Carrie Sietsema's Blog Posts

Three Central Texas Swimming Spots

Central Texas has plenty of well-loved swimming spots to get you through the summer. Here are three of my favorites:1. Barton Springs PoolSunbathe on the hill before you plunge into the refreshing&

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Three Tips for Choosing Staging Artwork

Staging a home for sale? Choice of artwork is critical. Remember these three tips: 1. On the Subject of...Avoid words and anything with eyes. Minimalism and abstract art are often great.

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Don't Miss The Top 5 Austin Vegan Restaurants!

Whether you follow a vegan, vegetarian diet, or you just eat food, don’t skip any of the top five vegan restaurants in Austin, Texa!.  Austin's restaurant scene is known around the world,

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Video Blog: Red Flags in Home Inspections Bonus Footage!

There are many red flags to look for when reviewing a home inspection report prepared by a licensed inspector.  In this video, the co-hosts continue their discussion of what these red flags

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Video Blog: Red Flags in Home Inspections

Home inspections are an important part of buying a home.  A complete home inspection, performed by a licensed home inspector, gives the buyer a chance to learn about the home they may be

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Video Blog: Are We In A Housing Bubble?

Are we in a housing bubble? Are we headed for a crash? These have been popular topics recently, and everyone has an opinion. Join the co-hosts of The Uncommon Truth Live for a fact-driven discussion

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Video Blog: Top 5 Things Californians Need to Know Moving to Austin Texas

Moving from California to Texas can be a bit of a culture shock!  Texas cities are continuing to grow in popularity, and Austin has been named one of the top places to relocate.We want you to

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Video Blog: Home Decor Color Trends

Are you thinking about painting your home?  It's always a great time for a new coat of paint.  In this video blog, we're talking about which paint colors are trending right now, which

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Video Blog: Curb Appeal

Increasing the curb appeal of your home can make your home more appealing to buyers, which may help to raise your home price! There are many things you can do to increase your home’s curb

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Top Five Things Your Agent Should be Doing for You

Hiring a real estate agent is an important decision.  Here we talk about five things a talented real estate agent should be doing to help you buy or sell your home in Texas.We'll talk about

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Living in San Antonio Texas - Stone Oak Neighborhood

San Antonio’s growth continues at epic proportion with Northeast San Antonio (Loop 1604 and Hwy 281) estimated to be the future center of San Antonio. The Stone Oak area of San Antonio is

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Living in Austin's Tech Corridor

Austin is home to the offices of many tech companies, including Apple, Samsung, Google, Visa, Ebay, General Motors, IBM and Tesla.Today we're highlighting three areas of Austin that are close to

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Top Five Things to Know About New Construction - Part 2

This is part two of our series all about new construction in Texas.  When buying a home, people may choose to buy an existing resale home or build a brand new home.  Many of our clients

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Top Five Things to Know About New Construction - Part 1

When buying a home, you have the choice to buy an existing home or you can build a new home.  Building a new home is appealing to many people, especially when the inventory of resale homes is

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What to Expect from a Home Inspection Report

The home inspection report can be a major source of stress when buying or selling a home!  These reports can be long, and will list every issue, small and large, with the home and its systems

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Best Places to Live in Austin - North or South

Austin is a wonderful city, whether you live here or simply enjoy visiting!  There are so many different activities in Austin, and most Austinites you ask will have a preference for on side of

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Austin TX Winter Storm 2022 - 12 Months of Change

Austin TX Winter Storm 2022 - 12 Months of ChangeTexas received a lot of bad press after the winter storm that hit in 2021.  Since then lessons have been learned and changes have been

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Moving to Austin Texas - What You Need to Know

Do not move to Austin Texas until you watch this video. I am going to share three things you need to know about Austin! The first thing you need to know about is the weather. Austin is known for its

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Living in Austin Texas - Travis Heights Neighborhood

Travis Heights is on the south side of Ladybird Lake just across from downtown Austin, bordering the Bouldin Creek neighborhood. From Travis Heights, it takes about ten minutes to get downtown, less

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Living in Austin Texas - Barton Hills Neighborhood

Barton Hills is located in between the Zilker neighborhood and Barton Creek and borders Zilker Park. Anyone in Barton Hills has easy access to the spring-fed Barton Springs Pool. From Barton Hills,

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Living in Austin Texas - Zilker Neighborhood

The Zilker neighborhood is located within a few minutes of Downtown Austin. It’s bordered by Ladybird Lake, South Lamar Boulevard, the Barton Hills neighborhood, and Barton Skyway. It takes

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Living in Austin Texas - Bouldin Creek Neighborhood

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighborhood? If so, stay tuned. We’re going to talk about all things Bouldin Creek today. Bouldin Creek is

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