Valentine’s Day Give Away Entry Rules

Share your favorite restaurant for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening as well as contact information in the form below, don’t forget to include a valid address for prize delivery.

All entries with a favorite romantic restaurant and valid Travis, Williamson, or Hays county address will be entered into a random

crop_sm_Houses_2When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods. The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and there’s usually an HOA board that is responsible for setting the rules and regulations. Each HOA is different, but most have the same core elements. You’ll typically pay your

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It’s been amazing to me watching the Domain (and Austin) continue to grow over the years. When I moved here to start my university studies North Austin was hardly considered part of the city, and now, according to the Austin Business Journal, the Domain is “Austin’s second downtown”. It seems Facebook and Amazon have taken note of the Domain’s speedy growth. They’ve signed leases at

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s a time for fresh beginnings, new resolutions, and saving money on your property taxes!


Filing for a homestead exemption sounds a bit intimidating, but it’s a fairly straight forward process. This blog post will have all the links you’ll need to learn the ins and outs of homestead exemptions, to see the various

Congratulations to Alexey, the winner of the Laurie Flood Team giveaway! I’d like to thank everyone who participated. We received dozens and dozens of entries! The answer to the “magic eye” puzzle was “Laurie Sells Homes”. This brought back memories of George Costanza from Seinfeld and his attempts to see one of these hidden images at a party – maybe you thought of that too and it brought a smile to your face! This was so much

When it comes to upgrading a home’s outdoor spaces, the choices can be overwhelming – from firepits to pools, and from seed lawns to sod lawns! The 2016 Outdoor Remodeling Report gives great insight into which outdoor projects can really help improve the value of a home when it comes time to sell. It also gives a “joy score” to many of these projects, which is how much joy the remodel brought the home owner.

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Making changes to your home or yard can be a complicated process! From building a fence to remodeling a kitchen, it’s important to know when a building permit is needed and when it isn’t. This handy infographic can help answer permit questions. For more information follow this link to read the original article from Community Impact. It’s still a good idea to verify necessary permits with your county’s permit office if you are planning any significant changes

I am frequently asked about the value of a home that a friend or neighbor has seen on Zillow, and it’s always a bit of a tricky answer. Third party sites like Zillow often under or over estimate a home’s value. Check out the infographic below to learn more about third party estimates. Feel free to contact me if you’d like a more accurate estimate of your home’s value! AVM_consumer_handout

Below is an interesting infographic that shares some facts about home owners and their relationships with their pet dogs. Fun stuff! Edited_Dog_Infographic

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