Board is going BOLD

I am pleased to announce that after three successful years as a real estate agent with Keller Williams, the Nation’s largest real estate agency, I am ready to take my business to the next level.  Starting October 21st I will be taking the highly recommended and sought after course BOLD.  BOLD is a 7-week intensive course that’s based on the book BUSINESS OBJECTIVE: A Life By Design, written by Dianna Kokoszka, BOLD  is designed to condition agents with powerful mindset exercises, language techniques, business-building strategies and live lead generation activities. My overall purpose for taking this course is to improve my business skills and gain the additional knowledge, expertise and education so that I can better serve my clients in the Austin and Bastrop, TX communities.

I mention this only to reenforce my commitment to the good folks in Austin and Bastrop that when it come to representing you in all of your real estate matters you can count on a level of knowledge and experience standing beside you. So if you’re are thinking about buying or selling in the Austin or Bastrop areas or if you know who might be, I would appreciate you giving me a call today.

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A Proven Austin/Bastrop Real Estate Agent

What a great time it is to be a Keller Williams real estate agent representing clients all over the Austin and Bastrop communities.  Many of you are probably aware by now that interest rates are slowly climbing, but even a 4.5% on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is still historically low. Some predictions indicate those interest rates will continue to climb so I would strongly suggest locking into that low rate now if you are considering buying a new home.

I have the honor and privilege of representing some of the best clients with buying and selling homes in Austin and Bastrop, TX and I would love the opportunity to earning your business as well. Whether you’re looking for that new home in a peaceful neighborhood (Tahitian Village, The Colony, Cola Vista Arbors at Dogwood Creek) on a nice wooded lot in Bastrop or a more suburban type home or condo in the Austin area,  I have a proven track record and the experience you’re looking for.

What do you say? Are you ready to beat the rising interest rates and purchase that new home before the holiday seasons? I have the experience you’re looking and I’m ready to hear from you. Give me a call today.

First Steps to Buying a Home

If you find yourself in a position where you are thinking of buying a home, you may have thought that it would be easy to simply drive around town, make your way into a few open houses, and make a purchase of the home of your dreams; while this would be nice if it were the case (and while there are, in fact, a handful of people who get lucky in this way), it is far more often the case that buying a home requires you to make the right moves every step of the way, in order for you to end up in the house that is truly right for you!

The first couple steps you will need to take for purchasing a home are for you to get ready to purchase a home by understanding what you can spend, and by making a checklist of the things you want to find in this house of your dreams – and then, it will be time for you to find (and team up with) a real estate agent who will be able to help you find exactly these things.

After you have accomplished these two steps, the next couple steps are going to be for you to start looking at houses and to get a feel for what the market looks like; oftentimes, once you start looking at houses, you will be surprised at what you find is available (or at what you find is unavailable!), and will be surprised as well (either pleasantly or unpleasantly!) to find the prices you are looking at – which is where getting a feel for the market comes into play.

After taking these first four steps, your agent will be able to help you find a home and negotiate a deal – which is the next two steps to take care of; as long as you have teamed up with an excellent agent, they will be able to help you each step of the way on this leg of the process, and will be able to ensure you are getting the best possible deal on your home.

Finally, you will be ready for the last two steps: getting a loan and closing the deal; the sort of loan you are able to get will depend a lot on what the current interest rates look like, and on what your personal credit score and credit history look like – so make sure you know these things even before you start shopping around for a loan, so as to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Buying a home is often an exciting process, but can be a difficult one as well – especially if you are not prepared with the right knowledge, and with the right action plan to get you into your dream home; if you are preparing to look for a house, be sure to keep these steps in mind, and get ready to find your way into your dream home today!

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Want a Career is Real Estate?

Keller Williams Realty ® is a LEARNING BASED, AGENT-CENTRIC, company which strongly focuses on the education and support of the agent. We believe that Keller Williams Realty has the best training, resources, and environment to help the agents build highly successful real estate careers.

Once established, we can help you continue to grow your business through one-on-one business coaching and upper level career development opportunities. We look forward to visiting with you about Keller Williams Realty and how we can help you build a career worth having, a business worth owning, and a life worth living. Please contact us today to learn more.
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Time to Sell or Purchase a Home?

My name is David L. Board and I’m a realtor with Keller Williams Realty out of Austin, TX.  and if you live in the Austin or Bastrop area, I would love to earn your business. If your thinking about buying or selling a home, now is the time to do it.  Did you know that residential sales are up 33% and home inventory is down 24% compared to this time last year?  What does that mean to you?  Well if you are thing about selling it means you can get top dollar from the sale of your home even before it hits the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service.  That right, there is a very good possibility that I can sell your home in just a matter of a few days and have you in a newer home in no time.  If your a buyer it means that we must act quick to find that dream home you’ve been looking for. The low interest rates and great financing options allows you to purchase a larger home with less money and low monthly payments so let take advantage of these interest rates while they last. Give me a call and let’s work together to sell your home or find the home you’ve been waiting on. Call me today at 512-629-6107 or visit my website at www.davidboardproperties.com IMG_1006

State of Texas Home Loan Grant

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http://www.TexasHeroes.usIn order to be eligible to receive the Homes for Texas Heroes Home Grant Program you must meet the following guidelines:The Homes for Texas Heroes Home Grant Program is for the full time, paid Firefighter, Emergency Medical Services Personnel, Peace Officer, Corrections Officer, Juvenile Corrections Officer, County Jailer, or a Public Security Officer working in the State of Texas.

Detailed definitions of “Heroes” (PDF)

Additionally, the home buyer must:

  • Reside in the State of Texas
  • Meet the income and home purchase price limits
  • Meet standard mortgage underwriting requirements which demonstrate credit worthiness
  • Occupy the purchased home as their primary residence
  • Complete a HUD approved homebuyer education course prior to closing on the home loan

You may purchase the following types of properties:

  • Single Family Residences
  • Condominiums and Town Homes
  • Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)
  • Manufactured Homes (Meeting FHA Guidelines)