New Homeowner Property Tax Breaks

As a new homeowner, you may be eligible for a tax break from your property taxes by applying for a homestead exemption on your principal residence. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation, so they lower your property taxes. If you are a new homeowner in the past year, you may file… Continue reading New Homeowner Property Tax Breaks

The Case For Home Warranties

What is a home warranty? Why should I purchase one? What is the difference between a home warranty and home insurance? Home warranties and home insurance both cover unexpected circumstances. However, your homeowner policy includes exclusions for coverage of items that sustain a loss due to regular wear and tear or mechanical breakdown. For example,… Continue reading The Case For Home Warranties

Your Austin Holiday Giving Guide

We are committed to being charitable and dependable members of our community. We truly believe that our business and lives are made richer when we share what we have with others. In an effort to share that giving spirit with you as we enter into the holidays, we are honored to pass along GivingCityAustin.com’s collection… Continue reading Your Austin Holiday Giving Guide

10 Important Home Maintenance Items for the Fall

#1 Clean and Stow Your Mower If you’re not familiar with fuel stabilizer, get to know it. If your mower sits for months with gas in its tank, the gas will slowly deteriorate, which can damage internal engine parts. Fuel stabilizer prevents gas from degrading. Add stabilizer to your gasoline can to keep spare gas… Continue reading 10 Important Home Maintenance Items for the Fall

Your Austin November To-Do List

Looking to fill your calendar this month? Check out this local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in November and December. November 7 | Election Day features local ballot propositions Austin residents can head to the polls with Austin ISD proposing a $1.05 billion bond for 21st-century enhancements to its schools and Travis… Continue reading Your Austin November To-Do List

5 Real Estate Trends to Know in Central Austin

US News & World Report has ranked Austin the Number 1 Best Place to Live in the United States in 2017. It is no wonder, then, that the real estate market in Central Austin continues to show strong gains. Here are five residential trends to know in Central Austin based on recent market data and… Continue reading 5 Real Estate Trends to Know in Central Austin