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Thank you so much for trusting us as your real estate advisor and teammate in the competitive team sport of Austin real estate.

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Post Closing Actions

Congratulations on the close of your home transaction in Austin! It has been WONDERFUL working with you. It’s so exciting to get to the closing!  Below are a few final items to note as we close out this phase of work together.
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If you feel there is something we could do better, please send us a note as we want to be the best! THANK YOU!

Vendor Guide

We maintain a vendor guide with contact information for vendors across various aspects of your home ownership journey; plumbers, electricians, gutters, landscaping, service contracts, and more. We update it throughout the year as we learn more about vendors or there are quality challenges meriting removals. We encourage you to leverage this guide.

Let us if you have feedback.

 

Closing and Giving

For each closing, we donate to an Austin based charity. We typically donate to Austin Pets Alive, Caritas of Austin, Central Texas Food Bank or OutYouth. Please let us know which cause is close to your heart.

Homestead Exemption

A residence homestead exemption removes a portion of or the total amount of a property’s value from taxation for property tax purposes. It can also reduce the possibility of large increases due to caps for homesteaders.

Check these sites for info:

Travis County  |   Williamson County

Hays County   |    Bastrop County

You have plenty of time to file your Homestead Exemption. Once you have updated your new home address on your Driver’s License you may apply for your Homestead Exemption. Click here for the Residence Homestead Exemption Application or you can file Online. You can read the FAQ’s on the Texas Comptroller’s website for guidance if necessary. 

Mortgage and Taxes

Please contact your lender if you have not received information on how to make payments toward your mortgage within the next month. Your first payment is likely due about 30-45 days after close. And, regardless of whether you receive formal instructions, you will need to have it paid on time to avoid late fees.

Your lender can also help you understand any issues with escrow, property taxes, and insurance payments. Also, be sure to add to your calendar to check for tax information sometime after October.

Insurance

If you were financed, insurance would have been required before the home was able to be funded. Cash buyers must be sure they are insured effective as soon as they are owners of the home.   Homeowners insurance protects you financially if your home or property is damaged or destroyed by something your policy covers, like a fire or storm.  If the home will be vacant much of the time, this is even more important as the homeowner could be liable for anything that happens to others while on the property. 

To learn more about home insurance, check out this Home insurance guide from Texas Department of Insurance.

Rekey Your Locks?

We recommend that you have your home re-keyed post-closing for the most safety. The seller may have given out keys to friends, family, or neighbors that were not returned prior to closing.

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Birthdays and Other Celebrations

Please send us your birthday(s) and any other important dates. We love to keep in touch and send things throughout the year as a thank you. You’re in our family now and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. Also, please stay tune for details on our next Client APpreciation Party this Fall.

Search

We will go ahead and stop your home search now but feel free to let us know if you want to keep this active. We will also continue to watch your home and periodically provide you a CMA update.

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Tell them “Don’t go it alone!” and give them our email info@adamtimothy.com

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