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Summer-ize your home

SXSW is over and bluebonnets are fading, which can only mean one thing – summer is right around the corner. The mornings are still cool and pleasant but I know we’ve all noticed the definite warming trend the afternoons have brought. We often hear a lot about winterizing our...

Moving Tips Part 2 – Your new house

Now that you’ve got all the details worked out on what needs to be done at your current house you can take a look at things that may need to be done at the new house. If there’s time between the previous owner’s move out and your moving in,...

Winterizing your yard

Brrrrrr…it’s cold out there! Oh, wait. That was last week. Today it’s sunny and in the 70s. Austin! If you’ve lived here long you know the winters can be somewhat bipolar. Hot one day, frigid the next, then right back to toasty. As hard as it is on we...

Need to know: Home Ownership Basics

Home ownership has long been considered a core principle in defining the American dream and undoubtedly the benefits are vast. However, just as indisputably those benefits come with added responsibilities, namely, maintenance. Once upon a time a leaky faucet repair was only a call to the landlord away but...

Living Small?

Houses come in all shapes and sizes but it seems the tiny house movement has picked up speed lately. Whether or not you’d actually want to live in one it is fun to look through what there is out there and admire the clever design and beauty that can...

Water, water every where. Not.

Water has been in the Austin news a lot lately as it has become a huge topic of the current legislative session and recent reports that predict the drought will continue into the near future. As Texas’ population grows and our water resources are shrinking conservation is more important...