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For many people, purchasing a house revolves around a major life event such as a marriage, divorce, a new job, or retirement. These moments can be exciting in the best of times and stressful in the worst. Read More

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It may not feel like it now, but fall will be here before you know it. While the Central Texas climate is milder than other parts of the country, it does get cold enough to warrant protecting your home. The fall is an ideal time for homeowners to check in on the condition of their homes. Read More

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The Clark family, who had spent five years in Thailand, were looking for a suitable neighborhood with good schools to call home as they returned to the US. The couple chose Austin as their destination and were referred to us for help with their international relocation. Read More

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Sid, Priyanka, and their beautiful family were referred to us by a partner to help them relocate from New Jersey to the Austin area. They were attracted to the warm Texas weather, booming tech sector, and great communities by friends who already moved to the area. Read More

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Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sun, but protecting your home is essential with the scorching heat in central Texas. Allowing droughts, pests, and other common issues to take hold around the house can devastate your property over time. Read More

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Steve and Sophie Cantrell were interested in becoming homeowners again after a period of renting. They enlisted the help of Shavonne Martin, Realtor to find a larger house for their needs. This time around, Steve and Sophie were curious about new home constructions and how this option compares to resale properties.  Read More

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As a homebuyer and a parent, where your child will attend school is one of the most important considerations. Even if you don't have children, neighborhood school ratings are critical as they contribute to the overall value of your property, making it a substantial contributing factor when choosing a house. Read More

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The Austin area is a hotbed of economic activity and has grown significantly in recent years. According to a new report, Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., experiencing a population increase of 1.9% since 2018. This growth can be attributed to the city's affordable cost of living, strong job market, and thriving cultural scene. The city's surrounding areas  Read More

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As temperatures rise and the days grow longer, many of us start thinking about all the things we want to do around the house before summer is over. Before you can fire up the grill, there’s some maintenance that needs to be done first. Tackling these tasks now can help you avoid big problems later - and enjoy your home all season long.  Read More