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  • 5-Year Trends

    5-Year Trends

    Based on information from the Texas REALTOR® Data Relevance Project, a partnership among local REALTOR® associations and their Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University (Real Estate Center), and TAR.

  • MLS Statistics Heat Map

    MLS Statistics Heat Map

    An interactive map based upon information from the Austin MLS data for houses and condos entered into the ABOR Matrix MLS system.

  • City Guide: Dripping Springs

    City Guide: Dripping Springs

    All that you need to know about Dripping Springs! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Wimberley

    City Guide: Wimberley

    All that you need to know about Wimberley! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Lakeway

    City Guide: Lakeway

    All that you need to know about Lakeway! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Cedar Park

    City Guide: Cedar Park

    All that you need to know about Cedar Park! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Buda

    City Guide: Buda

    All that you need to know about Buda! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Austin

    City Guide: Austin

    All that you need to know about Austin! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Helpful Phone Numbers

    Helpful Phone Numbers

    The information provided in this brochure lists the utility options for each city within the Travis, Williamson, and Hays county areas.

  • Central Texas Breweries and Taprooms

    Central Texas Breweries and Taprooms

    Central Texas is full of wonderful local Breweries and Taprooms. Enjoy this helpful information about operations that give emphasis on the integrity and quality of ingredients, flavor and brewing technique. Most of these locations offer tours, tastings and sometimes food on-site. Savor the effervescent flavors of Central Texas!

  • School District Guide

    School District Guide

    An in-depth look at the Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Burnet County school districts and their most recent accountability ratings. Information sourced from The Texas Education Agency (TEA). A state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students. 

  • Top Reasons Why Central Texas Is The

    Top Reasons Why Central Texas Is The "It" Spot to Call Home

    Austin and the surrounding area are a thriving community, full of in-person & virtual entertainment opportunity with a prosperous economy and job market to match. Included in this flyer are some of the latest reasons, hot off the press proving annually why Central Texas is the “it” place to call home.

  • What is Title Insurance?

    What is Title Insurance?

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief explanation of the what title insurance is along with an explanation of the importance of it in a real estate transaction and in long term property ownership.

  • TNT Rate Schedule

    TNT Rate Schedule

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief listing of TNT title insurance rates. Insurance premium is defined as the amount of money the insurance company is going to charge you for the insurance policy you are purchasing. The insurance premium is the cost of your insurance. New Insurance Premium rates effective September 1st, 2019. Rates shown in this piece apply to all files closing on and after September 1st, 2019. Please reach out to your TNT Escrow team for more details.

  • Title Commitment

    Title Commitment

    Available in English and Spanish languages. This flyer provides a brief explanation of the what title commitment is along with an explanation of the importance of it in a real estate transaction and in long term property ownership.

  • Texas Endorsements for Residential - Owners Policy

    Texas Endorsements for Residential - Owners Policy

    Title endorsements expand the coverage of a standard owner’s title insurance policy, usually either by removing exceptions to the standard policy or by adding coverage specific to the property’s situation. This flyer explains these specialized endorsements.

  • Texas Endorsements for Residential - Loan Policy

    Texas Endorsements for Residential - Loan Policy

    Title endorsements expand the coverage of a standard lender's title insurance policy, usually either by removing exceptions to the standard policy or by adding coverage specific to the property’s situation. This flyer explains these specialized endorsements.

  • T-47

    T-47

    The T-47 Residential Real Property Affidavit (also known simply as the T-47) is a notarized form that complements a survey in a real estate transaction. It is used when both parties to the transaction want to use an older survey from when the seller bought the home and is used to attest the correctness of the survey from the sellers point of view.

  • Sellers Estimated Charges

    Sellers Estimated Charges

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this flyer as a general reference for calculating the charges that a seller will pay in a real estate transaction.

  • Seller's Handbook

    Seller's Handbook

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Selling a home? This booklet provides helpful information surrounding the sale of real estate.

  • Moving Checklist

    Moving Checklist

    Moving to a new property? Use this helpful timeline organized checklist to streamline your move.

  • Guide To The Closing Process

    Guide To The Closing Process

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this helpful flyer to learn or better understand the ins and outs of the closing process.

  • Buyers Estimated Charges

    Buyers Estimated Charges

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Use this flyer as a general reference for calculating the charges that a buyer will pay in a real estate transaction.

