Lawrence R Gilman

License #: ABR, SRS, SRES, CMRS

Real estate agent at Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Mobile : (512) 762-3605 Cell : (512) 762-3605 AustinHouseHunters.NET
Meet Lawrence R Gilman

My wife and I moved to Austin in 1992. At that time my wife was a teacher (still is) and I was in sales so we really could have relocated anywhere in the US, but after serious thought and planning, we decided on Austin. Visiting Austin a few times prior to our move we found a "vibe" around Austin back then. There was a certain energy that we hadn't felt back east so the potential adventure in Austin was rather enticing. That vibe grew on us. My wife went into special education at work, I learned to play guitar, and that new found energy blessed us with two daughters. Each and every year was better than the prior so that vibe kept in tune with our lifestyle, our family growth, and our comfort. As our family grew the need for a stable lifestyle and comfortable housing grew paramount. After our third year in Austin, we decided to purchase and build our very first home. We found that experience to be vibrant and exciting. It truly was a fun time watching a home be built, walking around the construction site, asking questions as to the whats and whys. The best part was seeing the glow in my wife's eyes as I would explain what I had learned at the construction site that day. It made her giggle when I would tell my very young daughters what I learned that day. I don't think the kids understood what I was talking about, but they seemed interested as they cooed and chuckled. We really enjoyed that process so much I took a real fancy to the building process and Real Estate in general, I guess so much that I quit my job at the radio station and jumped wholeheartedly into the business of helping families find or sell their first, third, or ninth home; 4th best thing I've ever done. Since that beginning, my passion has helped over 1200 families successfully purchase or sell a home. With the many transactions I have seen, which includes a couple incredibly crazy ones, I have taken that experience to heart and have learned how a transaction, crazy or not, should work to my client's benefit. That knowledge has comfortably and successfully resulted in smooth closings and happy home owners or sellers. I give it all, straight from the heart, and I would love to share my experience to successfully help you and your family find a home that fits your needs or sell a home profitably. I'm here for you, when you need me... always... and if you don't feel that "vibe" just yet, let me know, I have ideas to get you tuned in...



Recent Articles

Sellers: It's Time to Buy...

It's time to buy a new home
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Rent Vs. Own???????

Renting versus Owning
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Should I Refinance My Home?

Should I Refinance My Home? With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, sta
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

10 Steps to Buying a Home

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By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

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By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

rent vs own, home ownership
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

home sale, buying, renter, qualifying
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

baby boomers, 55+, buying house, selling house
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

owning a home, buy home, don't rent
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

tips to buying a home
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale 

The Best days to List your house for sale, selling a home, when to list a home for sale
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

Buying a home, what?
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today 

Looking at what it really takes to buy a home...
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

10 Steps to Buying a Home

10 Steps to Purchase a Home
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

reasons to buy a home this spring
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers

Home buying, home selling in 2019
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

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By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

advice for selling your house
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Cost Across Time

what a house costs now versus before
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tip

advice to sell a house
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? 

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019?    Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rat
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

#1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases a
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

VA Home Loans By the Numbers

VA Home Loans by the Numbers Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty se
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home in
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordab
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall

What to do to make your house more appealing to sell
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

A quick read for the projected interest rates for 2019
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW!

If you want the most money from the sale of your house you need to sell now
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Buy a Home!

buying a home, now couldn't be better
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the mark
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition 

don't wait to buy a home. interest rates to go up
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well verse
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running! 

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running!  Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

4 Real Reasons Why We Buy a Home

Buying a home, and why
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Kids Opinions Matter When Buying a House

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that &ldqu
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

4 Steps to Follow When Presenting an Offer in Today’s Market!

In a competitive housing market you need some guidance and direction, here's a few tips tohelp you along the way...
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year Running

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year Running Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are g
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home

waiting to buy a home can be quite costly
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home

This Just In: Data Says May is the Best Month to Sell Your Home According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net yo
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in the Majority of the US

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in the Majority of the US The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is m
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of hom
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents’ Home Was

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents’ Home Was There is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

US Housing Market Is Still In 'Buy Territory'

US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’! According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deep
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home

  4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

A New Housing Bubble Forming! Nope, Not Until 2024!

A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024! A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. S
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

2 Important ways to make more money when you sell your home
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now?

What it costs if you wait to purchase a home...
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

Here's why you should sell now before the season starts
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

5 Reasons to LOVE Using a Real Estate Professional

5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro  Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Heading in 2018?

Where are the mortgage interest rates heading in 2018?
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they shou
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The New Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide

Want to know the impact of the new tax reform and your housing? Here's a guide that helps you through all the confusion.
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro

Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this ye
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices What truly causes a housing bubble and the inevitable crash? For the best explanation, let’s go to a person who correctly called
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage? Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that the
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

The Cost of NOT Owning Your Home Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI

  Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI  Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

One Idea on How to Save on Your Mortgage Payments

How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing cost
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Information

General Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Department of Homeland Security’s Disaster Preparedness Kit Instructions A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Homeowners: Do You Really Know Your Home's Value

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the la
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Empty Nester?

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell? Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Where Are the Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years

Where Are the Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price E
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Why It's Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home

Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home? When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

To Stage or Not to Stage,,,

To Stage...or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annu
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Sellers: It's Time to Move Up

  Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make thei
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

What States Give You the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

  What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you? The
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that h
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

20 Tips for Preparing Your House to Sell

  20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possi
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

US Housing Reaching New Low Levels of Inventory

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY! Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and m
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

The Cost of NOT Owning a Home

Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home? Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Inventory Shortages in Housing

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales&nb
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Here’s Why You Should Buy

Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? O
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Slaying the Home Buying Myths...

Slaying Home Buying Myths [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months!
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Why Millennials Choose to Buy

Why Millennials Choose to Buy  Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifest
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sa
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Builder Confidence Hits 11-Year High

Builder Confidence Hits 11-Year High  Thursday March 9th, 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction    
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Thinking of Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Better Hurry...

Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it Early It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Why It Doesn't Get Any Better Than Now to Sell Your Home...

Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!! That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If y
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Is now a good time to go house shopping?

    Is winter a good time to go house shopping? The housing market is dead around holiday time. But looking for a home during the winter months can be a great idea, if you'
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Interest Rates - 30 Years Ago and Today

  You won't believe the difference between mortgage interest rates in the past an the rates of today. Click the link below to see a fantastic chart that reflects what you could buy 30 year
By Lawrence R Gilman with Violet Crown Properties-Austin

Location

Violet Crown Properties-Austin

15716 PUMPKIN RIDGE DR
AUSTIN, TX 78717