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“In a crowded and competitive real estate agent market,Steve Adams sets himself apart with integrity, professionalism and results. Steve represented me on the sale of my previous residence and the purchase of my current home. He was able to locate and negotiate attractive terms on the house my wife and I were dreaming of, notwithstanding the current state of the residential market. He then found a buyer for my previous residence three days after launching the listing and marketing campaign. We closed approximately six weeks later. I attribute the solid results to Steve’ counsel and expertise. My wife and I are extremely satisfied with Steve’s performance, and we would highly recommend him to anyone without reservation.”

"Steve was beyond helpful! I recently moved from California to Texas and decided to invest in a home. Not having family near me or close friends to help me through the process, I was fortunate to have Steve as a recommendation. Due to my position, I had a limited amount of time to view homes. Steve did what was more than accommodating for me and did not rush the process. Steve did everything from connecting me with a great lender to assisting with utility recommendations. He's honesty while viewing homes made the experience that more exciting. I really felt as though I had a best friend coming along and giving me honest feedback."

Jose Sanchez

Steve, It’s now a week after we closed on our home sale

We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the totally professional sales efforts by you. From the early pre-listing analysis to the final signing of the closing documents you have made it happen. The sales brochure you prepared was wonderful. It attracted interest and imparted knowledge.

The marketing was superb. The Realtors Preview was totally positive and successful. We asked for and got a top price for the home and your efforts helped greatly.

We can eagerly and heartily recommend you to anyone who needs a Realtor.  Thanks again for your help.

Very Truly Yours, Denise & Ray Quigley

Steve Adams is SPOT on when it comes to working and negotiating a real estate deal! I am a very ‘hands-on’ person but with Steve I was rest assured he was on the case! His responsiveness was also very impressive. If I was up at 10pm at night and sent him a question or anything along those lines I generally had a response within minutes! That went a LONG way with me!

If we ever work another deal, Steve Adams, will be the first person I call!

Steve & Jenny Broussard

As we near the date for getting the keys to our new house I write to thank you for being so professional and helpful in leading us to the happy purchase. With many career related moves we have been through the house hunting process many times. You definitely rank among the best of realtors who guided us. You always listened, quickly sensed our preferences and only showed us houses with a potential fit. In our several visits to Austin for house hunting you ensured very productive time. We particularly appreciated your patience and comfortable working style. We never felt pressured but we always felt well informed and thankful for your consistent prompt follow-up on anything requiring clarification.

Thanks again for your guidance in making our search successful. We are looking forward to our new home in Austin.

Jim and Rita Williams

“I can’t recommend my realtor, Steve, enough. Not only did he assist me in selling a home in a “hard to sell” neighborhood (and quickly, I might add), but he assisted me in the purchase of a home that is just perfect for me. Steve is very professional yet very personable which made this tedious and sometimes stressful situation less so. He always remained calm which had a calming effect on me. A couple of things that I really appreciated about working with him were his responsiveness to my calls and patience with my questions. I hope I don’t go through this again for a very long time, but if I do, I will definitely call on Steve again.”
Mary Barclay

Latest Articles

5 DIY Tailgate Games for Football Season

By Steve Adams | September 17, 2014

5 DIY Tailgate Games for Football Season – Football season is finally here! Whether you’re rooting for your alma mater or cheering on your favorite NFL team, it’s time to get in the spirit of the season. Everyone loves a good tailgate, and besides the food the best part is the games! It doesn’t matter if you’re at the game or out in your backyard – these games are a great way to have some fun before rooting on your team. The best part is that you don’t have to spend a ton to get these games. Many of them you can make yourself to make them all the more special! Below are some of our favorite tailgate games and some great DIY instructions. Cornhole – No football tailgate is complete without this classic game! Grab a partner and take on your friends or family. Ladder Golf – Also called Hillbilly Golf, this fun game isn’t really golf at all. Golf balls are connected by a length of nylon cord. Wrap one over a rung, and you score! Horseshoes – This is an oldie but a goodie and a fun game for all ages! This set is portable so you…

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The Pros and Cons of Working With an Agent in Austin, Texas

