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      Great Horse property in Hutto, Texas       301 and 351 Hy View Lane Hutto, Texas 19.995 Acres Fantastic location with acreage. The property has

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Fed Announces Rate Hike Mortgages Already On The Rise

Additional increases throughout the year could push mortgage rates as high as 5 percent by year's endBy: Jotham SederstromIn a widely anticipated move, newly appointed Federal Reserve Chairman

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Coolest New Complex In South East Austin

It all began at Burning Man, We had a had fasting on Friday and got pregnant on Saturday. Magic happening each and every day we were there. How does this relate to our new house you may be

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Austin Art Needs No Museum

Sometimes, I have to join in. The author poses with the work of the amazing local artist, Dana Younger.While Austin offers some great opportunities for art museum-enjoyment - I love the

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Could Millennial Homeownership Be On The Rise

The news has been all gloom and doom when it comes to millennials' low rate of homeownership. Just last week, we wrote about how the fear of commitment of buying a home with a partner 

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Should I Speak To A Lender Before I Look At Homes

I always get the question. Should I speak to a lender before looking at homes?In most scenarios, it makes sense for home buyers to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start

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Home Sales Decreased In City Of Austin Increased In ATXRR MSA

"In the Austin-Round Rock MSA, single-family home sales increased 4% year-over-year to 2,196 home sales in November 2017, while median price rose 3% to $296,500 over the same time frame. Single

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Bitcoin Or Real Estate Which Is The Better Investment

Bitcoin or Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment?by Paul Moore | BiggerPockets.comAre you jealous that you’ve missed out on bitcoin so far? Thinking about jumping in?There’s

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Never Make These 7 Repair Requests

NEVER MAKE THESE 7 REPAIR REQUESTSMost buyers and sellers understand that buying and selling a home requires negotiation. You give a little here, and they concede a bit there. As a buyer don't

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Austin Festival Guide

Feeling Festive?A great way to get acquainted with the wonderful Austin area is by attending one of its many festivals. You can start the year right by attending Austin's New Year's Eve

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Title Insurance Explanation From Independence Title Of Austin

Thank you to Independence Title for the use of the following explanation:A title insurance policy protects the future of your real estate investments. They start by researching the full history

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OPEN HOUSE LIST AUSTIN TEXAS

UPDATED OPEN HOUSE LIST(AUSTIN, TEXAS)CLICK TO GET INSTANT ACCESSHappy to Help!  I am ready to get you into your new home fast. Let me know if you want to get Pre-Approved today? ;

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House VS Condo

With home prices rising all around the Austin area, it makes sense to consider all of your ownership options. Condos are a viable option, and Austin is building them fast. Let's look at 

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Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Home

                                                       

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Somewhat Reassuring News On Harvey Insurance Claims

According to a recent blog by the Texas Association of Realtors, here are some things to keep in mind about House Bill 1774, taking effect September 1, 2017:What does the new law do?HB 1774 only

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Arts In Austin In August

FUN HOME comes to Austin!One of my favorite things about Austin is that it attracts culture even though it's a little off the beaten path (which is to say, I-10). Alison Bechdel's Tony

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Happy Independence Day

                                                       

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Have You Made Your Patio Ready For Summer

 Summer nights are great for enjoying our patios with friends and good food. Here are some easy ways to brighten up this outdoor area.   Power wash the concrete areas and deck. 

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Can I Sell My House In Foreclosure

Can I sell my Austin house in foreclosure?June 11, 2017By cothbDo you have an Austin TX house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the TX foreclosure

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Lineup For Austin City Limits Festival 2018

Check out the lineup for the 2018 Austin City Limits Festival!Kate WardTeam Price Real Estate512.771.4931kateward@teamprice.comkateward.buyinginaustin

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Mint Juleps Anyone

Get your fancy hats out and make some Mint JulepsMay 6th is the Annual Kentucky DerbyClick here for some Derby historyThe Kentucky Derby is the most popular and oldest horse race in the world.

