FOR SALE: 1012 Klondike Loop

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 Single-Story Home in Great Round Rock Location!

In the $240,000’s

Clean, bright, single story home with NO neighbors behind! This open floor-plan home is ideal for entertaining with high ceilings & fireplace. Front office/flex room is perfect for work, dining or a play/craft place for your kids! No carpet throughout make cleaning & caring for your home a breeze! This ideal location is walking distance from local schools, the community park, pool & playground and the close proximity to toll roads and highways give you easy access to Austin and the surrounding areas!

Details

  • 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms
  • Single-story, open floorplan
  • 1840 square feet
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Mature trees and shaded back yard

Contact me today for your private showing of this Chandler Creek home for sale! Search other Chandler Creek neighborhood homes for sale (LINK).

By Kyle PfaffeREALTOR® e: KPfaffe@cityscapepg.com
m: 512-636-9707 w: MoveSmartAustin.com

JUST LISTED! Private Round Rock Home with Updated Kitchen!

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$240,000’s

1718 Rosenborough LN S, Round Rock, TX 78665

Clean, private Round Rock home located on a cul-de-sac street in the gated section of Round Rock Ranch! Your completely updated kitchen flows perfectly to the living and dining rooms in this open floorplan. This home has three spacious bedrooms, formal dining room and a game room or office space upstairs. Ceramic tile and wood laminate flooring throughout make maintenance and clean up a breeze! Your new home is a 3-minute walk from award-winning RRISD schools and is only a 1-minute walk from the park and one of the HOA amenity centers with a pool and playground! 1718 Rosenborough is quiet and private, yet conveniently located just off Gattis School Rd and provides easy access to local shopping, resturaunts, and employers as well as Downtown Austin. Set up your private showing to see it today!

See the MLS Listing for 1718 Rosenborough LN

Contact me today for your private showing of this Round Rock Ranch home for sale! Search other Round Rock Ranch neighborhood homes for sale (LINK).

Details

  • 2120 sq. ft. floorplan
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Updated Kitchen, including new cabinets
  • Ceramic tile and wood laminate throughout
  • Located on Cul-de-sac street in gated section of Round Rock Ranch
  • Award-Winning Round Rock ISD Schools
  • Perfect game room or office upstairs

Get More Info and Setup Your Private Showing NOW!

By Kyle PfaffeREALTOR® e: KPfaffe@cityscapepg.com

m: 512-636-9707 w: MoveSmartAustin.com

JUST LISTED! Spacious, Single-Story Round Rock Home!

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$260,000

306 Ranier Ln, Round Rock, TX 78665

Spacious single-story Round Rock home with 4 bedrooms on an over-sized lot! Pride of ownership shows in this quiet Chandler Creek neighborhood home. Space and rooms flow effortlessly together in this open floor-plan while still providing you privacy and quiet hideaways. Updates include granite counters, new hardware and doorknobs, fresh paint. Tall windows allow the natural light to highlight space and extra high ceilings. Enjoy the amazing Texas spring days under your covered patio, watching your kids play on the playset or run in the large yard. Quiet and peaceful yet easily accessible, 306 Ranier is a moment from 79 or AW Grimes and gives you easy access to Round Rock and surrounding areas. Set up your private showing to see it today!

Contact me today for your private showing of this Chandler Creek home for sale! Search other Chandler Creek neighborhood homes for sale (LINK).

MAIN HOUSE

  • 2243 sq. ft. floorplan
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms
  • Large bonus room perfect for formal dining, media area or open space office
  • Over-sized yard – almost a quarter acre!

KITCHEN

  • Granite counters and backsplash update
  • Deep sink and upgraded faucet
  • Island and plenty of counter space
  • Workstation in kitchen

OTHER UPDATES

  • Fresh paint
  • New door handles throughout
  • New faucets

Get More Info and Setup Your Private Showing NOW!

By Kyle PfaffeREALTOR® e: KPfaffe@cityscapepg.com

m: 512-636-9707 w: MoveSmartAustin.com

Open Houses – What is the Most Common Question?

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What is the most common open house question
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  • There are no bad questions
  • Some questions give special insight

I do a lot of open houses – usually 2-3 a week. That adds up to 8-12 a month and almost 150 a year! I get a lot of questions from people that visit the houses I am holding open – no “bad” questions, but definitely some better than others. So I was thinking the other day, what is the most common question asked at an open house?

