.

When I first heard about Keller Mortgage, I didn't believe it. It sounded too good to be true, so when we decided to buy a house recently, we decided to give it a try. All I can say is "wow"! They walk the walk and talk the talk.

Below are the initial fees worksheets provided by Keller Mortgage for you to dive in deep with all the details on closing costs, how much cash you need at closing and monthly payment breakdown.

I love using Karl's Mortgage Calculator to compare different loan scenarios as well. This allows you to enter different variables than those used in this example so you can tailor it to your situation. They also have an iPhone App as well! 

Ready to get started?! Here is a list of our most trusted lenders:

Debbie Foley | Keller Mortgage
(614) 310-3116 | Dfoley@kellermortgage.com
www.kellermortgage.com

Carson Vaughn Team | Guild Mortgage Company
(512) 439-7555 | carson.vaughn@guildmortgage.net
http://www.guildmortgage.com/officers/cvaughn

Cody Daniel | Capstar Lending
(512) 750-2999 | cody@danielmortgagegroup.com
www.capstarlending.com

Jason Buckley | Cornerstone Home Lending
(512) 771-4365  | Jbuckley@houseloan.com
www.jasonbuckleylending.com

Michelle Alberts | Supreme Lending
(512) 698-8738  | Michelle.Alberts@SupremeLending.com
https://michellealberts.com/


One of the things we love most about aligning our business with Keller Williams is the access to the education that they provide. Gary Keller and Jay Papasan wrote an amazing, best selling book called The ONE Thing.

In this book, Gary Keller has identified that behind every successful person is their ONE Thing. No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. The ONE Thing is about getting extraordinary results in every situation.

Our ONE Thing is helping you reach your real estate goals. We'd love to share a copy of this book with you, so you can discover your ONE Thing!

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