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Who Let The Chickens Out

                                                      The

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A Find In Pflugerville

Quite a Find in Pflugerville!This weekend, I'll be hosting open houses at my new listing at 17226 Bushmills Road. Come see me between 10:00 and 4:00 Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd. 

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Great Open Floor Plan And Exemplary Schools In Round Rock

Open House Saturday April 8th, 2017 from 12-3pm 502 Splitrock Street, Round Rock, Texas 78681Beautiful 3/2 home in Round Rock. 1532 sq. feet of open space with attention to detail. Custom

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When Considering A Second Home

Kate WardTeam Price Real Estate512-771-4931kateward@teamprice.comkateward.buyinginaustin

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Austin Schools Informational Guides From Independence Title

If you need to know more about schools in the Austin area, here are a few helpful guides from my friends at Independence Title:Austin Area School Guide, including Travis, Bastrop, Hays, and

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Happiness Is An Off Leash Austin Dog Park

Walnut Creek Metropolitan ParkAustin is a dog-town. I think any city with a restaurant like Yard Bar can claim that. For dogs who prefer wide open spaces to casual dining, a great off

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First Day Of Spring And Top Neighborhoods In Austin

                                                       

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A Quick Definition Of Earnest Money And Option Fees

Earnest Money and Option FeeWhen you decide to make an offer on a home, your agent will write a contract and send it, with any other necessary forms, to the listing agent. Together, you and

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Types Of Fencing For Horse Farms

     There are many things to think about when you buy a farm property. If you have animals, particularly horses, you must contain them on the property to keep them safe. Fencing is

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Ranch Austin Is A Gorgeous South Austin Event Venue

As an ambassador for the AGLCC - the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - I often get to celebrate ribbon cuttings with new businesses. Recently, we visited Chris Petzolt, who designed and

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Not JUST Austin Feeling The Pressure For More Homes

In its latest market report, the Austin Board of Realtors released statistics showing a lack of inventory of homes for sale, not only in Austin, but in surrounding areas - driving prices up and

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Lights On

      Lighting is one of the most important things in a home. I am very particular about it because it creates mood and it also helps you to see more clearly, especially in places

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19 Current Home Building Trends

19 Current Home Building & Design TrendsNow I know everyone loves to be up on the current trends. Here are ones that home owners will love in 2017Floor-to-ceiling steel windows and doorsWhite&

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Homestead Exemption Time

It's that time of year when, if you purchased your home - the one you live in, not investment property - the previous year, it's time to remind the county about it, in order to save some tax

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The Old Farmers Almanac Celebrating 225 Years Of Sound Advice

   This year the Old Farmer's Almanac is celebrating it's 225th year of publication. I was first introduced to the Almanac by my friends from the Northeast and Midwest who use to

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First Do No Harm

As a realtor in this competitive Austin market, my intention is to ease a process that, even when it's fairly straightforward, can still be stressful. My goal is to get you what you

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Flip Lessons Learned

Well the first one is done and there are a multitude of valuable lesson's learned, most can't be sum'd up in a blog. But the 3 most important lessons follow; I should preface this be letting

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The Texas Ranch Style House

   The  Ranch style house is truly a Texas original. This 20th century style was developed because of the growth in the cattle and oil business by founder David R. Williams. He

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Do Not Blink At That Interest Rate

I'm no financial expert, y'all, but it's clear that rates are higher now than they were before. Keep your eyes open if you're planning to buy soon. Get that rate LOCKED!Kate WardTeam Price Real

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Get That Kid A Bank Account

"Kids these days."Older folks tend to like being around younger people, but also like to characterize whole generations as having missed out on something precious. Allow me to join the

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CMA WHAT

What in the world is a Realtor talking about when they say they will provide or give you a CMA? What does CMA stand for? The first thought of the Country Music Awards would be a far cry from what I

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How Can I Get A House For Free Or Almost Free

