Marcela Alfonsin's Blog Posts

No Es Necesario Contratar A Un Agente Para La Compra De Una Casa Nueva O En Construccion

El motivo número uno por el que un comprador compra una casa sin representación es por falta de información. Decidí escribir este blog con el objetivo de darles información y

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Keeping Bugs Out Of Your Vacant Property Or Home

These easy to follow tips were provided by "The Bug Master", a pest control company in Austin Texas where I live and provide real estate services.Cover the drains. After a week or so the

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Austins Real Estate Market First Quarter In Review

Pictures speak loader than words. As an Active Licensed Salesperson and Realtor, I live on a daily basis the effects of Austin's super hot real estate market. Small inventory, overpriced

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Inventory Between 200K And 350K Remains Anemic And Nonexistent Under 200K

Here in Austin the inventory might be even more compromised. If you are currently looking for a property to call home you know the struggle of being faced with with a low inventory, 

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En Venta Condominio Con Vistas Panoramicas A Un Precio Super Accesible

1201 Grove Boulevard #1802 - Austin Texas 78741 * 1,017 pies cuadrados/ 95 metros cuadrados * 2 dormitorios * 2 baños completos * terraza cubierta * Para más información o para

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Affordable Condo With Amazing Views About 4 Miles From Downtown Austin For Sale At 247500

I am thrilled to present to you this affordable condo ready for a new owner!This is a corner unit with a private terrace and panoramic views that is conveniently located: 4.2 miles from Austin

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Alarmas De Monoxido De Carbono Nueva Ordenanza En La Ciudad De Austin

La ciudad de Austin ha adoptado un nuevo requisito de Alarma de Monóxido de Carbono a través de la enmienda del Código Internacional de Mantenimiento de la Propiedad del 2015 para regular los

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms City Of Austin New Ordinance

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - City of Austin New Ordinance - Effective April 01, 2018The City of Austin has adopted a new Carbon Monoxide Alarm requirement by amending the 2015 International Property

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Real Estate Market Statistics May 2017

"AUSTIN, Texas – June 15, 2017 – Single-family home sales volume experienced strong gains across the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in May, while home sales

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Property Tax Exemption Time From Now Until April 30th

If you purchased a property in 2016 and you are using it as your primary residence now is the time to file for the homestead exemption. The deadline to submit the form and the required

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Las Tasas De Interes De Prestamos Hipotecarios Siguen Subiendo

Así es. Las tasas de interés de préstamos hipotecarios vienen subiendo por 10 semanas consecutivas. Qué significa esto para los compradores? La mayoría de los compradores basa su préstamo

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The Excitement And Fear Of The Task Ahead Of Me

As I prepare for the upcoming year with the mission and mindset of making 2017 the best year in my life yet, I ask myself if I will be using all of the tools I have acquired to help me reach my.

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Christmas Trees And Household Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 240 home fires begin with Christmas trees every year. If there is a fire, the Christmas tree often is the first thing

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FHA Loan Limits For 2017

FHA limits have increased to address the increase in price the median sales price in Austin and its surrounding areas. The 2017 loam limits will be as follows: Single family: $361,100 ;

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The Best Brokerage There Is

I am incredibly grateful for having joined Team Price Real Estate almost 6 years ago. It is rare that one comes across a person that has a left brain as developed as their right brain. Dan,

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Dog Friendly Trails In Austin

Our boxer, Tango, is about to be 9 months old. He is full of energy and loves going on walks to explore EVERYTHING there is to explore. Tango has been a blessing in many ways. One of them, he

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Esquina Tango A Cultural And Social Gem In Austin Texas

Esquina Tango is among the many places that make Austin a remarkable city. This unique cultural hub was established in 2006 as a non-profit organization by Monica Caivano and Gustavo

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Affordable Condos In Austin A Must See

If you haven't seen the condos at the Loft condominiums on 3018 S First St Austin TX 78704, you are missing out. These condos have been recently remodeled and have one of the lowest HOA fees. The

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Who To Hire When Both Your Friends Are Agents

What is it about real estate that we agents feel that our friends have to do business with us and that our friends -some of them - feel bad if they hire another agent?  Who knows! ,

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The Power Of Noticing

I just got back from my second amazing trip to the Sacred Valley in Peru.  One of my dreams since I was a teenager was to visit Machu Picchu's ruins.  Last year, that dream became a

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Facebook Addiction The Fine Line

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (better known as DSM-V) a minimum of 2-3 criteria is required for a mild substance use disorder diagnosis, while 4-5 is

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Central Texas Market Statistics July 2016

According to Austin Board of REALTORS® single-family home sales volume declined in the Central Texas area for the second time in 2016 and 4,230 single-family homes were sold in July

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The Winning Side Of Losing

I have to admit it. Sometimes I want it all and when that doesn't happen I get disappointed. Human nature? No, it's called "sense of entitlement". This past October, I went to Machu Picchu's

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Why Do People Move To Austin

Texas has been named a "job mecca" by John Scott in his recent article "Job meccas in the USA" published on July 13, 2016. Texas took the second place after North Dakota with a job growth of 19.17%

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Price Reductions Austin 78749

Price reductions do exist even in a seller's market. If you'd like to see the ones in 78749 go here http://goo.gl/gecaGp.I am happy to show you any of them if you are interested and do not have

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Questions Not Allowed

Yesterday I posted a question on a Facebook page to later find out it had been deleted. I thought that perhaps I had not posted it as I thought I had so I posted a similar question again.

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Check This List To See If Your Market Is Within The 20 Hottest In America Today

Source: Realtor.com "America's 20 hottest real estate markets for June 2016" by Cindy Wedgeworth 06/23/2016 Marcela Alfonsin, Realtor since 2008See what clients are saying about Marcela:

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Team Price Agent In Top Agent Magazine

The minute you meet Marcela Alfonsin, you know she’s not your typical agent.Marcela was working as a social worker when she started selling real estate on the side to make some extra income. 

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The Bubble In Austins Real Estate Market Will Burst

That is the rumor and the fear. History and trends help us predict the future and make decisions about what or what not to do (most of the times). Buyers and sellers ask me on a daily basis if

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Numbers Never Tell A Story Specially After Someone Died

Life transitions and real estate go hand in hand and that is what has driven me as a real estate consultant for the past 8+ years. From the excitement of the first-time home buyer, the mixed

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Brand New Home In Kyle For Lease

Relax in the back covered patio and enjoy the open view of this barely lived house loaded with energy efficient appliances and window treatments. Walk to the brand-new community pool and playground.

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The Cost Of Buying A Property Without A Buyers Agent

About once a month I get a call from an owner asking me for help. As the conversation unfolds, I learn that these owners have purchased a property without representation and have run into

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This Is The Only Condo For Sale As Of Today

Only condo available for purchase in award winning Mueller development with amenities such as: 75+ acres of parks, 15 miles of trails at completion, community pool, community garden,

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Downtown Condos For Less Than 1 Million In Austin Texas

This week I showed condominiums at two of my favorite building in downtown Austin: Spring Condos on 300 Bowie Street and Bartonplace Condos on 1600 Barton Springs Road. Two different

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