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Friday, May 8, 2020   /   by Russ Phillips

Real Estate is waking up, learn how to protest your property taxes, & what the economics folks are saying

I miss hugs.  I'll admit it.  How about you?  How are things with you and your family? 




I once showed a luxury home that had grey concrete floors and every wall and cabinet was white.  The asking price was well north of a million dollars but the decor prompted my clients to comment "This house was designed by someone that never got enough hugs...."   I am pretty sure my dentist's office offered more warmth and "homey feelings."   Doing my job with a mask, not shaking hands, and all the other COVID related behaviors reminded me of that story. 


So, really...how are you?  Everyone has a story, and I'm interested to hear yours.  Reply back with the good, the bad, the prayer requests, the victories and the challenges.  We'd love to hear from you. 


I was very thankful for all the responses to my last email.  Though it was meant to encourage everyone I know, I found myself greatly encouraged by the r ...

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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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