Are you trying to get a house for free, or "almost" free? The 2 ways to do that are securing 1 of 2 different loans: 1. Veterans Loan or 2. USDA Loan. Veterans Loan: These Loans are

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Equestrian Property 20 Minutes From Austin Texas

   Want to feel like you are living in the country but close to the city?  This 10 acre property has it all! Custom home, 4 stall barn , guest quarters with workshop , 2 stocked,

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IF YOU ARE NOT COOKING THIS THANKSGIVING YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO READ THIS

                                                       

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Leasing In Austin

LRenting a House or Condo in Austin? A Realtor Can Help!You’ve probably noticed that the Austin market is fast-moving and competitive. Hours may make the difference between getting and not

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Love At First Sight Is A Terrible Idea

Are You Truly In Love With This House?When I was a younger mother, I fell for the temptation to buy more house than my family really needed. Austin was a good place to make such a mistake, and I'

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Look At These Spooky Houses

Take a look at these! http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/holidays/americas-scariest-homes-real-life-haunted-houses

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My Contractor Nightmare

In the spirit of Halloween, I'd like to tell you about my most recent contractor nightmare. Let me preface this by saying I'm not upset at the contractor, but I am a little disappointment in my

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Texas Gold

Tuscany in Texas!Texas GoldThere is an olive oil boom in Central Texas!       

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Advise For First Time Flippers

Some good advise here! Advise;

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Flip Failures 1st Flip Update

Hello Everyone , So I am now 7 weeks into my first flip and it has been a ride thus far. Kitchen cabinets are in thankfully! I ordered them on the 4th of this month and purchased solely for the

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Mortgage Secret Part III What Lenders Look At

Hey All,Thank you for tuning in to my Mortgage secrets blog. To review or get a quick recap on Part I - Types of Loans, please click here. To review or get a recap of Part II - Cost of

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Comfort Luxury And Lots Of Extras In South Austin Home

 Click link  for more homes for sale in 78748   http://http://goo.gl/CJvItdPriced at $365k;

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MORTGAGE SECRET PART II Cost Of Getting Into A Home

Hey All,Thank you for tuning in to my Mortgage secrets blog. To review or get a quick recap on Part I - Types of Loans, please click here.If a buyer has a job, small down payment, and a

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Saving Money Tips Kitchen Remodel

here are some helpful tips I have followed. http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/kitchen/diy-money-saving-kitchen-remodeling

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3 Weeks Into This Flip

Now let me start off by letting you know that this would be much more entertaining if I had a film crew following me and we could stage out problem scenes right before we cut to

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Port Aransas Texas

My family and I went to Port Aransas for our summer vacation and had so much fun.  From fine dinning restaurants  to dolphin watching at the jetties , Port Aransas has it all.

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Mortgage Secret Part I Types Of Loans

When buying a house, most people cant pay cash, that is why there is the avenue of a mortgage. A mortgage is a loan from a bank to a buyer to purchase a home. The buyer in return signs a promissory

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Retirement Ideas And How To Do It

Are you thinking of retiring, or even looking forward to the time of just taking it easy in those later years?? If so, where would be the place to retire? Here's a site that boasts 8 Countries$

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Come Sip Your Iced Tea On This Porch

Come home to a Texas Farmhouse! 4 acres and a B. Boyd custom home with no expense spared. Luxurious and relaxing. Sip your iced tea on the surrounding porch!  Liz Woodall- 505-629

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Tuscan Meets Austin

Italian Inspiration in

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All For Music And Music For All

Ever stop to wonder why change continues to happen, why something old is re-made into something new?Well here in Austin we are no exception, we're taking an older mostly industrial section of town

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The Veloway At Circle C Ranch Metro Park Austin Texas

If you are looking for a paved trail to ride your bicycle or inline skates, the Veloway is your place to enjoy them. The Veloway is a 3.1 mile, 23' wide paved trail that is surround by some of

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First Personal Flip Under Contract

