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Monday, November 20, 2017   /   by Meagan Henry

Buying and Selling This Fall: Is Now a Good Time?

For families with school-aged children, summer is usually the busiest time for buying and selling real estate, if only to ensure all the chaos of moving happens before the school year starts up again. While it might be the easiest time to make your move in terms of scheduling, the summer may not actually be the most opportune time to buy or sell. Real estate trends work more on a micro level than a macro, and right now, the market trends for Williamson county tell us that this fall could be the perfect time to make your move. At the Russ Phillips Team, we want to do more than guide you through buying and selling real estate, we want to help welcome you to your new home and to our community.

 
Tracking Market Trends
When it comes to talking about real estate market trends, it’s not in your best benefit to talk in nationwide trends because what’s true in one city or region may not necessarily hold true, even in the next county over. Trends are hyper-local, which means that ...

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Monday, November 20, 2017   /   by Meagan Henry

Fall Festivities: Why Living at the Edge of Town is Better

Fall is officially here! While Central Texas may not be experiencing the crisp fall temperatures that some parts of the country get, the weather is finally cooling down, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy it! It may not be cold enough for a scarf, but that doesn’t change the fact that the time has come for farmer’s markets, pumpkin patch fun, holiday preparations, and pumpkin spice flavored everything. Fall festivities abound here in Georgetown, and it’s these fun events that remind us why living at the edge of town is amazing. With Halloween right around the corner, there are plenty of upcoming events that make our fair city an amazing community to be a part of. Here are a few of the fun events coming up for those who live in and near Georgetown:

 
Farmer’s Markets
Grab farm-fresh produce and locally raised meat. Not only is it more sustainable to support local farms and ranches, but the food inevitably tastes better! Georgetown offers farmers markets every ...

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Monday, November 20, 2017   /   by Meagan Henry

Community Matters: Helping After Hurricane Harvey

Here at The Russ Phillips team, community is one of the most important things to us. When we talk about community, usually we talk about community in regards to living and working locally in Georgetown and all the myriad reasons we’re proud to be a part of this beautiful enclave outside of Austin. But community doesn’t stop at the city limits or the county line; sometimes, it goes much further. When something as big as a hurricane sweeps through, it affects so many families across our great state that we couldn’t help but get involved—because yes, our local community is important to us, but so is our state and our nation.

 
The Toll of Disaster
When Hurricane Harvey blew up the Gulf Coast and straight through Houston, those strong winds and powerful rain did a lot of damage, but they were then followed by days of flooding that heaped even more dangers on top of disaster. With so many families displaced and homes destroyed, Harvey darn near leveled a huge Texas community. ...

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Monday, November 20, 2017   /   by Meagan Henry

It's Hip to Be (On The) Square - The Charms of Downtown Georgetown

Anyone who has visited Georgetown knows it’s a special place. As one of the top realtor teams in the area, The Russ Phillips Team could have picked any number of places in or around Austin to locate our office—and we picked Georgetown for a reason. The blend of modern amenities and historical charm meld to create a magical small-town feeling that thrives on knowing your neighbor and loving where you live. The sense of close-knit community here is a rare feeling so close to the fast-paced life of our capital city. And really, that’s what makes Georgetown such a magical place to live and work; we are close enough to enjoy the happenings in the heart of Austin, but far enough removed that we can truly be a part of the community in which we live. This is why The Russ Phillips Team chose to place our office in the heart of historic downtown Georgetown.

 
History Meets Community
Our town is blessed to have an abundance of historic buildings gracing the downtown area. In order ...

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Monday, November 20, 2017   /   by Meagan Henry

The Best Time of the Year to Buy or Sell in Williamson County

Summer in Central Texas gets hot. If you’ve lived here any time at all, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the summer temperature trends here in Georgetown and know a dozen different tricks to keep yourself cool. If the high temperatures regularly wear you down, well, you’re not alone in that. Keep that in mind as we tell you this next bit: fall is probably the best time of year to buy and sell here in Williamson County. In some parts of the country, cooler temperatures and inclement weather make the autumn a poor time to make real estate changes; in Central Texas, however, it’s the opposite. Fall is a fantastic time to both buy and sell. At The Russ Phillips Team, we take the time to carefully follow market trends and changes so we can offer you the most well-rounded knowledge possible for your property search. Here’s what we’ve found about both buying and selling this fall:

 
Real Estate Market Basics
First, we feel we should clarify something important. When we talk abou ...

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