  • Buyer's Handbook

    Buyer's Handbook

    Available in English and Spanish languages. Buying a home? This booklet provides helpful information surrounding the purchase of real estate.

  • Area Boundary Exception

    Area Boundary Exception

    Use this flyer to better understand Area & Boundary Exception and the option and meaning to amend the language.

  • Central Texas Zip Code Map

    Central Texas Zip Code Map

    A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service in a system it introduced in 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. This map provides a general snapshot of the ZIP codes within the Central Texas area.

  • MLS Map

    MLS Map

    The acronym MLS stands for a Multiple Listing Service, which is a suite of services that Real Estate brokers use to establish contractual offers, accumulate, and disseminate information to enable appraisals. This MLS map shows the MLS boundaries within the Central Texas area.

  • Property Tax Rates of Central Texas

    Property Tax Rates of Central Texas

    This brochure provides a snapshot of the tax rates governed for the current year within the Travis, Williamson and Hays county areas.

  • Hunting and Fishing

    Hunting and Fishing

    Enjoy the time honored tradition of hunting and fishing with your friends and family.  This annually updated brochure provides information about where, when, and what to hunt & fish in Central Texas throughout the year. As an added bonus, local species and places to get your gear are also included.

  • Central Texas Vineyards and Wineries

    Central Texas Vineyards and Wineries

    Central Texas is full of wonderful local Vineyards and Wineries. Enjoy this helpful information about operations that give emphasis on the integrity and quality of ingredients, flavor and growing technique. Most of these locations offer tours, tastings and sometimes food on-site. Sip on Central Texas!

  • Central Texas Restaurants

    Central Texas Restaurants

    In Central Texas, our hospitality and palates are a source of local pride. From the Texas barbecue tradition, to staples like TexMex, breakfast tacos and burgers, our appetites and demand for great food are as big as the state of Texas itself. This brochure is only a taste of the many favorite spots to find the favorite local flavors of the Central Texas area. 

  • Private Schools of Central Texas

    Private Schools of Central Texas

    Based on the Austin Business Journal's Book of Lists, this brochure is an annually updated outline of the top rated private schools of Central Texas. To learn more about this institutions, visit their websites or call the schools to schedule a tour. 

  • Central Texas Preschools

    Central Texas Preschools

    A preschool is an educational setting available for children not yet old enough to attend kindergarten. Many parents select this childcare option because it is a structured environment with lessons that will ready their children for attending school.  The brochure is only a few of the many preschool options available in Central Texas.

  • Central Texas Annual Festivals

    Central Texas Annual Festivals

    Central Texas is an exciting place to live with bustling annual festivals in all four seasonal corners of the year. Each festival provides a taste of local culture combined with unique activities that will please anyone in your crew. Don't miss a minute of the festive fun!

  • Protesting Your Tax Appraisal

    Protesting Your Tax Appraisal

    Feeling the shock of this year’s property appraisal notice? Consider challenging the appraisal.  It’s easier than you think! Included in this flyer is a time line for the process and some details about how protest your Property Tax Appraisal

  • City Guide: Georgetown

    City Guide: Georgetown

    All that you need to know about Georgetown! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Round Rock

    City Guide: Round Rock

    All that you need to know about Round Rock! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Central Texas Swimming Pools

    Central Texas Swimming Pools

    It’s easy to be cool in the Austin area! Looking for a fun summer pastime? The Central Texas area is home to a variety of swimming holes. The pools included in this brochure are a few of our favorites. Check city websites for splash pad information and your local HOA or neighborhood association communications for private neighborhood pool locations.

  • The Potential Cost of Waiting

    The Potential Cost of Waiting

    Sometimes buyers wait, hoping the hefty price tag will drop or to save up a larger down payment. But during that waiting time, interest rates can potentially rise several basis points or, worse, both the home’s price and interest rate increase,  sometimes adding several hundred dollars to the monthly mortgage payment.  This flyer provides examples of these scenarios for buyers to consider when making the decision to purchase a new property.

  • Owning vs. Renting

    Owning vs. Renting

    The prevailing wisdom has always been that it is better to buy than to rent a home, because renting puts your hard earned money into your landlord’s pocket instead of your own. Closer inspection of this belief, coupled with a stringent analysis of the current economy, job market, and personal lifestyle may lead to a completely new conclusion. Evaluate this infographic to make the conclusion that is right for you.