By Steve Adams | September 15, 2014

The Pros and Cons of Working With an Agent in Austin, Texas-In 2014 everyone is trying to save money on major purchases. So when it comes to buying or selling a home, paying for a real estate agent can be very costly. The fees can range based on the percentage cost of the home and can end up being very expensive. Although the high cost not only helps sell your home quicker, it gives you weeks or even months of professional guidance or selling or buying your dream home. Are you considering buying or selling your home without a real estate agent? Here are the pros and cons of working with a real estate agent in Austin, Texas.. Pros: You show up for the house closing to simply read and sign the legal documents prepared by the agent for you. You get the advantage of keeping your financial information to yourself during the delicate negotiation process. Realtors are required to disclose all homes history (bad or good). Your agent is working in the community you’re looking at on a daily basis and can have a wealth of information. Your agent wants to help you! Cons: Negotiating alone. May not have first-hand…

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Six Budgeting Tips For First Time Home Buyers

By Steve Adams | September 12, 2014

Six Budgeting Tips For First Time Home Buyers- There is a lot to consider when buying your first home. Don’t just save for the down payment, consider other hidden costs. Don’t forget about the home inspection, repairs, closing costs and even moving expenses. Follow these next few tips when buying your next home. 1. Home Inspections – Home inspections are highly encouraged in order to make sure that there are not any major issues with the home you are buying.You never want to buy a home without an inspection. Inspections can cost $300 and upward depending on the type of inspection you get. Remember, the more thorough the better.   2. Closing Costs – According to bank rates annual survey, the average closing cost for a $200,000 home is about $3,754. Talk with a lender to get a general idea of what those costs will be. Closing costs usually cover lender fees, title fees, appraisal, and more.   3. TIP: Try Auto-Saving – Did you know that most banks can set up automatic transfers to your savings account from your checking account each month? You can also request that a certain percentage of each paycheck be deposited into your savings account.…

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5 Things To Do In Austin, TX This September

By Steve Adams | August 29, 2014

5 Things To Do In Austin, TX This September – Happy September! Are you and your family back in the zone when it comes to your school and activities schedule? The weeks are probably packed with appointments, practices, activities and more, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had on the weekends! There are plenty of fun festivals, events and activities that will be great fun for your whole family during September. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below; check them out and get ready for a fabulous start to fall! Here are our top picks of things to do in September: Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon, September 1, Palmer Event Center – See amazing athletes compete in an incredible event on Labor Day weekend! This triathlon is a sight to see; cheer on competitors and see what it takes to be a triathlete! Stay for the Finish Line Festival and celebrate with the athletes. Head to the triathlon’s website for more details. 2014 Fantastic Fest, September 18-25, Alamo Drafthouse – Are you a movie buff? If so, this annual film festival is right up your alley! Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S. specializing in horror,…

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10 Apps To Save You Money

By Steve Adams | August 13, 2014

10 Apps To Save You Money – Saving money doesn’t have to be challenging. With apps available for everything now, why not use apps for saving money too? We’ve gathered our favorite apps that will help you with your finances, check them out below: 1. Mint – This app allows you to securely track your account information, set a budget and monitor your financial goals. You can also receive alerts when bills are due! 2. RedLaser – Have you always wanted to know the price of an item at multiple stores? RedLaser does just that. This barcode scanning app provides price comparisons for other retailers and online sources and also allows users to purchase items through the app for in-store pickup. 3. RetailMeNot – Are you a couponer? RetailMeNot makes couponing easy! The app provides coupons for thousands of stores and can even alert you when there are deals nearby. 4. Shopkick – This app allows users to earn points through scanning products when shopping and purchasing items. The points can be redeemed for gift cards and users can even earn points through simply activating the app when entering a store. 5. Waze – Are you on the road often?…

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4 Myths For First Time Home Buyers

By Steve Adams | August 11, 2014

4 Myths For First Time Home Buyers – There are plenty of myths out there about buying a home. For a first time home buyer, it can be confusing to separate fact from fiction. We’ve gathered our top tips to help home buyers through the experience. 1. You must have a 20% down payment – Buyers are encouraged to put down 20% or more on their home to avoid paying private mortgage insurance. However, there are loans available that require a much lower down payment, some even as low as  3.5%. 2. Renting is less expensive – While the current trend of renting is popular among young adults, it is not always the cost effective route. Through buying a home, your monthly principal and interest payments will remain the same throughout your fixed-rate mortgage, while building equity in your home, which can help financially. 3. The only upfront cost is the down payment – The costs don’t end with the down payment. There’s closing costs and also any potential updates and repairs associated with buying a home. It’s key to save up to 6 months worth of emergency money to cover potential expenses. 4. A 30-year fixed mortgage rate is…

