Central Texas Real Estate Blog

What is Home Warranty

Many of our clients in the Austin real estate market protect their investment when purchasing expensive electronics, large appliances and other high-end items. They often ask if they should purchase a warranty for their home. It depends on the situation and here we will try to offer information to help you determine if a home warranty is right for you.

A home warranty is a policy that covers the cost of repairing certain home systems and appliances if they break down due to normal wear and tear. This is not to be confused with homeowner’s insurance which covers contents and structure that are damaged during accidents or natural causes.

Many home buyers choose to purchase a home warranty as soon as they close on buying a house. This provides them

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Relocate to Bee Cave

If you are shopping for a home in the Austin real estate market and wish for a small town with big city amenities, visit Bee Cave. This small community is 12 miles west of Austin and has a population of just over 6,000 people. It offers plenty of essential services mixed with local shopping and plentiful community amenities all within easy access to Austin. Bee Cave real estate is experiencing continued exponential growth projected over the next 15 years.

Bee Cave History

In the 1850s a settler named Dietrich Bohls moved to the area that would become Bee Cave to get away from the bustling City of Austin whose population was 900 and had simply grown too big for Bohls. Other like-minded folks soon followed and settled near the junction of little

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DR Horton homes

DR Horton is one of the nation's largest homebuilders, offering livable and affordable new homes in the Austin real estate market and nationwide. The company has its roots in Texas and began over 30 years ago when DR Horton developed its first neighborhood in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company grew from being local, then regional and ultimately became the largest home builder in the US. DR Horton has been named the number one home builder since 2002 on the Builder 100-- an award given by Builder Magazine which recognizes the nation's leading home builders based on annual closings. 

Homes built by DR Horton can be found throughout the Austin area, there are homes for sale in Georgetown, Leander and Round Rock and many other neighborhoods

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Five Fun Texas Dog Parks

Texans are well-known as dog lovers, and the majority of people that have homes in the Austin area also have at least one dog.  One of the reasons people have dogs is an inspiration to get out more and get some fresh air and exercise. This article list some of the dog parks around Austin, but our research found that most communities like Bee Cave, Lakeway and Pflugerville have not only city dog parks, but many neighborhoods also have exclusive off-leash areas for residents and their dogs. Finding a fun place to get out with your dog and make some friends is easy in the Texas Hill Country.

Red Bud Isle

Just below the Lake Austin Dam on Towne Lake there is a place for dogs that is not merely a dog park but a dog island. This canine paradise is the

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Offer to Purchase LetterIn many real estate markets, it can be difficult for a home buyer with a small down payment or one who is financing a home to compete with all cash buyers. These home buyers can often gain an emotional edge over the investors by writing an appealing offer to purchase letter so that the seller may see them as a person and not just a contract.

It can be difficult to write an offer to purchase letter that shares honest feelings, demonstrates stability and confidence, is flattering to the seller, yet is also humble, concise and convincing without being whiny.  Creating a letter that contains the right balance of all of these things can help a home buyer get their offer selected by the seller.

Be Sincere and Likeable

People tend to like those who like

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Hill Country Wedding Venues

The Texas Hill Country is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. Having a wedding in the Texas Hill Country is guaranteed to be a beautiful event, and the hardest part about finding the right wedding venue is picking just one. In this article we will take a look at some of the most beautiful and popular wedding locations in the area.

Chateau on the Creek in Round Rock is a secluded venue in a park-like setting with large old oak trees, expansive green lawn with a beautiful creek winding alongside it. The Chateau features a 4- tiered fountain at the entry and a decorated gazebo along with a charming old windmill. The Chateau is constructed of stone and oak beams with a grand front porch and climate control for the comfort

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Buying an Investment PropertyThe housing market today is considered to be a seller's market. There is currently a low inventory of homes and many buyers looking to purchase a home. This can make finding an investment property difficult but certainly not impossible, and arming yourself with knowledge about purchasing and managing an investment property can make real estate the solid investment that you were looking for. 

The very first consideration to think about when purchasing an investment property is to look at your situation and determine if you have the necessary skills and resources to improve or maintain the property once you have bought it. Questions you may wish to ask yourself are “how many hours a week do I have time to do minor repairs such as unclogging toilets or

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Hiking Today there are many Texas hiking enthusiasts, and in our neck of the woods there are several fantastic places to enjoy a great day of hiking. Many of our home buyers from Liberty Hill and Lago Vista enjoy hiking in the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge is located just northwest of Austin and was created as a joint effort between several land management agencies as a protected habitat for endangered song birds and wildlife species unique to Central Texas.
The beauty of Balcones Canyonlands is breathtaking with its spring fed canyons, a plethora of wildflowers and majestic limestone hills. It has 7 miles of trails that wind through rolling hills and grasslands punctuated with elms, oaks and the juniper trees that are a Texas…
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Lake Travis Area Golf CoursesWhether you are seeking a luxury PGA golfing experience or just wanting to get out with friends and have a good time, there is a golf course in the Lake Travis area to suit your needs and budget. The Texas Hill Country is home to some of the premier golf courses in the nation and also home to some unique and fun casual courses for those who do not take golf seriously, maybe even to the extent of wearing flip-flops and having golf cart races. No matter what level of golfer you are, you can find a golf course near Lake Travis that is just what you were looking for. here are five area courses ranging from the sublime to the irreverent.

Spanish Oaks

The Spanish Oaks Golf Course was designed by PGA Tour architect Bobby Weed and is considered to be one of

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Neighborhoods on Lake LBJLake LBJ is a part of the Texas Highland Lakes and was named for the 36th President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson. One of the biggest constant level lakes in the nation, it is 21 miles long and roughly 11,000 feet wide. It is a prime location for homebuyers who want to live in the active and relaxing lake lifestyle surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Owners of Lake LBJ real estate can find fun and relaxation on the water year-round. Boating, swimming, fishing, racing and a multitude of activities are available to the lake enthusiast. When you finish having a great day on the water there are many places to eat delicious food, have a relaxing drink and take in some live entertainment right along the shoreline.

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