steve adams: 5 Helpful Apps For Moving in Texas - 05/22/14 12:00 AM

5 Helpful Apps For Moving in Texas- If you’re planning on moving this summer, one of the hardest seasons to move, you know it’s going to be a stressful process. But, if you had apps to help you move it could make the process a little bit easier…
Here are 10 helpful apps to help you start your moving process….
MyMove is a moving organizer for IPhone’s. It is a complete moving planner for your upcoming relocation. It allows you to calculate the weight of all of your house hold items and helps you plan to hire a professional moving company. MoveMatch allows … (0 comments)

steve adams: 8 Ways To Save Money For A Down Payment - 05/14/14 04:00 AM

As if searching for the right home isn’t stressful enough, new homeowners also have to plan on coming up with enough money for a down payment on their new abode. When you’re a first-time home buyer, this task can seem to be especially daunting. But don’t worry – we’ve come up with eight ways to drum up enough funds for a down payment on the house of your dreams.
Here are a few tips for saving for a down payment:
Crunch some numbers. Start by doing some math to get a general idea of what kind of sum you’ll need to begin saving … (0 comments)

steve adams: 10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home - 04/17/14 04:01 AM

10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home - Sprucing up your home can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. Whether you want to spruce up your home for the summer season or you just want to change things around a bit, here are 10 helpful tips for you!
1. Let’s start with the entrance to your home: the front door. Throw a fresh coat of paint or a new knocker. While you’re at it, make sure the door bell works properly!
2. Whether you live close to the water or not, a beach atmosphere … (1 comments)

steve adams: 5 Apps To Make You Feel Safer - 04/10/14 02:44 AM

With advancements in technology, your entire life has become available at your fingertips.  Everything from your address book to your day planner can be stored virtually on your phone.  However, phones can serve purposes greater than just your daily routine.  There are apps available that are practical, helpful, and can make you feel safer.
Anti-Virus – You may have anti-virus software on your computer or laptop at home, but you should also download it on your phone. You may think that your phone and your computer are completely different, but phones are becoming more and more like computers.  Everything you can … (0 comments)

steve adams: Things To Do in Austin, Texas - May 2014 - 03/28/14 05:57 AM

Austin, Texas, is beautiful in the month of May; it’s the perfect balance of spring and summer. There are a plethora of events for you and your family to attend in the area this month. Here are five events going on near you in Austin in the month of May.
 
The Old Pecan Street Festival
When: May 3 - 4
Admission: Free
The Old Pecan Street Festival is a great family-friendly event to attend this month. This is the largest arts and crafts festival in central Texas and brings in millions of dollars to the community. So head out … (0 comments)

steve adams: Things To Do in Austin, Texas - April 2014 - 03/28/14 05:44 AM

Austin, Texas, has plenty to offer to residents and visitors, alike. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity to occupy you on the weekends, or a fun night out with friends, you will have no trouble finding what you’re looking for in Austin. Here are five things going on near you in Austin, Texas, this month.
The 13th Annual Lonestar Round Up
When: April 4 - 5
Admission: $15, kids 12 and under are free
The lonestar roundup is a family-friendly outdoor car show and live music festival. You will also have the opportunity to buy from local vendors, and … (0 comments)

steve adams: How To Stage Your Home To Sell - 03/06/14 05:12 AM

Getting ready to sell your home can be stressful. Follow some of these tips to make it easier on you, and get your home sold quickly!
De-clutter: Getting rid of all the clutter in your house allows others to picture living there too! While we all love our knick-knacks and stacks of cozy blankets, it takes away from what your home can truly offer. Keep it Smelling Fresh: A fresh smelling home is inviting to visitors. Make Necessary Changes/Upgrades: Any upgrades that you need to make should be made before you stage your home, that way potential buyers will have no reason to deduct from … (2 comments)

steve adams: 8 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring - 03/04/14 02:54 AM

8 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring - It’s almost that time of year! Spring cleaning, organizing and annual maintenance will soon be under way. Be prepared to get your home in tip top shape this year with this simple tips…
Inspect the AC: A technician can tune up your cooling system and make sure you don’t spend the first hot weekend of the year with an out-of-commission air conditioner. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder, increasing energy costs and possibly damaging your equipment. Check them monthly and replace them as needed!
Clean Out The Gutters: Gutter cleaning generally costs $90 to $225 … (3 comments)

steve adams: Things To Do in Austin, Texas - February 2014 - 01/31/14 02:31 AM

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there are plenty of events going on in Austin, Texas, to keep you occupied. Here are five events going on this month near you.
Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
When: February 16
Admission: $115 - $135
Calling all runners - come on out for the annual Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Not a runner? No problem, head out to cheer on the participants.
 
Ballet Austin Presents The Glass Project
When: February 14-16
Admission: $15-$78
Head out to Long Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy a date evening out, … (0 comments)

steve adams: Financial Things You Shouldn't Do When Buying A Home - 01/24/14 02:41 AM
Buying a new home can be an expensive and stressful process, so you don’t want to make it any more difficult by spending extra money that you don’t need to. It is important to be frugal and save money where you can, but a lot of people don’t know where to start. Here are six things you shouldn’t do financially when buying a new home.
Don’t Changes Jobs
If you’re in between jobs or considering leaving your current job, think twice. Lenders might not be favorable toward you if you have recently changed jobs or are looking for new employment. You want … (1 comments)

steve adams: 4 Fun Things To Do in Austin Texas - 01/13/14 03:09 AM
4 Fun Things To Do in Austin Texas - Austin is the capital of Texas, and with a central location and well-known name, the area has plenty to offer. Whether you’re looking for an  exciting place where the kids can enjoy themselves, a fun day out for the whole family, or a unique and creative date night, you can find that, and much more, here in Austin. Here are four of the most fun and unique things to do in Austin, Texas.
 