  • Homestead Exemptions Reminder

    Homestead Exemptions Reminder

    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 taxes upon application. Use this linked PDF to learn more about Homestead Exemptions and the process for filing in Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.

  • City Guide: Lago Vista, Jonestown, and Point Venture Areas

    City Guide: Lago Vista, Jonestown, and Point Venture Areas

    All that you need to know about Lago Vista, Jonestown, and Point Venture area! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Texas Tee Time Golf Guide

    Texas Tee Time Golf Guide

    Don’t get lost in the sand traps! Use this golfing guide to find where to experience an exciting round of golf while enjoying the outdoor beauty of Texas. The locations included in this brochure are a few of our favorite private, semi-private, and public courses.

  • Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs)

    Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs)

    A Municipal Utility District (MUD) is one of several types of special districts that function as independent, limited governments. The purpose of a MUD is to provide a developer an alternate way to finance infrastructure, such as water, sewer, drainage, and road facilities. The information in this flyer provides the contact information for each MUD within the Travis, Williamson, and Hays county areas.

  • Phishing Scams

    Phishing Scams

    Phishing scammers use multiple tactics to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. With that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day and they’re often successful. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself and recover if you become a victim. Use the information contained in this flyer to educate yourself and others.  Don't get reeled in by phishing scams!

  • Lake Travis Hotspots & Marinas Map

    Lake Travis Hotspots & Marinas Map

    Lake life...breathtaking sunsets, gentle wind in your hair, the thrill of a boat cruise, and splashing in the cool water with friends. Get ready for the time of your life on Lake Travis, a reservoir on the Colorado River in Central Texas constructed in 1942 with Mansfield Dam. Use this map to help find the hotspots & marinas surrounding beautiful Lake Travis.

  • Things To Do in Austin

    Things To Do in Austin

    Adventure awaits in Austin, Texas! New experiences, sights, sounds and flavors abound. The Central Austin area is home to a variety of fun things to do for people of all ages and interests. The clickable checklist of activities included are a few of our classic and new favorites, one for each of the 52 weeks in the year. 

  • City Guide: Leander

    City Guide: Leander

    All that you need to know about Leander! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Pflugerville

    City Guide: Pflugerville

    Nestled between both Travis and Williamson Counties, Pflugerfille offers a diverse community with a sense of solid German heritage. The city balances a strong economy, good education, attractive housing, and plenty to do. Highlights include easy access to the exciting larger cities with high tech industries in nearby 
    Austin and Round Rock.

  • City Guide: Taylor

    City Guide: Taylor

    Nestled on the edge of Austin, the city of Taylor offers a cozy small-town atmosphere with a reputation for live music, artisan crafts, movie making magic and delicious barbeque. Taylor is a place to enjoy a mix of antique, boutique and specialty shopping, abundant outdoor activity opportunities, great education programming, and a charming community of friendly people.

  • Central Texas Pet Guide

    Central Texas Pet Guide

    The quality of life for you and your pet can be heavily dependent on where you live.  Dog-friendly cities contain walkable streets, runnable parks, and a welcoming atmosphere for our furry companions.  Central Texas is home to a variety of activities and places to hangout with your pet. 

  • Back to School 2020

    Back to School 2020

    2020-2021 is a new world of virtual and in-person learning opportunities in Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. Get your back to school info in one spot! This helpful flyer highlights the full spectrum of school district info including First Day of Learning Dates, Campus Lists, Attendance Zones, 2020-2021 Academic Calendars, and the most recent District / Campus Ratings available.

  • Realtor Safety Tips

    Realtor Safety Tips

    Because of the nature of the Real Estate Agent job, you often find yourself in new and possibly unfamiliar surroundings, while most likely alone. Be safe out there! Taking these precautions can help keep you safe in several situations that you may find yourself in.

  • Seasonal Home Maintenance Schedule

    Seasonal Home Maintenance Schedule

    A home maintenance schedule is important for every home’s upkeep and your comfort. Use these home maintenance tips as a checklist to help schedule your seasonal updates, repairs, and cleaning. Preventative maintenance will help impede breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. 

