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Protecting Your Home Before a Storm Protecting Your Home Before a Storm

By Tiffany Raiford

Texas residents know what bad weather looks like. It looks like a beautiful day that suddenly turns dark and ominous. Texas residents are used to both tropical storms and tornadoes, though the latter is difficult to predict and even more difficult to prepare for since they can arrive with little notice. Inside, we offer tips on how to prep your home before the weather arrives

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5 Ways to Build for Austin's Climate 5 Ways to Build for Austin's Climate

By Roselind Hejl

Roselind Hejl of Austin, TX gives some expert advice on building specifically for Austin's unique climate.

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How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Texas How to Become a Real Estate Broker in Texas

By Tabitha Naylor

Texas real estate agents looking to make a move up in their career can do so by becoming brokers. As a broker, you achieve greater independence and financial incentive. Inside, we highlight the steps you need to take to become a licensed broker

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Austin At A Glance Austin At A Glance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Austin is the capital of Texas and home to the University of Texas. Over fights with Mexico for land and other Texas cities for capital status, Austin has today emerged as a leading area of high technology and quality arts and entertainment. Learn more about Austin and find out why it's called the "Live Music Capital of the World."

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Five Must See Landmarks in Austin Five Must See Landmarks in Austin

By Tiffany Raiford

Austin is one of those Texas cities that's a real treasure. If you're planning on visiting or moving here soon, you might wonder which landmarks are the ones you absolutely should not miss? Inside, we offer our take on the five best Austin landmarks -- and some might actually surprise you!

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Are You Considering Downsizing Your Home? Are You Considering Downsizing Your Home?

By Tabitha Naylor

When the nest empties and you find yourself with plenty of unused space, it can feel rather isolating to live in such a big home. But downsizing isn't just about feelings, though - larger homes cost more to maintain. Inside, we review some of the other factors you should consider before downsizing your home.

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Investing In Land And Property In Texas Investing In Land And Property In Texas

By Tabitha Naylor

Property in Austin can be quite expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't draw a good return on it. With the right mix of location, planning and start up capital, you'll have a chance at pulling quite a return on your investment. Inside, we review the advantages of investing in land and property in Texas.

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Five Great Towns To Raise Your Family Five Great Towns To Raise Your Family

By Tabitha Naylor

There are many wonderful towns across the nation that can provide your family with access to fantastic educational resources, diverse cultural activities, and affordable housing choices. Whether you're looking to head East, fly South, or settle in the heartland of the Midwest, our five choices for the best towns to raise your family will fit the bill

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Home Buying 101: Your Checklist Home Buying 101: Your Checklist

By Thomas Mitchell

Buying a new home can be chaotic, as there's many steps you have to go through before you can move in. Inside, we offer a definitive guide that will help you sail smoothly through the process.

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Weirdest Town Names In Texas Weirdest Town Names In Texas

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Everything may be big in Texas, but the little towns in the Lone Star State often have odd names. Keep reading to see why Texas may just have some of the weirdest town names of any state.

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