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5 Things To Do In Austin, Texas This August

By Steve Adams | July 29, 2014

5 Things To Do In Austin, Texas This August – Summer has flown by! Can you believe back-to-school season is almost upon us? Your kids are probably experiencing the end of summer blues, dreading leaving summer vacation behind. Don’t you want to make the last days of summer extra fun for them? Luckily, there are plenty of great events and activities going on in Austin to get the kids out of their slump. Below are a few of our favorite things to do during the month of August; check them out and enjoy the rest of your summer! Here are our picks for August in Austin: 1. Family Film Series: Hook, August 3, 3 p.m., Bullock Texas State History Museum: The Texas Spirit Theater – Beat the heat and introduce the kid to a family favorite movie – Hook! There’s no better way to cool off on a hot day than enjoying a fun film based on a classic children’s story. Admission is $5; learn more here. 2. Blues on the Green: Charlie Mars & Quiet Company, August 6, 8 p.m., Zilker Metropolitan Park – Head outside for a fun night at an outdoor blues concert! This free music event features Charlie…

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Five Home Selling Mistakes We Can Learn From!

By Steve Adams | July 28, 2014

Five Home Selling Mistakes We Can Learn From- Are you going to be putting your home on the market soon? If this is your first time as a seller, or even if you’ve been through the process before, there are several factors and things to take into consideration in order to get the best return on your investment. You may have received tons of advice on the best things to do to sell from friends, family, the web or your real estate agent, but what about the things you should avoid? Below are the top seven mistakes most sellers make when putting their home on the market. Check them out and make sure you aren’t guilty of these errors. Not inspecting your home. If you have an older home you should consider having a certified inspector go through your home to make you aware of any issues or problems. That way you can take care of any repairs or maintenance necessary before potential buyers become involved. Skimping on prep. Think you can get away without freshening up your home’s interiors or staging for sale? Think again. You should at least give your home a deep, professional-level cleaning before showing it to…

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5 Home Luxuries For Less

By Steve Adams | July 22, 2014

5 Home Luxuries For Less – Everyone wants more luxury in their life, right? While many home upgrades can tend to be expensive, there are affordable improvements out there that can add extravagance without breaking the bank! From at home spas to sound systems, we’ve gathered the best options to create home luxuries for less: 1. Spa Shower – The bathroom is one of the best places to add more luxury in your home. Switch out your regular shower head for a “rain” shower head which can either be attached to the ceiling or the wall with an extension arm. This simple change will make your bathroom feel like a spa! 2. Indoor Fireplace – Adding an indoor fireplace to your home is a great way to create a cozy feeling without spending a ton of money. Electric and gel fireplaces are currently a popular trend and they also don’t require fuel. You can add this luxury to your home starting at $3oo. 3. Dimmable Lighting – This is an easy fix that will instantly create a new tone for your home.  Switch out the light switches for your chandeliers, lamps and general lighting for a dimmable version. This will…

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Is It Smart To Buy A Home In A Fast Paced Market?

By Steve Adams | July 9, 2014

Is It Smart To Buy A Home In A  Fast Paced Market? – Buying a home can be a long and draining process, but it also comes with great reward and an incredible feeling of accomplishment. However, buying a home in a fast-paced market can be extremely difficult. It isn’t a bad idea to buy a home in a fast-paced market, but you need to make sure that you’re prepared. Here are four things to help keep you prepared when buying a home in a fast-paced market.   Talk to a Professional Whether this is your first home or your tenth home, it’s important for you to talk to a seasoned professional. They will be able to provide you with the most up-to-date information about the market and the area. Fast-paced markets can be tricky, so a real-estate professional will be able to help you put an offer on, and eventually own, a home.   Have Your Finances in Order Fast-paced markets move like they sound – fast. It will be important for you to have your finances in order before you begin the process of finding a new home to make sure that things will be able to move quickly…

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