  • The Giving Guide

    The Giving Guide

    Although many of us make a point of giving back all year ‘round, the holiday season is a time of year that brings the needs of others into clear focus and is often a time when we find ourselves feeling extra grateful for our own successes. Seize the opportunity this holiday season to keep the chain of good fortune and kindness going. Within this piece is a list of creative ways to give back and a few examples of local organizations that gladly accept volunteerism and donations year ‘round. 

  • Home Renovation Projects

    Home Renovation Projects

    Home renovations can be costly, time-consuming and messy. Whether your goal is to increase the comfort and enjoyment of your current home or to prepare a property for sale, make sure that you choose the right projects for your investment dollars and time. While some projects only satisfy one or the other, included in this flyer are ten go-to projects that achieve both of these purposes.

  • E-Closing Services

    E-Closing Services

    Solutions for those who cannot attend an in-office real estate closing. TNT is working together with e-service providers to extend options for remote closings from the comfort of your home or office. In recognition of the health and safety of our agents, customers and our staff, TNT will pay the fees for remote closings now through the end of December, 2020. Please connect with your Escrow Officer to decide which options work best for you and your upcoming closing needs.

  • Activity Ideas For In & Around the Home

    Activity Ideas For In & Around the Home

    Social distancing isn’t always easy. Run out of ideas for things to do?  We’ve brainstormed some family friendly, local and national resources to help encourage you to keep your mind and body positively active in and around your home during this period of isolation.

  • Keep A Healthy Home

    Keep A Healthy Home

    It’s that time of the year again to start thinking about spring cleaning, which normally, people associate with a once a year deep clean. Adding the steps within this flyer to your daily routine can help create a “spring clean” home year-round, as well as protect it from damage, and lower the risk of illness for you and your household.

  • Farmers Markets

    Farmers Markets

    Health experts, farmers, and chefs all agree eating seasonally ensures you receive the optimum nutrition at the best price!  Enjoy these fun and festive vendors overflowing with the finest seasonally grown local produce and locally inspired artisan foods. 

  • Virtual Summer Experiences

    Virtual Summer Experiences

    Summer break is a feeling, not just a place.  A huge part of summer fun for kids is meeting new people and experiencing something different. These virtual experiences provide that! A positive place to keep kids happy and engaged in learning new skills while interacting with peers from a safe distance. Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy this variety of locally based virtual summer camps and activity kits for children of all age groups and interest levels. 

  • Understanding Your Credit Score

    Understanding Your Credit Score

    While there are many factors that go into qualifying you to purchase a home, your credit score is the most important. Use the info included in this flyer to estimate how your credit score will measure up when applying for a home mortgage loan and other credit opportunities.

  • Back to School Tips

    Back to School Tips

    Whether it’s virtual or in-person education, families can all use these helpful tips to get back into the learning groove for the  new school year.

  • Saddle Up in Central Texas

    Saddle Up in Central Texas

    Texas is Horse Country! The reason? Simply because Texans love their horses. Today, unless you are a working cowhand, your status as equestrian means that you ride for competition, sport, or the sheer joy of it. The vendors included in this guide offer a broad range of services from horse boarding, horse training, lessons for both beginner to advanced riders, and often trail ride and practice areas. Reach out to these companies to further  discover the joy and magic of partnering with an equine companion. 

  • City Guide: Manor

    City Guide: Manor

    All that you need to know about Manor! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • City Guide: Hutto

    City Guide: Hutto

    All that you need to know about Hutto! This brochure includes helpful information for new and current neighbors about county and city government, utilities, school district information, events and attractions.

  • Celebrate the Season in Central Texas, A Holiday Guide

    Celebrate the Season in Central Texas, A Holiday Guide

    No matter your comfort level this year, it's not hard to find new and classic ways to celebrate the holidays.  From staying at home, to virtual experiences, to in-person outings, our area of Texas offers opportunities for everyone of all ages and interest levels. Check out this list of festive in-person, virtual, drive-thru, and stay at home experience ideas to celebrate this magical time of year.

  • Local Holiday Gifting

    Local Holiday Gifting

    The holiday season should be the happiest time of the year. Unfortunately, all too often the stress of the season takes its toll on merry-makers. Let us help you with the gift giving part!  We’ve put the thought into thoughtful gift ideas that also help the local businesses of Central Texas.