Reasons to Move to Texas
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Reasons to Move to Texas

Relocating to Central Texas Why do so many people want to move to Texas? Maybe because Texas is the 9th largest economy among the nations of the world and offers a business-friendly climate—with no corporate or personal income tax—along with a highly skilled workforce, easy access to global markets, robust infrastructure and predictable regulations. More…

Texas Opportunity Zones
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Texas Opportunity Zones

Texas Opportunity Zones Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool that allows people to invest in distressed areas in the United States. Their purpose is to spur economic growth and job creation in low-income communities while providing tax benefits to investors. Taxpayers can invest in these zones through Qualified Opportunity Funds. Texas currently has 628…

Texas Beekeeping Ag Exemption
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Texas Beekeeping Ag Exemption

Beekeeping for an Ag Valuation Beekeeping can qualify Texas landowners for an ag exemption (1-d-1 appraisal) with only 5 – 20 acres of land!  With a serious decline in the honey bee population around the world, what better way to do your part to preserve this master pollinator and lower your property taxes too! With…

Texas Homestead Exemptions
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Texas Homestead Exemptions

Williamson & Travis County Homestead Exemptions Homestead exemptions are granted by the county appraisal district where the property is located. The exemption reduces a homeowner’s property tax bill by removing part of the home’s value from taxation. All Texas homeowners may receive a General Residence Homestead Exemption on the value of their property for school…

Exercise Can Slow the Effects of Aging on Your Body
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Exercise Can Slow the Effects of Aging on Your Body

Slow Body & Brain Aging with Exercise As we age, our nervous systems lose motor neurons. The loss of these neurons leads to “a loss of motor units, reduced muscle mass, less strength, speed, and power. That process speeds up substantially past age 60.” So, what can you do to keep your motor neurons? According…

The New Bryson Community in Leander, Homes Available in Fall 2015
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The New Bryson Community in Leander, Homes Available in Fall 2015

Bryson Homes for Sale in Leander, Texas Bryson is a new 500 acre master-planned community coming to Leander this Fall, 2015. The developer, Crescent Communities, plans to build 1200 homes and will start their first model homes this coming Spring. Homes to be priced between the high $200k’s to low $400k’s. Homes in Bryson are to be built by reputable, local…

What are Texas Hill Country Wine Trails and Wine Tours?
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What are Texas Hill Country Wine Trails and Wine Tours?

Texas Hill Country Wine Trails & Tours While I’m no wine snob, I do have a passion for the Texas Hill Country. So here’s a one-off blog post that you wouldn’t expect to see on my site about Hill Country vineyards, wine trails and wine tours. I imagine most cities in most states has vineyards,…

Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, Leander, TX
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Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, Leander, TX

Southwest Williamson County Regional Park The almost 800 acre Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander, Texas, is a fun place for the entire family. This public park  offers playscapes, six basketball courts, eight tennis courts, a football field surrounded by a 400 meter track, two softball fields and eleven soccer fields. The hike & bike trails surround the outside…

The Avery Ranch Community in North Austin, TX
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The Avery Ranch Community in North Austin, TX

Avery Ranch Homes in North Austin, TX Avery Ranch is one of North Austin’s most sought after communities with its resort style amenities, golf club, schools and location. Spanning 1,800 acres and containing over 4,000 homes, residents in Avery Ranch enjoy an active lifestyle in a beautiful natural setting, rich in amenities. Attractive landscaped streets feature…