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It's that time of year again! Time to turn back your clocks. - 10/31/08 08:42 AM
When? Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 A.M. Here are a few things you can do every 6 months when you turn back or forward your clocks:Check and replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide smoke and alarms. Also, a good idea is to replace your smoke alarms that are over 10 years. Prepare a disaster supply kit for your house (water, food, flashlights, batteries, blankets). One thing I have done each year is put together an emergency kit. This includes a Flashlight, some candles, battiers, matches and a lighter. Then every time I change my clocks. I make sure I change out the batteries in (0 comments)
Own a Business in Austin Texas. You could get Lighting Rebates!! - 10/29/08 08:02 AM
If you change out the inefficient lighting with new efficient lighting Austin Energy will pay up to 80% of these costs. That includes the cost of the lights and the installation of the lights. You will usually get your rebate in 6 months Austin Energy helps by providing the contractors and they will conduct a free energy ananlysis of your property. The will handle all the paperwork, inspect the contractor's work and help make this project hassle free. The requirements:Has to be Commercial or non-profit with 100 kilowatts of demand or less. You can call 512.482.5346 or send and email to (0 comments)
EARLY VOTING starts on October 20TH. Locations for early voting in Central Texas - 10/17/08 05:56 PM
EARLY VOTING STARTS ON OCTOBER 20THLOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING Travis County Early Voting Sites Hays County Early Voting SitesWilliamson County Early Voting Sites Your vote does count just think one vote made English the language of America instead of German (1776) and admitted Texas (1845) into the union. SO VOTE. Just get informed first. If you are not registered to vote or need to know where to vote check out this site. http://www.justvote.org/
If you are looking to save money on a new home see www.rebateontexashomes.com for more info. J. (0 comments)
Free Smoke Alarms in Austin Texas - 10/17/08 09:05 AM
The Austin Texas Fire Department is helping seniors over 60 years young by giving away a free smoke alarm. You must be over 60 (of course) and have to live in a single family home. You can get more information by calling the Austin Fire Department smoke alarm hotline, Their number is 512.974.0299
If you are looking to save money on a new home purchase see my website at www.rebateontexashomes.com Thank you, J.
How does Texas Value your Property - 10/15/08 04:22 PM
How does Texas Value your Property Each appraisal district must repeat its appraisal process for property at least once every three years. The appraisal district uses mass appraisal to appraise large numbers of properties this helps save time and money. To start the district first collects a detailed descriptions of each taxable property in the district. Using data from recent property sales, the district puts homes into a class that is configured by factoring in the age or location. The appraisal district usually uses three common methods to value property: the cost approaches, market and income. The value of your home is an estimate of the price your home would (0 comments)
How to get unclaimed Property (Money) in Texas - 10/13/08 10:16 AM
I was searching for some information and found this site. This is very interesting. I think it is free. This is just a great way to see if you have any money out there. This is a Texas State run website. http://www.window.state.tx.us/up/ Let me know what you think. Disclaimer from Texas Comptroller.State law requires the Texas Comptroller's office to hold abandoned and unclaimed property reported by businesses and financial institutions until its owners or their legal heirs claim it. The agency attempts to find the rightful owners of unclaimed properties through annual newspaper advertising, direct mail notices and the agency's Web (4 comments)
Lets Vote in 2008 Austin Texas - 10/13/08 09:58 AM
Your vote does count just think one vote made English the language of America instead of German (1776) and admitted Texas (1845) into the union. SO VOTE. Here are the canidates and what is up for grabs. If you are not registered to vote or need to know where to vote check out this site. http://www.justvote.org/Presidential Race Democrat: Barack Obama Republican: John McCain Independent: Ralph Nader Libertarian: Bob Barr Green: Cynthia McKinney Constitution Party: Chuck Baldwin U.S. Senate Democrats: Rick NoriegaRepublicanss: John CornynLibertarian: Yvonne SchickIndependent: David GatchellIndependent: Daniel LewisIndependent: Christopher FennerIndependent: Ed LawhornIndependent: Chris Lugo U.S. House of Representatives 1st DistrictRepublicans: Louie (0 comments)
Rebates Make Buying a Home Less Expensive. See what the Antitrust Division has to say. - 10/13/08 09:30 AM
Today, people like you are using the Internet to search for a new home in Texas. Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio or other cities throughout Texas. However, very few of them know that they can save thousands of dollars by using a Real Estate Agent such as myself, in conjunction with their Internet search. Why not get some CASH BACK ON A NEW HOME purchase IN TEXAS? You probably have done most of the work anyways. If you are looking to save money on a new home this is a great program. Even the Antitrust Division of the Government thinks so. Check out their (2 comments)
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS - 10/13/08 08:46 AM
I was reading some financial new and ran into this story. What do you guys out there in Active Rain Think. WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of American families will have a greater opportunity to find housing or keep the homes they have because of $50 million in housing counseling and counseling training grants announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston.Finish reading the rest of the story here. J.
Purchasing a new home in the Waco area? Get up to 5% cash back - 10/08/08 08:59 AM
http://rebateontexashomes.com Get up to 5% cash back at closing if you buy a new home in the Waco Area. I have been licensed in Texas for over 10 years and help 1100+ people close homes. Why wouldn't you use this program. I understand that people like to search for their new home on the internet. These people should be rewarded for their time and effort. That is why I created this program and you get a reimbursement for your time. There will still be a need and want for a professional Real Estate agent to represent you. I (0 comments)
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