Buying Your First Home

 BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME? STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL MOVE-IN: Most buyers have searched neighborhoods or school districts through the internet long before they actually feel ready to begin the process.  These steps are intended to be an introduction to that first-time home buying process. Select and meet with a Realtor: get referrals from friends, family, […] Continue reading →

Home Electricity Reliability & Safety

plugs and outlets A recent article in the Austin American Statesman highlighted the invisibility of our home’s electrical system – from automatically brewing coffee before we step out of bed to lighting our yards for safety after dark. There are 3 types of electrical systems:  knob and tube (common in pre 1940’s construction), all copper, and aluminum.  The […] Continue reading →

AUSTINisms

austin city limits festival ECONOMY:  #1 of the Top 12 American Boomtowns #3 Best City to start a Business Named America’s fastest growing city #1 Best-Performing City – Where America’s Jobs are Created & Sustained EDUCATION:  University of Texas at Austin ranked one of the Best Buys in Higher Education Named among the top 10 Metro Areas for high […] Continue reading →