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  • 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.

  • Top Reasons Why Central Texas Is The

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

    Austin and the surrounding area is bursting with a diverse community, plenty of live entertainment, and a booming economy. 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.