Carlos Garcia's Blog Posts

Fed Announces Rate Hike Mortgages Already On The Rise

Additional increases throughout the year could push mortgage rates as high as 5 percent by year's endBy: Jotham SederstromIn a widely anticipated move, newly appointed Federal Reserve Chairman

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Should I Speak To A Lender Before I Look At Homes

I always get the question. Should I speak to a lender before looking at homes?In most scenarios, it makes sense for home buyers to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start

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Bitcoin Or Real Estate Which Is The Better Investment

Bitcoin or Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment?by Paul Moore | BiggerPockets.comAre you jealous that you’ve missed out on bitcoin so far? Thinking about jumping in?There’s

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Never Make These 7 Repair Requests

NEVER MAKE THESE 7 REPAIR REQUESTSMost buyers and sellers understand that buying and selling a home requires negotiation. You give a little here, and they concede a bit there. As a buyer don't

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Can I Sell My House In Foreclosure

Can I sell my Austin house in foreclosure?June 11, 2017By cothbDo you have an Austin TX house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the TX foreclosure

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19 Current Home Building Trends

19 Current Home Building & Design TrendsNow I know everyone loves to be up on the current trends. Here are ones that home owners will love in 2017Floor-to-ceiling steel windows and doorsWhite&

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Flip Lessons Learned

Well the first one is done and there are a multitude of valuable lesson's learned, most can't be sum'd up in a blog. But the 3 most important lessons follow; I should preface this be letting

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Look At These Spooky Houses

Take a look at these! http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/holidays/americas-scariest-homes-real-life-haunted-houses

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My Contractor Nightmare

In the spirit of Halloween, I'd like to tell you about my most recent contractor nightmare. Let me preface this by saying I'm not upset at the contractor, but I am a little disappointment in my

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Advise For First Time Flippers

Some good advise here! Advise;

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Flip Failures 1st Flip Update

Hello Everyone , So I am now 7 weeks into my first flip and it has been a ride thus far. Kitchen cabinets are in thankfully! I ordered them on the 4th of this month and purchased solely for the

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Saving Money Tips Kitchen Remodel

here are some helpful tips I have followed. http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/kitchen/diy-money-saving-kitchen-remodeling

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3 Weeks Into This Flip

Now let me start off by letting you know that this would be much more entertaining if I had a film crew following me and we could stage out problem scenes right before we cut to

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First Personal Flip Under Contract

So as my home flipping adventure begins I am beyond nervous! Overthinking ever single detail, from design, to financing, to marketing, to success and fear of failure. The property is in a great

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What Happened To The Cast Of Dazed And Confused

Believe it or not it's been over 20 years since Richard Linklater released his now iconic cult classicDazed And Confused. The coming of age story saw high school kids in 1976 dealing with their teen

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Easy Way To Sell Your Home Fast

DONT HAVE YOUR AGENT POST PICTURES LIKE THESE! Bizarre color schemes, filthy bathrooms and someone sleeping in a messy bedroom are just some of the unbelievably bad pictures posted by estate

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Alright Alright Alright

Texas-born Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey is returning to his alma mater in the fall, but this time he'll be teaching his own class. The University of Texas at Austin announced

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10 Things To Buy At Walmart

With its yellow smiley face touting "rollbacks" and various savings-focused slogans, Walmart has become a household name known for low prices. Competitors are hot on its tail, however, especially

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Worst Mortgage Advice

Getting a mortgage is a daunting prospect, which explains why so many people seem eager to pat your hand and say, “Let me give you a little advice.” Sure, those pearls of wisdom may

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Do Homes In Circle C Hold Value

78739 is home to some of the most established neighborhoods in Austin. Most notably Circle C and Shady Hollow. To see homes for sale in Southwest Austin click here.;

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Have Homes In Kyle Appreciated

Since 2008 homes in Kyle have increased almost 4% per year.Q: Why isn't anything shown before '08?A: I made the choice not to include any foreclosures, 06-08 the vast majority of sales

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Most Educated City In Texas

All you smarty pants can commence bragging, because Austin has been named one of the most educated cities in America. Personal finance website ValuePenguin looked at key metrics

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How Much Has Buda Appreciated

Over the last 10 years Buda's home values have done this...For current Buda Listings click

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Best South Austin Bars

Here is a list of great bars in South AustinSouth400 Rabbits– attached to the Slaughter Alamo Drafthouse this Tequila-themed bar serves up an impressive selection of craft beer.Mon-Thu 4pm –

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April Events

Every once and a while its fun to just get away and enjoy some music or some live entertainment. Here's a list of events coming up in April. Monster Jam 2016- Frank Erwin Center - April 23 - 7

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