Prepping your home for the summer

Austin can average 90° plus days for over four months.  It is not too early to get your house prepared for the heat to save you money and keep your home in tip top shape.  When you purchased your home you most likely had a home inspection. The most valuable things these professionals share with…

What are Gift Letters for a Mortgage?

Securing money for a down payment for a home and paying a monthly mortgage can be an overwhelming thought.  Receiving a cash gift that you wouldn’t need to pay back would be a big relief.  How do you obtain a gift like this? When finalizing your mortgage rate, you’ll have to deal with underwriting.  Underwriting…

Manage the Clutter

Having a clean and organized home isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it is something that everyone wants.  Having an organized home helps to relax your mind and body after a long day of work. Here are some tips on having a intentionally organized home. Pick up often.  It may seem self explanatory, but…

A Simple Guide to Christmas Tipping

Learn the proper way to tip this holiday season. Christmas is a time for giving, and it may seem like that list is never ending.  Christmas is a great time to show your appreciation for those people who make your life a bit easier.  Who gets tips, and how much should you tip them? Housekeepers-…

The Fair Housing Act

When house hunting, you’ve probably seen the logo for Equal Opportunity Housing, which is a law that was established back in 1968 to prevent discrimination by renters.  Here’s a few things you should know about the Fair Housing Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law in 1968 after the assassination…

Pflugerville Breaks Ground on the Pecan District

Pflugerville’s western part of the city is getting a brand new shopping, dining, and living area dubbed the Pecan District.  Developers have broken ground on the first phase of the development, a 272 unit apartment complex located on the corner of Old Austin Pflugerville Road and South Heatherwilde Boulevard.   “We’re going to bring the…

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of the year where everyone dresses up and goes door to door for candy and treats.  With children on the streets in the neighborhood, it can be a scary time for parents who are concerned about their children’s safety.  Here are some tips to keep your family safe this Halloween…

Choosing the Right Realtor

Preparing to buy or sell a home can be an exciting time.  Navigating all the contracts and paperwork can seem overwhelming and scary.  That’s when having a great realtor comes in handy. Here are some great tips to help you find the perfect realtor for your next home buying experience, Go with the person, not…

Fall Maintenance for your Home

It’s September and fall has begun.  Now is the perfect time to take care of those chores around the house to prepare your home for the winter.  Here’s a handy checklist for your home this fall. Take care of your outdoor plants and trees.  Fall is the right time to make sure your plants and…

Back to School Safety Tips

It’s exciting for everyone to see what a new school year will bring.  Kids are excited to see their friends and start a new grade, and parents are happy to get back on a regular schedule.  To make sure everyone has a safe and positive school year, here are some safety tips to help make…