At first thought, you might think something like “What is the price?” or “How many square feet are there in this home?” I do get those questions often, but many times people come in to an open house already knowing a lot of information about an open house from what is posted online or what I have shared in social media leading up to my open house (Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube!)

I do get plenty of weird questions about a home but I am fine answering anything coming from a curious buyer (do YOU know someone looking to make a move? Introduce us!). All that being said, what is the most common question I get from visitors at my open houses???

Why are the sellers moving?

If you think about it, this is actually a really good question! This is information that probably only the agent knows – you can’t find it on the MLS, Zillow or in a flyer. It is also information that can be super helpful. The reasons the seller is moving is moving might be the same reasons that the home wouldn’t be a good fit for you but you haven’t considered yet. Also, maybe the home is a great fit for your needs, but knowing the answer to that question can give you extra insight into the house, neighbors or neighborhood!

The perfect follow up question to this is, What is the BEST question to ask an agent at an open house? I’ll be answering that in my next blog post so check back soon or, even better, FOLLOW my blog so you are notified when that next post comes!

If you have any questions about real estate or are thinking of buying a home, drop me a note or call me and I’d be happy to help!

By Kyle PfaffeREALTOR® e: KPfaffe@cityscapepg.com

m: 512-636-9707 w: AustinHomes4You.com

Round Rock Ranch Real Estate Review for First 3 Months of 2013

This year is now over a quarter of the way through, giving us the perfect opportunity to review the real estate market trends in Round Rock Ranch during that period. I will look at how the real estate market in Round Rock Ranch has performed versus the last 3 months of 2012 (the 4th quarter, Q4) and versus the same 3 months in 2012 that we just finished in 2013 (January-March, Q1). For each of these time periods, we will look at the number of homes sold, the average sales price, the average price per square foot and the average days on market (DOM).

In the first 3 months of 2013 (Q1), 10 homes were sold in Round Rock Ranch. In Q4 of 2012, 12 homes sold and 8 homes sold in Q1. The changes in 2013 are not very high or low and represent a very steady market throughout the past 15 months.
While the number of homes sold did not vary much, the last 3 months saw a significant increase in the average sales price. The avg. sales price was $162,430 in 2013 Q1, a 2.3% increase over Q4 of 2012 and a 11.7% increase over Q1 of 2012.
The sales price can give a fairly good representation of a market’s trends, but perhaps nothing is so telling as changes in the average price per square foot ($/SqFt). The average $/SqFt was $82.39 in Q1 of 2013; this is a 8.6% increase over Q4 of 2012 and a 4.6% increase over Q1. To put it in perspective, the average $/sqft was almost $7 more than during the last 3 months of 2012!
The average days on market (DOM – the average amount of time a home is on the market before selling) increase slightly in 2013. In Q4 of 2012 it was 43 days and it was 38 days in Q1 of 2012. The average DOM climbed to 50 in the last 3 months, but I don’t think this is a substantial difference – mainly because there are 1 or 2 sales in 2013 which are skewing the average higher.
In summary, it seems that the real estate market in Round Rock Ranch is strong and is seeing gradual, sustained growth. I would expect the trends to continue through 2013. If you potentially looking to sell you home in Round Rock Ranch this year, I would expect to sales prices to continue to rise through the end of 2013 because of the strong demand and limited inventory. You have chosen a great time to sell! Drop me a note to learn about how my progressive marketing plan can go to work for you!

by Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®      e: KylePfaffe@kw.com      m: 512-636-9707      w: AustinHomes4You.com

The Kyle Pfaffe Real Estate Team

Round Rock Ranch 2012 Real Estate Market Report

How was the Real Estate Market in Round Rock Ranch for 2012?

The real estate market in the Greater Austin area and Round Rock saw some incredible growth in 2012. Round Rock Ranch also saw some growth and, after an extremely busing January, I finally had time to put this information together. The graph below gives a good summary of most of the information I have. Round Rock Ranch Real Estate

In 2012, 22.9% more homes sold in Round Rock Ranch versus 2011. While the number of homes sold increased, that growth has not yet translated to much growth in sales prices as the average sales price was $156,679 (+.8%) and the average price per square foot was $75.36 (+2.5%). Whiles values remained unchanged, the average home for sale in Round Rock Ranch sold in 5 less days in 2012 versus 2011 (41 days, -11% vs 2011).

