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Austin Energy Rebates - What You Need to Know to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Chances are you want to save some money on your energy bills, solar installation and anything else you can find right? The fact is people waste to much energy which is why it's important to start saving those kilowatts, dollars and the planet!

My dad always told me to shut off the lights, turn off the AC, put a sweatshirt on. Remember those days? Now that our family has our own house I often find myself saying the same things to my 7 year old daughter but instead of yelling about how money doesn't grow on trees I find myself educating and teaching her about new technologies that save us money such as LED bulbs, variable speed HVAC systems, pool pumps and electric cars.

If you need help filing any of these rebates out don't hesitate to contact us. We treat our clients like famliy! For all rebates, see applications for minimum efficiency requirements and complete terms and conditions.

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The Complete Checklist for First Time Home Buyer in Austin

Buying a new home in Austin can be one of the most exciting purchases you will ever make.  The entire home buying process can come with a wide range of emotions, so it’s essential to put together a checklist to avoid as much frustration as possible. 

Along the way, you will need the help of professionals that work in the real estate industry.  The two most important people you will come in contact with will be your mortgage broker and your realtor. You will have lots of options for choosing these two individuals, so it’s vital you pick people you are comfortable with.

Below is the checklist to help keep you on track.  This checklist is a minimum checklist, and once you make an offer, your realtor will have a more detailed list and time frames available for you.

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The Most Expensive Luxury Homes for Sale in Austin

Austin is one of the most desirable cities to live in within the United States.  The housing growth rate in Austin is nearly double of the other larger Texas cities.  Austinites are some of the friendliest down to earth people around.  The 11th largest city in the US doesn’t feel like a large city most of the time.  There is a strong sense of community within all neighborhoods in Austin. 

One of the big draws of Austin is the many technology companies that are a part of the community.  A few of the larger tech companies in the area are Dell, Inc. in Round Rock, IBM in North Central Austin, Amazon in North Austin, Apple Inc in North Austin, Applied Materials in Northeaster Austin, and 3M Corporation in Northwestern Austin. 

For those relocating to Austin from out of state a big draw is the Texas tax code.  Texas along with seven other states have no personal income taxes.  This can be a huge plus and in some cases...

Best Neighborhoods in Austin for Singles

Austin is a big city with lots of unique neighborhoods that fit different lifestyles.  Surrounding yourself with people that have similar interests is essential. Moving to an area where there are plenty of other singles can make the process a bit easier. You may be more likely to meet more like-minded individuals and make more friends. You may even find Mr. or Mrs. Right in the process.

Moving to a new area can be scary, especially as a single person.  Austin, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, attracting all sorts of people, including singles.  Many of the tech companies in Austin attract a younger workforce, and many of them are single.  A good realtor can help you search for condos or homes for sale in the neighborhoods that will be best for you. 

If you’re looking to find the best neighborhoods in Austin for singles,...

What You Need to Know about Buying a House in Austin, TX

Whether you are moving to Austin from out of state or have been a lifelong resident in Austin, there are things you need to know before buying a house in Austin, TX.  As you start your search, you should get a good idea of the neighborhood, the price you can afford, and type of house you’d like to buy. 

Many young professionals without children like the aspects of living in downtown Austin.  While people with families often choose neighborhoods like Mueller and ...

Best Austin Neighborhoods for Families

Austin, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and with many good reasons. Austin is often considered the new Silicon Valley. Its home to many big-name tech companies as well as many tech startups. The economy is booming, and there are numerous job opportunities. Work isn’t the only thing bringing people to Austin, though.

Austin boasts an average annual temperature of 70 degrees and 228 days of sunshine. Austin has many incredible parks, trails, and swimming holes. The city is foodie heaven and a music lover’s paradise. You don’t have to live right in the heart of Austin to experience everything the city has to offer. Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Austin for families.



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