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Taxes: Homestead Exemption

Posted on March 14, 2019  /  in Blog, Home Buyers Tips  /  No Comments

What You Need to Know About the Homestead Exemption Saving money is at the top of every homeowner’s list, especially during tax season. With all the available credits and deductions available to owners, one important tax break not to miss is the Residence Homestead Exemption that can help save money on property taxes. What is […]

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When to Replace Smoke Detectors

Posted on February 12, 2019  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

When is the best time to replace your smoke detectors? According to the experts, every 8 – 10 years is typically when you should replace a smoke detector. Manufacturers’ instructions will vary from brand to brand, so, keeping up with service times is essential to protecting your home. Change the batteries at least twice a […]

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têt 2019

Posted on February 05, 2019  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

I just got back from  a month in Southeast Asia, spending time in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. A real trip of a lifetime! If you would like to see our more than 2,500 photos we are happy to share! Here is a taste of our adventures. Carol Dochen, Broker

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If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need […]

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As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest […]

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DIY Moving Tips

Posted on January 17, 2017  /  in Articles, Blog, Home Buyers Tips  /  No Comments

When it comes time to move in Austin, here are some tips that will help get you by. Moving can be a stressful time. You are excited about moving into your new place, but you may not be apprehensive about the move itself. Organization becomes your best friend if you are considering a DIY move. […]

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4th of July Events in the Austin Area!

Posted on July 01, 2016  /  in Blog  /  No Comments

Check out any of these great Austin area Independence Day celebrations near you! Austin 40th Annual HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks 40th annual July Fourth Concert and Fireworks Date: July 4th Concert start: 8:30 PM Fireworks start: 9:30 PM Place: Vic Mathias Shores (Auditorium Shores) Price: Free NWACA (Northwest Hills) 4th of July […]

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Mayor Adler’s “Smart Corridor Resolution”

Posted on July 01, 2016  /  in Blog  /  No Comments

Last month, Austin Mayor Steve Adler introduced a resolution to upgrade transportation along some of Austin’s most congested roadways.  Here’s his press release! According to a new Public Policy Priorities poll commissioned by the Austin Monitor, the worst thing about living in Austin is — by far — transportation. More than half of Austinites (51%) chose transportation, […]

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

Posted on June 27, 2016  /  in Blog  /  No Comments

Summer’s just around the corner, and so is the infamous Texas heat!  Here are a few tips to save energy, and a few dollars as well! 1.  Fans can make temperatures around you feel up to 4 degrees cooler. 2.  Set your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher when your home is unoccupied. 3.  Keep […]

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