What do these numbers mean for you if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Round Rock Ranch 2013? If you are looking to buy a home,  the number of homes on the market is shrinking and homes are selling faster so you will likely have less options and more competition from other buyers. Because homes are selling more quickly, you should also move fast to put a strong offer in once you have found a home you really like.

If you potentially looking to sell you home in Round Rock Ranch this year, I would expect to sales prices increase in 2013 because of the strong demand and limited inventory. You have chosen a great time to sell! Drop me a note to learn about how my progressive marketing plan can go to work for you!

by Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®      e: KylePfaffe@kw.com      m: 512-636-9707      w: AustinHomes4You.com

The Kyle Pfaffe Real Estate Team

The “Surprise” Costs of Buying a Home

UPDATED 9/6/2016. Buying a home in the Greater Austin Area is a tremendous time in your life and is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. While this event comes with a lot of excitement, it also comes with some mystery and a lot of questions as well. Can I afford to buy right now? How much is it going to cost me? How much cash do I need up front to buy a home in Austin?

Personally, I hate surprises. That hate is motivating me to make sure you have this information. I do my very best to make sure that everyone I work with or potentially work with fully understands the home-buying process and how much it will cost them. The information below represents that most accurate and up-to-date information I know on how much you will likely spend to buy a home. If you have any questions about buying a home or how you can best be prepared to buy your next home, drop me a note or give me a call.

  • Option Money – $100 – Due 48 hrs after your offer has been accepted > paid to the seller and usually buys you 7-10 days of an “option period,” a period that begins when your offer has been accepted and gives a buyer the unrestricted right to cancel the contract for the specified time period. This amount is usually applied toward the money you must pay at closing.
  • Earnest Money – $$$ (usually 1% of sales price – i.e. $2500 for a $250,000 house) – Due when the contract has been accepted > paid in certified funds (cashiers check) to the title company and is a “deposit” on your purchase. If you chose to cancel your contract anytime after the option period, you usually will not get this money back. This amount is also applied to the money you must pay at closing.
  • Inspection Fee – $300-500 – Due before you receive your inspection report, usually performed during the option period > While an inspection is not required, I would advise any client to inspect any home they are purchasing. There a many potential issues with a home that are invisible to the naked eye and require a professional inspector.
  • Termite Inspection – $100 – Due before you receive your termite inspection report > A termite inspection is required any time you are using a VA Home Mortgage, but is not required for other loan programs. It can usually be bundled with a home inspection for a better deal and is also usually performed during the option period.
  • Survey – $425 – Usually due when your lender orders the survey > Often, a survey is provided by the seller and a new one is not required. If there have been changes since the last survey was made or if there is no survey is available, a new one will have to be ordered. Who pays for the new survey is something that is negotiated as part of the contract so try to get your agent to get the seller to pay if a new one is required.
  • Appraisal – $400-$500 – Usually due when you lender orders the appraisal once the option period is over > The lender will require an appraisal for any loan they fund. This is an item the buyer always pays for and is usually not ordered until after the option period is over to avoid having you pay for an appraisal if you cancel the contract during that period. The lender uses the appraisal to determine if the property is worth the price you are paying for it.

Other Possible Costs

  • Repairs – Amount varies depending on repairs > most often, repairs performed on the home before closing are paid for by the seller, but if a seller is unwilling to pay for a repair, they may agree to do the repair if the buyer pays for a portion of the work. In that case, you might have to help pay for this upfront.
  • Termite Treatments – Amount varies depending on treatment area > like basic repairs, you might have to help pay for this treatment if you want it performed prior to closing

Keep in mind, the costs above are the costs you should expect prior to closing. You will certainly have to have money for a down payment on probably closing costs as well. If you have questions about buying a home or how much you should be prepared to spend, drop me a note or give me a call at 512.636.9707.

By Kyle PfaffeREALTOR® e: Kyle@AustinHomes4You.com

m: 512-636-9707 w: AustinHomes4You.com