Check Out the Music Scene
Many people know that Austin is the center of the music scene in Texas, … (0 comments)

steve adams: Should You Start Looking To Buy a Home Now, or Wait Til' Spring? - 01/10/14 06:16 AM
As a potential new home buyer, you may be questioning whether or not this is the right time for you to buy. Some people consider waiting because spring and summer are the home-buying booms, that’s when they think the best homes are for sale. However, what most people don’t realize is that buying a home now, in the winter, can be a great benefit for you as a new home buyer. Should You Start Looking To Buy a Home Now, or Wait Til' Spring? Here are 3 Tips...
 
Less Competition
As a homebuyer, looking for your next home in the winter … (4 comments)

steve adams: Should Your Homes First List Price Be The Best Price? - 01/03/14 04:28 AM
When it comes to pricing your home, make sure to price it carefully. Too high and you could miss out on potential buyers. Too low and you can easily undervalue your home. So what's the happy medium? Do you start with a higher list price to start so that you have wiggle room? What's the best solution?  Should Your Homes First List Price Be The Best Price?  Here are a few tips...
Listen To A Professional
A real estate agent will be one of the best resources to turn to when you are looking to put your home on the market. Our … (0 comments)

steve adams: Texas Winter Home Maintenance Checklist - 01/03/14 03:23 AM
In the Winter, "colder" months here in Texas we may not have to prepare as much for 12" of snow. We still should prepare our homes for the climate change and if anything, as an opportunity to check up on our home. Here are a few tips for your Texas Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts to protect exterior surfaces and keep water out of the basement
Seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk to reduce drafts and to keep the heat in
Inspect roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded … (3 comments)

steve adams: Highlight - Austin, Texas - 10/09/13 04:33 AM
Located in the heart of Texas is the State Capital - Austin. Austin is the seat of Travis County and is the eleventh-largest city in the United States of America (and the fourth-largest in Texas!) With a population of 842,592, Austin is also the second largest state capital in the U.S. With its always-warm climate, rich local culture, beautiful surroundings and great educational opportunities, Austin, Texas is a force to be reckoned with.
Austin is located in an area with humid subtropical climates. The area has extremely hot summers and very mild winters. There is a plus side to that heat … (0 comments)

steve adams: Moving Checklist - 10/02/13 05:34 AM
Feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done before you move? Well take a deep breath and relax because here is a checklist for all of your moving to-do’s. This checklist has from one month prior to moving all the way until you are unpacking.
One month before moving
Change your address with the post office and IRS
Hire a moving company or rent a moving vehicle
Transfer or get copies of medical records (and school records if you have children).
Update your insurance policies (Home, auto etc.)
Check with your insurance company to see if your belongings … (0 comments)

steve adams: Things To Do In Austin, Texas - October 2013 - 09/19/13 12:09 AM
Fall is in motion and the weather is beautiful in Austin, Texas. Take advantage of this time of year and spend as much time outside as possible. Whether you’re looking for something to do on the weekend, or a fun event during the week, there is plenty to do whenever you’re free. Here are some events going on near you this month...
 
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest
When: October 4 – 6
Admission: $7
The Fredericksburg Oktoberfest helps locals celebrate their German heritage with one another. It is a colorful and festive celebration that is fun for the whole family. With music, arts … (0 comments)

steve adams: Do You Need A Building Permit To Remodel? - 09/13/13 04:27 AM
A building permit requires that your plans are certified and all work has to be inspected. It is required by law, to ensure public health and safety, that you obtain building permits before doing any additional building onto your home or property. And, because it is a legal and safety issue, it is highly recommended that homeowners don’t cut corners on obtaining the correct building permit for their project.
The Uniform Building Code is the system that will give out or deny permits based on whether a proposed project plans to use approved construction techniques and building materials. The system is in place … (0 comments)

steve adams: Things To Do In Austin, Texas - September - 08/29/13 02:22 AM
It’s the best time of the year in Austin, Texas. There are so many things for locals and visitors alike. From festivals to sporting events, you will never find yourself at a loss of what to do. Here are five events going on this month in Austin.
Kerville Fall Music Festival
When: August 30 – September 1
Admission: $30 - $100
The Kerville Music Festival is held each Labor Day Weekend for wine lovers and music enthusiasts in the area. Bring your significant other to listen to some beautiful tunes with locals just like yourself.
Movie in the Park: Rocky
When: … (0 comments)

steve adams: Tips For Selling Your Home With Pets - 08/23/13 02:19 AM
 Do you have pets? Follow these special steps to make sure your home sells.
It doesn’t have to be difficult to sell your home if you’re a pet owner, but there are a few extra steps you need to take in order to ensure a successful sale. When you’re preparing your home to sell, your real estate agent will help you “stage” your home. That means, removing clutter, rearranging furniture, landscaping, etc. For pet owners though, there are a few special steps during the staging process that need to be taken in order to give your home its best chance to sell. Here are some great … (4 comments)

 
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