Texas Homestead Exemption

Texas Homestead Exemption

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Writing | No Comments

This article was originally published in the Stanberry Outbound January 2016 Real Estate Newsletter What is it and what does it mean to you? Texas Homestead Laws date back to 1839 when many families lost their homes and farms through foreclosures after the 1837 depression. In order to preserve the integrity of the family, to provide […]

Austin’s Mobility Bond – Prop 1

Austin’s Mobility Bond – Prop 1

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

In November the city of Austin voted for a new bond package, prop 1, that aims to provide congestion relief along many of Austins most congested areas. This bond will come as a tax to homeowners of $5 per month for owners of median-priced homes in Austin (~$200,000). Homeowners can also expect that over the […]

Seven Tips For Winterizing Your Home

Seven Tips For Winterizing Your Home

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

Fall has officially arrived in Central Texas and winter is right around the corner.  This is a great time to double check a few things with your home to make sure that you will be warm once the heat wave finally breaks. 1. Eliminate Drafts Homes can lose heat in a lot of different ways […]

Get an inspection before selling your home

Get an inspection before selling your home

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

We are asked all the time, “Do I need a home inspection if I want to sell my house?” Typically, a pre-inspection is a good idea.  Today around 85% of all home buyers will have an inspection completed before finalizing their purchase. As a seller, a pre-inspection will give you a competitive edge on other […]

Wedding Capital of Texas: Dripping Springs

Wedding Capital of Texas: Dripping Springs

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

WEDDING CAPITAL OF TEXAS: DRIPPING SPRINGS The Texas Hill Country is famously beautiful. With rolling hills, plenty of old trees and tons of history it has become the wedding destination of many Texans. Whether you are planning to have a modern, classic, or rustic wedding there are options to make your big day perfect. With […]

Unique Challenges of Buying In Austin

Unique Challenges of Buying In Austin

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

Buying a home, be it your first or fiftieth is a process fraught with challenges.  There are contracts to read, inspections to do and sometimes the market isn’t cooperating either. Austin real estate, however, is in a fairly unique position within the country.  The cities population is constantly growing causing demand to go through the […]

The Evolving Austin Skyline

The Evolving Austin Skyline

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

Everyone knows that Austin, TX is a rapidly developing area.  Each day roughly 157 new residents arrive in the capital city.  With this population boom there has been plenty of construction and growth in downtown Austin.  These are some of the biggest new buildings joining the iconic Austin Skyline in the next decade. New Residences The […]

Fire Safety in Texas

Fire Safety in Texas

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

No matter how much it rains during the spring, summers in Texas tend to win and dry us out. Dry weather, high temperature and Texas’ native foliage makes fire safety very important. While it’s been a while since we worked through the fires in Bastrop, Texas it is important to have a plan for when a fire […]

Local Laws & Regulations For Newcomers

Local Laws & Regulations For Newcomers

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

DRIVING RULES The City of Austin has a couple of special laws and regulations about what you should and should not do while driving. HANDS FREE ORDINANCE In Austin using a mobile device while driving or riding a bicycle is illegal and subject to a fine.  This means that using a cell phone, computer, tablet […]

Keep your home safe while on Vacation

Keep your home safe while on Vacation

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Writing | No Comments

During the summer we are inevitably going to be spending more time with our family and friends and possibly leaving our homes for an extended period of time.  Unfortunately, criminals know this and use certain cues to identify their next target.  To help keep you and your home safe we have put together a list of things that […]