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Historic Music Venues in Austin

Many historical live music venues in Austin, Texas are still alive today and keeping the tradition and reputation of the "the live music capital of the world" alive and well. Austin is the home of the most vibrant life music scene in the country and some of its many music venues have stories as interesting as the musicians that played in them.


Between 1930 and 1960 a gas station that sold beer called Threadgill's on North Lamar Boulevard was the home of the Austin music scene. Kenneth Threadgill created an "anything goes" progressive music culture by bringing together an eclectic mix of musicians and fans, this was an instrumental move in making the Austin music scene what it is today. When Threadgill’s was facing being torn down,

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Home Inspections in Texas

Whether you're in Texas or anywhere else, home inspection is usually done right after the buyer signs a purchase agreement or contract. This agreement should have a clause that covers the specifies terms regarding the home inspection that both the buyer and seller are obligated to follow. The clause should make the final financial obligation for the buyer contingent on the outcome of the home inspection. Sometimes a seller may have a home inspection performed to prevent any surprises regarding major home repairs. Such unexpected findings can scare away some home buyers and being able to repair or disclose any problems can be an advantage at closing.

What a Home Inspection Should Cover

In Texas, home inspections should be done by a licensed

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5 Best Places to Live Near Lake Travis TX

Among the hottest locations in and around the Austin real estate market are the gorgeous neighborhoods surrounding Lake Travis. From condos to estates, there are a variety of housing options available to the home buyer. They may feature waterfront or canyon views, and all are surrounded by the lush rolling Texas Hill Country. These neighborhoods on the shores of Lake Travis are conveniently located about 30 to 45 minutes from Austin by car and have good school districts. They also offer an upscale active lifestyle, luxury housing, beautiful scenery and plentiful amenities, all of which are fairly close to downtown Austin. It is hard to decide which neighborhood is the best, but in this article we will highlight what we think are the 5 best places to

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The Crawford Group New Website

We're excited to announce the launch of The Crawford Group's new website, your best source for real estate in Travis County and Williamson Count, beautiful Texas. This site has been designed to cater to every search function you could ask for. Whether you're searching for by community, looking for a particular property type, want to find something close to your office, or need to stick to a strict budget, our advanced search options ready to cater to your every need. Best of all, you can save your search for next time, or set your preferences and have listings that match your exact wants and needs sent directly to your inbox as soon as they're listed. Finding the perfect home has never been easier! 

With this site, you'll have: 

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What an amazing year 2015 was for home sellers, and 2016 promises to be even better. By December of 2015, with 5.26 million sales, we had seen a more robust housing market than we've seen since 2006. In fact, as of early 2016, America's housing market had spent 43 consecutive months as a seller's market. Lawrence Yun, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) chief economist chalks up the heavy sales volume to "the prospect of higher mortgage rates in coming months and warm November and December weather."

Get Very Excited if You Plan to Sell Your Home This Year

The combination of high demand for homes and shrinking inventories produces a seller's market and typically signals rising home prices. While many forecasters expect home prices to

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