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Homestead Exemptions – 2023 Time to File

By Debbie Marett | Jan 5, 2023

If you purchased a home in 2022, it is time to file your HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION. It is free and most of the time, you can do it online. If I can be of service or answer questions, please reach out! Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your taxes. […]

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November 2022 Central Texas Housing Report

By Debbie Marett | Dec 22, 2022

ABOR: Median price for a home in Austin-Round Rock MSA stays flat, no sales or price records set. November housing inventory nearly quadruples. AUSTIN, Texas —For the first time since February 2019, median home prices in the Austin-Round Rock MSA experienced a 0% year over year increase, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® November […]

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October 2022 Central Texas Housing Report

By Debbie Marett | Nov 22, 2022

   

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Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

By Debbie Marett | Oct 25, 2022

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession. You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost of goods and services climb. […]

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Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Homebuying Journey

By Debbie Marett | Oct 25, 2022

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, one of the first steps on your journey is getting pre-approved. Especially in today’s market when mortgage rates are higher than they were just a few months ago, getting a mortgage pre-approval can be a game changer. Here’s why. What Is Pre-Approval? To better understand why pre-approval is key, it’s important to know what […]

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September 2022 Central Texas Housing Market Report

By Debbie Marett | Oct 18, 2022

During the month of September, homebuyers in the Austin-Round Rock MSA gained the most leverage they’ve had in over a decade as home price growth slows and inventory continues to increase.            

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Why Now is Still a Great Time to Buy a House

By Debbie Marett | Oct 17, 2022

With the Federal Reserve having hiked interest rates multiple times this year, resulting in mortgage rates rising as well, there’s an undercurrent that now is not the time to buy a house. But there are savings to be had and other benefits to doing just that. People considering buying a home should not let negative […]

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September Issue of Top Agent Magazine

By Debbie Marett | Oct 6, 2022

I was so excited to be included in Septembers magazine for Top Agent!    

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Things to Keep in Mind about Interest Rates

By Debbie Marett | Oct 6, 2022

Your monthly house payment depends on many factors, including the interest rate on your mortgage. Here are some things to keep in mind about interest rates when you’re planning to buy a home.

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