So as my home flipping adventure begins I am beyond nervous! Overthinking ever single detail, from design, to financing, to marketing, to success and fear of failure. The property is in a great

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Hot Summer And Hot Market

This summer has not been as blistering as years past. Two years ago we stayed in the triple digits for a very long time. Last year, was yet another hot summer. El nino has kept this summer hot, but

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Getting Your Child To The Right Friday Night Lights

Back to school is right around the corner! Are you trying to get your child into the school with a particular football or athletic program. If so, click here to go to my website to search for

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My Life Today

Have you ever noticed your life just passing before your eyes while you appear to be standing still? Or how about when something in particular continues to repeat itself, like you keep dating the

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Downtown Austin Affordable Living

I recently had the unique opportunity to tour Kasita. Jeff Wilson (Professor Dumpster) and Taylor Wilson are the masterminds behind this project and they have put an impressive amount of thought and

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What Happened To The Cast Of Dazed And Confused

Believe it or not it's been over 20 years since Richard Linklater released his now iconic cult classicDazed And Confused. The coming of age story saw high school kids in 1976 dealing with their teen

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Who Does Tesla Work For

Is Tesla to blame for Statistics or merely a piece of them?Are they deserving of all the recent media scrutiny?This is a blog about the facts, and the Media's "negativity bias."Here are the

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My Day At The Blue Hair Dressage Show In Dripping Springs TX

      Just what is a Blue Hair Dressage Show? I promise this is not a rhetorical question.  According to the horse show sponsor, "Austin Dressage Unlimited", it's

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The Infinite Now

Where do you find yourself?Some of us live in the past, and yes the past is the experience from which we have arrived. In it we find Knowledge to draw from, we've developed a sense of identity from

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What Is A Craftsman

 Pearce Anderson House  - 809 East 46th street;

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Easy Way To Sell Your Home Fast

DONT HAVE YOUR AGENT POST PICTURES LIKE THESE! Bizarre color schemes, filthy bathrooms and someone sleeping in a messy bedroom are just some of the unbelievably bad pictures posted by estate

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Alright Alright Alright

Texas-born Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey is returning to his alma mater in the fall, but this time he'll be teaching his own class. The University of Texas at Austin announced

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How To Cool Off In Austin During An El Nino Summer

Austin doesn't get to terribly hot in the summer, for the most part. However, this el nino front has brought central Texas, especially Austin some unusually warm weather. What are we to do to cool

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Price Improvement Southeast Austin

Super affordable property, $200,000.  Don't miss out!!!8905 Edmundsbury Austin TX

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Community Pools At Circle C Ranch Austin Tx

Circle C Ranch has 3 community pools that can be used by the residence and their guests.  The swim center is equipped with an Olympic sized, heated swimming pool, and a kiddie pool with a

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Leander Liberty Fest With Live Music And Fireworks

Join us in our annual Independence Day celebration at Liberty Fest! This is fantastic FREE event perfect for the whole family taking place on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. There will be live music,,

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What Does The Brexit Mean To US Home Buyers

After the results were in, Briton has decided to leave the European Union...we find ourselves asking...what IS the European Union... According to the Washington Post, "At about 1 a.m.

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Parks At Circle C Ranch Austin Tx

Not only does Circle C Ranch have acres of hike and bike trails they also have four separate community playscapes for kids to enjoy.   The swim center plaza park is equipped with a basketball

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GMO Bar Codes

As one might imagine bar codes give information as to the type product they represent. In the case of  GMO and GE bar codes for products that have a five digit code starting with 9,

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Everything Awesome

Why Things Suck (and How to Make Everything Awesome Again) – Part 1 by Mark Joyner Hey guys, please listen carefully.  Normally this is where I’d offer a “fun bribe” in exchange

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Inspect A New Home

Should I have a New Home Inspected???Your looking to buy a new home from a Builder. Everything is new, right? So, do we really need to spend money on a home inspection? Absolutely!!!

