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Weighing Costs: Custom and Traditional Home Builders

Whether you are transitioning from renting to owning, acquiring additional real estate, or relocating, once you decide to purchase a new house, it is time to decide what type of build you want. There are advantages and disadvantages to purchasi...

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What Is a Spec Home Builder?

A spec home is a newly constructed home with no particular buyer in mind. It differs from a traditional new construction or custom home in that the buyer does not select the finishes, such as countertops, paint colors, or light fixtures, becaus...

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8 Great Outdoor Activities in East Austin

1. Walk, jog, or bike along the Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake. The boardwalk was completed in 2014 and meanders along the south shore of the lake. The 1.3-mile boardwalk features beautiful views of downtown Austin and completes the 10-mile loop o...

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12 Tips to Decorate Your New Home on a Budget

Your wallet may take some time to recover after you purchase a new home in Austin, but you don’t have to wait to decorate and furnish your space. Here are 12 ways to get more with less for your house. 1. Upgrade your lighting. Replacing l...

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Key Facts About Austin School Districts

Austin has been called the live music capital of the world and the “city of eternal boom” (Texas Monthly), and it continues to top lists of fastest growing and best cities in the United States. Austin’s population grows year after year, b...

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Yard Maintenance Tips for the New Homeowner

Your yard can be a haven just outside the door of your new Austin home. There are many comforts you can take from your yard or garden, from giving your kids a place to play, to letting your dog roam, to getting lost in your own thoughts. Follow...

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How to Buy a New Home: 8 Things to Do

The home-buying process can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. These eight simple steps will make finding your first (or next) home a breeze. 1. Figure out what you can afford. This is your starting point. Your budget will help y...

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Moving to a New School Can Be Tough: 5 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Starting school in a new neighborhood can cause anxiety and stress for your kids, whether it is because of a move to a new home or because they are transitioning from elementary to middle school. These five tips can help you and your children m...

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Hunting for a New House with Your Spouse

Congratulations! You and your spouse have decided it’s time to purchase a home. That’s the first step. Shopping for a home can be exciting and educational, but it can also be stressful, especially in the Austin housing market. We recommend ...

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