Foreclosures Are Not the Answer in Austin, Texas

Regardless of your situation, letting your house go to foreclosure is NOT a good solution. The video below by Hippie Hollow Homes owner Shenoah Grove details why foreclosures are not a good option for home owners in Austin, Texas. Foreclosure is an ‘atomic bomb’ to credit scores; it cuts the deepest and its negative impact lasts the […] Read more »

Foreclosure Options For Homeowners in Austin, Texas (Infographic)

foreclosure options for homeowners in austin, Texas

While the housing market has picked up in most parts, including Austin, Texas, it doesn’t mean that everyone is doing well.  There are still several homeowners that want to sell their house fast but cannot for a variety of reasons.  Some of those reasons include property repair, no equity, negative equity, etc… At Hippie Hollow […] Read more »

7 Options To Consider When Facing Foreclosure in Austin, Texas

While the economy in Austin, Texas, is better than most other states, it doesn’t mean that there still aren’t distressed home owners who are looking to sell their house fast. But what options do you really have? I’m not going to insult your intelligence with solutions like ‘pay off your mortgage in cash’ or ‘refinance’. […] Read more »

Take The Frustration Out Of Selling Real Estate | Tips on How to Sell My Home Fast In Austin, Texas, The Easy Way

sell your house fast

If you happen to own a house, it very likely makes up a large chunk of your overall net worth. Therefore, when you do decide to sell my home fast, you want to make sure you’re getting the most money out of it. You will find the process to be less frustrating and less overwhelming, […] Read more »

Austin Home Prices Expected to Rise in 2012

Austin Home Prices

Case Shiller Home Price Index Predicts Austin Home Prices Expected to Rise in 2012 Despite the recent study that shows that Austin metro area home prices fell by 2.3 percent in 2011, the fact that Austin home prices expected to rise in 2012 is welcomed news. Austin Home prices will see a growth of 0.6 percent […] Read more »

Almost 3 out of 10 Homeowner Mortgages are Underwater

Homeowner Mortgages are Underwater

29% of Homeowner Mortgages are Underwater Zillow announced today that 28.6% of homeowner mortgages are underwater nationwide, meaning that the mortgages are higher than the value of the home.   What this means, for example, is that if you took out a mortgage on a home for $120,000 and the home is now worth $100,000, […] Read more »

Can I Sell A House with a Lease Option in Texas?

Lease Option Is NOT an Option in Texas The Lease option used to be the ‘go to’ strategy for selling their house if the seller had little to no equity.  However, thanks to the Texas State Legislature, which despite only meeting every other year still manages to create inane rules and laws, the ability to […] Read more »

What is a Loan Forbearance?

Forbearance

Should I Pursue a Loan Forbearance? There is so much written in the media today about loan forbearance plans and loan modifications that many homeowners mistakenly consider these items as actual alternatives.  Quite frankly, I shy away from loan mods and loan forbearance plan because while they sound good in theory, in reality, they are […] Read more »

What Does Shenoah Grove Know About Real Estate?

About Shenoah Grove and Hippie Hollow Homes Anytime you are a consumer looking to buy and sell a house, or even if you’re looking to get into real estate and seeking a coach, mentor, or broker, the first question you should ask this person is ‘What do you know about real estate?’.  At Hippie Hollow […] Read more »

Can I do A Short Sale Myself?

Can a Homeowner Negotiate a Short Sale Themselves? The answer is ‘yes’ a homeowner can negotiate a short sale themselves.  The better question is can a homeowner negotiate a ‘successful’ short sale themselves?  That answer would probably be ‘no’. Most successful short sales, where a bank agrees to reduce, or ‘short’, the existing mortgage note […] Read more »