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Best Lemonade Recipe Ever

Best Lemonade Recipe Ever Ingredients1 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice,  6 organic lemons1 cup white sugar (I passed on raw because I didn't want the hint of molasses flavor)1 cup

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The Heat Is On Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe In The Hot Weather

The heat is on! Temperatures and humidity are  sweltering in Austin. Wherever you may live make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe during the hot weather. Here are some tips to

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Watercraft Ban For Multiple Lakes And Rivers In And Around Austin

Effective Monday, Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam are closed to commercial or navigational boating and all recreational use. LCRA (Lower

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Golden State Warriors With A Remarkable Comeback

Wowzers! With an NBA conference finals comeback not seen since the Boston Celtics overcame the Philadelphia 76ers in 1981, the Golden State Warriors have defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder. It

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Texas Homes And Golf

    Are you you excited about the US Open teeing off on June 16, 2016 and going through the 19th? I know I am! Last year's winner was Jordan Speith. He's a Texas native

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Alamo Drafthouse And PBS KIDS

The Alamo Drafthouse is not only a place for adults to enjoy dinner, and a movie...  My wife and I took the kids to see 'Thomas the Train'  over the weekend. It was their first movie

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First Major BitCoin Real Estate Purchase Recorded

RealtyShares, a company in San Francisco, was the first realty company to accept Bitcoin as payment for both purchases and investments in the real estate market. The company was

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Invest 30 Minutes Learn From Gregg Popovich

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Invest 30 minutes, learn from Gregg PopovichBy Antonio Kam  @Anto2kSpurs on Apr 9, 2016, 6:55p Gregg Popovich and the Spurs have

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10 Safest Cities In Texas

10 Safest Cities in TexasBY SHANNON RATLIFFSafety is arguably the most important factor when deciding where to lay down your roots if you’ve got a hankering to move. While no city is truly

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10 Things To Buy At Walmart

With its yellow smiley face touting "rollbacks" and various savings-focused slogans, Walmart has become a household name known for low prices. Competitors are hot on its tail, however, especially

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Get Inspired To Find Art For Your Home

  A home is one of the biggest investments you will make. If you took your time and energy to buy a home the same is said for the art you will choose to be a part of it.  Whether it

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Worst Mortgage Advice

Getting a mortgage is a daunting prospect, which explains why so many people seem eager to pat your hand and say, “Let me give you a little advice.” Sure, those pearls of wisdom may

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New Lease Listing In Montevista Condos

Montevista Condo for lease! Utilities and Hoa fees included.Great Area! Close to downtown, Domain and Arboretum.  Complex in nice hill country area! 2/2  condo for lease with

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Kit Harington Had To Keep His Secret Even From His Game Of Thrones Castmates

http://winteriscoming.net/2016/05/03/kit-harington-had-to-keep-his-secret-even-from-his-game-of-thrones-castmates/[Unattributed]: Citing Sources: [http://http://winteriscoming.net/2016/05/03/kit

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Be Cautious While Surfing

If you live in the US and have a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet, then this may the most important news you read all year.Earlier this month there were

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Best Broker In Town

About three months in to my real estate career, I realized I'd chosen a brokerage that wasn't quite right for me - it was big and friendly, but I never felt quite seen. Then I got a call from

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Best TexMex BBQ Food Trailer In Austin

Valentina's TexMex bbq food trailer is hands down the best in Austin.  From their homemade flour tortillas to the chips and queso. Valentina's smokes their meats with mesquite wood.  

