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We talk a great deal about balance in life. It is easy to see the need to have good balance when it comes to our work and home life, but it is much harder to succeed at it. More and more working families are being pulled in a number of directions and have more than one job they are working in or...
    BE CAREFUL AS YOU DRIVE AROUND THIS EVENING WATCH OUT FOR THOSE TRICKER TREATERS WHO WIILL BE WALKING ALONG OUR NIEGHBORHOODS. Halloween is a great time to celebrate community and meet neighbors. Make them feel welcome as they ring your doorbell. Last year we saw over 100 tricker treaters co...
The American Statesman posted the article below on recent aquisition of commercial Real Estate downtown. It appers there are some plans in the works for re-development. If you want information on what is available in the commercial market of downtown Autstin email us at    ...
  THE GRACE PLACE in Round Rock Texas is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event this Sunday night Oct. 30th from 5-7pm 1500 Royston Lane, Round Rock Texas   FREE candy, prizes, games! They will also feature bouncy houses for the kids, food and drinks! Bring the whole family it will be a great time.  ...
    Round Rock makes CNBC list of Top 10 Perfect Suburbs City ranks No. 8 in analysis of communities with affordable homes, good schools, low crime and a reasonable commute What makes a perfect suburb? asked that question, and consulted Location, Inc., the data and analysis company and c...
I am sampling Spotify and so far I like it. Listening mostly to easy listening music but the choices are almost limitless. I have also tried Pandora and enjoyed that as well.    Let me know what you like, what you listen too while you work. I found a song I had not heard for years and for some re...
Austin Texas Oct. 2011   The leasing market in Austin is a hot market right now. Mothly rents are on the upswing and have been for a while. How do you know if you should lease or buy? Rebekah Radice Colorado Springs has a great post to help you evaluate if you are ready to buy. The link is below....
Another great week of Highschool football. Westwood still undefeated in 4A Hutto having anothe strong year. Find your favorite team below. If you have not yet had a chance to see a game this year, get out and see one. You will enjoy the evening.    LBJ  54 Crockett  7       Friday Games   Bowie 5...
                                            LISTING AGENTS AND SELLERS: 10 TIPS TO NOT SCARE BUYERS!   1. Answer the phone when it rings. 2. Make sure your pets are safely put away when the home is shown. Signs that say "do not let the cat get out" or "the dog is nice and will not hurt you" are ...
  There are some real opportunties in todays Real Estate Market for those who are interested in the Rental market. Several reasons people will buy real estate to Rent: -As a Business such as commercial leasing Have you driven by that older mini shopping center with 5 to 8 units and seen half of t...

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