Tips on Preparing Texas Real Estate Comparables
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Tips on Preparing Texas Real Estate Comparables

How to Create Comps Like a Pro A comparable, or “comp”, is a property that’s used to help evaluate another property, also known as the subject property.  Sold comps are used to help establish market value for a subject property. Active properties can be used to help evaluate the current market and local competition. All comparables,…

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…

Open House, to Have or not to Have, is that the Question?
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Open House, to Have or not to Have, is that the Question?

Should I Have an Open House Here’s an article I found interesting, “7 Open House Myths” by Bill Gassett. It was an informative read about some important facts to consider about open houses, so I wanted to share it with folks that visit my site. Bill’s article shares some of my thoughts regarding open houses….

Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County, TX
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Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County, TX

Hill Country Land for Sale in Burnet County SOLD! Looking to build your dream ranch home in the Blue Bonnet Capital of Texas, Burnet County? Want amazing views, rolling pastures, creek and large oaks? This new 129.43 acre hill country tract in 7 Creeks Ranch could be for you! Located only about seven miles from town in…

Georgetown Texas is Fastest Growing City in US
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Georgetown Texas is Fastest Growing City in US

Fastest Growing City, Georgetown, Texas Georgetown Texas tops the list, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimates, which track growth from July 2014 to July 2015, show the most rapid growth was concentrated in Central Texas, the greater Houston area and near Dallas. Located just north of Austin, Georgetown ranked…

Who Owns Texas Groundwater & How Can it be Used
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Who Owns Texas Groundwater & How Can it be Used

Who Owns Texas Groundwater? Texas groundwater law is derived from the English common law rule of “absolute ownership.” This law and its interpretation essentially provide that groundwater, once it has been captured by a well and delivered to the surface, belongs to the landowner. As such, Central Texas landowners may use or sell all the…

Why a Seller’s Disclosure Notice is Important.
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Why a Seller’s Disclosure Notice is Important.

Understanding a Texas Seller’s Disclosure The original Seller’s Disclosure Notice requirement first went into effect in Texas in 1994. If you’ve sold a single family home in Texas in the last 20 years or so you’ve more than likely completed a Seller’s Disclosure Notice. Most sellers consider this document tedious to complete but accurately disclosing…

Starting your Spring Central TX Vegetable Garden
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Starting your Spring Central TX Vegetable Garden

Starting a Central Texas Spring Vegetable Garden Central Texas vegetable gardens can be challenging, as well as rewarding. The Central Texas area has mild winters and hot, humid summers. Planting vegetables at the proper time is important. There’s a small window of time in spring between the blazing heat of summer and freezing temps of…

The Most Hated Tree in Central Texas?
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The Most Hated Tree in Central Texas?

Pros & Cons About Cedar Trees If you guessed mesquite tree, it’s not the most hated tree, but maybe close second. The Ashe Juniper, aka “cedar tree”, is probably the most hated tree in Central Texas. Anything in Texas that involves fire, water issues and allergies can’t be good, right? From an allergy standpoint most…