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Apr 27 2016 Have You Heard About The Texas First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program

 The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has a variety of mortgage products designed to help more Texans become homeowners. TDHCA-administered programs target first-time

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Have you been to the Austin Zoo lately?I took my family to the zoo this weekend. It was the first time for me but it won't be the last. Here's why 1) kids had a good time 2) lions are cool 3) it's a

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April 23 2016 Spectacular Pink Albino Bottlenose Dolphin

Bianca Montalvo Cheng shared Ocean's post.1 hr·Woww!!! A pink albino Bottlenose dolphin, which was discovered in Lake Calcasieu , Lake Charles , Louisiana, USA ;

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Kawhi Leonard Named Defensive Player Of The Year

GO SPURS GOhttp://bleacherreport.com/articles/2633719-kawhi-leonard-named-2015-16-nba-defensive-player-of-the-year?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming

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Do Homes In Circle C Hold Value

78739 is home to some of the most established neighborhoods in Austin. Most notably Circle C and Shady Hollow. To see homes for sale in Southwest Austin click here.;

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Can You Tell When A House Has Been Loved

I can tell.  I can tell when a house has been loved.No matter how large or small. Mobile home or mansion. No matter what the socioeconomic status of the owners. Love lives in the walls.Or it

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72 Hours In Rainy Austin

I have two friends coming into town today. We met at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa 21 years ago, and though we have all seen each other separately, the three of us have not been in the

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Texas Included InStates Where Refinancing Could Save The Most Money

Interest rates have been at all-time lows for years, but millions of people who could qualify for reduced mortgage rates through refinancing haven’t taken the plunge. About 6.68 million

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Harvard Studied People For 75 Years Found That Happiness Comes From One Thing

 http://blog.mindvalleyacademy.com/people-skills-and-social-life/harvard-happiness

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Who Let The Dogs Out

  Who doesn't want pet perks? I noticed a new trend  while recently previewing new homes in Austin. I came across some great ideas for some upgrades for  homes with.

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Have Homes In Kyle Appreciated

Since 2008 homes in Kyle have increased almost 4% per year.Q: Why isn't anything shown before '08?A: I made the choice not to include any foreclosures, 06-08 the vast majority of sales

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Work Work Work Work Work Work

Let me work, work, work, work, work, work, for YOU! I will do all I can to sell your home for the highest amount in the least amount of time. Click here to see what your home is worth. Don

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March MLS Statistics

Your monthly MLS stats report is here (Provided by Independence Title). Since there are plenty of stats available to you by MLS area, we’re breaking the numbers down by zip code, just to give

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2016 Summer Camps In Cedar Park And Leander

Looking for ways to keep your kiddos entertained while staying sane over the summer? Below is a list of a few Summer Camps offered in Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander. 

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Most Educated City In Texas

All you smarty pants can commence bragging, because Austin has been named one of the most educated cities in America. Personal finance website ValuePenguin looked at key metrics

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Its On Us Take The Pledge

It's On Us - Take the PledgeApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Monthhttp://itsonus/

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2016 February Home Price Report In Austin

Austin Median Home Price Up 12%The biggest story in this month’s Austin Real Estate Price Report comes by way of median home prices. For the 18th month in a row, the median price of a home in

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How Much Has Buda Appreciated

Over the last 10 years Buda's home values have done this...For current Buda Listings click

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How To Create A Facebook Page Customers Want To Read And Share

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/how-to/marketing/2016/04/how-to-create-facebook-page-people-want-to-read

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Best South Austin Bars

Here is a list of great bars in South AustinSouth400 Rabbits– attached to the Slaughter Alamo Drafthouse this Tequila-themed bar serves up an impressive selection of craft beer.Mon-Thu 4pm –

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HAVE YOU NOTICED THE WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM IN AUSTIN

     It's that time again for  the spread of  bright orange and blue wildflowers in Austin.  These gorgeous wildflowers are not only beautiful but they help conserve

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Apr 1 2016 Fools Day

Not Even Real Estate Can Escape April Fools’ DayApril 2, 2014  |  by EllenHeard about those bacon-scented listings? Or the new brokerage division dedicated exclusively to representing

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April Events

Every once and a while its fun to just get away and enjoy some music or some live entertainment. Here's a list of events coming up in April. Monster Jam 2016- Frank Erwin Center - April 23 - 7

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